Primary school celebrates red meat understanding
Dec14

Primary school celebrates red meat understanding

Pupils from Tarbolton Primary School, near Mauchline, South Ayrshire have celebrated the launch of the updated Meat the Facts booklet which aims to help improve the understanding of red meat. Produced by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the popular children’s publication aims to help improve the understanding of children about red meat such as beef, lamb and pork. As well as learning all about the Scottish red meat industry from the...

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McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy
Dec12

McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics in animals, which applies across 85% of its global beef supply chain. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. McDonald’s has stated that it understands that reducing the overall use of medically important antibiotics in beef...

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Meat Supply Chain supported with newly trained workers
Dec06

Meat Supply Chain supported with newly trained workers

More than 6,000 people have reportedly passed the AHDB Meat Education Programme (MEP) training modules, which look to improve the skills of workers supporting the beef and lamb supply chain. The importance of developing meat-handling skills in new and existing workers has been highlighted as the UK faces labour shortages ahead of Brexit. Meat processing in the UK currently employs around 75,000 people, of which approximately 69% are...

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Welsh meat industry voices Brexit fears
Nov26

Welsh meat industry voices Brexit fears

NFU Cymru, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) have all voiced shared concerns over Brexit’s potential impact on the red meat sector in Wales. In a joint letter to Welsh Assembly Members, NFU Cymru and BMPA have outlined the importance of the Welsh food sector to its economy, and state that Brexit ‘is the single biggest challenge facing the red meat sector within Wales’. As part of the letter to...

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Danish Crown to postpone strategic target
Nov23

Danish Crown to postpone strategic target

As a result of continued losses in UK company Tulip Ltd, Danish Crown has decided to postpone its strategic target by two years. In a report, Danish Crown says it is doing all it can to bolster earnings for the benefit of the group’s owners – the Danish farmers. The company had hoped to raise the settlement price paid to cooperative members by 0.60 DKK per kg but this will take longer to implement that it anticipated. The company...

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Meat sees stronger performance in latest grocery figures
Nov22

Meat sees stronger performance in latest grocery figures

Fresh primary meat and poultry has moved into growth after a few difficult months, according to researcher Kantar Worldpanel. The latest grocery market share figures covering the 12 weeks to 4th November show that meat and poultry value sales have increased by 2.6%, with pork being the overall winner. Much of the grocery growth has come through smaller ‘top up’ shopping trips by consumers, which increased at twice the rate of larger...

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