LMC to launch second year of advertising campaign
Oct11

LMC to launch second year of advertising campaign

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) launched the second year of its advertising campaign this week. This aims to encourage local consumers to purchase more Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured (NIFQA) beef and lamb. Showcasing a number of LMC’s beef and lamb recipes and increasing awareness of NIFQA beef and lamb products, advertisements will feature on television, radio, outdoor digital screens, online and...

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Meat testing in Scotland reports incorrect DNA
Oct10

Meat testing in Scotland reports incorrect DNA

According to a report from FSS, about 8% of meat tested in Scotland in 2017 was found to contain the DNA of an animal not listed on the labelling. The report alleges that processed foods such as Indian-style lamb dishes, kebabs and sausages were among the dishes found to be at fault. Information collected by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) showed that 631 tests were carried out last year. It said that 48 of the tests were ‘contaminated’...

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Handtmann Ltd appoints new managing director
Oct10

Handtmann Ltd appoints new managing director

Handtmann Ltd has appointed Anthony Daniels as the new managing director of the company, who will take over from Martyn Garrod. The company distributes filling and portioning equipment, and offers things such as vacuum filling machines, automatic linking, forming, depositing, conpro, and handling systems. The equipment helps for products such as sausage, cooked meat, fresh mince, ball forming, burgers and more. Daniels joined the...

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Roast dinner still as popular as ever
Oct09

Roast dinner still as popular as ever

Roast dinners are proving to be as popular as ever, with 30.5% of consumers enjoying them during the week instead of Sunday, finds Kantar Worldpanel. Research reveals that whilst consumers may not always be preparing their roast dinner on a Sunday, the meal is still enjoyed on average 1.3 times a week with penetration going from 30.1% to 30.5%. Roast dinners are eaten 18.3% more times midweek (Monday to Thursday) than last year, while...

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Mild autumn sees decline in red meat
Sep28

Mild autumn sees decline in red meat

Primary meat and poultry products are feeling the strain, despite the afterglow of summer in the latest meat, fish and poultry market update (MFP) covering the 12 weeks to 9th September. The latest Kantar Worldpanel update shows that whilst the UK had one of its hottest summers on record, there was a surge in spending in the grocery market overall, and the long hot summer may also have had an effect on the MFP market. Spend in the...

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Steep duties to be placed on meat in ‘no-deal’ Brexit
Sep27

Steep duties to be placed on meat in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Failing to reach a Brexit deal could cost food retailers and the supply chain £9.3 billion, with meat products facing duties of up to 129%. The new Barclays report, Scale, Disruption and Brexit – a new dawn for UK food supply chains? shows that some products attract ‘specific duties’, which are tariffs levied on a per unit basis; that is, by weight or volume. These duties appear to disproportionately target certain products including...

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