Project aims to ensure high quality for Welsh Beef
Feb11

Project aims to ensure high quality for Welsh Beef

A new research initiative, The BeefQ Project, is aiming to enhance the Welsh beef industry’s reputation, and increase the eating quality and value of production. The three-year project aims to not only increase the eating quality and value of Welsh Beef production, but to improve returns to farmers and processors. The BeefQ Project, led by Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS),...

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Q Guild announces new member
Feb06

Q Guild announces new member

A retail butchers’ business that can be found located in a popular local farm shop, has been recently approved as a new member of the Q Guild of Butchers. The Q Guild boasts a membership of some of the country’s top independent meat retailers and offers what it describes as a seal of excellence for ‘Britain’s best independent butchers’. Q Guild butchers must pass a regular audit of all aspects of their business to become members. The...

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Consumer meat event confirms 2019 dates
Feb04

Consumer meat event confirms 2019 dates

The consumer event Meatopia is back and organisers say that 2019 already promises to be better than ever before with more delicious dishes, drink, fire and music. Now in its seventh year, Meatopia UK boasts a fully curated menu of one-off dishes, all cooked over fire by some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs. Meatopia 2019 is also set to see some substantial changes, with brand-new dining experiences in the works and dedicated areas...

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Trial relating to 2013 horsemeat issues begins
Jan23

Trial relating to 2013 horsemeat issues begins

It has been reported that four people have gone on trial in Paris in relation to Europe’s 2013 “horsemeat scandal”. The BBC and various other media outlets have reported that two former managers of French meat-processing firm Spanghero are standing trial, along with two Dutch meat traders. They stand accused of using horsemeat in products labelled as beef that were sold across Europe. One Frenchman on trial claims he did not know he...

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‘Uncertain’ year ahead for pork
Jan23

‘Uncertain’ year ahead for pork

As 2019 gets underway, ‘uncertainty’ created by complex diseases and trade issues is looming for pigmeat, according to RaboResearch’s Pork Quarterly Q1 report. The year will be full of potential for global pork supply, with growth in production and demand in many parts of the world on the cards, however this is overshadowed by rising disease pressures. “African swine fever (ASF) stands out as the single biggest challenge facing global...

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Chicken and pork were end of year winners
Jan21

Chicken and pork were end of year winners

When it came to the performance of supermarket meat products towards the end of 2018, chicken and pork were the winners – seeing substantial volume growth. In the latest meat, fish and poultry (MFP) market update from Kantar Worldpanel covering the 12 weeks to 30th December, results show a record period for groceries including fresh meat and poultry. Nathan Ward, business unit director, MFP, explains: “Christmas is always a strong...

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