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Feb
23

Cranswick tops farm animal welfare performance for second year

Cranswick has retained its top tier ranking in the sixth annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), launched on 2nd February at the London Stock Exchange, for the second consecutive year.
Feb
23

Denmark's Arla gets sales boost from higher dairy prices

Arla Foods, one of the world’s biggest dairy companies, said higher milk prices lifted sales last year, enabling the co-operative to increase payments to its farmer-owners.
Feb
23

Cameras to supercede manual MSA grading in Teys plants by mid-year

Teys Australia is confident it will be in a position to implement objectively-measured Meat Standards Australia and AusMeat chiller assessment grading in some of its beef processing plants by the middle of this year.
Feb
23

Beef prices hit €4.00/kg for stock that tick all the boxes

IF the factory end of the cattle business at present was to be compared to a football match you'd be saying it was tight all across the park.
Feb
23

Protestors picket poultry production plant

Animal rights activists protested outside 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe factory earlier this week, in their second round of action in the past month.
Feb
23

Lamb prices continue to climb upwards

During the week ending 21 February, the GB liveweight OSL SQQ recorded an increase of 1.93p on the week, to 208.27p/kg. The quote currently stands 37.87p above year earlier levels.
Feb
23

Searching for balance: Cattle hides and sheep skins

Although cattle and sheep are not solely produced for the hides and skins, they still have an important part to play in carcase balance, and as such are a part of the 5th quarter.
Feb
23

KFC struggles to give chicken away as store supply crisis continues

KFC is struggling to find charities to which it can donate thousands of tonnes of surplus chicken that has been stored in an unregistered depot during a supply crisis that has closed 160 stores for almost a week, inquiries by the Guardian suggest.
Feb
22

'Dirty meat': Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants

Previously unseen government records detail ‘deeply worrying’ incidents in pork and poultry plants, raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-Brexit trade deal
Feb
22

The battle between the beef industry and Silicon Valley’s lab-grown meat startups is heating up

The US Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has filed a petition to the USDA arguing that lab-grown meat startups should not be able to call their products "meat," since they do not come from slaughtered animals.
Feb
22

DEFRA to launch review of farm inspections

A comprehensive review of farm inspection is to be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as it aimed to scrap the red tape preventing farmers from focusing on issues such as animal welfare.
Feb
22

Buoyant cow cull price continues

In the week ended 17 February, the GB all prime average cattle price remained firm on last week’s price, at 355.08p/kg. The measure currently stands just 1.7p above the 5 year average. Industry reports suggest demand for beef has improved slightly, although is still slow which may have helped keep the price steady this week.
Feb
22

New Zealand red meat industry welcomes CPTPP progress

The New Zealand red meat sector has welcomed the release of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (CPTPP) text.
Feb
22

BVD cattle ban secured across NI abattoirs

An agreement has been reached with the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association to ban persistently infected (PI) cattle from slaughter plants, according to Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) deputy president, Victor Chestnutt.
Feb
22

Climate change and food safety – complete the EFSA survey

How does climate change relate to food safety, animal and plant health? Being prepared for future food safety challenges is part of EFSA’s job.
Feb
21

Joint Statement: Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland and representatives of the UK meat industry

We – the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland and representatives of the meat industry across the UK – met to discuss concerns arising from the recent examples of non-compliance with food hygiene regulations identified at a small number of meat cutting plants.
Feb
21

Now Amazon wipes £23bn off world's biggest supermarket: Asda-owner Walmart suffers worst-ever one day fall

Almost £23billion was wiped off the world's biggest retailer last night as it fought a losing battle with bitter rival Amazon. Shares in Walmart, which owns Asda, suffered their biggest-ever one day fall, losing 10.2 per cent.
Feb
21

Moy Park’s US owner warn over post-Brexit trade deal

The American owner of Moy Park, one of the North’s biggest employers, has warned that its operations “may be adversely affected” if the UK is unable to secure post-Brexit replacement trade arrangements “on terms as favourable as those currently enjoyed”.
Feb
21

Feeding the world: a global challenge

The world is facing a crisis in global food security as the global population increases and diets change with economic development. Riaz Bhunnoo, Director of the Global Food Security programme, outlines the key challenges.
Feb
21

GMB blames KFC for chicken shortage fiasco

Workers’ union GMB has slammed fast food chain KFC over its decision to switch distributor which led to the temporary closure of shops around the country.
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