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FSA confirms new European horse meat tests

FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
FSA confirms new European horse meat tests
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tests of beef products for horse meat contamination. The tests have been reque...
08-04-2014 05:25 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News
Mis-stunning 'extremely rare' in British abbatoirs
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has been calling for an end to the practice of non-stun slaughter on the grounds of animal welfare. The assoc...
'Buy from local butchers', as National Butcher's Week begins
People are being encouraged to buy from their local butcher as part of National Butchers’ Week. This year’s awareness-raising campaign focuses on e...
17-03-2014 06:04 AM | Cattle, Finance, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat consumption 'in decline' following rising costs and horsemeat scandal
Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have contributed to a declining demand for meat in the UK, according to a new ma...
Plumpton College Open Day
Plumpton College has an Open Day on Saturday 10th May 2014. There will be courses and careers advice, apprenticeships information, business trainin...
26-02-2014 02:49 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Supermarkets under pressure to sell more British food
Retailers should show more support to British farming by stocking more British food, National Farmers' Union President Peter Kendall said today. A ...
12-02-2014 10:58 AM | News, Meat Processing
MEPs call for stronger measures to boost food safety
New legislation to tackle outbreaks of animal diseases, such as African swine fever, more effectively, restrict the introduction of dangerous new pest...
06-02-2014 08:47 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Figures show 'very little' increase in Polish beef imports
With weakening cattle prices of late, many have been quick to point the finger at Polish beef imports. The evidence does not however, back up the s...
23-01-2014 02:08 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News
UK cattle slaughter at 'lowest level since 1970'
The total number of prime cattle slaughtered at UK abattoirs during 2013 fell two per cent on the year to 1.93 million head according to EBLEX. Thi...
22-01-2014 02:00 AM | Meat Processing, News
FSA seeks spotters to help meat inspection
The Food Standards Agency has said it is seeking a contractor to carry out research on the use of spotters to help official meat inspection in slaught...
What's changed since the horse meat scandal broke?
One year ago consumers were shocked to find out that what they thought was beef – was actually horse. The horse meat scandal gave charities a chanc...
16-01-2014 00:36 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Yorkshire company sees 20% sales increase after horsemeat scandal
Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen a 20% rise in sales of its products in ASDA stores across the North of England since the beginning of the Horsem...
16-01-2014 00:29 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Union builds on consumer demand for Scottish food
NFU Scotland is building on its ShelfWatch campaign to specifically look at the availability of Scottish meat on Scottish retailer shelves. One yea...
15-01-2014 05:55 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Meat Processing, News
MEPs call for measures to stop food fraud
Recent food fraud cases, including the sale of horse meat as beef, should prompt the EU to review the functioning of the food production chain, step u...
FUW promotes Welsh breakfasts in farmhouse kitchens, village halls and to politicians
Farmhouse kitchens will be filled with mouth-watering smells as part of the annual Farmers' Union of Wales campaign of support for locally-produced We...
17-12-2013 12:11 PM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Meat labelling rules will confuse shoppers, farming groups warn
The NFU and NPA say that new European Commission rules on food labelling may lead to massive confusion for British shoppers keen to buy meat produced ...
13-12-2013 10:57 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Look after UK suppliers as imported lamb drops, NSA urges
Retailers in the UK are being urged to create stronger trading relationships with domestic lamb suppliers to prevent reliance on New Zealand imports. ...
09-12-2013 11:54 AM | Sheep, Supermarkets, Cattle, Meat Processing, News
Retailers stocking more British beef but 'more needs to be done'
Latest figures released by EBLEX have revealed the average percentage of British beef and lamb on supermarket shelves has shown a 'marked improvement'...
Mid Wales farmers tuck in to a banquet of bangers
Mid Wales farmers enjoyed a banquet of bangers in a special celebration of British Sausage Week laid on by Farmers' Union of Wales members Ithel and L...
New US meat labelling rules take effect Saturday
This Saturday, new regulations are scheduled to take effect that will require meat producers to list many details on their packaging, such as the coun...
03-09-2013 04:51 AM | Meat Processing, News, Sheep, Supermarkets
Farm group 'disappointed' over level of lamb imports to Tesco and Asda
The lamb season needs more retailer support according to the National Farmers' Union who found 'disappointing' levels of imports in Tesco and Asda sto...
Foundations for next food scandal being laid as retailers move away from shorter supply chains
The foundations for the next food scandal are already being laid by some retailers as they edge away from shorter supply chains that were promised fol...
28-06-2013 09:02 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
EFSA calls for change to meat inspections
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made a number of recommendations for improving meat inspection procedures to better protect consumers, a...
13-06-2013 13:23 PM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets, Cattle
More results of beef product testing published
The Food Standards Agency is today confirming it has received a further 19,050 industry results from testing beef products for horse DNA. The Agency h...
07-06-2013 10:28 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Shoppers duped by misleading labelling
Shoppers looking to support local farmers are being misled into buying imported produce as a result of ineffective rules around product labelling. ...
05-06-2013 09:56 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Intelligence sharing needed as FSA review horse meat scandal
At the Food Standards Agency open Board meeting, Professor Pat Troop presented the key findings of her review of the Agency’s handling of the adultera...
29-05-2013 11:13 AM | Feed and Forage, Meat Processing, News
Flies: from nuisance to nutrition
A new €3 million, EU-funded project, PROteINSECT, is investigating how flies can contribute to the growing demand for protein in animal feed. With ...
24-05-2013 10:42 AM | Meat Processing, News, Pigs
EU votes to 'modernise' pig inspection laws
European member states have voted for new legislation to modernise the inspection system in pig slaughterhouses. The new legislation aims to improv...
08-05-2013 07:32 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Iceland recalls its 4 Chinese pork quarter pounders
Iceland is recalling packs of its 4 Chinese Pork Quarter Pounders because the product contains soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This mak...
08-05-2013 06:49 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Pasture-fed livestock group grows after horsemeat scandal
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) has experienced a surge in interest since horsemeat DNA was confirmed in some processed foods on sale in ...
02-05-2013 07:02 AM | Meat Processing, News, Supermarkets
Asda withdraws burgers due to sulphites
Asda has withdrawn more packs of its Little Eat Beef, Cheese and Tomato Burgers, because the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on th...
30-04-2013 08:30 AM | Meat Processing, News, Pigs
British pig industry to monitor illegally farmed EU meat
The British pig industry will this week start checking that pork from illegal European Union farms is not entering the British food chain. Nationa...
21-04-2013 10:16 AM | Cattle, Meat Processing, News
FSA to review its response to horsemeat scandal
The FSA Board today agreed that a review will be carried out into the Agency’s response to the recent incidents of adulteration of processed beef prod...
More robust checks needed for imported meat
A more robust system is needed to ensure imported food meets British standards, according to Agrantec. Following the recent scandals over horsemeat...
21-06-2012 14:49 PM | Meat Processing, News
Morrisons trialling world first technology
Morrisons, Britain’s 4th largest retailer, is trialling prototype technology in its Aberdeenshire meat plant which will see Scottish farmers become th...
20-04-2012 08:31 AM | Arable, Cereal, Produce, Crops, Dairy, Meat Processing, News
New food production grant welcomed
A new £15 million fund to aid research into improving the efficiency of food production in the UK has been welcomed by agricultural accountants. G...
15-03-2012 14:07 PM | Meat Processing, Cattle, News, Shows and Events
New judge for Beef Expo National Spring
Hotly contested competitive cattle classes will once again be an important part of the National Beef Association’s Beef Expo 2012, held this yea...
14-03-2012 14:28 PM | Meat Processing, Pigs, Cattle, News, Sheep
UK public have ’dismissed’ negative red meat stories
The National Beef Association (NBA) believes the UK general public has largely dismissed claims published yesterday linking red meat to higher mortali...
US moves on UK beef ’positive’, say NFU
Moves by the US Government to end the long-running ban on beef imports from the UK are a ’positive development’, the NFU said today. Th...
NBA optimistic that USA will open to British beef
The National Beef Association (NBA) is hopeful that a draft law published in the USA will make its way through the system and result in the United Sta...
24-02-2012 18:33 PM | Cereal, Crops, Feed and Forage, Meat Processing, News
Worldwide co-operative members total 1 billion
The United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, providing a great opportunity to raise the profile of an important o...
22-02-2012 16:29 PM | News, Meat Processing
Anglesey slaughterhouse future on the agenda
Farmers in Anglesey are to get an insight into progress on a variety of issues that affect them directly, including the future plans for the Welsh Cou...
01-02-2012 11:49 AM | Products, Meat Processing, News, Sheep
Welsh sheep liver condemnations due to fluke
Sheep liver condemnations at a leading Welsh abattoir due to fluke are nearly three times that of its English counterpart, according to statistics pro...
23-01-2012 17:35 PM | Meat Processing, Cattle, News
Will euro fears spark export drive?
Farmers are being urged to look into new export potential for their beef and lamb which could help to make up for the uncertainty over the future of t...
07-10-2011 15:48 PM | Meat Processing, News
R&J Butchers unveils new look and signature meats range after major rebrand
R&J Catering Butchers, one of the north of England’s leading breeders and suppliers of meat products to the Yorkshire-wide hospitality sector, h...
West Midlands Project invites Farmers to Add Value
A West Midlands based Farming and Food Enterprise Development Project is hosting a variety of one day workshops across the West Midlands region, to in...
14-07-2010 17:18 PM | Meat Processing, News
BASC in new deal with Chudleys
The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has renewed its partnership with Chudleys ...
04-06-2010 10:52 AM | Meat Processing, News
Welsh farmers call for standardisation of carbon accounting
Welsh meat producers and land owners have called for the standardisation of carbon accounting, following fears that figures being published by differe...
22-04-2010 10:54 AM | Meat Processing, News
Volanic Ash Crisis: 'Shows food producers the value of packaging'
LINPAC Packaging, the leading European multi-material food packaging company, is asking food producers and packers to review their packaging choices i...
25-02-2010 15:17 PM | Meat Processing, News
Further growth for Peak Choice Farmers Co-operative
Peak Choice, the Peak District beef and lamb farmer owned co-operative inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales, has signed a distribution agreement with s...
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