Meat & Seafood

Three meat processing sites have confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 2 Sisters' Llangefni plant

Coronavirus confirmed at Asda meat factory

By James Ridler

Big four retailer Asda has shut down operations at its meat processing site in Kirklees after members of staff were suspected of having contracted COVID-19.

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

Eight Fifty has acquired M&M Walshe for an undisclosed sum

CapVest-owned Eight Fifty acquires pork processor

By James Ridler

CapVest Partners-owned Eight Fifty Food Group, which comprises Karro Food Group and Young’s Seafood, has now announced the acquisition of meat processor M&M Walshe Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By James Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

Freezing beef steak reduces the value of cuts and would hit deadweight prices, LMCNI said

EU scheme to freeze meat will hit prices

By Rod Addy

Meat prices will suffer if premium cuts are frozen to manage the collapse of foodservice demand under EU Private Storage Aid proposals, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMCNI).

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

Ringleader Alexander Goran recruited the workers from Romania with the promise of employment and accommodation

Two jailed for Manchester gangmaster offences

By Dan Colombini

An illegal gangmaster and his wife have been jailed for exploiting at least 41 workers at a catering butchers in the Merseyside area, following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Tulip currently operates 17 factories across the UK, supplying top retail and foodservice customers

Tulip plans 270 job cuts at Bodmin plant

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd’s planned 270 job cuts as it faces the closure of its Bodmin plant in Cornwall represent ‘another shock wave to the already battered Cornish economy’, according to trade union Unite.

Under the terms of the deal, Danish Crown will continue to supply Danish pork to Tulip Ltd under a long-term supply agreement

Pilgrim’s Pride completes Tulip acquisition

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd will operate as a business unit within the Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the company announced as it confirmed its acquisition of the UK meat processor from Danish Crown.

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