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BMPA publishes a report on the British meat industry. Photo: BMPA

Labour shortages in the meat industry is perennial, says BMPA

By Jenny Eagle

The British meat industry is worth £11bn a year to the UK economy, employing around 97,000 people, but the problem of labour shortages in this industry is perennial, according to a report by the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has called on the government to help keep production lines operating by adding ‘butchers’ to the Shortage Occupation List used to vet skilled migrants.

Dutch meat industry called on to introduce coronavirus testing

Dutch meat industry called on to introduce coronavirus testing

By Aidan Fortune

The trade body for the Dutch meat industry, the Central Organization for the Meat Sector (COV), has urged on all large and medium-sized slaughterhouses to test their staff for the Coronavirus following a wave of cases in the sector.

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

Trade body for the Irish meat processing sector Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has expressed disappointment at the large number of confirmed cases of coronavirus among workers.

Aleph Farms makes carbon-neutral pledge

Aleph Farms makes carbon-neutral pledge

By Aidan Fortune

Israeli cultivated meat business Aleph Farms has announced a new sustainability target of eliminating emissions associated with its meat production by 2025 and reach the same net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain by 2030.

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