Game meat is great, BASC tells local papers

Posted on October,06,2017 | 0 Comments

BASC has highlighted the benefits of game shooting and game meat in a letter sent to all local newspapers in the UK. The letter informs readers that October heralds the start of the pheasant shooting season. It lists some of the advantages of game meat and some of the conservation and economic benefits associated with […]


Cargill backs startup that grows ‘clean meat’

Posted on August,23,2017 | 0 Comments

Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water. Memphis Meats, which produces beef, chicken and duck directly from animal […]


Spam: A brief history as it turns 80

Posted on July,04,2017 | 0 Comments

Spam turns 80 years old Wednesday, having survived relentless mockery and its lack of nutritional value. The combination of meat and other ingredients was the subject of a catchy commercial jingle and relentless mockery by the Monty Python comedy troupe in a famous sketch. But its ubiquity combined with its relative inexpensiveness has allowed the […]



Posted on June,22,2017 | 0 Comments

To help businesses maximise value and quality from the beef carcase, AHDB has drawn on years of master butchery experience to create a new Beef Muscle Guide. Despite the beef carcase becoming leaner and changing shape over the years, muscle groups remain the same. Each individual muscle has its own characteristics and can produce specific […]


EU to audit all Brazilian meat imports

Posted on June,13,2017 | 0 Comments

Responding to the publication of details of a recent EU audit of Brazil meat exports, Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan has said there will now be 100% sampling of meat being imported in the EU from the country. It is understood EU inspectors this week finalised an audit of Brazilian meat in the […]


Most salmonella cases caused by raw poultry

Posted on May,31,2017 | 0 Comments

Most cases of infection result from handling raw poultry or eating undercooked poultry. It takes just a little amount of bacteria to cause illness. Another common method for the infection to spread is through cross-contamination. This is when raw poultry is prepared on work surfaces or chopping boards that have not been properly washed between […]


Lab-grown meat coming to supermarkets?

Posted on February,28,2017 | 0 Comments

When Prof Mark Post unveiled the world’s first lab-grown hamburger four years ago, he garnered headlines around the world. Prof Post’s argument is that conventional farming of cows is inefficient and it is a problem for the environment – not only in the amount of land that cows need to grow up, but in the […]


Scottish M&S stores commit to 100% Scotch lamb

Posted on February,15,2017 | 0 Comments

Marks & Spencer’s commitment to providing only Scotch lamb in its Scottish stores will lead to a demand for an extra 10,000 to 12,000 lambs this season. Steve McLean, head of agriculture at the retailer, said the move to stocking 100 per cent Scotch lamb had been driven by demand from customers. Full Story: The […]


NZ beef officially off Russian menu

Posted on February,12,2017 | 0 Comments

Russia has followed through with its threat to temporarily ban New Zealand beef products because of alleged contamination. New Zealand officials are “engaging” with their Russian counterparts  to overturn the ban, which came into affect on Monday. Last week Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog claimed to have found the feed additive ractopamine in some samples, but New Zealand […]