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Eurozone driving growth in food and drink exports

The Eurozone may be slipping towards a recession but UK food and drink exporters are bucking the trend and finding significant business opportunities in the area. In the first quarter of 2008, UK food and drink exports continued to soar, up 13.2% on the same period in 2007 to reach a record-breaking £2,892.2 million, highlighting […]

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UK poultry company sold to Brazil

Moy Park, the largest integrated poultry company in the UK, has been sold to the Brazilian company Marfrig. From its base in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Moy Park run farming and processing operations throughout the UK, including a state of the art flagship plant at Anwick in Lincolnshire. The sale, which is part of a […]

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Looming crisis in meat supply chain

Red meat supplies are tightening across Europe and unless retailers desist from keeping prices artificially low, meat supply could be in danger. This stark warning came from Peter Barr, Meat and Livestock Commission chairman, during the last ever MLC board meeting before it is replaced with a new statutory levy board. He said,“There is a […]

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ENVIRONMENT: Carbon footprint under scrutiny

Environmental consultancy ADAS is working with Defra and the Carbon Trust to monitor the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions created by the food supply chain. Every food product has an impact on the environment via its ‘carbon footprint’ which is calculated by measuring the GHG outputs at each stage of the food supply chain – from […]

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Beef exports hit £100 million

British beef is back with a £100 million bang. In its first year back on international markets, beef exports from the UK have hit 60,000 tonnes in the first year – double the original 30,000 tonne estimate from the Meat and Livestock Commission. Of that figure over 70 per cent of the beef – around […]

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Exports soar past £1 billion

Exports of British meat and livestock products have crashed through the £1 billion barrier for the first time in more than ten years. Preliminary figures released by the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) show beef and lamb exports both increasing with sales of lamb abroad reaching £230 million and beef at £90 million while pork […]

Swiss approve British beef

Cattle and beef exports to Switzerland have been cleared, making it the first country outside the EU to lift its ban on British beef. Switzerland was one of the first countries to ban British beef and cattle because of BSE back in 1990. The lifting of the ban takes effect from 5 June 2006. John […]

Still beefing about exports

A European Commission committee has voted in favour of lifting the ten-year ban on UK exports of beef products. However, the lifting of the ban has led to new wrangling about the transportation of live animals, particularly veal calves. A European Commission committee has voted in favour of lifting the ten-year ban on UK exports […]

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Brits urged to shed island mentality

Britain’s ‘UK-centric’ food manufacturers are being urged to widen their outlook to overseas markets as a means for growth in 2006. This call comes at a time when the UK food and drink export market is experiencing strong growth to both established and emerging markets, up 3.1% to £4.65 billion (£6.89bn) in January to June […]

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