Hoads Farm chicken

Egg producer under investigation after footage alleges ‘appalling’ conditions


Hoads Farm in East Sussex was occupied by animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere yesterday


Co-op pledges to cut nitrite use in own label bacon by 60%


The retailer said the cut in the use of nitrites would not affect the preservation, taste and colour characteristics of its bacon

Wales sheep

Climate committee revives calls for meat tax to cut emissions


The independent committee is calling for a 20%  reduction in meat and dairy consumption to help reach the government’s 2050 net-zero target

Porky Whites

Porky Whites resurrects retailer listings after rescue from administration


The Surrey-based sausage brand was saved by its founding family in November

Soy plantation in Amazon

Brits’ love of chicken funding deforestation, claims Greenpeace


Its new report claims poultry sold in the UK has been fed with soy imported from deforested areas of South America

UK broiler chicken production

The ‘Pecking Order 2020’ report: How did major fast food brands fare?


In its second year, the chicken welfare report found only one brand had made significant progress

Aldi chicken breast fillets

Aldi adds ‘XXL’ bulk packs of meat to rolling weekly offers


The first “super-sized XXL” offers kick off this week with the arrival of 2kg packs of chicken breast fillets for £7.99 and four-packs of 21-day matured rump steaks for £7.49

Cranswick Continential Foods and Costa Foods partnership

Cranswick pens charcuterie deal with major Spanish pork producer


Costa Foods will provide the meat processor’s Continental Foods arm with Spanish charcuterie products

Theresa Villiers Oxford Farming Conference 2020

UK will keep ban on chlorinated chicken, promises Villiers


Theresa Villiers has promised chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will not enter the UK as part of a US trade deal, in a seeming correction to an earlier statement made this week.


ASF pandemic makes pork fraud a real threat, warns Chris Elliott


Soaring demand for pork created by ASF left the sector open to fraud, warned industry group FIIN

farmison and co tractor delivery

Farmison & Co champions British produce with Christmas tractor deliveries


The online butcher specialises in heritage breed meat, wild game and free-range poultry