Game for selenium

Game contains up to ten times more selenium than other meats, according to the Game-to-Eat campaign, which is promoting the health benefits of game. Scientists believe the trace element plays a role in boosting the immune system.

Herbs keep meat pink

Researchers in Spain have developed a novel way of keeping meat pink in packs. They discovered that an extract of rosemary in the plastic wrapping would prevent oxidation for weeks.

Scottish abattoir

RY Henderson has opened what is thought to be the first new abattoir in Scotland for 25 years. The 65,000 sq ft plant, which was officially opened by Princess Anne, will process beef, lamb and pork.