NZ lamb reassurance

The NFU has been reassured there would be no repeat of this year's glut of New Zealand lamb entering the UK market. Officials were told that around two million fewer lambs will be available next year due to a move away from sheep farming and into dairy, and a widespread ewe cull.

Back on TV

Animated cricketing heroes Beefy and Lamby will be back on TV screens this month to promote English lamb and the Quality Standard mark in a 20-second commercial.

Butcher jailed

Bridgend butcher William Tudor has been sentenced to a year in prison for food safety offences that led to an E.coli outbreak in 2005 that killed one child and poisoned 157 others.