Women in Meat Awards shortlist announced – your vote counts

Its been a busy few days for award announcements. Last week saw the announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste awards 2022. This week we have the shortlist for the Women in Meat Awards. The Women In Meat Industry Awards are designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that […]

NCB members shine at Guild of Fine Food Great Taste 2022 Awards

We are pleased to celebrate the success of several of our members at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste 2022 Awards. Great Taste is the largest and most trusted food & drink accreditation scheme. It supports and promotes food & drink producers, large and small, giving buyers and food lovers in the UK and […]

AA issues Amber Traffic Warning for weekend

Summer holiday getaway merges with ASLEF train strikes, major football fixtures and Commonwealth Games Congestion likely in Dover and Folkestone, but AA hopes lessons learnt from last weekend Traffic to build between 11.00 and 15.00 Friday and Saturday Rise in complex breakdowns shows importance of pre-travel checks The AA is issuing an Amber Traffic Warning […]

Cost of living squeeze and rising input costs threaten farm business margins

Input cost increases and the ongoing impact of inflation will play a key role in farm business planning for the rest of 2022, according to the latest AHDB Agri-Market Outlook. With food price inflation rising higher and persisting for longer in the UK than in Europe, farm business margins will be further challenged, as they […]

Managing staff in hot weather

For the first time, a red weather warning was issued due to the extreme heat faced in the UK. Whilst that may be behind us for now, forecasters are saying this type of extreme weather is likely to become more common. Employers therefore are urged to consider what they can do to keep their staff […]

France ban meaty terms for plant-based food

Plant based burger

From 1st October, the use of meaty terms, such as ‘steak’ and ‘sausage’ will be prohibited for use on plant-based protein food. France becomes the first European Union country to impose such a ban. This ban follows on from a ban last week by the South African government. The plant-based ‘meat alternative’ market has rapidly […]

Call for Abattoir Apprentices

The Abattoir Worker Standard launched in 2018 has so far attracted less than 50 apprentices onto programme each year. The Standard attracts a funding value of £6,000 per apprentice paid direct to the training provider and this covers the full cost of the typical 15-month training programme that culminates with end point assessments that are […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting

National Federation of Meat and Food Traders trading as National Craft Butchers National Federation of Meat and Food Traders Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held by Zoom on 22nd June at 2.30pm.   The meeting will be chaired by President George Debman All members are welcome to attend the AGM. During the AGM, those […]

Industry Guidance on peanut protein contamination of Soybean lecithin 

CHECK YOUR INGREDIENTS: Peanut contamination of Soybean Lecithin The Food Standards Agency have issued the following guidance relating to a significant food safety risk. Peanut allergy is one of the most common and serious allergenic reactions. Soybean lecithin is used as an emulsifier or thickening agent and widely used in sauces, marinades and glazes etc. […]

Energy Saving

As NCB members annual energy costs are rising and savings with suppliers are almost impossible there has never been a more important time to be aware of your energy costs. The benefits of saving energy aren’t just about reducing costs, though of course every £ saved is a £ of extra profit, saving energy can […]