NCB New Comprehensive Trading Standards Advice Launches Today

NCB New Comprehensive Trading Standards Advice Launches Today The latest in National Craft Butchers assured advice manuals launches today. Following on from our Food Safety Management System and Health and Safety Management System this latest manual provides comprehensive legally backed advice for retail, catering and wholesale butchers. Natashas Law launched in 2021 bringing an increased […]

Launch of Smaller Abattoir Fund welcomed by campaigners

13 December 2023 The Smaller Abattoir Fund [1] has been launched today to provide grants to smaller red meat and poultry abattoirs in England. The launch of the fund sends a positive message that the Government recognises small abattoirs are an important part of the food supply chain. This fund will be a crucial step […]

NCB celebrates 10th PA Anniversary and launches Game Guide for butchers

NCB celebrates 10th Primary Authority Anniversary and launches Game Guide for butchers National Craft Butchers (NCB) and Horsham District Councils Environmental Health Team celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their award-winning Primary Authority Partnership this month. To commemorate this milestone the partnership recently held an event at NCB members Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex, at […]

National Craft Butchers Product Awards 2023

The first results are in for Butchery’s most coveted awards! Today, Craft Butchers from England and Wales will receive their eagerly awaited results, from National Craft Butchers Product Awards. After being blind tasted by a team of expert judges, each butcher will find out if any of their products have scooped a prestigious gold, silver, […]

Women in Meat Awards shortlist announced – Vote Now!

The Women in Meat Industry Awards Shortlist was announced last week, these awards are designed to recognise the vitally important contributions that women make to the meat sector. This unique awards initiative is driven by Meat Management reader nominations and votes, with an expert judging panel gathering to select the overall Meat Businesswoman of the […]

Is your shop BBQ ready?

Is your shop BBQ ready? According to the last NCB Big British Butchers survey the BBQ season is second only to Christmas in terms of footfall for butchers around the country. But do butchers prepare for BBQ season in the same way they would for Christmas? Craft Butcher spoke to NCB North West Executive Councillor […]

Abattoir closures impacting farming and food business across the UK, survey finds

A survey of more than 1,300 farming and food businesses across the UK found that access to local abattoir services was essential for many of them to operate, with 88% stating their abattoir was either important or essential to the success of their business, while 64% felt the availability, or lack of availability, of a […]

Member Profile: Chris Hayman Butchers – Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly

Member Profile: Chris Hayman Butchers – Maesycwmmer , Caerphilly Self-confessed foodie Chris describes his entry into butchery eleven years ago as a ‘mid-life crisis’. In his thirties he realised that working long term in fashion retailing was no longer for him and began looking for an alternative career. Already a customer of the butchers shop […]