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BMPA publishes a report on the British meat industry. Photo: BMPA

Labour shortages in the meat industry is perennial, says BMPA

By Jenny Eagle

The British meat industry is worth £11bn a year to the UK economy, employing around 97,000 people, but the problem of labour shortages in this industry is perennial, according to a report by the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

Three meat processing sites have confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 2 Sisters' Llangefni plant

Coronavirus confirmed at Asda meat factory

By James Ridler

Big four retailer Asda has shut down operations at its meat processing site in Kirklees after members of staff were suspected of having contracted COVID-19.

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has called on the government to help keep production lines operating by adding ‘butchers’ to the Shortage Occupation List used to vet skilled migrants.

Tulip unveils food waste reduction pledge

Tulip unveils food waste reduction pledge

By Aidan Fortune

UK pork processor Tulip has outlined a new strategy to minimise food loss and waste throughout its supply chain including a partnership with food charity Fareshare.

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.

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