Author: Tom Brunt

1260 beef burgers every minute by Builth Burgers after investment

A new burger factory with the capacity to produce up to 1,260 beef burgers every minute has been opened in Wales bythe First Minister. Currently, Builth Burgers based in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells produces more than 37.5 million burgers each year. Movingits production facility to a brand new purpose built unit will allow its customers including restaurants and take aways to buy for quality and gourmet style products. The £4m investment in the new facility will create new jobs in the area and will increase burger production by 100%. First Minister Carwyn Jones officially opened the new manufacturing facility, which has received a 40%...

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Cargill Works with Richard Branson over new “Meat Laboratory”

Cargill is working with billionaires Richard Branson and Bill Gates with an investment into laboratory meats producer Memphis Meats. The US based company has raised just over £17m for investment into hopefully cutting production costs of conventual meat products. Memphis produce meat from animal cells without the breed and slaughter process – they hope to triple their recruitment activity with the investment. “I’m thrilled to have invested in Memphis Meats,” Mr Branson has been quoted as saying. “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be...

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Seven UK pork processors get the nod to access the Chinese pork market

A new export deal will see seven UK and Northern Ireland companies supply pork to China. This is after they were allowed to access the Chinese pork market For the first time, trotters will be exported from the United Kingdom. Following this new deal, with China, the domestic food industry will get a £200 million injection. The new deals cover approval to export from five locations in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Co Antrim plus Co Tyrone. The four Northern Ireland companies include Cranswick County Foods, Granville Food Care, Interfrigo and Karro Foods, while in England Cranswick Country Foods located in...

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300-plus jobs to be created – thanks to Quorn’s £150M investment

300-plus jobs will be created over the next five years following Quorn Foods’ £150M in its Billingham factory. This was revealed by the company on July 24. According to the meat alternative manufacturer, the jobs which will cover production, construction as well as factory support will be created in Teesside and North Yorkshire. Quorn Foods are making an effort to turn into a billion dollar brand by 2027 and plan to use the multimillion pound investment to expand their Teesside factory. A “billion dollar brand’ Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan was reported saying: “We are proud to be contributing...

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Tulip planning to axe 118 jobs in King’s Lynn

Tulip is planning to cut 118 jobs at its food production plant in King’s Lynn. This reportedly formed part of the meat processor’s strategy.  The company revealed on July 20 that this was part of its plan to mitigate dwindling production volumes. Already the company has started a 45-day consultation period with employees plus their representatives. ‘Fall in production volumes’ The company’s CEO Steve Francis was quoted saying: “Our King’s Lynn facility has suffered from a significant fall in production volumes and continues to make a loss on a weekly basis. Tough and unavoidable decisions Francis continued: “We are...

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