Tag Archives: Tony Goodger

Tough decisions on ethical meat

Would you customers still eat your food if they knew where it came from? If not, you’re at risk. Amy Fetzer reports from November’s forum on animal welfare. Three-quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical, according to research firm Mintel. But is it a priority for foodservice…
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Footprint Forum: Animal welfare – we’ve come a long way baby

Three quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical but is the foodservice industry doing enough to ensure animal welfare, and if so, are we communicating it to customers? The conclusion from Tuesday’s lively, informative and thought-provoking Footprint Forum, Animal Welfare – does it matter to foodservice?…
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BPEX releases street food book

PIG LEVY PAYERS organisation BPEX has released a new report and book to help chefs looking to tap into the street food phenomenon.                           It is estimated that globally, some 2.5 billion people eat street food everyday; BPEX’s latest booklet offers advice and…
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New TV ad for British pork

THE LATEST activity for the “Give A Fork About Your Pork” started this week with a new TV ad.   The 30-second advert on Channel 4 will highlight the “responsible production standards and provenance guarantees” behind Red Tractor pork.   The campaign, which first launched in January, features a new creative that has been developed…
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Jimmy Doherty fronts “Give a Fork” campaign

LAST NIGHT Footprint attended the launch of a new campaign fronted by pig farmer and TV favourite Jimmy Doherty at Channel 4. Doherty has been recruited by BPEX to front a new campaign to promote Red Tractor pork in 2013, as the price of food linked to grain is expected to rise.   The campaign…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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Putting the British into breakfast

LONDON’S RESTAURANTS, caterers and hotels are being challenged to provide better breakfasts that are good for diners, farmers, farm animals and the environment.     Ethical Eats, a network of 1,000 London caterers determined to improve their sustainability, has published a “Better Breakfasts” guide to help all those in the foodservice industry in the capital…
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Greener pork

FIRST IT was palm oil. Now environmental NGOs have set their sights on a new crop: soya. But pork producers are trying to get one step ahead of the game.   In the last 15 years, the production of soya has doubled. That’s good news for farmers in Brazil and Argentina where production has exploded…
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Pork profits from Olympics

PORK AND pork products have been boosted thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.     Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, produced for BPEX, show sales were up 8% in value and 9% in volume during the Games period.   This was ahead of chicken (up 7% in value and 5% in volume) and turkey (up 2%…
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