Tag Archives: BPEX

Footprint Comment: Halal….again!

HALAL IS in the news again this week. This time chicken is the target but it might just as well be lamb or anything else.                   This is a boomerang story that continually seems to raise tabloid hackles. The Daily Mail, apoplectic as usual and never missing…
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Supermarkets step up to the mark after horsegate

THE ENGLISH pig industry’s latest survey of supermarket shelves shows retailers have increased their support for British-farmed pork, ham and sausages over the past 12 months.   The Porkwatch survey, which is conducted every two months, records the number of product lines that supermarkets allocate to British pork and pork products.   All retailers have…
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Red Tractor fuelling UK troops abroad with good food

RED TRACTOR visited British Soldiers on a German base to take part in a Red Tractor BBQ. This event celebrates the first 12 months of fuelling UK troops with Red Tractor Bacon and Sausage, supplied by NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Forces Institutes) to overseas bases including Gibraltar, Brunei, The Falklands and the Ascension Island.  …
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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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Digesting the diet debate

CAVE PAINTINGS never showed people eating carrots – so the argument for meat eating goes. In fact, humans remained largely carnivorous until fairly recently. Today, our simple gut of a single stomach, medium-length small intestine and short colon is “typical of an omnivore”, explains the dietician Carrie Ruxton in her recent paper: “Micronutrient Challenges Across the…
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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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A taste for tripe

UK CONSUMERS have become ‘squeamish’ about eating certain cuts but a new report argues that meat – including offal – needs to be valued rather than wasted.    Fergus Henderson will be pleased. A report published last month by WWF- UK and the Food Ethics Council (FEC) claims that food companies, consumers and the government must…
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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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