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The UK's first Mobile Catering Group Turns Happerley

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Mainline Event's fleet of 40' trailers provide the catering at many of the UK's premier events, like Goodwood, Hyde Park events and Cheltenham Races. They are turning all their meat sourcing Happerley with their burgers called 'Gwinners' made from pedigree Gloucester Beef and sausages from pedigree Gloucester old spot pork. This means the cust...

Researchers Develop a New Test to Cut Out Meat Fraud

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Researchers in the UK have developed a new method for detecting meat fraud which can identify horsemeat in beef or lamb mince samples. The new method, which was developed by the Institute of Food Research (IFR) in Norwich, can detect the presence of 1% of horsemeat in samples. According to the researchers, the test exploits subtle differences in key meat...

Why Chefs Should Put Produce Provenance Back on the Menu

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"Often on menus, information on the origins of the produce is left off, deemed either too boring or unimportant enough to be included"   Steven Pike, managing director of guest-experience management specialist HospitalityGEM has five reasons why it’s worth putting provenance back on the menu  Keep it simple  You don&r...

#namethefarm Campaign Launched Following Leading Article in The Guardian Newspaper & Observer

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Our #namethefarm media campaign was successfully launched following publication of a leading article in The Guardian and Observer newspapers written by Yvonne Roberts.   The article titled ‘How can we put the taste back into British food?’ addressed issues such as how fresh local produce has been replaced by cheap, bland, industrial-farmed food as superma...

The Kings Arms in Mevagissey Cornwall Become the First Happerley Pub To Join Our Network

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We are delighted to announce that The Kings Arms in Mevagissey, Cornwall have joined the Happerley network. They were the second UK restaurant to do so. We are currently in the process of adding their suppliers to our network so consumers will be able to see a completely transparent supply chain right back to the producer, whether farmer, fisherman, baker, butcher, or indeed br...

Wallers Butchers in Ledbury to Name Every Farm

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Ledbury based family butcher Wallers is now working with us as part of our catering pilot with Gloucester Rugby so we can supply meat for their squad that has full named farm provenance. This pilot means that all the meat supplied by Wallers will be traceable and that includes every pack of diced chicken, bacon and mince as well as joints; full farm to plate Ha...

Bensons the Juicers Join Happerley as an Intermediary

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Gloucestershire based fruit juice producer ‘Bensons the Juicers’ have signed up to Happerley as an Intermediary.  Bensons make juice based drinks and iced lollies on their National Trust farm in Sherborne using centuries old pressing methods. MD Jeremy Benson was originally a farmer in Cambridge and has a long history of farming in his family with his fath...

Meet the 'Cucamelon' with Provenance from the Real Veg Shack

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Tiny, doll-sized melons might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for one Market Weighton farmer turned teacher, they are proving very popular this summer. Mark Thompson and his wife Catherine began growing the cucamelons on their market garden plot to see if they would be popular with the public.   Mark was a farmer but now works as a teacher and the couple sell...

Love Lamb Week 1-7th September

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The Ulster Farmers’ Union, as part of a UK-wide campaign, is encouraging consumers to celebrate everything that is good about lamb as part of #LoveLambWeek, from 1 to 7 September.   Lamb is versatile, delicious and easy to cook says UFU hill farming chairman Ian Buchanan who produces lamb near Dungiven. UFU hill farming chairman Ian Buchanan who produce...

Food Standards Scotland Launches Food Fraud Hotline

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A hotline is being launched to help combat the UK's £1.2bn food crime problem in the wake of the horse meat scandal.   Food crime is the deliberate manipulation, substitution, mislabeling or fraud in relation to food. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and Crimestoppers have created the free Scottish Food Crime Hotline for  people to call in their suspicion...