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The horse-meat-in-burgers scandal rumbled on this week. Tesco, The Co-op and Aldi ended some contracts with the supplier at the centre of th...

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Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.

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Dean Best | 22 Jun 2017

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group and UK agri-food business Fane Valley Co-op plan to extend their joint venture.


Dean Best | 22 Jun 2017

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, is to give its processing plant in Perth in Scotland "a major upgrade".


Katy Askew | 20 Mar 2017

Ireland's ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Group have appointed former Bord Bia CEO Aidan Cotter as chairman of their joint venture business. 


Dean Best | 26 Jan 2017

Ireland-based meat processor ABP Food Group has promoted Finbarr McDonnell to the position of COO, replacing Frank Stephenson, who is now the company's CEO.


John Shepherd | 12 Aug 2016

Ireland-based meat processor ABP Food Group has confirmed plans to build a new retail meat packing facility at the site of its existing UK plant in Shrewsbury.


Dean Best | 20 May 2016

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has announced COO Frank Stephenson is to become the company's chief executive.


Hannah Abdulla | 1 Apr 2016

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has proposed an acquisition of Polish beef firm Sklodowscy-Tykocin.


Hannah Abdulla | 7 Dec 2015

ABP Food Group has announced it is to enter into a joint venture with fellow Irish meat processor Slaney Foods.


Dean Best | 2 Dec 2015

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has decided to end production at a plant in north-west England.


Dean Best | 23 Jul 2015

Ireland's ABP Food Group has completed a redevelopment of a beef plant in Cahir and Co. Tipperary.


Katy Askew | 23 Dec 2014

Irish beef producers aim to increase exports to Asian countries such as Japan and China in a Bord Bia-backed drive to re-open markets in the region following bans implemented in the wake of the 2000 BSE outbreak.


Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

UK sausage maker Heck Foods wants to become the leading producer of upmarket bangers in the country, the private-equity firm that has become a minority investor in the company has said.


Katy Askew | 3 Jan 2014

Ireland's ABP Food Group has acquired its second production plant in Poland from Italian meats firm Ferrarini.


Katy Askew | 4 Dec 2013

Noble Foods has appointed ABP Food Group executive Andrew Cracknell to the post of CEO, replacing Peter Thornton.


Michelle Russell | 24 Sep 2013

UK sausage brand Debbie & Andrew's has taken a step into a new category with the launch of a meatball line.


Michelle Russell | 13 Sep 2013

ABP Food Group has filed a lawsuit against a Polish meat supplier for breach of contract, the latest fall-out from the horsemeat contamination saga.


Michelle Russell | 19 Aug 2013

Irish meat trader McAdam Food Products has filed a lawsuit against processor ABP Food Group for alleged defamation at the time of the horsemeat scandal.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jul 2013

Irish food processor ABP Food Group has revealed an investment plan for premium sausage brand Debbie & Andrew's to include additional product lines and a new advertising campaign.


Michelle Russell | 18 Apr 2013

Irish food processor ABP Food Group has sold its Silvercrest facility, one of the plants at the centre of the horsemeat contamination scandal, to food producer Kepak.


Dean Best | 16 Apr 2013

UK frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has confirmed beef steak on sale at its store in the Czech Republic has been found to contain horsemeat.


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2013

Unite, the union representing workers at the now closed Vion UK site Welsh Country Foods, has said it is "disappointed" with the way the firm has let the business "slip away".


Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 2013

Vion-owned Welsh Country Foods is to close its lamb processing business in Anglesey, putting 310 jobs on the line.


Michelle Russell | 15 Feb 2013

Three men have been arrested in the UK on suspicion of offences under the Fraud Act by police investigating allegations horsemeat was mislabelled as beef.


Dean Best | 15 Feb 2013

Asda has recalled fresh sauce manufactured by private-label giant Greencore after finding horse DNA in the line - the first product outside the frozen aisle to become embroiled in the contamination scandal.


Katie Smith | 14 Feb 2013

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found traces of potentially harmful horse drug phenylbutazone in eight horses slaughtered in the UK - and warned six may have entered the French food chain.


Dean Best | 14 Feb 2013

The European Commission has called on the EU's 27 members states to test for horse DNA in beef products.


Dean Best | 13 Feb 2013

UK police have raided two meat firms as part of an investigation into how beef products containing horse meat have been sold.


Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2013

Waitrose has confirmed plans to build its own UK frozen food facility just days after pulling its frozen beef meatballs from shelves.

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