New Year Lunch – 2016

January 26, 2016
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SAMW sets fresh goals for 2016

January 5, 2016

Scotland’s meat wholesalers are looking to 2016 for an improvement in end product prices and an upgrading of the way in which regulatory burdens are applied to the industry by government. “The past 12 months have been tough on prices and challenging in relation to new regulations, a combination which has added to business pressures [...]

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Five major charities supported by SAMW

December 20, 2015

Five major charities shared a total of £13,000 in gift support from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW). The funds were raised during a charity auction at the Association’s 2015 conference and dinner and were presented to representatives of the organisations by SAMW president, Alan McNaughton, and executive manager, Ian Anderson. “We’re delighted to [...]

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Rising cattle prices highlight stock specification issues

June 22, 2015

SAMW issued a pre-Highland Show message to livestock farmers to re-sharpen their focus on making sure cattle are finished for sale as perfectly ‘in spec’ as can possibly be achieved. “The livestock on display at the Highland are always a tremendous example of the quality which is available within Scotland and the cattle finishing and [...]

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Choice on EU must not damage Scotland’s meat export progress

June 22, 2015

Scotland’s meat wholesalers have warned that whatever decision is reached on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, it must not be allowed to damage export links for Scotch beef and lamb, which are currently worth around £75 million to the Scottish meat and livestock industry. Commenting during a visit to the Royal Highland [...]

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Welcome for quality assurance ‘wastage reduction’

May 1, 2015

SAMW has welcomed a report from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) of a significant increase in membership applications for the organisation’s quality assurance scheme. “The announcement by QMS that 160 new members have applied to join its quality assurance scheme is excellent news for the whole industry, potentially cutting a serious point of ‘wastage’ concerning Scotland’s [...]

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2015 Conference – New Horizons

April 29, 2015
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Conference welcome for Food Standards Scotland

April 21, 2015

The launch of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is a fresh start opportunity to create a high grade, high trust and high standard industry which is working together and pulling in the same direction, SAMW president, Alan McNaughton, told members and guests during his address to the Association’s annual conference in Glasgow. “That’s a change which [...]

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New horizons

April 2, 2015

The chosen title for SAMW’s annual conference in Glasgow is ‘New horizons’, a theme which will be addressed by Association president, Alan McNaughton, and four top level speakers: * Ross Finnie, Chairman, Food Standards Scotland * Frank Strang, Head of Food and Drink Policy, Scottish Government * Richard Brown, Director of GIRA (Global Market intelligence) [...]

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Sponsors / associate members developments

April 2, 2015

NCH to profile new screen-wash tablet at SAMW conference NCH will be promoting the company’s new product, Screen Clean, at the 2015 SAMW conference in Glasgow (April 18).  Formulated as a windscreen washer tablet, Screen Clean, is “easy to use, environmentally friendly and offers superior cleaning power”, according to NCH’s Technical Marketing Manager, Ian Parker. [...]

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