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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New Year Lunch – 2015

January 23, 2015
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SAMW takes positive view of meat sector developments for 2015

January 21, 2015

Scotland’s meat industry leaders are looking for positive action on two key fronts this year, a major meat trade, farming and food sector gathering was told in Edinburgh. “Delivering practical results from last year’s Beef 2020 Report and the commissioning in April of Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are the development highlights which we believe can [...]

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Isla (Mo Bro) Roebuck

November 24, 2014

Former SAMW president Isla Roebuck is into serious growth this month in the upper lip department. It’s all part of the Movember Foundation’s work to raise awareness of prostate cancer and generate essential funding for research. To support Isla and his admirable moustache click on the following link. Donation Or, if you prefer, send a [...]

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SAMW give support to three major charities

October 24, 2014

Three major charities, Sarcoma UK, Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish War Blinded have shared gifts totalling £8000 from the Association, drawing on funds raised during a charity auction at the 2014 conference and dinner. “The auction is a long-standing feature of our annual dinner, with members and guests at this year’s event coming together to enable [...]

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