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Debates Planned for Meatup 2015

17 March 2015

UK - A new free seminar programme is set for the 2015 Meatup, which for the first time co-locates with the Food Science & Technology Show.

Taking place over the two days of 30 June and 1 July, at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Stoneleigh, there is a packed programme to complement the exhibitors.

A significant rise in exhibition stand bookings has also been reported over the past month, as the countdown to the UK’s premier show, dedicated to the meat industry begins.

Sales manager, Julie Bircher said: “We have had a surge in stand bookings following the Christmas and New Year break. The move to Stoneleigh Park at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre has proven popular offering businesses a value-for-money, easy to access venue and the additional seminar programme will attract a substantial footfall of quality visitors for our exhibitors.

“Not only are we seeing companies rebooking from last time, but there are new exhibitors booking space for the 2015 event and committing to the new Food Science and Technology Show too.”

Dave Mason of wholesalers, Towers Thompson has recently signed up and said: “We are looking forward to displaying our premium product range at MeatUp 2015 and speaking with existing and potential customers and suppliers.”

A1 Bacon will be there, together with Tasty Trotters alongside butchers sundries supplier McDonnells, ingredients people Middleton Foods, Potts Partnership and Scobie & Junor, plus many more for the independent trade.

Details about the seminar programme may be found on the show website:

Seminars of particular interest to independent retailers include:

  • Is the Food Standards Agency content to fiddle with the meat industry while Rome burns? Meat industry lawyer Jamie Foster discusses whether the FSA’s approach has made consumers safer and healthier or whether over regulation is sucking the life out of a great British success story.
  • Why should we eat meat?
  • Why should food businesses bother about ethics? Professor Ralph Early, Head of Food Science at Harper Adams University puts across a robust case.
  • How can you protect your business against food fraud? How another horse gate need never happen again.
  • I know I can guarantee the integrity of the meat I sell – can you? Independent Retailer – Alan Odling explains how.
  • Food Safety Data: Fabrication vs Automation….for the busy independent retailer. How to use digital technology to gather data rather than rely on pen and paper trials.

Other topics in the programme are planned including presentations on packaging, marketing, energy management, the future of product development, food fraud and much, much more.

Pre-registration is now open for the show at

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