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Devro to invest in £50m China factory

10-Mar-2014 - Scottish collagen casing firm Devro is to invest £50m (US$83.8m) in a new manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China.

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IPPE: Speakers discuss biosecurity strategy

04-Feb-2014 - Biosecurity strategies to minimise animal health and food safety risks should consist of carefully considered rules and procedures, said speakers at International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

IPPE: Weather hits visitor numbers

04-Feb-2014 - Early indications suggest that the number of attendees the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) was 4,000 below predicted numbers.

IPPE: US poultry delegates examine consumer trends and prices

03-Feb-2014 - The fast pace of new technology, coupled with the growing dominance of social media is having a significant change on consumer behaviour, delegates to the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta were told.

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IPPE: US veterinary expert urges food safety

03-Feb-2014 - The meat industry has a responsibility to ensure food is safe, delegates to the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta were told.

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UK competition recognises businesses investing in future

22-Jan-2014 - A UK competition at this year’s Foodex show aims to recognise investments and innovation by food and drink manufacturers that helped to lift the UK economy out of the recession.

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New fat analyser to go on display in Atlanta

16-Jan-2014 - TOMRA will showcase its QVision 500 fat analyser at the International Production & Processing Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, from 28 to 30 January. The system will be demonstrated in Hall B at booth 6739.

Poland’s Drobimex plans US$13m investment to boost output

09-Jan-2014 - Polish poultry processor Drobimex has announced plans to invest about 40m zloty (PLN) – around US$13m – in expanding and modernising its facilities in Poland. The announcement was made by Klaus Roppel, the company’s chief executive, at a press conference.

US approves new product to tackle salmonella

02-Jan-2014 - US food safety authorities have approved a new product which could help poultry processors tackle salmonella infection.

Process Expo attracts record visits

15-Nov-2013 - The co-located Process Expo and International Dairy show attracted record attendance of nearly 20,000 visitors, organisers have announced.

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Missouri firm launches four new machines

13-Nov-2013 - Marlen International launched four new food processing machines at Process Expo 2013 in Chicago last week.

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Millard’s Sidekick designed to improve meat yields and profits

12-Nov-2013 - Millard Manufacturing showcased its new SideKick classifier at Process Expo in Chicago last week.

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Robotics driving processing innovation, claims Weber

12-Nov-2013 - Automation and hygiene are driving innovation in meat processing equipment, according to Karin Janse, head of marketing communication at Weber.

Milan to stage new meat industry event

11-Nov-2013 - A new meat processing and packaging show is to be held in Milan the year after next as part of an event organised by the Centrexpo Ipack-Ima Group.

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Eagle offers sharper X-ray inspection

11-Nov-2013 - US equipment manufacturer Eagle Product Inspection launched a new x-ray inspection system at Process Expo 2013 in Chicago last week.

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Process Expo sets out its stall in Chicago

30-Oct-2013 - The global food equipment and technology show Process Expo will take place in Chicago, Illinois on 3-6 November this year.

Marel to open new European demonstration facility

29-Oct-2013 - Meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel will open a new training and demonstration facility near Copenhagen in Denmark on 7 November.

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Multisorb to display optimised solution at Process Expo

25-Oct-2013 - Active packaging components developer and producer Multisorb Technologies has announced it will be exhibiting at this year’s Process Expo in Chicago.

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Process Expo doubles international exhibits

17-Oct-2013 - As Process Expo is drawing closer, international exhibit sales have been doubled compared with its previous show in 2011.

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Eagle to fly into US expo

11-Oct-2013 - The Process Expo 2013 will see new software and innovations that tackle fat analysis accuracy, contamination and document management.

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Meat technology only as good as the users, says professor

02-Oct-2013 - Technology can improve the efficiency of meat production systems and deliver higher output, but only if there is meaningful interaction between systems and their operators. This should be built into the design stage, said Ole Broberg, associate professor, DTU Management Engineering, production and service management, speaking at the IMS Symposium on Future Industrial Meat Production in Copenhagen, Denmark.

US software firm buys HMI specialist

30-Sep-2013 - State-of-the-art industrial software systems and control equipment company Invensys has acquired an outside software organisation.

European meat machinery companies announce merger

04-Sep-2013 - Two processing machinery manufacturers have announced a merger to form a single company producing high-end slaughter, cutting and deboning lines for the red meat industry.

Australia’s beef and veal exports continue to flourish

04-Sep-2013 - Australian beef and veal exports continued to perform strongly in August, driven by high slaughter rates and the devaluation of the Australian dollar.

Meat bacteria ‘breakthrough’

02-Aug-2013 - A food equipment manufacturing company has claimed its upgraded patented meat treatment system can reduce microbial bacteria on all exposed meat surfaces by up to 99.9%.

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China’s meat majors focus on convenience as incomes rise
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IPPE in pictures

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Beyond the BRIC… looking to the MINT
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Beyond the BRIC… looking to the MINT

Whenever the phrase ‘emerging’ economies is used, the acronym BRIC is usually quite close behind. However, on...

Looking back to look forwards
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Irish beef industry looks to China and the US
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Irish beef industry looks to China and the US

The Chinese and US markets will open to Irish beef during 2014, according to Irish Minister for...

Vion: turning a corner
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Vion: turning a corner

The decision by Vion to exit its processing operations throughout the UK sent shockwaves throughout the industry....

Editor's picks: Top 10 animal welfare stories of 2013

Editor's picks: Top 10 animal welfare stories of 2013

Animal welfare is an important consideration for the global meat industry. With increasingly strict laws on welfare,...