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From raw commodity to added value meal solutions, and the equipment needed to make it all happen, everyone involved in the meat sector needs to keep up with the latest trends to stay one step ahead in business.

Northern Irish butcher’s wins European sausage award

A Northern Irish butcher’s has won top European accolades for its products at the Sausage Awards in Normandy, France.

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Poultry and meat expo to grow space and exhibitors in 2015

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has announced it will have over 486,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 1,200 exhibitors at its upcoming 2015 show.

JBS buy sees it expand Australian presence

Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, looking at what products were being showcased and what exhibitors are noticing in...

Tomra develops new fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions exhibited its latest fat analyser at an international food event in Italy.

Salami pot wins packaging award

A Danish packaging company has been awarded a ScanStar 2014 award for its SuperLock pot, which is used to package salami.

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Volk launches meat thermometer

American food safety equipment manufacturer Volk Enterprises has launched a new thermometer, Cook’d Right, for the meat and poultry sectors.

New safety levels claimed with GloveCheck

BladeStop, makers of sensory equipment which can reduce injuries in people using bandsaws has launched a new safety prodict, GloveCheck.

Chinese poultry production forecasts flat for 2015

Stagnant consumption and relatively high feed costs look set to stifle growth in the Chinese broiler industry, according to a new Global Agricultural Information Network report from the USDA’s Foreign...

Jamón Serrano seeks protected status

Spain’s meat industry has formally requested that its government’s agriculture ministry ask European Union (EU) to award EU geographical indication (PGI) status to jamón serrano (dry-cured, mountain ham)....

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GEA installs new processing lines in China

GEA Food Solutions has installed two new poultry processing lines at Cargill’s new integrated poultry operation in Lai’an in the Anhui province of China.

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Proof that the burger is winning in the US

Americans love a good steak, but they crave a good burger. So which state dominates the burger industry? Texas would be the likely guess, but it would be the wrong...

Irish hardest hit by Russian ban on bovine offal and fats

Ireland has been especially hard hit by the latest expansion of Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) meat exports, figures released by the European Commission reveal.

Japanese plan to raise wagyu sales in EU

Following the EU removal of a ban on imports of Japanese beef, the Asian country is looking to increase sales of the speciality meat Europe, as well as obtaining EU...

Luceo launches new sealing and labelling kit

Luceo will introduce a new sealing and labelling machines at Pack Expo International in Chicago in November.

DuPont launches new sausage casings

Food ingredient specialist DuPont Nutrition & Health has developed new sausage casings as thin as 6-8mm, the company reported.

Sandvik brings belts to Middle East

Exhibitors are gearing up for Gulfood Manufacturing, due to be held in Dubai in November.

Loma Systems develops space-saving checkweigher and detection unit

Loma Systems has launched a new checkweighing and metal detection unit, which it claims has up to a 30% smaller footprint than similar models.

New generation checkweighers from Mettler-Toledo Garvens

Mettler-Toledo Garvens has also launched a new generation of checkweighers, the C3000 System, designed to enhance performance by up to 33%, inspecting 600 products per minute, and offering food manufacturers...

Faerch Plast claims to have launched world's first ovenable CPET skin pack

With roast-in-a-bag products becoming ever popular, Faerch Plast has launched the "world’s first" ovenable CPET skin packs for meat and poultry the company reported.

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Ireland launches Beef Pricewatch app

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in Ireland has launched a Beef Pricewatch app.

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Australian firm strikes Japan jerky deal

Australian food company New World Foods has launched its jerky brand Local Legends Beef into the Japanese retail market.

China approves veterinary bird flu vaccine

China has approved a newly developed inactivated vaccine for poultry against a strain of the H7N9 avian influenza - PR8.

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European ready meals market predicted to reach more than €40bn by 2016

The European ready meals market is forecast to grow 12% by 2016, according to food and drink market research company Food For Thought (FFT).

US meat body examines new technology impact on exports

A diverse group of representatives from technology companies and the US beef, pork and lamb industries have been working together to ensure that new technologies don’t hinder export markets.