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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.

Warning of trade bans on growth promoter-tainted meat

A senior scientist has warned an international trade conference on antimicrobial resistance that rich countries will increasingly ban imports of meat from livestock fed with antibiotic growth promoters. 

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ABP acquires third Polish site

Irish processor ABP Food Group has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a third production facility in Tykocin, Eastern Poland. 

Poland’s QFG launches new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor QFG has opened a new plant in Pionki, in the country’s central region. The facility is the company’s third meat processing plant in the Polish market. ...

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Giraudi launches premium Kobe beef lines

Monaco-based meat supplier Giraudi has launched Kobe Kreations, a range of premium frozen Kobe beef products targeting restaurants across the globe and attracting interest from mainstream retail buyers at Sial...

Butler Automatic's enhanced sensor cuts plastic waste

US equipment producer Butler Automatic has developed an enhanced sensor for its film splicer machine, a feature that could cut packaging waste, the company claims.

Vermont Smoke & Cure launches exclusive sausage flavours

US sausage supremo Vermont Smoke & Cure has linked up with local businesses Citizen Cider and Jasper Hill Farm to launch five-strong line of flavoursome craft pork bangers. 

Baby food provides most protein in Russia

Russia consumed more baby food per capita than it did meat in 2015, according to London-based data analyst firm Euromonitor International.

Ishida to unveil new X-ray models at Paris trade show

Japanese machinery manufacturer Ishida will unveil its new XI foreign matter detection systems at the Paris trade show All4Pack, running from 14-17 November.

‘Honest mistake’ sparks pig fat recall

A labelling mistake by the owner of Chicharonnes J&J has sparked a recall of 2,064 pounds (lb) of rendered animal fat products in the US.

Sales double for Israeli firm’s sodium reduction agent

Ingredients manufacturer Salt of the Earth has reported a 100% increase in sales of its sodium reduction solutions up to the first half of 2016.

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Essentia launches antibiotic-free poultry proteins

Savoury food and sports nutrition processors can now access chicken- and turkey-based protein, which is guaranteed to be free from antibiotics, thanks to Essentia Protein Solutions.

Caviness Beef Packers recalls meat over E.coli link

Texas meat processor Caviness Beef Packers has recalled close to a tonne of boneless beef products that US health officials fear could be contaminated with E. coli.

Marfrig celebrates as first Brazilian beef arrives in US

Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig has hailed the “incredible” news that its beef has arrived in the US, less than two months after the two nations lifted an historic trade ban.

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse recalls meat products after E.coli scare

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, a Massachusetts-based company, has been forced to recall beef, veal and bison products by US health officials, due to a possible E.coli contamination.

Big rise in EU pork exports

The strong growth of EU pig meat exports, particularly to high-margin markets China and Hong Kong, is lifting the troubled sector out of its oversupply crisis.

Jack's Creek and Australia retain World Steak Challenge title

Jack’s Creek has retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer. 

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Verde Farms expands grass-fed beef range

US meat processor Verde Farms has expanded its portfolio of grass-fed beef to include cheaper varieties for a wider market to enjoy.

Weber promises speed with new label printer

US packaging specialist Weber has launched a new label-printing machine which pledges “faster and more versatile labelling" for food manufacturers.

Miratorg targets $1bn worth of meat exports

Russian meat giant Miratorg wants to increase the volume of its meat exports to 250,000 tonnes in the next five years to a value of $1bn, according to CEO Viktor...

One in five seafood products mislabelled

On average, one in five of more than 25,000 samples of seafood on an international level is labelled incorrectly. 

Investments allow Hungarian meat processor to expand product range

Hungarian pork processor Pick Szeged Zrt’s sales growth has been helped by increased throughput, the launch of new products and a rise in meat exports, according to senior company representatives....

Brazil pork exports samba forward

It’s carnival time for Brazil’s booming pork exports, with volume sales from January to July increasing by 42.2% compared to the same period in 2015. 

Ireland making headway on China beef deal

The Republic of Ireland has welcomed “very positive” talks and “constructive engagement” with China over plans to open the market for beef exports.

Lab-made meat rebranded ‘clean meat’ to address ‘yuck’ factor

Bosses at high-tech food companies producing meat in laboratories have stopped using terms ‘lab-grown’ or ‘cultured meat’ over concerns this puts people off the revolutionary protein.

South African meat processer hails digital tech

Red meat processor Cavalier Group has lauded the impact the internet of things – dubbed South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution – has had on business.