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Japan’s Yonekyu welcomes Sealpac’s packaging

Yonekyu Corporation, one of Japan’s leading processed meat companies, has applauded the impact of Sealpac’s thermoformers on its production lines, claiming the equipment is “extremely strong”.

Miratorg moves into German ready-meal market

Leading Russian meat producer Miratorg has exported its first ready-meals to Germany, the company’s Miratorg-West divison has reported.

Healthy meat brand ends antibiotics use

US healthy meat producer Vermont Smoke & Cure has completed the elimination of antibiotics from its protein supply chain, the company has announced.

Rio Olympics 2016 hype sees fake beef boom

The Olympic Games is proving a major boost for Brazilian beef sales in China but consumers have been warned of unscrupulous meat vendors and beef masquerading as Brazilian.

World Steak Challenge enters crucial period

There is less than one month left to enter the World Steak Challenge – a competition to find and reward the greatest sirloin steaks in the world.

Ukrainian livestock industry sweats as deadly virus nears country

Ukraine could lose the right to export meat if the viral nodular dermatitis disease penetrates the country, the Ukrainian Union of Agricultural Enterprises has warned.

US-Brazil beef deal offers ‘strong opportunity’

Two-way beef trade between US and Brazilian food companies will help forge a strong partnership for the two global powers, the North American Meat Institute claims.

Monster munch: US business creates 100lb burger

Owners of US restaurant Dirigo Public House have created an enormous 100lb sirloin steak burger to celebrate the company’s one-year anniversary.

E.coli sparks Ranch Foods Direct recall

A US pasture-to-plate supplier of high-quality beef has been forced to issue a recall after the US government warned a batch of its ground beef may be contaminated with E....

Silicon Valley’s ‘bloody’ veggie burger enters New York

Impossible Foods has launched a plant-based burger that bleeds, begging the question as to whether the Silicon Valley firm has fired the starting gun on an era of meat-free meat?

Russia heaps restrictions on GMO imports

Russia has adopted a new law to ban imports of GM feed in war on genetically modified organisms (GMO) found in meat and feed products.

China invests in luxury pork

There's an emerging trend in China that has seen high-end pork producers target a niche, high-margin market as consumers seek out premium produce.

Tesco recalls Beef Ravioli over fears product contains rubber

Supermarket Tesco has issued a precautionary recall for some of its tinned Beef Ravioli over fears it may contain tiny pieces of rubber.

Ukraine sees strong rise in poultry exports

Ukrainian poultry producers have substantially increased exports of poultry this year despite facing several challenges, according to the Union of Poultry Farmers.

German blood sausage wins protected status

A German blood sausage, popular for over 200 years, has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission.

Hong Kong agrees wider quota for British beef

The UK and Hong Kong have agreed a deal to expand the Asian nation’s intake of British beef, meaning a rise in premium beef imports is on the cards.

Lab-grown meat to ‘revolutionise’ food sector

Tel-Aviv business SuperMeat has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise investment in developing technology that makes lab-grown poultry a viable replacement in the meat industry.

Denmark launches three-star pork label for animal welfare

An animal welfare label for pork will allow Danish consumers to ‘navigate more clearly on the issue of animal welfare’, the Danish agriculture and food council (Landbrug & Fødevarer) claims....

Danish Crown backs revolutionary packaging

Danish Crown has endorsed packaging that preserves long-distance meat shipments without the need for freezing or vacuum packing, claiming it would ‘gain traction’ in the pork industry.

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Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

Tyson Foods buoyed by rising demand

Tyson Foods executives have told investors the food giant has enjoyed surging demand for its branded meat products.

News in brief

Antibiotic-free meat range launched by Aldi US

Discount retailer Aldi has launched its Never Any! range of quality meat products, free from antibiotics and growth-enhancing drugs, in the US.

Lamb takes off in Poland

Poland could be a gold mine for lamb exporters, and UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb has been celebrated for generating meat demand in the eastern EU state.

Butler serves up efficiency with SP1 machine

US equipment manufacturer Butler Automatic has launched a plastic film splicer, which the company claims can 'drastically' increase throughput. 

Frutarom Savory Solutions launches listeria-fighting additive

Ingredients manufacturer Frutarom Savory Solutions has entered an additive onto the market, designed to reduce listeria contamination in cured meat.

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