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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.

Zimbabwe prepares to sell beef to Russia

Zimbabwe will soon start exporting beef to Russia, which continues to seek new suppliers after banning imports from the US and European Union (EU), the southern African country’s agriculture minister...

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Ishida launches X-ray model for small bone detection

Ishida Europe has revealed a new X-ray model, which can detect bones in meat fillets.

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

Meat companies abound at SIAL show

The global meat industry will be jetting, driving and sailing to Paris later this month to take part in one of the year’s biggest gathering to showcase food and meat....

Exhibitors gear up for SIAL

Meat industry exhibitors and visitors are preparing for the upcoming SIAL trade show in France next month (19-23 October).

Lithuania legalises non-stun slaughter

The Lithuanian parliament has passed a bill that legalises slaughter without stunning for halal and kosher meat. Under the plan, the new law is designed to stimulate exports of Lithuanian...

Eagle introduces new fat-to-lean analysis

Eagle Product Inspection has launched a new fat analysis technology which ensures meat manufacturers reach the correct fat-to-lean ratio for customers.

Loma offers improved inspection unit

X-ray equipment specialist Loma has launched a new inspection unit, which it claimed has 25% "improved performance".

Videojet brings out long life printers

Videojet has introduced four new continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers with new Long Life Core (TM) technology, extending their overall life.

Viessman adds superior hygienic coating to fridges

Viessmann Refrigeration has revealed its fridges and cold rooms will be antimicrobially coated as a standard to ensure the hygienic protective coating on Viessmann products is maintained for longer.

Globalisation of meat trade presents challenges for packaging

Developing packaging that ensures exported products arrive in the optimum condition is a challenge for manufacturers as the meat industry becomes increasingly globalised.

US packaging show to offer technology seminars

The Pack Expo International Show 2014, held in Chicago, US has announced it will hold educational seminars at its Centre for Trends and Technologies (CTT).

Marel introduces ‘super-hygienic’ grader

Meat equipment manufacturer Marel has revealed a new grading machine which "offers maximum hygiene capabilities".

Bosch to display broad range at Pack Expo

Equipment manufacturer Bosch Packaging Technology is gearing up to exhibit a range of new products at Pack Expo International 2014.

CSB-System introduces ‘optimal product flow’ to meat plant

CSB-System Automation has launched a new software package, which increases "efficiency to ensure optimal process flow" from reception to packaging.

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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3% in volume terms, which is above the review period (2009-2014) compound annual growth...

Marel launches waterproof box labeller

Processing equipment specialist Marel has revealed a new waterproof box labeller.

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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon be available in the EU, commanding top prices. But will consumers actually want...

Eagle lands on improved X-ray inspection

Eagle Product Inspection (EPI) has launched a new X-ray inspection software, which incorporates seal integrity, fill level inspection, check weighing and component count features.

Allen Coding extends XL-Series with low-cost coders

International coding company Allen Coding has launched a new range of low-cost thermal transfer coders in its new XL-Series.

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US poultry consumption up 17%

The average number of meals or snacks containing chicken, has increased 17% from 5.2 in 2012 to 6.1 according to a survey by US association the National Chicken Council.

Singapore relaxes export conditions for Northern Irish pork

Northern Ireland has welcomed the news that Singapore has relaxed conditions for its pork exports.

JBS subsidiaries to acquire Tyson Foods’ poultry businesses

Tyson Foods is to sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry business to JBS subsidiaries in a deal worth a total of $575 million.

Pork prices set to stay high, thanks to PEDv, claims Rabobank

The latest Rabobank report on the global pork market has suggested pork prices will remain high in Q4, due to the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv), entering some countries into...

Australia points to growing importance of US for beef and lamb exports

The USA is a key market for Australian beef and lamb exports and its importance is growing: Australia’s beef exports by volume to America shot up by 53% in the...