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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.

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Finland sets out boar embargo

The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is asking that no wild boar meat or food products made from boar should be brought into Finland from the Baltic countries or Poland.

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McDonald’s Japanese arm bounces back in August

The Japanese arm of McDonald’s, one of the largest single users of Australian beef globally, has registered an increase in sales in August after 19 months of negative performance.

Danish packaging firm clinches European takeover

Sealed Air Corporation has agreed to sell its European food trays business, which makes trays for fresh meat, salad, fruit and foodservice customers to Denmark-based packaging solutions provider Faerch Plast.

British lamb launched in Hong Kong

Fresh and frozen Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb is set to hit 50 premium supermarkets in Hong Kong. 

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US meat processor looks at sous vide opportunity

Meat prepared sous vide may soon be available more widely in the US, after an Ohio-based company opened a new processing facility and said it wanted to introduce the cooking...

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Cultured meat symposium unveiled

The first international symposium on cultured meat is taking place between 18-20 October in the Netherlands.

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Giraudi Meats to appear at Anuga

European meat company Giraudi Meats will be exhibiting at next month’s Anuga trade fair in Cologne.

Meat takes centre stage in Cologne

The Anuga trade show takes place next month and GlobalMeatNews will be in attendance. We take a look at who is attending and why you should as well. 

Miratorg develops beef project, expands cooperation with McDonald’s

Russian meat giant Miratorg plans to increase the supply of beef cuts to McDonald’s restaurants in 2016, giving the fast food chain the opportunity to launch a new premium Black...

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Ultra-fast freezing line launched

A new high-volume freezing line for manufacturers has been launched with a capacity of 1.4t per hour.

ScanBelt launches new conveyor at AgroProdMash

A new conveyor for food processors aimed at the Russian market and developed in collaboration with hygiene specialists is to be launched by ScanBelt at the AgroProdMash 2015 show.

Australian retailer fined for mislabelling bacon

Australian firm Conroy’s has been fined $10,200 after it was accused by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to have mislabelled Danish bacon as Australian.

EU prefers cheaper cuts of beef

Consumers in EU countries France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy are favouring cheaper cuts of beef rather than premium cuts.  

Armenian poultry business demands import restrictions on cheap chicken

The chairman of Armenia’s Union of Poultry Farmers Sergey Stepanyan has called on the country’s government to impose import restrictions on cheap chicken meat, which he claimed pushes down domestic...

Pork shines in US foodservice

Pork continues to be the fastest-growing protein in foodservice in the US since 2011, according to Technomic’s 2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice.

Strong second quarter for Marfrig Global Foods

Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s largest beef, lamb, poultry and fish-based food companies, has seen a strong second quarter in 2015, with a free cash flow of...

Danish industry to promote health benefits of pork

Denmark’s pig meat industry is trying to promote pork as a nutritious alternative to chicken, which can be even healthier if the right cuts are consumed, an industry expert said. ...

Nomad to buy Findus for £500m

International frozen foods company Nomad Foods has agreed to buy the European arm of Findus for approximately £500m. 

Australian pork group claims research breakthroughs

The Australian organisation set-up to conduct research and support the pork industry has claimed it has made breakthroughs in pig and pork R&D in its first four years. ...

New Zealand meat body urges support on levies

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has called on farmers to vote in support of levies to fund future programmes and activities.  

Jerky and biltong companies merge to create Meatsnacks Group

The Jerky Group has merged with biltong brand Cruga to form the largest ambient beef snack manufacturer in Europe.

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New meat preservative range launched

Biobased food ingredients company Corbion Purac has launched a new range of natural preservatives to help maintain the quality and flavour of both processed and raw meats.

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Scientists identify challenges to using insects as food

Consumer acceptance is the biggest challenge to insects being used as a human food source, leading food technologists have revealed.

Multivac and Snapsil team up for new packaging solution

Multivac and Snapsil Corporation have teamed up to create a new packaging solution.  

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