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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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Processing defect sparks chicken recall

US-based Hans Kissle Company has recalled more than 6,000lbs (2,721kg) of ready-to-eat chicken, as a possible processing flaw raised concerns that bacterial pathogens may be present in the meat.

Icelandic farmers launch lamb promotion

Iceland’s lamb farmers are promoting the unique nature of their meat products, in a bid to cope with falling local meat prices caused by overproduction and declining exports.

New Australian lamb promotional campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its new lamb marketing campaign. 

Kashmiri taste for lamb and goat prompts robust meat trade in India

The predominantly meat-eating communities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has become a significant market for Indian meat and livestock producers from outside...

Christmas sparks boom in KFC sales in Japan

Japan's long-held tradition of celebrating Christmas with KFC has lifted poultry farmers after the industry culled half a million birds in November and December 2016 following a bird flu outbreak.

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Perfect Fit Meals issues chicken breast recall

Texas-based healthy meal and snack business Perfect Fit Meals has recalled over 3,000 pounds (lb) of chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared ingredients.

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

Ostrich meat processor embraces new technology

One of the world’s largest ostrich meat processors, Klein Karoo, says a decision to launch industry-leading technology across its operations has brought “huge benefits” by simplifying traceability.

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Kemin extends range with organic meat ingredient

Ingredients manufacturer Kemin has launched an organic, vinegar-based ingredient to prolong the shelf-life of various meat products.

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to...

Meat sales to Japan ready meals segment on the up

Large meat producers in Japan are eyeing the ready meal sector as a key income stream following increased demand for such products. 

Cherkizovo plans fully robotised sausage plant in Moscow Oblast

Russia’s Cherkizovo Group is building Europe’s largest, automated meat processing plant for the production of raw smoked sausages, Vladislav Belyaev, Cherkizovo’s head of IT, has confirmed. 

Thailand’s CP Food targets growth as South Korea resumes trade

After a 12-year hiatus in Thai poultry exports to South Korea, triggered by a bird flu outbreak in 2004, exporters are targeting growth in one of Asia’s largest consumer markets.

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Hilton Food Group to open Australian processing facility

Hilton Food Group is to expand its Australian presence with the announcement that it is to construct a new meat processing facility in Queensland. 

3D printed meat opportunity analysed by Australia

3D printed meat technology could be the “next big advancement” for the protein industry, according to a research paper published by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). 

Essentia in ‘major expansion’ of organic chicken ingredients

Essentia Protein Solutions has expanded its ProBase ingredients range for the second time in two months with the launch of organic chicken ingredients.

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Work begins on Skenderaj Weng Fat site

The foundation for a Weng Fat Poultry site in Skenderaj, Kosovo has been laid.

Australian Agricultural Company to focus on high quality beef

The Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) has signalled its intent to move into the high-quality beef market, with aspirations for global exports. 

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Memphis Meats launches crowdfunding campaign

‘Clean meat’ producer Memphis Meats has launched a community-building campaign to help extend awareness about its mission to “build a better meat”.

Canadian pork receives restored Argentinian access

The Canadian pork industry has welcomed restored access to the Argentinian market which could be worth $16 million (m) annually. 

European-style cured ham builds momentum in China

A leading pig breeder from China is launching European-style premium cured ham products to shield it from future falls in hog prices. 

China poultry firm targets growth in France

One of China’s leading poultry firms is training its eyes on the premium French market.

GULFOOD MANUFACTURING

Flexitarian movement offers opportunities for meat producers

The meat industry should welcome the new consumer trend for flexitarian diets, according to ingredients suppliers Hydrosol. 

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Welsh meat gains traction in Hong Kong

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) made significant progress in improving Welsh meat exports to Asia, as a branch of its Welsh Lamb Club was founded in Hong...

GULFOOD MANUFACTURING

Halal firm encourages buffalo consumption

Buffalo burgers should be considered a healthy and alternative option to the classic beef variety. That is the message being emphasised by Indian processor Allanasons Private Limited at Gulfood Manufacturing this...