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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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Smart packaging could replace expiry dates

Smart packaging that detects gases emitted by rotting meat may soon be available, offering consumers far more accurate information than expiration dates.

McDonald’s Japan underlines beef quality

Videos looking at Australian beef farms have been produced by McDonald’s Japan to promote its burgers to customers, in an attempt to restore the fast food chain’s reputation.

Biotech firm claims new solution will cut antibiotic usage in chicken

An American biotech company claims to have developed a solution to help meet industry demand for antibiotic-free chicken.

Ukrainians switch to poultry consumption

The share of poultry in Ukraine’s overall meat consumption has exceeded 50% for the first time.

Highlights from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Approximately 43,000 visitors descended upon Cologne last week for the Anuga FoodTec show. Spanning four days the event provided the chance for businesses to showcase their latest innovations in the...

MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling in order to hold a "proper debate" on labelling and animal...

Merger creates new protein brand company

British Meat protein manufacturer BHJ Ingredients has merged with US companies Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new protein brand company, Essentia Protein Solutions.

Tyson to invest nearly $50m in new beef plant

Tyson Fresh Meats is to plough $47m into its Lexington plant in the US, in order to construct a new, expanded, boxed beef warehouse, in a bid to ensure the...

Major lift in Danish organic chicken sales prompts investment

New domestic and foreign suppliers are entering the growing organic meat sector in Denmark, encouraged by its long-term prospects, strong consumer demand and government backing.

The truth about the meat called ‘balls’

Stories have been making the rounds in the national press this week regarding Finnish food giant Kesko reportedly changing the name of its meatballs, to just ‘balls’.

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US sees series of meat recalls

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported four meat recalls last week, with fears over contamination, misbranding, and undeclared allergens.

Provisur to open Ingenuity Center

Provisur Technologies is to open a state-of-the-art Ingenuity Centre in Illinois, dedicated to the "ever-evolving demands of the industry".

Japanese equipment firm expands UK and European sales

Japanese food technology equipment supplier Anritsu is celebrating 50 years in the industry.

South Africa opens doors to Brazilian meat

The Brazilian government has received confirmation from the South African health authorities that it is to reopen the market for exports of boneless beef.

CES reveals new spiral conveyor belt

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) has unveiled a new spiral conveyor belt to be debuted at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.

CSB supplies software to German processing firm

CSB System International is now supplying German meat processor Wolf Group, with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software equipment.

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UK gains access to Thai market for beef and lamb

The UK is to celebrate gaining access to Thailand for its beef and lamb with a special dinner next week.

New technologies could structurally change food supply chain

Innovations and new technologies – such as 3D printed food, insects as forms of protein and wearable technology – have the power to structurally change the food supply chain in...

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

Anuga FoodTec - what you need to know

Covering all aspects of food production, from machinery and packaging materials to ingredients or services, Anuga FoodTec looks set to attract around 43,000 visitors this year, when it opens its...

Traceability on the agenda for CSB

CSB System said it will be focusing on offering solutions to help firms increase their levels of automation and data capture, during Anuga FoodTec.

Sealpac to highlight innovations in ovenable packaging

Traysealing and thermoforming technology company Sealpac says it will be presenting a wide range of packaging solutions and international trends at Anuga FoodTec next month.

Opinion split on 3D meat consumption

Data from an exclusive GlobalMeatNews poll has suggested that consumer opinion is very much split when it comes to the prospect of eating 3D printed meat.

Scots strike retail meat deal in Sweden

Products under the Scottish assurance schemes Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be available on the shelves of supermarkets throughout Sweden, thanks to a new supply deal.

Sealpac strikes deal with Swiss meat firm

Sealpac has revealed a new project with Swiss meat processor Micarna, which aims to keep up with the snacking and food-to-go market.