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COOL rule causes ‘significant damage’ to US meat industry

Mandatory country of origin labelling (MCOOL) in the US has caused "substantial economic damage" to both the meat industry and consumers, a damning new report has claimed.

Singapore grows US beef import list

Singapore has increased the range of beef products it can import from the US.

Corbion to launch multifunctional blends for meat and poultry

Ingredients company Corbion has launched a new multifunctional meat ingredient which will be launched to the market at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago in July.

Australian ‘True Aussie’ quality campaign boosts exports

Australia’s push to re-define its agricultural produce under a unified name - ‘True Aussie’ that signifies products are clean, green and safe - is helping the country’s meat exporters, claim...

Frontmatec supplies new cutting system to Atria

Denmark-based automation manufacturer Frontmatec, will provide an automated solution for new a cutting and deboning facility at a pig factory in Finland.

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

Hormel to start making SPAM in China

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

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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.

Canadian beef firm spends $20m to create high-tech plant

A state-of-the-art beef processing facility is set to open in Canada this year, which its owners claim is the "first of its kind" in North America.

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.

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