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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.

Burgers are a ‘good source’ of nutrients

The majority of Americans think burgers are nutritious, but Generation Y (or Millennials) demands healthier options for consumers - and animals.

Handtmann launches groundbreaking vacuum filler

Meat portioning machinery designer Handtmann has launched a “highly innovative” vacuum filler with an improved hygienic design feature that helps protect processors against food safety hazards.

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Virtual reality boosts trade at IFFA

Meat packaging company Nomax Trading has used virtual reality (VR) headsets to offer clients at IFFA a tour of its production facilities, which has helped boost new business.

Ajinomoto Windsor in massive meat recall

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc has issued a recall of approximately 47,112,256 pounds (lb) of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over potential listeria fears.

Tomra-ViskoTeepak dazzle IFFA with ‘revolutionary’ detection system

Tomra and ViskoTeepak have joined forces to create and showcase a detection system at IFFA which can identify and sort defects in plastic sausage casings – a technology that could...

Lima extends deboning range

French machinery manufacturer Lima has demonstrated its limber line of meat-bone separators, deboners and desinewers at Germany’s triennial trade show IFFA, with a duo of launches.

US firm launches high-protein health snack

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its product range to tap into the booming food-to-go market with a range of high-protein, healthy meat sticks. 

Russian drama for Parma as ham sales fall

Full-year trading figures for Parma Ham show strong export growth for the dry-cured charcuterie favourite. But, predictably, sales in Russia have dropped as the Kremlin embargo heaped pressure on the...

ADM sees ‘opportunity’ in meat alternatives

The rise in flexitarianism presents growth opportunities for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), according to the company, which said it planned to launch two new products at IFFA.

ADM launches soya ingredient for meat products

US ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has said it plans to launch a soya product that can be used to boost protein and fibre content in meat products...

K+G Wetter raises hygiene standards

German-based machinery manufacturer K+G Wetter claims to have created “clever detailed solutions” to hand-cleaned machines.

Denmark’s ScanBelt to launch conveyor belt at IFFA

Modular plastic conveyor belts manufacturer ScanBelt plans to unveil its latest product at the meat processing machinery trade show IFFA.

Salt of the Earth launches sodium-cutting ingredient for meat products

Sustainable sea salt solution business Salt of the Earth has launched a two-in-one ingredient that it claims can improve flavour and cut sodium levels in a range of foodstuffs.

Japan struggles to meet Middle East wagyu beef demand

Japanese wagyu beef is a hit in the Middle East, but producers are struggling to export to regional markets because of Halal issues, according to a Japanese food importer in...

News in brief

Meat firm buys $30k hay bale

The chief executive of Australian business Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has potentially set a new world record for a bale of hay that cost $30,000 Australian dollars.

DuPont gains pathogenic testing approval

DuPont’s Bax System X5 has won AFNOR certification meaning European companies and food safety officials  may be able to easily adopt the system to test for salmonella and E.coli. ...

Flowcrete takes food safety floor message to Europe

UK manufacturer of resin flooring, Flowcrete UK, will embark on a tour of Europe’s food and drink trade shows to highlight why good flooring is important to maintaining food safety...

Parkside plans Malaysia investment

Meat packaging manufacturer Parkside has announced plans to “invest significantly” in its Malaysia plant to offer its Asian customer base the same products as supplies to its European clients.

Are US chicken labels confusing?

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are left scratching their heads over the perceived ambiguity of poultry labelling, according to a new UK survey.

Expo West 2016

Beyond Meat to unveil 'the first plant-based burger that will be placed in the meat counter'

Beyond Meat – the California-based maker of plant-based ‘meat’ – is preparing to test market what it claims is “the first plant-based burger that will be placed in the meat...

Bord Bía sends Irish beef to Obama for St Patrick’s Day

Ireland’s food board, Bord Bía, will promote food exports on St Patrick’s Day by sending top politicians, including US President Barack Obama, a box of Irish beef.

IFFA: KG-Wetter designs vacuum cutter for butchers

German machine manufacturer KG-Wetter will present its new 120-litre vacuum cutter, made specifically for butchers and small-scale businesses, at the meat processing trade show IFFA in Frankfurt.

IFFA: Say hola to the Novitool Amigo

Flexco, a US manufacturer of conveyor belts for the food processing industry, is to present an assembly line of meat processing equipment at IFFA 2016. 

China celebrates International Women’s Day with meat snacks

China's Sentai Foods is celebrating International Women’s Day by selling a gift box of its new range of pre-cooked meat snacks.

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