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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.

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...

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.  

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.  

Consumers prefer US-labelled meat products

Despite an attempt to repeal country-of-origin labelling (COOL) in the USA, a study has found that consumers prefer meat products labelled from the US. 

US bacon giant extends repertoire with $170m investment

SugarCreek, the largest independent processor of bacon in the US, is investing $170 million in two new facilities, including what it claims is the nation’s largest sous vide line. 

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Turkey jerky experiences significant sales growth

While beef is still the number one meat snack type consumed in the US, turkey jerky is the fastest growing, according to new research by market information company The NPD...

UK coatings firm announces gluten-free investment

Bowman Ingredients is to make a multi-million pound investment in what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated production facility for gluten-free crumb products.

Holfeld claims packaging first

Irish pork processor O’Brien’s Fine Foods has overhauled the packaging on its range of dry-cured bacon, cooked hams, puddings and sausages.

Middleby relaunches Thurne brand

US equipment firm Middleby Corporation has relaunched the Thurne brand with a new range of slicing systems.

Get your entries in for the World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge (WSC) is open for online entries, so if you believe you produce a top-quality steak then make sure you enter for the chance to be named...

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Gadget launched to aid poultry disease detection

A portable device that can detect major poultry infectious diseases, including avian influenza, has been launched in Singapore.

Russia restricts transit of US poultry over bird flu fears

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has banned transit of US poultry, including poultry meat and products, on its territory over concerns about bird flu, according to the head of the organisation...

German meat firms swell meat-free presence

German meat firms are increasingly targeting vegan consumers, launching products tailored to that section of the market, according to organisers of global trade show Anuga.

MHP releases plans for large-scale poultry production increase

Ukraine poultry giant MHP has unveiled large-scale five-year expansion plans. 

High meat prices in Canada to continue

Canadian consumers will have to get used to higher meat prices, Sylvain Charlebois, a professor at the University of Guelph’s Food Institute has claimed. 

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