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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.

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.

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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...

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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...

Salt levels falling in Irish processed meat

Salt levels in processed meats, such as bacon, have fallen by more than a quarter in some cases, according to Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI). 

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Gulfood Manufacturing reaches new heights

This year’s Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition, which started yesterday, is the biggest edition to date, with a 20% growth in exhibitors and floor space. 

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ABP Food Group backs Irish breeds

ABP Food Group aims to back Irish breeds in a project it flagged up at the Sial Paris trade show.

Russia sees steady rise in halal meat products

Over the next decade Russia’s halal meat market will grow at an average rate of 15-20% per year, opening up global opportunities for the country’s food industry and reaching a...

Warning of trade bans on growth promoter-tainted meat

A senior scientist has warned an international trade conference on antimicrobial resistance that rich countries will increasingly ban imports of meat from livestock fed with antibiotic growth promoters. 

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ABP acquires third Polish site

Irish processor ABP Food Group has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a third production facility in Tykocin, Eastern Poland. 

Poland’s QFG launches new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor QFG has opened a new plant in Pionki, in the country’s central region. The facility is the company’s third meat processing plant in the Polish market. ...

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Giraudi launches premium Kobe beef lines

Monaco-based meat supplier Giraudi has launched Kobe Kreations, a range of premium frozen Kobe beef products targeting restaurants across the globe and attracting interest from mainstream retail buyers at Sial...

Butler Automatic's enhanced sensor cuts plastic waste

US equipment producer Butler Automatic has developed an enhanced sensor for its film splicer machine, a feature that could cut packaging waste, the company claims.

Vermont Smoke & Cure launches exclusive sausage flavours

US sausage supremo Vermont Smoke & Cure has linked up with local businesses Citizen Cider and Jasper Hill Farm to launch five-strong line of flavoursome craft pork bangers. 

Baby food provides most protein in Russia

Russia consumed more baby food per capita than it did meat in 2015, according to London-based data analyst firm Euromonitor International.

Ishida to unveil new X-ray models at Paris trade show

Japanese machinery manufacturer Ishida will unveil its new XI foreign matter detection systems at the Paris trade show All4Pack, running from 14-17 November.

‘Honest mistake’ sparks pig fat recall

A labelling mistake by the owner of Chicharonnes J&J has sparked a recall of 2,064 pounds (lb) of rendered animal fat products in the US.

Sales double for Israeli firm’s sodium reduction agent

Ingredients manufacturer Salt of the Earth has reported a 100% increase in sales of its sodium reduction solutions up to the first half of 2016.