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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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Australian cattle prices hit record high

Australian beef-cattle prices are trading at record-high levels following strong demand especially from Asia, cattle owning company MP Evans said at its Annual General Meeting in London last week. 

Search is on for World’s Best Steak

A new international competition, from the team behind GlobalMeatNews, launches today (5 June) - the World Steak Challenge.

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New cold room launched in Belgium testing centre

Tomra Sorting Solutions has unveiled a new cold room in its test and demonstration centre, where customers can see first-hand their machines being tested.

Provenance of New Zealand foods overlooked

Not enough is being done to promote awareness of the country of origin on New Zealand products, with the result that many overseas consumers are unaware that their meat originates...

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.