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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...

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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.

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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.

Golden State Foods builds meat plant, politician vows to eat more burgers

US meat processor Golden State Foods has started construction on a new meat plant in Opelika, Alabama, with the state’s secretary of commerce, Greg Canfield, vowing to eat more burgers...

Kalle brings casings innovations to IFFA

German-based meat casings company Kalle is to present a number of new value-added sausage casings at IFFA 2016, taking place in Frankfurt from 7-12 May. 

App helps Aussie farmers improve standards

A newly-launched app for beef farmers has been developed to help the meat and livestock industry set up a forage budget and improve best practices among producers.

South Africa opens door to US pork

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

McDonald’s France clinches nationally-sourced poultry deal

McDonald’s France, Cargill and Moy Park have signed a contract that strengthens supplies of nationally-sourced chicken to the French arm of the fast food business.

Chicken company in ‘no antibiotics ever’ pledge

US poultry firm GNP Company will add two ethical stamps to its chicken packaging to inform potential buyers the chicken has never been fed antibiotics and was humanely treated during...

Packaging system stops defects

Nordson Corporation has claimed its co-extrusion die system can alleviate packaging instability, resulting in increased layer uniformity and less risk of product defects.

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New disease detection method for sausages approved

The AOAC Research Institute in America has given the green light to the latest DuPont Bax System to be used to detect Listeria, a foodborne pathogen found in poultry and...

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