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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.

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UK gains access to Thai market for beef and lamb

The UK is to celebrate gaining access to Thailand for its beef and lamb with a special dinner next week.

New technologies could structurally change food supply chain

Innovations and new technologies – such as 3D printed food, insects as forms of protein and wearable technology – have the power to structurally change the food supply chain in...

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

Anuga FoodTec to open its doors next month

Covering all aspects of food production, from machinery and packaging materials to ingredients or services, Anuga FoodTec looks set to attract around 43,000 visitors this year, when it opens its...

Traceability on the agenda for CSB

CSB System said it will be focusing on offering solutions to help firms increase their levels of automation and data capture, during Anuga FoodTec.

Sealpac to highlight innovations in ovenable packaging

Traysealing and thermoforming technology company Sealpac says it will be presenting a wide range of packaging solutions and international trends at Anuga FoodTec next month.

Opinion split on 3D meat consumption

Data from an exclusive GlobalMeatNews poll has suggested that consumer opinion is very much split when it comes to the prospect of eating 3D printed meat.

Scots strike retail meat deal in Sweden

Products under the Scottish assurance schemes Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be available on the shelves of supermarkets throughout Sweden, thanks to a new supply deal.

Sealpac strikes deal with Swiss meat firm

Sealpac has revealed a new project with Swiss meat processor Micarna, which aims to keep up with the snacking and food-to-go market.

Tomra launches Chinese website

Tomra Sorting Solutions has launched a Chinese language website for Chinese customers, but confirmed it will not be expanding its meat division to the country in the “foreseeable” future.

MEPs vote in favour of origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat used as an ingredient in processed foods is one step closer to becoming a reality following a vote in European Parliament yesterday (12 February).

German processor to showcase new mixer-grinder

K+G Wetter will be showcasing its latest machines at the international food and beverage show Anuga FoodTec.

Controlled slicing machine launched

Netherlands-based food processing technology company Sabofa has introduced a new slicing machine to the market.

IPPE 2015 in pictures

With more than 30,000 visitors from across the world arriving in Atlanta, the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo continues to prove a global attraction for the international meat industry.

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Ozone firm shows latest disinfecting technology

Ozone Solutions was on display at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, showcasing its latest technology in disinfectant systems.

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3D printed meat on the way – and it will be disruptive, say American specialists

3D printed meat production will become technically feasible and could create competition for traditional meat producers as consumers will ultimately be able to print their own meat products – although...

US meat and poultry sector bullish, report show exhibitors

Confidence in the US sector is high, with meat processors in the mood to invest according to indicators from the recent International Production and Processing Expo.

US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo...

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.

Treif invests €5.5m in customer care centre

German cutting specialist Treif has revealed plans to open a new customer care centre for potential clients to visit before placing orders.

Tomra sees success for fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions has reported that demand for its QVision 500 fat analyser has grown "significantly", with orders from leading meat processing companies.

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Northern Irish firm strikes Australian deal

An international meat firm based in Australia has given a huge boost to a Northern Ireland equipment company that specialises in knife sterilisation.

Loma assists BRC Global Standard on inspection improvements

The BRC Global Standard organisation is seeking advice from UK-based equipment company Loma Systems on changes to inspection guidelines, which came into force on 1 July 2015.

Marel shows how with dedicated event

The Marel Meat ShowHow held in Copenhagen will be like stepping into a "full production plant", the company reported.

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month, held by the Japan Livestock Industry Association. The association hopes to bolster sales...