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Chef cooks the world’s first lab-grown chicken

Memphis Meats made headlines around the world with news that it had produced the world’s first lab-grown duck and chicken – now you can watch a video about the innovation. ...

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese...

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Cypriot chefs receive a taste of British beef

A host of Cypriot chefs benefited from workshops in preparing and plating Quality Standard beef from Britain to cater to a growing number of tourists. 

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge is back for 2017 and the competition is starting to heat up already.

US food firm gobbles up trendy meat snack brand

US company Conagra has agreed to acquire meat snacks brand Thanasi Foods LLC for an undisclosed sum. 

Memphis Meats rolls out first lab-grown poultry

Lab-grown meat producer Memphis Meats has announced the production of the world’s first 'clean' chicken and duck. 

Family sausage business expands product range

Flocchini Family Provisions, a US-based family sausage company with a rich Italian history, has launched a range of Certified Angus Beef sausages and frankfurters.

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

Plant-based protein ‘here to stay’ – Tyson boss

The head of one of the US’ largest meat processors has said that plant-based protein products are a “big part” of the food industry’s future.

Japanese meat cake craze sweeps across nation

A new craze is sweeping across raw-food mad Japan that is both beautifully imaginative and nightmarishly suspect: the meat cake.

Subway hits back at fake chicken allegation

Subway has strongly denied media claims that its chicken is roughly half soy, calling the analysis “baseless” and “factually incorrect”.

US pork company breaks the ice with frozen product launch

Virginia-based Smithfield has added six products to its frozen meat products portfolio with the launch of fully cooked sausages and microwaveable sandwiches. 

Major brand launch to promote 100% French meat

French co-operative Terrena has created two brands, which it aims to use to help promote meat products: Sourires de Campagne, an organic beef brand, and farmers’ mark La Nouvelle Agriculture.

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Essentia launches organic beef broths

North American-based Essentia Protein Solutions has launched a new range of grass-fed, USDA-certified organic beef broths and stocks.

California food firm hit by 26t recall

US, California-based Ready Pac Foods Inc has recalled 26 tonnes (59,225 pounds) of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with listeria.

Smithfield Foods rolls out antibiotic-free meat range

Smithfield Foods has launched an antibiotic-free range of bacon, sausages and fresh pork products under its clean meat brand Pure Farm. 

Animex considers options for new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor Animex Foods Ltd has unveiled plans to open a new meat processing facility in either Poland or Romania, and create up to 3,000 new jobs as part...

US meat giant trials high-end pork product

A subsidiary of US meat giant Tyson Foods is debuting fresh new product development at the Annual Meat Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Norway meat labelling too weak says EU surveillance body

The Norwegian government must improve its labelling controls for meat products, foodstuffs containing meat and additives used in such products, the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) Surveillance Authority has claimed.

Puerto Rico company hit by 453t chicken sausage recall

Century Packing Corporation has recalled 453 tonnes (999,419 pounds) of thermally processed, commercially sterile, chicken sausage products due to misbranding.

Pork grown in a lab nearer to reality

Lab-grown pork has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of fresh research on the topic.

German firm launches oxygen analyser to help meat quality

Gas technology manufacturer Witt has launched an analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels, helping meat processors and other food producers to maximise shelf-life and minimise waste.

Brazilian meat giant's foodservice web drive

BRF Europe has launched an online foodservice platform as the Brazilian-owned meat giant pumps resources into a new strategy to expand in Europe’s growing foodservice market.

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Linpac hikes food packaging prices by 10%

Global food packaging manufacturer Linpac has announced it will increase prices by 10% for plastic food packages used by meat industry professionals, among others.

IPPE 2017

Compact oven created for small manufacturers of food

JBT Corp launched a compact oven for small food processors, including poultry producers and start-ups, at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2017 in Atlanta last week.