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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.

Pork sirloin listed as heart-healthy food

Pork sirloin has been added to a list of food products the American Heart Association (AHA) claims is good for building a healthy heart.

Vegan ‘bleeding’ burger on Michelin-starred menu

Bill Gates-backed Silicon Valley start-up Impossible Foods will launch its ‘bleeding’ meat-free burger at two New York restaurants this week.

Poland’s QFG investment creates 1,200 jobs

Polish meat processor QFG plans to invest PLN400 million (€92m) to expand and upgrade its output capacity, creating 1,200 new jobs by the end of 2022, according to senior company representatives.

Indian firm launches meat preservative to tackle cancer fears

An Indian ingredients firm has launched a natural preservative for chilled meats free from the chemical nitrate that some researchers have linked to cancer.

Super Bowl chicken wing consumption craze hits US

US citizens may eat enough chicken wings to circle the earth nearly three times during Super Bowl weekend, according to the National Chicken Council (NCC).

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Atlas Meat Company forced to recall pork products

Colorado-based processor Atlas Meat Company is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding. 

US app aims to help consumers choose great meat

A mobile app, designed to help shoppers buy and prepare meat and poultry products, has been launched by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

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Processing defect sparks chicken recall

US-based Hans Kissle Company has recalled more than 6,000lbs (2,721kg) of ready-to-eat chicken, as a possible processing flaw raised concerns that bacterial pathogens may be present in the meat.

Icelandic farmers launch lamb promotion

Iceland’s lamb farmers are promoting the unique nature of their meat products, in a bid to cope with falling local meat prices caused by overproduction and declining exports.

New Australian lamb promotional campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its new lamb marketing campaign. 

Kashmiri taste for lamb and goat prompts robust meat trade in India

The predominantly meat-eating communities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has become a significant market for Indian meat and livestock producers from outside...

Christmas sparks boom in KFC sales in Japan

Japan's long-held tradition of celebrating Christmas with KFC has lifted poultry farmers after the industry culled half a million birds in November and December 2016 following a bird flu outbreak.

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Perfect Fit Meals issues chicken breast recall

Texas-based healthy meal and snack business Perfect Fit Meals has recalled over 3,000 pounds (lb) of chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared ingredients.

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

Ostrich meat processor embraces new technology

One of the world’s largest ostrich meat processors, Klein Karoo, says a decision to launch industry-leading technology across its operations has brought “huge benefits” by simplifying traceability.

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Kemin extends range with organic meat ingredient

Ingredients manufacturer Kemin has launched an organic, vinegar-based ingredient to prolong the shelf-life of various meat products.

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to...

Meat sales to Japan ready meals segment on the up

Large meat producers in Japan are eyeing the ready meal sector as a key income stream following increased demand for such products. 

Cherkizovo plans fully robotised sausage plant in Moscow Oblast

Russia’s Cherkizovo Group is building Europe’s largest, automated meat processing plant for the production of raw smoked sausages, Vladislav Belyaev, Cherkizovo’s head of IT, has confirmed. 

Thailand’s CP Food targets growth as South Korea resumes trade

After a 12-year hiatus in Thai poultry exports to South Korea, triggered by a bird flu outbreak in 2004, exporters are targeting growth in one of Asia’s largest consumer markets.

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Hilton Food Group to open Australian processing facility

Hilton Food Group is to expand its Australian presence with the announcement that it is to construct a new meat processing facility in Queensland. 

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.