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Hillshire reach new heights

Hillshire Farm, a Sara Lee Foods brand, has unveiled a new logo and package design.

Zip-Pak up for Las Vegas

US-based Zip-Pak is to showcase a number of innovations at Pack Expo in Las Vegas this October including its Quick-Zip Slider and the Transverse Direction Zip-Pak Slider.

Solbar launches Solpro 900

Israeli soy ingredients company Solbar Industries has launched a new product called Solpro 900, a soy protein isolate that has important implications for emulsified meat and poultry products.

Reiser exhibits latest technology

Reiser, a leading UK-based packaging and processing supplier, will be highlighting its latest technologies at the forthcoming PPMA show, to be held in Birmingham, UK, 23-25 September.

Fortifying feed without antibiotics, Eureka!

A project funded by the European development organisation Eureka has helped scientists to produce a fortifying feed for piglets without the use of antibiotics.

Healthier chicken

US processor House of Raeford has launched a new line of trans fat-free breaded chicken and turkey products.

Surebeam gets US approval

SureBeam has been awarded a US patent on an in-line processing system that is said to form food products, such as ground beef, into optimal configurations for irradiation processing.

Meat on display

The Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2003, which claims to be the UK's definitive speciality food and drink event, will take place this year in Leeds and London.

A wrapper you can eat

Edible vegetable and fruit wraps look set to keep lunches and meats fresher longer and could substitute some non-biodegradable wraps, says the creator, food chemist Tara McHugh.

Welsh confirm quality

Welsh lamb has joined Cornish clotted cream, West Country farmhousecheddar cheese and stilton cheese on the list of 34 UK productsrecognised by the EU for their quality and regional identity.

Ishida comes unstuck

Ishida Europe, one of the world's leading suppliers of complete weighing and packing line solutions, has launched its Fresh Food weigher series.

Fresh ideas

Packaging firm Cryovac has launched a range of self-adhesive oxygen scavenging labels designed to extend product shelf life.

Ready for action

UK-based process engineers BCH have installed a range of cooking and cooling lines at Headland Foods' new factory at Europarc Grimsby.

Tyson hits the health market

Tyson Foods is to supply glucosamine and chondroitin ingredients made from processed cartilage to supplement makers.

Kerry scoops award

Irish based Kerry Foods had a successful night at the UK's SuperMeats Award in London this week.

Nashua launches labels

Nashua Corporation has introduced new recipe labels for retailers and case-ready meat and poultry processors.

Cut the salt

A new Food Standards Agency report shows that the salt content of many ready meals is extremely high - and that 'healthy option' and children's variants are some of the...

Making identification easier

A system for the electronic identification of animals has been devised which claims to eliminate the errors of current systems.

Festive cheer from Packaging Automation

Packaging Automation (PA), the UK manufacturer of heat sealing machines, is supplying one of the country's leading chilled food producers, Uniq Prepared Foods, with some state-of-the-art equipment.

Victory for Parma

Parma ham producers yesterday won the right to require that their products be sliced and packaged, as well as produced, in the region of origin, putting an end to a...

Waste not want not

A joint venture has been established between Omaha-based firm ConAgra Foods and New York environmental technology company CWT to open a processing plant that will turn edible turkey parts into...

P&G technology used in meat pads

Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) has licensed one of Procter & Gamble's advanced DEC technologies for woven and non-woven materials. The product will be used for PFG's new DiamondDry absorbent meat...

Belgian bird flu leads to mass slaughter

Following the death of a Dutch vet after exposure to bird flu, Beligium is stepping up its efforts to try and contain the current outbreak.

Ishida provides multi-head weigher for Tulip

Steff Houlberg, now a part of Tulip Food Company, has partnered with Ishida Europe to automate the packaging of its long sausages in plastic pouches.

First BSE kit for live cattle

Proteome Sciences has entered into an agreement with IDEXX Laboratories, to launch its BSE biomarkers for live cattle, the first testing kit of its kind. Current detection methods require brain...