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Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set...

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

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

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

Meat production to drive growth in protein ingredients market

Global demand for meat will require industry to grow animals faster than ever before, which in turn will fuel growth in the protein ingredients market, according to a study.

Politician plugs Irish beef in Dubai

Premium Irish beef has benefited from government support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, helped secure endorsement from one...

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on this month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global meat industry? 

Brazilian meat giant ‘dissatisfied’ after loss

Meat processor BRF’s fourth-quarter net income fell by over 130% as a combination of political uncertainty and market challenges pushed results into the red.

Online forum explores packaging advances for meat safety

Suppliers seeking an edge in the fight to kill germs and boost shelf-life through packaging innovations can access a free online forum held on 23 March, featuring EU and US...

Q&A: Why checkweighing technology is key for the future

An expert at Switzerland-based food and pharma machinery producer Mettler Toledo weighs in on the role of advanced checkweighing technology and its uses for the future.

Reader survey

State of the industry: flight or plight?

What are the threats and opportunities your business is likely to face in 2017?

IPPE 2017

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

Meat processors show leadership in animal welfare

Poultry firms Noble Foods and Cranswick, both UK-based, top the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW).

World’s largest halal firm eyes stock market float

Brazilian meatpacker BRF plans to capitalise its new halal subsidiary OneFoods and may look to raise funds via a stock market flotation.

Australia goat prices move from ‘strength-to-strength’

A relatively good balance between the Australian and US dollar during 2016 fended off a price pinch for goat meat exporters hit with trade decline.

BRF to buy Turkey’s Banvit in $470m venture

Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund have agreed to buy outright the largest poultry producer in Turkey, Banvit, in a joint venture worth $470m. 

BRF launches ‘world’s largest’ halal company

Brazilian meatpacker BRF has launched a new subsidiary called OneFood, billed as the largest halal meat company in the world.

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.

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

Wegdam Foods acquires Tilly Sabco for undisclosed sum

Dutch meat firm Wegdam Foods has announced the takeover of administration-hit French poultry supplier Tilly Sabco, saving 61 jobs.

Bird flu outbreaks rock poultry sector as prices rise

Waves of avian influenza (AI) across Europe, Asia and Africa could impact the poultry industry just as broiler prices rise and feed costs drop. 

World Meat Congress

World Meat Congress, in quotes

Speakers at the World Meat Congress, in Uruguay’s Punta del Este, concluded that meat will continue to play a vital role in reducing poverty and feeding the world's growing population. ...

Ukraine’s MHP posts $8m third-quarter loss

Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP has reported a net loss of $8m for the third quarter of 2016 after a profit of $24m in the previous quarter.

GULFOOD MANUFACTURING

Demand for natural ingredients on the rise

Meat producers are being told that they should capitalise on the trend towards more natural ingredients. 

Huge science leap needed to control farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

A giant leap in research is needed to effectively end the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report.