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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.

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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.

Tyson Foods sets out sustainability plans

Tyson Foods has outlined its vision for the future of food and what role the business has to play in it.

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...

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. 

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.

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.

Indiana meat firm to create 20 jobs in expansion drive

Fisher Meats, a processor of fresh and smoked meats, announced plans today to triple its footprint in Jay County, creating up to 20 new jobs by 2019.

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.

Agri-tech company kicks off poultry waste to energy project

Irish agri-tech company BHSL has launched a $3m pilot project in the US state of Maryland, aimed at reducing the environmental challenges of the region’s poultry industry.

Chicken, pig software business bought

US poultry and swine production software firm MTech has been snapped up by Sweden’s Munters Group, a global leader in energy-efficient air treatment and climate solutions.

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US pork exports set volume record

The US pork trade wrapped up an excellent year on the global market with “very strong results” according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Tyson Foods under federal investigation for alleged price fix

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat processors, is under federal investigation for allegedly colluding with other meat companies to raise the cost of poultry.

Investment business secures Carolina meat producer

Investment advisor Gordon Brothers has secured a majority equity share in Carolina Pride, throwing its substantial financial muscle behind the family-owned South Carolina packaged meat producer in a strategic partnership.

Pilgrim’s Pride sees major fall in income

US poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride saw its full-year income decline by nearly a third in 2016. 

Trump called to strike meat deal with Japan

Beef and pork bodies have called on US President Donald Trump to launch free trade negotiations with Japan as prime minister Shinzo Abe jets in for a state visit this...

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.

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.

Trump may 'restore' US pork trade with Russia

Russia’s National Meat Association (NMA) has claimed that a lifting of the country’s food embargo could lead to US pig farmers reinstating supplies to the country, pushing out Brazilian exporters....

Tyson Food posts ‘record’ results – again

US meat giant Tyson Foods looks on track for a fifth consecutive year of record financial results, with beef and pork enjoying “outstanding” growth.

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.

China’s climate agenda sparks pork modernisation

Environmental regulation on the meat industry in China will drive a surge in modernisation for the country’s pork sector, according to Rabobank.