Listeria levels low in cooked meats

EU study shows low risk of listeria in cooked meats

By Carina Perkins

An EU-wide survey on listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods has found that cooked meat products carry a relatively low risk of contamination, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Study links red meat to diabetes

Study links red meat to diabetes

By Ed Bedington

Fresh health claims around red meat consumption are now pointing the finger at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM), a report has claimed.

OIE head Bernard Vallat talked about disease and the horsemeat scandal

OIE head Bernard Vallat on global animal disease control

By David Hayhurst, in Paris

While the European horsemeat scandal and a fresh Asian avian flu epidemic have dented public confidence in meat and livestock safety, Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has stressed recent victories in...

Meat processors targeted in food waste campaign

US tackles food waste head-on

By Carina Perkins

The US government has launched a new campaign to encourage food producers, processors, retailers and consumers to take action to “reduce, recover, and recycle” food waste.

Horsemeat criminals targeted burger manufacturers, says Fairbairn

Horsemeat: former Freeza director points finger at Europe

By Carina Perkins

The ex-director of a meat processor caught up in the European horsemeat scandal has claimed that the fraud was carried out by a big organisation, which specifically targeted burger plants and ready meal manufacturers.

China has launched a campaign against meat fraud

China builds blacklist following meat frauds

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.

Mutlivac launched new packaging designs at IFFA

IFFA 2013

Multivac claims to buck packaging decline

By Ed Bedington

A global player in the packaging sector said it was bucking the general trend and reporting solid growth and was now expanding operations out of its traditional heartland, its leaders informed visitors to the IFFA trade fair in Frankfurt.

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