Processing and Packaging Innovation

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

The new OPTIBEEF system is designed to improve returns for beef processors

New beef production project launched

By Aidan Fortune

A new system for improving beef production has been launched in the UK by a team of processors, scientists and precision engineering companies.

Cherkizovo is trialling AI technology to help increase production efficiencies

Cherkizovo invests in artificial intelligence

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Cherkizovo is to install an artificial intelligence (AI) system at one of its meat-processing facilities in order to optimize production process and cut production costs.

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

Value-added direction for Tyson Foods

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has earmarked the value-added sector and prepared foods as areas of future growth for the business.

K+G Wetter has launched a new bowl cutter for the meat industry

K+G Wetter unveils new industrial bowl cutter

By David Challis

Meat processing machinery specialist K+G Wetter has launched an industrial bowl cutter which aims to combine increased efficiency with a focus on improving hygiene.

Picture: Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat Q1 revenues slightly ahead of guidance

By Elaine Watson

Revenues at plant-based meat brand Beyond Meat tripled in Q1 2019 vs Q1 2018, surging 215% to $40.2m, slightly ahead of guidance provided in its IPO filings, primarily driven by growth of the ‘cook from raw’ Beyond Burger in foodservice and retail channels....

Danish Crown to switch to recyclable packaging

Danish Crown to switch to recyclable packaging

By Aidan Fortune

Processing giant Danish Crown is to switch all of its green and black meat trays to environmentally-friendly PET materials to help reduce food packaging waste.

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From trust grows success

From trust grows success

The award winning company Wünsch’s Fleischspezialitäten sets new quality standards for meat products – using machines made by K+G Wetter.