Processing and Packaging Innovation

Australia's meat processing costs are higher than the USA, Argentina and Brazil

AMIC urges action on meat operating costs

By Ashley Williams

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has called on its state and federal government to bring down operating costs after a report revealed that Australia was one of the highest-paying nations for processing.

The processed meat debate

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Why are processed meats given such a bad name?

By Ashley Williams

When you sit down to demolish a bacon or sausage sandwich in the morning, it’s very unlikely that you are thinking of the consequences it is having on your body.

Plant and clean meat grant launched

Good Food Institute launches $3m research grant

By Aidan Fortune

US-based Good Food Institute has launched a $3m competitive research grant program to encourage universities and others to pursue plant-based and clean meat research.

US farmers want origin labelling laws changed

US farmers call for food origin label shake-up

By Aidan Fortune

The US National Farmers Union (NFU) has lent its support to a campaign calling for origin labels to be changed as they are currently hindering beef producers.

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

Coveris to increase capacity by 20%

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Coveris has unveiled a £1m investment plan at its linerless labels facility in Spalding, England, which will see it increase capacity by over 20% in order to meet growing demand for the sustainable pack format.

Sealed Air has acquired AFP

Sealed Air acquires AFP

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Sealed Air has acquired AFP, a leading, privately held fabricator of foam, corrugated, moulded pulp and wood packaging solutions.

'Trying something new' was one of the main drivers of the growth of plant-based meat

AHDB examines factors driving the plant-based meat trend

By Ashley Williams

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a report into the factors driving attention to the plant-based food trend and how it may impact the future prospects of the meat industry in the UK.

The FDA is to hold a debate on lab-grown meat next month

FDA to debate lab-grown meat

By Aidan Fortune

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to hold a public meeting to discuss foods produced using animal cell culture technology.

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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.