Raw meat injected with water and additives to retain moisture is
being sold alongside ordinary fresh meat by leading UK
supermarkets, a disclosure that represents yet another blow to the
reputation of food production writes Anthony...
An in-depth study of UK-based Whitbread's Beefeater restaurants and
its steak supply chain has uncovered a new team-based approach to
customer satisfaction following the incorporation of Value Chain
Analysis (VCA) methods.
A seminar on meat packaging automation was held this month at
Packforum, packaging materials supplier Cryovac’s permanent
customer-care centre near Paris. The programme addressed new
challenges in meat packaging including market trends,...
The British Poultry Council claims that less regulations on energy
consumption and pollution in the meat processing industry is vital
if the sector is to survive the onslaught of cheaper imports,
writes Anthony Fletcher.
A new report suggests that competition in the European organic meat
industry is increasing, as the market begins to suffer from
overcapacity. This follows another report that linked the
popularity of organic meat in North America...
Public concern over BSE outbreaks is set to boost sales of organic
meat products in North America, according to a new report. But
North Americans have not historically been as influenced by food
scares as their European counterparts.
The price paid to British farmers for chicken needs to increase by
8p a kilogramme if the industry is to survive, the National Farmers
Union said yesterday. Poultry producers are getting an average of
2p less than the cost of production...
The UK pork processing industry is calling for a substantial
increase in meat prices. British Pig Executive (BPEX) chairman
Stewart Houston has written to retailer and foodservice leaders to
point out that producers in Britain and...
The US National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has taken the
first steps in creating a country of origin labelling programme.
Put together by a specially organised NCBA task force, the
programme consists of a US label that...
Tyson Foods has said that the ongoing restructuring of its North
American meat processing operations is likely to result in a number
of job losses. The group is to close two of its North American
operations in a bid to improve long-term...
Distribution in sparsely populated countries such as Finland is a
perennial problem, especially when it comes to perishable foods
such as meat and poultry. Having worked in this geographic
environment for years, Finnish packaging...
A US farm co-operative is set to open a $25 million
state-of-the-art pork processing plant that will be wholly owned by
hog producers. Is this the best way that small pork processors can
compete against the likes of Smithfield and...