The UK’s packaging and print industries are being called on to support the development of the sector and promote it as a viable career option.
The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.
Northern Paper Board, a packaging firm that supplies to the meat and poultry sector, has experienced its strongest ever month in its 37-year history.
A new service has been introduced into the food manufacturing sector that investigates faults in foods. The system is delivered by Public Analyst Scientific Services (PASS) – part of the Eurofins Scientific Group.
Meat firms risk losing cash as a result of a lack of knowledge of supply chain technologies, including packaging innovations, according to research just published.
Birmingham-based manufacturers of halal doner kebabs Keyani & Sons has been able to boost production by 20 tonnes per month after the installation of a Laska Grinder by Multivac UK.
Faccenda Foods has said it will renew its fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres in an effort to keep up with growing demand for British meat.
Packaging solutions company Linpac has welcomed the news that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has launched an inquiry into the economic, environmental and social impact of food waste.
Weighing solution manufacturer, Avery Berkel, has halted production of its M-Series retail weighing scales after 17 years.
Analytical solution company Foss has announced the launch of the MeatMaster II C – a compact version of the MeatMaster II X-ray analyser for fat analysis and foreign object detection.
Heat-sealing specialist Proseal has launched what it claims is the world’s first semi-automatic tray sealer for skin deep packs, designed to benefit the meat industry.
The fresh meat and poultry industry is expected to benefit from a new recyclable mono material after Faerch Plast was granted a European patent for its MAPET® II.
Irish-based Holfeld Plastics, part of the Waddington Europe group, has introduced a packaging solution designed to add value and help boost the environmental credentials of a business.
Campbells Prime Meat, a provider of fresh meat, fish and delicatessen products, has refreshed its fleet of temperature-controlled vans from Ryder.
One of the world-leading sausage casings company, Devro, has overcome an ammonia discharge issue in its Glasgow plant.
The meat industry can now benefit from a quality control app, designed by Muddy Boots Software.
Transit packaging company, PPS, has been crowned the winner of the Eco Pack Challenge at the Packaging Innovations Show 2016, leading to opportunities to partner with Marks & Spencer (M&S).
One of the UK’s leading packaging companies, Multivac UK, officially opened its refurbished premises on Thursday 17 March 2016.
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd (ETI) has introduced the new Therma 1T digital thermometer.
Ishida Europe will be putting its quality control expertise to the test at this year’s Foodex exhibition (18-20 April) by inviting visitors to bring their own packs to the stand to be tested for contaminants, leakages or other QC issues.
Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division.
Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild.
West Midlands-based Theo’s Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members.
Refrigerated transport is often considered a major contributor towards carbon emissions. Provider of thermal insulation materials Enviro-Pod said that, aside from the high running cost of refrigerated transport, running chillers and doors being left open during the loading and reloading of stock also have a damaging effect on the environment.
In an effort to reduce the risk of contaminating food with paper, Detectamet has developed a detectable paper.
The meat and poultry industry is set to benefit from waste-reducing packaging.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has continued its progress towards a more sustainable future by introducing what it claims to be the world’s first naturally refrigerated truck.
Linde Gases, part of The Linde Group, has revealed plans that BOC, its UK and Ireland subsidiary, will be a main collaborator partner in The Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology (ACCT) project.
A new piece of technology, launched by Ishida Europe, has been designed to help food manufacturers in minimising spillage by detecting leaks in pre-packed retail products.
An original packaging format is set to enhance the presentation, preservation and protection of fresh meat and fish products.
Andrews Chiller Hire has doubled its fleet of FC90 Fast Chill models, due to increasing popularity as a positive fix when temporary chiller hire is called upon across all sectors of the food and drinks industry.
Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) has launched a range of specialist foodservice packaging solutions including the new MultiRap.
Campden BRI, the food and drink technology company, has invested in five new pieces of equipment designed to expand its range of packaging testing services which will in turn help companies reduce food and packaging waste.
Odour management firm Dax Airscience is working alongside a prominent UK beef supplier to help reduce the level of bacteria found on beef carcases.
The potential for satellite technology to improve agri-food businesses will be explored at a networking event in October in London.
Moving cattle and vehicles are the biggest causes of deaths on British farms, provisional figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.
Machinery and supplies company Cutting Edge Services (CES) has appointed Mike Woods as its new engineering manager.
Meat industry supplier Northern Paper Board, which supplies boxes for meat products, has revealed plans of a £1.3 million expansion at its site in Yorkshire.
Meat and poultry processing software company Systems Integration (SI) has doubled its customer base since launching the Integreater brand in 2010.
Beef giant ABP UK is addressing the gender imbalance in the meat industry by encouraging young women into careers.
A new website has been launched to attract new talent into food and drink manufacturing and processing.
Global meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel is to sell its high-speed slicing facility in Norwich.
An international meat firm based in Australia has given a huge boost to a Northern Ireland equipment company which specialises in knife sterilisation.
Meat processor Tulip has created a new group innovation & NPD director role, appointing Stacey Howe to fill the position.
Irish pork supplier Oakpark Foods, which supplies bacon and pork products to the UK, will complete a £2.4m (€3m) investment at its Cahir Co, Tipperary site.
The Bakers’ and Buthers’ Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.
A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.
Ishida Europe has revealed a new X-ray model, which can detect bones in meat fillets.
Despite suffering set-backs early in the competition, the UK team gave its best-ever performance in the International Young Butcher Competition, held in Bazenheid, Switzerland.
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