Packaging industry faces “fundamental problem”

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. 

Innovative technology extends meat products’ life

The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.

Meat and poultry packaging firm experiences best-ever month

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.

Food fault investigation service launched

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. 

Industry risks losing cash through lack of knowledge of supply chain technologies

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. 

Keyani & Sons increases production thanks to Multivac UK

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. 

Poultry producers renews fleet to meet demand

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. 

Linpac at the forefront of tackling waste

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. 

Avery Berkel calls time on M-Series after 17 years

Weighing solution manufacturer, Avery Berkel, has halted production of its M-Series retail weighing scales after 17 years. 

Compact X-ray fat analyser helps meat sector

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. 

Skin-tight meat packaging solution assists industry

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. 

Packaging material benefits fresh meat and poultry 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. 

Packaging solution adds value to producers

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 refreshes fleet of vans

Campbells Prime Meat, a provider of fresh meat, fish and delicatessen products, has refreshed its fleet of temperature-controlled vans from Ryder. 

Devro finds solution to ammonia problem

One of the world-leading sausage casings company, Devro, has overcome an ammonia discharge issue in its Glasgow plant. 

Quality control goes digital

The meat industry can now benefit from a quality control app, designed by Muddy Boots Software.

PPS packaging awarded for environmentally-friendly box

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).

Multivac UK launches new and improved facilities

One of the UK’s leading packaging companies, Multivac UK, officially opened its refurbished premises on Thursday 17 March 2016.

New digital thermometer launched by ETI

Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd (ETI) has introduced the new Therma 1T digital thermometer. 

Ishida Europe showcases testing equipment at Foodex

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 to offer BladeStop through new butchery division

Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division. 

Alfresco Chef is new corporate member of Q Guild

Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild. 

New corporate members for Q Guild

West Midlands-based Theo’s Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members. 

Thermal insulation container set to help the industry in transporting cold foods

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. 

Detectable paper launched by Detectamet

In an effort to reduce the risk of contaminating food with paper, Detectamet has developed a detectable paper.

New food packaging combats waste

The meat and poultry industry is set to benefit from waste-reducing packaging.

Sainsbury’s plans an environmentally friendly future

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.

Ready meals to benefit from cutting-edge technology

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.

Leak detector reduces food waste

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.

New packaging to benefit meat products

An original packaging format is set to enhance the presentation, preservation and protection of fresh meat and fish products. 

Andrews Chiller Hire doubles fleet

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. 

New MultiRap packaging system launched

Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) has launched a range of specialist foodservice packaging solutions including the new MultiRap. 

Food organisation rethinks approach to packaging

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. 

Technology helps minimise bacteria on meat

Odour management firm Dax Airscience is working alongside a prominent UK beef supplier to help reduce the level of bacteria found on beef carcases.

Industry examines satellite technology for agri-food business

The potential for satellite technology to improve agri-food businesses will be explored at a networking event in October in London. 

37 deaths on farms in 2014/5, with cattle and vehicles most common causes

Moving cattle and vehicles are the biggest causes of deaths on British farms, provisional figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.

New engineering manager for CES

Machinery and supplies company Cutting Edge Services (CES) has appointed Mike Woods as its new engineering manager. 

Meat box supplier plans £1.3m expansion

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.

Integreater boosts SI customer base

Meat and poultry processing software company Systems Integration (SI) has doubled its customer base since launching the Integreater brand in 2010.

ABP encourages women to join industry

Beef giant ABP UK is addressing the gender imbalance in the meat industry by encouraging young women into careers.

New website promotes career in food to youngsters

A new website has been launched to attract new talent into food and drink manufacturing and processing.

Marel sells slicing site to US firm

Global meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel is to sell its high-speed slicing facility in Norwich.

Knife hygiene firm strikes Australian export deal

An international meat firm based in Australia has given a huge boost to a Northern Ireland equipment company which specialises in knife sterilisation.

Tulip creates new group innovation & NPD director role

Meat processor Tulip has created a new group innovation & NPD director role, appointing Stacey Howe to fill the position.

Irish pork firm completes major traceability investment

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.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

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.

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Ishida launches X-ray model for small bone detection

Ishida Europe has revealed a new X-ray model, which can detect bones in meat fillets.

UK young butchers build international kudos

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.

On track with IT

There was a time the days when the word 'chips' was mostly associated with fish when keeping track of livestock or a meat product was a case of creating an extremely long paper trail.

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