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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.

Makeover for Hazlemere butcher’s

A Buckinghamshire butcher’s shop, Halls of Hazlemere, has been refurbished for the first time in almost 30 years.

Queen's Award for Enterprise for Ishida Europe

Ishida Europe has been awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its “entrepreneurship and economic performance”.

Brand new lorries for Suffolk supplier

An East Anglian slaughterhouse and wholesale supplier has started the New Year by taking delivery of two new Renault Premium Eco lorries.

NIR technology comes to CPET

Packaging company Faerch Plast has developed a black crystalline polyethylene (CPET) that can be detected by near infrared (NIR) light technology, which can aid recycling.

Marel gives insight to international customers

Processors from around the world were given an exclusive insight into the latest technology on offer from leading machinery supplier Marel recently.

Pro2Pac reveals March dates for next exhibition

Dates for the UK's only food and drink sector processing and packaging exhibition have been announced.

Hygienic meat grinder

Interfood Technology has added what it describes as "the latest solution in meat grinding" to its line in the UK and Ireland.

Multivac extends multi-weighing options

Multivac Marking & Inspection will launch its first checkweighers in three weight ranges, designed with the option for metal detection.

Faerch Plast strengthens business development

Faerch Plast, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of plastic trays and containers for the food industry, has appointed a new business development manager. The appointment of Ian Perkins to the role follows the recent opening of Faerch's new production site in Durham, north-east England, where Perkins will deal with the company's UK meat and poultry sector.

Grant stirs it up

Standard cooking vessels can now be transformed into sous-vide baths thanks to the launch of Grant Instruments' SV200 stirred heater.

Genus sets new trap

Control of flying insects in butchers' shops has been made easier by Genus' latest insect light traps.

Bizerba focuses on hygiene

Bizerba has launched a new checkweigher, which it claims eliminates bacteria contamination when weighing highly perishable foods.

Smoke signals

Ness' FR series of friction smokers generate smoke with the lowest temperature of all known methods, according to the firm. They also deliver smoke with little or no formation of carcinogens.

Mailbox delivers on bucket list

Mailbox, the materials handling company, has developed a new 15-litre bucket to help reduce cross-contamination in production areas.

Morrisons champions technology for Scottish lamb quality

Morrisons has unveiled prototype technology to help producers increase the quality performance of their lambs at slaughter.

Seymour looks behind Green Door for solution

Seymour Manufacturing (SM) claims its Green Door could revolutionise cold rooms all over the country.

Faerch Plast adds northern plant

International food packaging company, Faerch Plast (FP), opened a new factory in County Durham, England, on 21 June to add to its sites in Denmark and the Czech Republic.

BOC claims transport refrigeration breakthrough

A number of UK food distributors are trailing a new in-transit refrigeration system developed by the specialist industrial gases and engineering system business BOC.

Multivac improves user interface on labellers

Multivac Marketing & Inspection has equipped its cross web labellers for traceability marking with the Multivac HMI 2.0 user interface.

Gist adds to chilled distribution network

Two new chilled distribution centres have been opened in Stone and Sheffield by temperature control specialist Gist.

Busch reports on its success from Foodex

Busch UK demonstrated the latest developments in the field of vacuum-and low-pressure pumping technology for the food and packaging industry at Foodex 2012.

Firms work on 'healthy' towels

Two of the UK's leading suppliers to the meat and healthcare industries have teamed up to deliver a cost-effective 'no touch' roll hand towel system to the food manufacturing industry.

Landia pumps solves blockages at Derbyshire abattoir

Landia's Chopper Pumps have helped enhance productivity at a leading abattoir, which supplies quality beef products for retail, commercial and foodservice markets in the UK and internationally. The two pumps, which are in continual operation at Pickstock Ashby in South Derbyshire, replaced previous equipment which had to be taken out of service once every two hours because of blockages.

FFP takes award for Platinum print solution

Northampton-based flexible packaging manufacturer FFP Packaging Solutions picked up a total of seven awards at the European Flexographic Industry Association Awards (EFIA), including two gold, four silver and a bronze award.

Multivac gets ready for Barcelona

Multivac will be showcasing a range of its innovation package solutions at the Barcelona Food Technology (Bta) fair in Barcelona, on 15-18 May.

International trade award for ETI

Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI), one of the UK's leading suppliers of electronic thermometers and temperature probes, has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise for international trade.

New shrink tunnel to save energy

VC999 has launched a new shrink tunnel, which it claims offers excellent energy efficiency. The VC999 ST2 shrink tunnel is a fully automatic in-line spray tunnel, which uses a hot water cascade to shrink the packaging.

Accles & Shelvoke brings out versatile dispatch kit

Accles & Shelvoke has launched a new universal dispatch kit aimed at veterinarians, government agencies and farmers that have a requirement to euthanise animals of various species.

Enhanced seal force offered

Heat-sealing specialist Proseal has launched a new seal force system, which it claims offers an enhanced sealing process and energy efficiency.

Ishida ups the ante on weighing

Ishida has launched a new range of checkweighers, which it claims is "materially advancing the accuracy and speed of checkweighing".

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