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Productivity Improvements - The Betagro Way
Mr Vanus Taepaisitphongse, CEO of the Betagro group, a major force in the Thai livestock and food industries, speaking at the 2009 Asian Livestock Feed and Meat Industry Conference gave a fascinating insight into the benefits to Betagro of detailed analyses...
AgriLive: The Red Meat Debate
Climate change dominated a debate led by a panel of red meat industry experts at AgriLive in the UK, as issues such as declining livestock numbers, cheaper imports and profitability were pushed aside, reports TheMeatSite junior editor, Charlotte Johnston....
Improving Carbon Footprint of Pig Meat Production
There are many different drivers that affect meat production ranging from government policies through to oil and commodity prices and food security as well as consumer demands, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Food Safety in Pork Production and Processing
Pork production has safety implications for both producers and consumers, Dr Brian Evans, the executive vice president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told the recent World Pork Conference in Qingdao China. By TheMeatSite Senior Editor Chris...
Meat Spoilage - Methods for Controlling and Assessing Spoilage
From the scientific point of view, meat spoilage can be considered as an ecological phenomenon that includes the changes of the available nutrients, during the prevailing of a particular microbial association, the so called Specific Spoilage Organisms...
Chinese Industry Needs to Modernise and Industrialise
Pig meat production in China, the world's largest meat producer, is growing and in particular the country is seeing a growth in branded products, writes TheMeatSite Senior Editor Chris Harris....
Environmental Visions of the Meat Industry
Norwegian food production is the origin of nine per cent of Norway's emissions of greenhouse gases, and the worst offender in food production is the meat industry. This challenge for the industry was addressed during Meat Day 2009, which focused on the...
EFSA Perspectives on Microbial Safety of Beef
EFSA was established in order to provide scientific advice and technical support for legislation and policies in all fields which have a direct or indirect impact on food and feed safety, Marta Hugas and Ernesto Liebana, from the Biological Hazards Unit...
Technological Milestones from Carcase to Product
The role of science and technology is playing an increasingly important part throughout the meat and livestock industry. This trend is particularly evident in the processing sector, where meat quality, taste, carcase grades and value can now be determined...
Production Chains, Skills and Farming
The UK could suffer future food shortages unless the numbers of skilled people entering UK farming increases, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Developing a Global Agenda for Farming
An increase in global agriculture trading through freer trading regulations could increase the worldwide benefits by $165 billion a year, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Functional Ingredients Spur Market Growth
Consumers today place a high priority on good nutrition. Ever since probiotic yogurts hit the market, consumers have known that our intestines are populated by innumerable bacteria that go by the names of Bifidus Digestivum, Lactobacillus Reuteri, and...
Energy - Making the Most of It
Higher energy efficiency in the food industry can be achieved through the optimal interaction of system components, according to an Energy Efficiency Trend Report from Anuga FoodTec 2009....
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