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No Rise in Risk Found with Visual-only Post-mortem Meat Inspection
A qualitative risk assessment carried out for the British Food Standards Agency to establish if post-mortem visual inspection of red meat (except pigs) and large game alone represents an increased risk to public health, as well as to animal health and...
French Retailer with Hands-on Approach to Traceability
Just when traceability scares have retailers across the world running for cover, one French retailer can justifiably feel that more than 40 years of working alongside food producers has been vindicated, writes Peter Crosskey....
New Packaging Solutions for Safer Products with Longer Shelf-life
Trends in packaging are very much in line with the major demands of the meat industry in general and the sector is seeking to make its contribution to bringing products onto the market which are safer and have a longer shelf life. ...
Consumer Demand Impact of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling
The United States implemented mandatory country of origin labelling (MCOOL) which became effective in March 2009 (USDA AMS, 2009a,b), write Glynn T. Tonsor, Jayson L. Lusk, Ted C. Schroeder, and Mykel R. Taylor in a research paper for Kansas State University....
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Marketing Standards - Labelling of Poultrymeat
UN-ECE Standards, food information to consumers (including country-of-origin labelling) and the proposal for eco-labels on foods are among the topics on labelling addressed in the 2012 annual report from AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and...
Quality Assurance in US Feedlots
The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) programme is a State and national industry-led effort that provides guidelines to support the production of quality beef. The goal of the program is to raise consumer confidence in beef quality through recommended...
Video Imaging Shows Tighter Carcase Grading
Mechanical grading in the form of Video Imaging Analysis (VIA) was introduced in seven Northern Irish meat processing plant for the grading of beef carcases in March 2011 and over the last year the system has recorded a tighter grading system than before,...
What Europeans Think of Food Security, Food Quality
More than 90 per cent of EU citizens find quality and price an important factor when buying food according to a new EUROBAROMETER survey. ...
'Meat Glue' Issue Involves Wide Misunderstanding
Products called 'meat glue' commonly are used to connect pieces of fresh meat to make more uniform, attractive servings. ...
Adding Value through Packaging
Convenience, shelf presence, food safety, cost, functionality and sustainability are all the main driving forces for innovative food packaging, writes Chris Harris. ...
Shoppers Favour Carbon Footprint Labels on Food
The majority of respondents to a UK survey would like to see labels explaining the carbon footprint of the food they buy, according to study for the European Commission. ...
Smart Packaging for Prime Products
Food packaging tends to get judged in terms of three criteria: the environment, marketing and functionality. ...
Clear Slap Marking - a Step to Accurate Traceability
If a meat production and processing operation is to institute a traceability system, it needs to be accurate, efficient and comprehensive, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief Chris Harris. ...
Loyalty Cards Help to Trace Salmonella Outbreak
An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in France towards the end of last year was traced to dried pork sausage from one producer thanks to the use of supermarket loyalty cards, writes TheMeatSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
Nutrient Data for the New Year
Federal rules published in 2010 require specific meat and poultry products to carry new nutrition information starting from the beginning of this year according to the USDA ARS. ...
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