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Convenience Continues to be a Focal Point
Zurich-style veal fricassee in cream sauce in five minutes, fresh fruit salad without time-consuming cutting and slicing, crispy rolls for warming in the oven - fast preparation and ease of use offer so many tempting advantages that more and more people...
Carbon Labels on Groceries Need Simplifying for Consumers
New research in the UK indicates that the public find carbon labels on grocery products difficult to understand. ...
Key Elements of the New EU Food Labelling Regulation
One of the most important innovative elements of the new food labelling rules in the European Union is the mandatory nutrition information on pre-packed foods....
Quality through Carcase Grading
With the high-Australian dollar, producers need to see more benefits from their livestock, according to the Tasmanian-based grader and livestock consultant, Peter Chilcott. ...
Building Trust Through Quality Assurance
Building success in the market, both domestically and internationally, is based on building trust in the quality and safety of products and now more importantly trust in the ethical correctness of production, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris...
New Research Projects Advancing Industry
In a partnership between ALMA, Genome Alberta and Genome Canada, Alberta’s research community has seen more than $6 million invested in 11 exciting genomics projects to improve the health, reputation and quality of Alberta’s livestock....
Combating Cod Fraud In Europe
Higher public awareness of sustainable fishing practices, led by environmental NGOs, may have helped reduce the incidence of mislabelled fish in the UK, compared to Ireland, according to a recent study which assessed levels of fish fraudulently sold as...
Capturing Full Environmental and Social Impacts of Products
Carbon footprint labels communicate just one aspect of a product’s environmental impact. A recent study for the EU has called for an enhanced ecolabelling scheme, called ‘sustainable product indexing’, that recognises the broader, complex social...
Carbon Footprinting Requires Harmonisation
Internationally, more and more food companies are introducing carbon labels to their products. ...
Health and Welfare the Image of New Products
Two of the major themes for new products that were launched at this year's Anuga food exhibition in Cologne, Germany, were animal welfare and healthy eating, writes TheMeatSite Editor in Chief Chris Harris. ...
Modern Sensors Provide Precise Insights into Production
Wireless technologies, Ethernet and asset management systems — in recent years, a number of new technologies have entered the food production industry and substantially changed the world of process automation....
Spoilt Food Soon a Thing of the Past?
Unwanted bacteria, yeasts and moulds can cause major problems for the food industry as well as consumers. Norwegian researchers have developed new methods to identify potential sources of contamination. ...
New Product Development
Product development has become a key differentiator for companies in the market and Product Lifecycle Management can play a important part in the product lifecycle, writes, Chris Wright for The Meat Site. ...
Cod Mislabelling Disguises Cheaper Fish Products
Less expensive fish species are being labelled and sold as cod in Ireland, while the environmental impact of purchases is being concealed by product labels, according to a study published in the journal Fish and Fisheries. ...
Comparing Purchases of Eco-labelled Products
Ecolabels can help encourage sustainable consumption. A new study has compared the national organisation of environmental (eco and organic) labels and its impact on purchases of labelled products in 18 European countries....
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