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A Business that Gets Bigger as the Work Gets Smaller
Researcher Vincent Legendre is working for the French pig institute IFIP to map the flow of pig meat from abattoir to retail customer, writes Peter Crosskey for ThePigSite....
Consumers Seeking Convenience and Functionality
Apart from price, there are two main drivers for processed meat products in consumers' minds - convenience and wholesomeness, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Beef Grades and Carcass Information - MSU
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) uses a dual grading system for beef carcasses: a Yield Grade for estimating cutability and a Quality Grade as a comprehensive evaluation of factors that affect beef palatability, says the this Mississippi...
Soil Association Organic Market Report
Last year, sales of organic food increased by 1.7 per cent but the market will be tougher in this year of the recession, the report predicts, according to the Soil Association's Organic Market Report 2009, write Jackie Linden and Adam Anson for TheMeatSite....
Traceability Advancing with Technology
The need for traceability in the meat and food chain has now become an essential part of the processor's armoury in developing protection against possible food safety scares, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Marketing through Sustainable Packaging and Production
With more and more legislation controlling packaging in the food industry and with more concerns about the effect that packaging has on the environment, manufacturers are increasingly attempting to find sustainable answers to packing meat and food products,...
Processing Quality Seafood
Automation of food processing has made significant progress in recent years due to improvements in hardware and software, according to a report by Kristinn Andersen RTD Manager for Marel. The processing flowline, which in addition to fish processing has...
Reducing Saturated Fat in Meat Products
Concerns over obesity and heart health from governments, health services and nutritionists have been putting pressure on the meat and food industry to reduce the amounts of saturated fats in their products, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris. ...
The Stumbling Steps of a Brazilian Beef Giant
Two years ago, the Brazilian beef giant had asserted its market dominance worldwide. In spite of mounting concern it seemed destined to crush struggling industries on its Westbound path, but then the unthinkable happened, writes Adam Anson, reporting...
Animal Health and Food Safety as Trade Issues
Concerns over animal health and food production methods have been dogging trade talks for a considerable time, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris....
Colombia Lays Down New Rules on MDM
The Government of Colombia, through the Institute for the Surveillance of Medicines and Food Products (INVIMA), has negotiated an agreement with food processors to address the issue of Salmonella associated with imported Mechanically Deboned Chicken Meat...
Pushing the Border Back as a Food Safety Strategy
Securing the borders is one way of insuring the safety of food imported from other nations, but border management among trading nations also means finding ways to push the border back....
Confusion Over Date Labels on Food
The results of UK Food Standards Agency-commissioned survey of public attitudes towards food issues show that many people are confused over date labels, which could mean that some are taking risks by eating food that is past its ‘use by’ safety date....
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