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Food Bug Forensic Tracking
Pork factories now rely on a new kit to examine suspect meat with a technique that was developed in an EU funded project called Biotracer....
Safety First – Focus on Traceability
Food safety scandals, recalls of food stuffs, the outbreak of an epizootic disease – are topics that are frequently in the media spotlight and have a high priority in the public conscience. ...
Packaging for Safer Products with Longer Shelf-life
Trends in meat and food packaging are very much in line with the major demands of the meat industry in general....
Tight Global Beef Supplies Forecast for 2013
The global beef market is expected to be characterised by tight supplies amongst key exporting countries throughout 2013, according to the Global and European beef market update from Bord Bia....
Advanced Robotics for Next Generation of Poultry Processing
The poultry industry relies heavily on fixed automation as well as specialized robotics and perception techniques, implemented in a step-by-step “perception then manipulation” process, writes J. Michael Matthews for Poultry Tech....
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. ...
Irish Food and Drink Exports Pass €9 Billion
Irish food and drink exports have passed €9 billion for the first time and the country has seen its food exports to Asia rise by 75 per cent since 2010, according to a new report from Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
Sugar Beet Pulp for Food Packaging
More than 1 million tons of sugar beet pulp are generated annually by U.S. beet sugar industries. Finding profitable uses for the biodegradable pulp, which is the leftover residue from sugar extraction, is critical for the long-term economic viability...
Improving Poultry Plant Wastewater Treatment Processes
Improved primary screening of poultry wastewater offers ample opportunity for reducing overall wastewater costs, according to a research team at Georgia Tech Research Institute....
Cost of Pig Production
What confidence there was in the EU pig sector earlier in 2010 was considerably eroded as world grain prices increased throughout the summer months. Combined with wider economic and financial challenges in the EU, the challenge of profitability remained...
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....
Could Lab Grown Meat Be on the Menu
In the context of the debate on battling to feed an increasing global population in a sustainable way, the consequences of current agricultural practices and conventional livestock production are being examined and alternatives sought. A report ppublished...
Influence of Growth Rate of White Striping in Broiler Breast Fillets
Faster growing broilers tended to have an increased occurrence of higher degrees of white striping in the breast fillets, according to new research from Arkansas. The degree of white striping was associated with changes in the chemical composition of...
Investment Opportunities for Ruminant Livestock in Developing Countries
Investment in the development of feed markets in Africa and South Asia could enable very large numbers of smallholders to participate more in the food value chains according to a report from the World Bank....
Micronutrient Profile of Traditional Italian Ham
A study into three types of Italian ham found that it can be an important vehicle of some micronutrients in the Italian diet. The research by Massimo Lucarini, Laura D’Evoli, Sara Tufi, Altero Aguzzi, Paolo Gabrielli and Ginevra Lombardi-Boccia from...
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