Meat & Fish

Lamex Food Group Acquires Liberty Holdings BV

05 Jan 2017 --- UK based Lamex Food Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned frozen and chilled food importers/exporters has acquired Dutch company Liberty Holdings BV, the holding company for meat and poultry business Kappers Foods and a number of other companies operating in Holland.

3D Printing Offers an “Exciting Opportunity” to Add Value to Secondary Meat Cuts

08 Dec 2016 --- Three-dimensional printing technology for red meat products could present the next big advancement in value adding to the Australian industry, following new research published by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). A recent MLA research project reviewed market acceptance and value proposition for 3D printed food with meat as an ingredient – particularly investigating how the technology could open new market opportunities and further grow the demand and uses for red meat.

Opinion Edge: The Supplier View: 2017 Food Trends

01 Dec 2016 ---  Key suppliers offer their thoughts on key food industry trends to watch. What will be the key consumer trends driving the food industry forward in 2017 and how are they impacting supplier R&D development?

Pilgrim’s Pride Acquires GNP Co for $350m

30 Nov 2016 --- Pilgrim’s Pride has acquired US rival chicken producer GNP Co for $350m, saying that it was attracted by GNP’s technologies such as automated deboning and gas stunning. By acquiring the GNP business, Pilgrim’s Pride, which is majority owned by Brazil’s JBS, is expanding its presence into new markets, as well as bolstering its status as an organic and natural processor of chickens.

UK on Track to Cut Antibiotic Use in Animals as Total Sales Drop 9%

18 Nov 2016 --- Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report which has been released.

Protective Cultures Enhance Quality and Safety of Meat Produce

16 Nov 2016 --- In manufacturing food products it is important also to consider safety and stability. Building hurdles into the recipe and processing is a well know way of obtaining the best possible results. 

Tyson Takes 5 Percent Stake in Beyond Meat

11 Oct 2016 --- Tyson Foods, the biggest meat processor in the US by sales, has snapped up a five percent stake in a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes. Beyond Meat is a company that makes meats from protein sources such as peas and soy.

Commission Clears Joint Acquisition of Slaney by ABP Group and Fane Valley

11 Oct 2016 --- The European Commission has cleared unconditionally, after an investigation under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control of Slaney Foods JV and Slaney Proteins (Ireland) by meat processor ABP Group(Ireland) and farmer-owned agri-food company Fane Valley (United Kingdom).

Essentia Launches No-Antibiotics-Ever Poultry Products

10 Oct 2016 --- Essentia Protein Solutions have announced the expansion of its line of ProBase and ScanPro ingredients to include No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) chicken and turkey products. These innovative new products will be added to Essentia’s portfolio of ingredient solutions which deliver numerous processing and clean-label benefits for meat, savory and nutrition products.  

Mane Monitors Flexitarian Trends and Appeals to Future Meat-Free Eaters

04 Oct 2016 --- As the number of flexitarians grows globally, leading fragrance and flavor house Mane is reaffirming its position in the meat-free space which continues to go through huge growth around the world. The meat-free market is booming with high volumes of product launches across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in particular, reported by Innova Market Insights. There has been a 38 percent, on average, increase in the EMEA per year leading to predictions from Mane that the flexitarian trend is “here to stay.”

Pack Your Lunch With Insects and Microalgae

01 Oct 2016 ---  New needs and progressing trends are pointing towards the development of more innovative, functional and sustainable foods.

UN Declares Global Fight on Antimicrobial Resistance

22 Sep 2016 --- Global leaders gathered at the United Nations yesterday for a historic high-level debate concerning antimicrobial resistance where they committed to address challenges to health, food security and development. During the talks in New York, leaders signaled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistance to antimicrobial medicines. 

New Technology Beating Burger Fraudsters and Meat Adulterations

22 Sep 2016 --- Horse meat fraudulently mixed with burgers is now much easier to spot, thanks to new technology developed by food researchers who have devised a test to identify even tiny amounts of illegally concealed meat. Shoppers can be much more confident that their burgers are the real deal, says the UK Institute of Food Research (IFR), following a new method of testing for meat fraud. 

Happy Egg Hatches Plan to List on London Stock Exchange

05 Sep 2016 --- Britain’s biggest egg supplier is planning a £400m (£532m) flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

2 Sisters Food Group Invests $59m to Create the World’s Most Advanced Poultry Plant

31 Aug 2016 --- 2 Sisters Food Group have announced a $59m (£45m) upgrade that will create the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant at its site in Scunthorpe, UK. The investment will introduce new robotic cells to create a fully automated process that will increase the capacity of the site by a third to 2.4m birds a week.

World Trade Organization Shows Solidarity with EU Over Russia’s Pork Import Ban

22 Aug 2016 --- The European Union has been backed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) which has declared the Russian import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products illegal.

Consumers Call for More Action to Tackle Campylobacter on Chicken

19 Aug 2016 --- Research has recently been published which shows that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Essentia Achieves 21st BRC Global Food Safety Award

19 Aug 2016 --- Ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has been awarded the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety for the 21st consecutive year.

Unusual Fish Species Making A Splash At Tesco

16 Aug 2016 --- UK fish lovers are demanding more unusual varieties of fish on their plates according to retailer Tesco which has seen swordfish and monkfish sales soar. 

SGS Launches Halal Awareness Training Course

16 Aug 2016 --- With the global Halal food and beverages market now worth $1.4 trillion annually, SGS has introduced its new Halal Awareness Training course, developed in association with the Halal Authority Board (HAB), to help the industry understand the importance of complying with Halal requirements.