Meat, poultry & seafood

Bite-size fish and chips

Bite-size fish and chips

Young's Seafood has added a new bite-size product to its chip shop range: chip shop mini fillets. Made with basa (a type of cat fish) farmed in Vietnam, they have less than 3% saturated fat.

An 'A+' for effort

An 'A+' for effort

If you could design your processes again from scratch, asks Glen Annison at Creative Foods, what would they look like?

School's not out for engineers

School's not out for engineers

A new course from Interfood Technology aims to help engineers get the most from their meat packaging machinery. The latest course was the Poly-clip...

Square meal has traceability

Square meal has traceability

Shire Foods supplies savoury pies, pasties and sausage rolls to professional football clubs and supermarkets. When the firm launched a new range of...

Lean machines

Lean machines

By Michelle Knott

Tough times for meat processors mean that the industry has been going through a prolonged period of consolidation. But as businesses merge, that...

Portioner pays back

Portioner pays back

The recession has increased demand for cheaper chicken. However, with such high demand, many processors often have to accept whatever product they...

Trawl for profit

Trawl for profit

By Rod Addy

In times of recession, it pays to back the right horses or seahorses, in this case.Seafish, the UK marketing and research body for the seafood trade,...

Cut to the bone

Cut to the bone

By Rick Pendrous

With consumers eating less red meat, rising costs and margins under pressure, meat processors need to be cut some slack. Rick Pendrous reports

Packing a punch

Packing a punch

By Paul Gander

Offer your customers a step up in quality, shelf-life or variety with the latest meat and poultry processing and packing options, says Paul Gander

Bone up on waste

Bone up on waste

By Nicola Cottam

For a sector that is under the cosh, new controls on handling waste are making life even more difficult for meat processors. Nicola Cottam reports

Hands off for hygiene

Hands off for hygiene

Improved hygiene is becoming as important as labour cost savings when it comes to justifying the costs of line automation, as Sue Scott discovers