Meat & poultry

Scientists help food manufacturers meet salt targets

Scientists help food manufacturers meet salt targets

By Mike Stones

Several UK research organisations have answered a call made only three days ago for scientific support to help food manufacturers meet their commitments on salt reduction under the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

Online for double bubble: The new Weigh-Batcher can double work rates, claims Ishida.

New Ishida Weigh-Batcher claimed to double work rates

By Mike Stones

The new Weigh-Batcher from Ishida doubles work-rates for difficult-to-handle fresh meat and poultry products and cuts costs while maintaining good product-in-tray presentation for retail outlets, claims the manufacturer.

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

By Ben Bouckley

Despite fears of sovereign downgrades and tumbling share prices, UK food and drink manufacturers increased their output by 0.5% in June 2011, but many are suffering pain from rising input prices.

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Microwave kit to 'revolutionise' food manufacturing

By Mike Stones

Longer shelf-life and improved nutritional qualities and flavours are the benefits claimed for a “revolutionary” new cooking and pasteurisation process from Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT).

Results find Devro in ‘sizzling form’, says City

Results find Devro in ‘sizzling form’, says City

By Ben Bouckley

Strong growth in global meat consumption and the opportunity to convert manufacturers from natural to collagen casings are two factors underpinning Devro’s strong interim results, said City analysts.

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

By Ben Bouckley

Princes says it is “actively considering” options regarding the disposal of former Premier Foods canned pies business Fray Bentos.

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

By Freddie Dawson and Ben Bouckley

Version 6 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety could lead to more unannounced audits being forced on manufacturers, according to a third-party certification body.