Lobbying to prevent the extension of country of origin labelling (COOL) to all meat and poultry products - even when used as minor ingredients in complex processed foods - has stepped up a gear as major food manufacturers have continued to question its...
UK producers of organic bacon and cured meat products look set to be hit by a proposed EU ban on the use of sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate in organic foods. These preservatives are essential to traditional UK bacon.
Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.
Scientists exploring how to improve the fatty acid profile of beef by manipulating the diets of cattle are confident they can deliver meat containing enough healthy fat to make ‘source of omega-3’ nutrition claims on pack.
Increased demand for poultry meat sourced from Thai processors, growing interest in home-sourced supplies and unfavourable exchange rates are boosting business for the UK's poultry meat suppliers, according to Kookaburra.
Risk-based inspections of abattoirs and primary meat processing plants are unlikely to become a reality for many years, despite growing support across the EU for a change to legislation covering this issue.
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service and the University of Georgia have identified incoming raw poultry, rather than the environment, as the primary source of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) bacterial contamination in US chicken cooking plants.