Processing And Packaging Innovation

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that unless retailers reinstate their full range of meat products, there will be an abundance of other cuts leading to falling prices for producers.

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

Ringleader Alexander Goran recruited the workers from Romania with the promise of employment and accommodation

Two jailed for Manchester gangmaster offences

By Dan Colombini

An illegal gangmaster and his wife have been jailed for exploiting at least 41 workers at a catering butchers in the Merseyside area, following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Harvard researchers have used edible gelatine scaffolds to mimic the texture and consistency of real meat

Gelatine ‘scaffolds’ breakthrough for lab-grown meat

By Noli Dinkovski

Lab-grown meat has moved a step closer to becoming commercially viable after US researchers successfully grew rabbit and cow muscle cells on edible gelatine ‘scaffolds’ to mimic the texture and consistency of natural meat.

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By Gwen Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

Morrisons has opened up its beef supply chain to accept calves from dairy suppliers

Morrisons to open up beef supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Retailer Morrisons has extended its beef supply chain in the UK to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers to participate in the Arla UK 360 programme.

Browne: 'Excellent progress' on water and energy use and greenhouse gas reduction

Meat processor Dunbia slashes environmental impact

By Rod Addy

Dunbia has slashed greenhouse gas emissions by a third just over four years into a ten-year strategy to reduce the environmental impact of the meat processor, which is a division of Dawn Meats.

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.

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