A waterless steriliser, offering an alternative to hot water for sterilising knives and other tools in cutting plants and abattoirs, has been approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is already attracting considerable interest from the meat industry, according to its inventor.
Energy regulator Ofgem has said that combined heat and power plants that run on poultry litter will benefit from the optimum tariff under Renewable Heat Incentive legislation.
UK captive bolt stunning specialist Accles & Shelvoke is being bought by Frontmatec, a global supplier of processing equipment to the red meat industry.
Air Products has introduced a new rapid chilling system, designed to further decrease the contamination of campylobacter for poultry processors.
Food packaging manufacturer Linpac has launched its new Lintop PE HB SKIN film range.
A new natural, formulation-specific preservative designed to lower the risk of cancer and extend the shelf-life of chilled meats has been launched.
Moy Park’s multi-million pound investment in its Ashbourne facility has allowed the poultry processor to produce one million chickens per week.
Goldhill Organics has become the first meat box supplier to utilise the Followthisfood traceability application.
Irish agri-tech business BHSL has agreed €13 million (m) in sales of its manure-to-energy technology to UK poultry farms.
Brighton-based wholesaler RP Meats has introduced environmentally-friendly slipstream lorries with meat hanging rails.
Temperature control solutions firm, ICS Cool Energy, has expanded operations with the opening of a new 3,000m2 sales, distribution and warehousing facility in Bradford.
Global packaging firm Coveris has pioneered a new printing process used in the launch of Aldi’s 100% British Aberdeen Angus steaks.
Ishida Europe, a specialist in weighing and packing line equipment, has introduced a remote customer care software solution designed for optimising efficiency and avoiding unwanted downtime.
Total quality assurance provider Intertek Food Services has again been accredited by UKAS to the International Standard (ISO 17025) required to ensure high-quality microbiological and chemical food and water testing, including overall Quality Assurance, from its Stoke and Derby laboratories.
A poultry split pack created by Linpac alongside Tesco and Cargill has been awarded ‘highly commended’ in two categories at the UK Packaging Awards.
Research has shown that grocery searches on smartphones for meat and poultry have increased 43% year-on-year for the third quarter.
After teaming up with food packaging manufacturer Linpac, Young’s Seafood has introduced a new innovative printed fish pack.
The UK’s packaging and print industries are being called on to support the development of the sector and promote it as a viable career option.
The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.
Northern Paper Board, a packaging firm that supplies to the meat and poultry sector, has experienced its strongest ever month in its 37-year history.
A new service has been introduced into the food manufacturing sector that investigates faults in foods. The system is delivered by Public Analyst Scientific Services (PASS) – part of the Eurofins Scientific Group.
Meat firms risk losing cash as a result of a lack of knowledge of supply chain technologies, including packaging innovations, according to research just published.
Birmingham-based manufacturers of halal doner kebabs Keyani & Sons has been able to boost production by 20 tonnes per month after the installation of a Laska Grinder by Multivac UK.
Faccenda Foods has said it will renew its fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres in an effort to keep up with growing demand for British meat.
Packaging solutions company Linpac has welcomed the news that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has launched an inquiry into the economic, environmental and social impact of food waste.
Weighing solution manufacturer, Avery Berkel, has halted production of its M-Series retail weighing scales after 17 years.
Analytical solution company Foss has announced the launch of the MeatMaster II C – a compact version of the MeatMaster II X-ray analyser for fat analysis and foreign object detection.
Heat-sealing specialist Proseal has launched what it claims is the world’s first semi-automatic tray sealer for skin deep packs, designed to benefit the meat industry.
The fresh meat and poultry industry is expected to benefit from a new recyclable mono material after Faerch Plast was granted a European patent for its MAPET® II.
Irish-based Holfeld Plastics, part of the Waddington Europe group, has introduced a packaging solution designed to add value and help boost the environmental credentials of a business.
Campbells Prime Meat, a provider of fresh meat, fish and delicatessen products, has refreshed its fleet of temperature-controlled vans from Ryder.
One of the world-leading sausage casings company, Devro, has overcome an ammonia discharge issue in its Glasgow plant.
The meat industry can now benefit from a quality control app, designed by Muddy Boots Software.
Transit packaging company, PPS, has been crowned the winner of the Eco Pack Challenge at the Packaging Innovations Show 2016, leading to opportunities to partner with Marks & Spencer (M&S).
One of the UK’s leading packaging companies, Multivac UK, officially opened its refurbished premises on Thursday 17 March 2016.
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd (ETI) has introduced the new Therma 1T digital thermometer.
Ishida Europe will be putting its quality control expertise to the test at this year’s Foodex exhibition (18-20 April) by inviting visitors to bring their own packs to the stand to be tested for contaminants, leakages or other QC issues.
Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division.
Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild.
West Midlands-based Theo’s Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members.
Refrigerated transport is often considered a major contributor towards carbon emissions. Provider of thermal insulation materials Enviro-Pod said that, aside from the high running cost of refrigerated transport, running chillers and doors being left open during the loading and reloading of stock also have a damaging effect on the environment.
In an effort to reduce the risk of contaminating food with paper, Detectamet has developed a detectable paper.
The meat and poultry industry is set to benefit from waste-reducing packaging.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has continued its progress towards a more sustainable future by introducing what it claims to be the world’s first naturally refrigerated truck.
Linde Gases, part of The Linde Group, has revealed plans that BOC, its UK and Ireland subsidiary, will be a main collaborator partner in The Advanced Cooking and Cooling Technology (ACCT) project.
A new piece of technology, launched by Ishida Europe, has been designed to help food manufacturers in minimising spillage by detecting leaks in pre-packed retail products.
An original packaging format is set to enhance the presentation, preservation and protection of fresh meat and fish products.
Andrews Chiller Hire has doubled its fleet of FC90 Fast Chill models, due to increasing popularity as a positive fix when temporary chiller hire is called upon across all sectors of the food and drinks industry.
Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) has launched a range of specialist foodservice packaging solutions including the new MultiRap.
Campden BRI, the food and drink technology company, has invested in five new pieces of equipment designed to expand its range of packaging testing services which will in turn help companies reduce food and packaging waste.