Here is your weekly round-up of processing news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Campden BRI is strengthening its chemical contaminant analysis capabilities by investing in a new inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). The new Natural Processing Solutions platform […]

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Detect to protect

The KD series of x-ray inspection systems from Anritsu Industrial Solutions is highly sensitive for detecting the smallest bone fragments in a variety of raw food materials and finished poultry, beef and pork products, including fan, wish and rib bones in chicken breast meat. KD-7 with Dual X is the latest addition to the range, […]


Scotch beef set to return to US

Preparations for a formal audit visit by US inspectors as part of a bid to get Scottish red meat back into the US market are well underway. Food Secretary Richard Lochhead is keen to see Scotch beef make its way back across the pond during Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. He says, “Scotch beef […]

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Fresh meat portioning

The capability to have a whole line dedicated to the portioning of fresh meat is now available in the UK and Ireland from Interfood Technology following the introduction of TVI’s total concept. TVI’s new line offers crust freezing, slicing, portion control, shingling and tray dispensing, promising the ideal solution for a wide range of fresh […]

EHL launches two festive blends

EHL Ingredients has launched two new seasonal stuffing mixes to bring a new twist to traditional blends and spice up festive fare, Christmas dinners and accompaniments. The blends include a sage, onion, apple and lemon stuffing and a warm winter spice with apricot and herb stuffing mix, which features a festive mixture of allspice, ginger, […]

Ovenable finger foods

Dutch snack manufacturer and Crisp Sensation licensee Royaan has introduced its Kwekkeboom Oven range of ovenable finger foods. The range comprises beef croquettes, Dutch ‘bitterballen’, cheese dippers and chicken nuggets – the latter in pure chicken or with added Italian, saté or curry sauce fillings. As well as being suitable for oven cooking, products with […]


Scottish beef action plan welcomed

A 23-point action plan aimed at revitalising Scotland’s beef sector has been unveiled by an industry expert group. The recommendations are contained in the Beef 2020 final report, published this week. The report, which was produced by a short life industry group, chaired by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren at the request of […]


Scotland reacts to Russian trade embargo

First minister Alex Salmond chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGoRR) this morning to discuss the impact of the immediate Russian trade embargo on food imports from the west. The ban on food products including fish and seafood, beef, pork, poultry, cured meats, sausages, milk and dairy products and fruit and vegetables […]

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Country of origin of foods study published

The FSA has published the results of a study to look at the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland. The study did not identify any cases of food on sale with misleading country of origin claims. The study, which used a screening technique known as stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA), […]


No horsemeat found in latest testing

The latest round of industry and European Union (EU) testing found no horsemeat DNA in meat products at or above the 1% reporting threshold.  Since 2013, the FSA has been working with the European Commission and industry in an extensive programme of testing to detect horsemeat. These tests were carried out to check that beef products […]


Beef flavours expand savoury capabilities

Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Synergy has launched a new range of beef flavour solutions to support savoury food manufacturers meet increasing consumer demand for authentic and recognisable flavour profiles. A result of in-depth market research and sensory mapping, the range has been designed to deliver distinct and impactful beef flavour across a wide variety of […]

Japanese Wagyu beef imports officially launched

The Japanese embassy has hosted an event to introduce premium quality authentic Wagyu beef produced in Japan to the food industry in London. The event marked that authentic Wagyu can now be imported into the EU after the BSE ban. Keiichi Hayashi, ambassador of Japan and Yasuhiro Pzato, parliamentary vice-minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries […]

High abuse shrink bag for bone-in meat

Bemis Europe has increased its shrink bag range with ClearShield Pro, thanks to a new technology platform which allowed the development of a film to protect bone-in and hard surface cuts of meat. The product has been developed for beef, lamb, pork and processed meat producers looking for a solution to significantly reduce high leaker […]

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