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Supplier of tart cherry ground meat enhancer eyes retail market

A longtime school foodservice supplier of meat enhancer is looking to get its flavorless, tart cherry-based blend—which it claims can increase product yield, extend shelf life, reduce fat content, lower cost and decrease the carcinogenic effect of cooking—into the meat processing market and ultimately on supermarket shelves. 

IFFO welcomes UK retailer support for responsible fish oil sourcing

UK retailers like Morrisons’, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are backing an international ‘responsible’ fish oil certification earned by 100 processing factories in 9 countries and representing 40% of global fish oil and fishmeal outputs.

GE salmon a step closer to commercialization as Environment Canada says AquaBounty's AquAdvantage Salmon are not harmful to the environment or human health

AquaBounty Technologies - which is hoping to become the first company to introduce a genetically engineered (GE) animal to the human food supply - is another step closer after Environment Canada concluded the salmon are not harmful to the environment or human health when produced in contained facilities. 

It’s jerky Jim, but not as we know it… How KRAVE Jerky reinvented the meat snacks category

Looking for a healthy snack that is low in fat and calories, high in protein and a bit more tantalizing for the taste buds than your average nutrition bar? Try jerky, says the entrepreneur behind one of the most successful recent entrants to the US food and beverage market. 

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Cargill to label Finely Textured Beef

Cargill Beef is to label its branded ground beef products containing finely textured beef (FTB).

Citrus fibre improves nutritional quality of meatballs: Study

The addition of citrus fibre to meatballs improves nutritional quality of the food without affecting taste, according to new research.

How can food manufacturers cash in on the buzz around the Mediterranean diet?

The appeal of adopting a Mediterranean-style diet is no secret.

Mechanically tenderized beef labeling rule should be withdrawn, says AMI

The proposed rule to label mechanically tenderized beef products would add unnecessary costs to production with little, if any, benefit to food safety, according to the American Meat Institute (AMI).

To boldly go? Soy Vay attempts to make culinary history by cooking a marinated chicken in the stratosphere

As food-related PR stunts go, this one is probably up there with the best of them - and we mean literally up there - because it’s in space… (well, almost).

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: 'IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING THE FIRST, BUT THE BEST'

Royal Crown launches ‘world's best’ stevia-sweetened cola with 50% less sugar

Moshy Cohen from RCCI promises that the firm’s mid-calorie Neo cola with stevia - which took three years to develop - is the ‘best solution’ for regular cola drinkers.

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Cargill to distribute Teys beef in the US

Cargill Food Distribution and Teys Australia have entered into an agreement to bring Tey’s beef to Cargill’s US customers.

60-second interview: Mark Clausen, VP sales, Quaker Maid Meats

Quaker Maid Meats VP Sales: ‘This is really an unprecedented time in the beef markets’

BBQ season might be winding down, but Quaker Maid Meats - the firm behind the top-selling Steak-Umm brand - is on a mission to inject fresh excitement into some mature categories, its new VP of sales Mark Clausen tells Elaine Watson. 

Agricultural antibiotics do have role in drug resistance, says CDC

Antibiotic use for promoting growth of food producing animals plays a role in drug resistance and should be “phased out”, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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GM salmon: AquaBounty posts $2m loss in first half, remains confident of getting FDA approval later this year

AquaBounty Technologies - which is hoping to become the first company to introduce a genetically engineered (GE) animal to the human food supply - has posted a net loss of $2.05m for the six months to June 30, 2013 - down from $2.4m in the same period last year.

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Hillshire Brands enters dried meat snacks category via acquisition of Golden Island Jerky

Hillshire Brands has entered the dried meat snacks category after striking a deal to buy California-based premium pork and beef jerky maker Golden Island Jerky for an undisclosed sum.

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Lab grown meat? Surely it's a matter of taste...

I think everybody agrees that in vitro production of meat could have big potential in solving world hunger. But the technology will not be to everybody's tastes ... and until the technical challenges of flavour are addressed I imagine it will be to nobody's tastes!

Trigger for review of GE animals should be the novelty of the introduced traits, not the process that creates them, says biotech expert

The media frenzy surrounding AquaBounty’s GE salmon and the accompanying ‘Frankenfish’ headlines obscure the fact that it is "just a fast-growing fish”, according to one animal biotechnology specialist.

Lab-grown meat: Too revolutionary for industry backing?

Wider interest and backing from the food industry could help boost developments in lab grown meat technology, but for now the idea may be 'too revolutionary' for manufacturers to gamble on, said experts at the launch of the world's first in vitro burger.

Plant geneticist on GMOs: 'Food's an emotional issue, and people need to be better informed'

If you plot them both on a graph, the rise in diagnosed cases of autism correlates closely with the rise in sales of organic foods. So do organic foods cause autism? Of course not.

In vitro meat: Lab-grown burger to be unveiled and tasted next week

The world's first in vitro meat - a €250,000 burger made from lab grown beef - will be unveiled and served next week.

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