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JBS to open two more waste recycling facilities. Photo: JBS

JBS to expand its recycling operations with two more facilities

By Jenny Eagle

JBS Ambiental, part of JBS food company which owns Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, and Gold’n Plump, is celebrating after expanding its waste management business, recycling 17,000 tons of material in 2019, reflecting a 15% year-on-year...

NAMI talks sustainability pressures for processors - LISTEN

NAMI talks sustainability pressures for processors - LISTEN

By Aidan Fortune

At the recent International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GlobalMeatNews caught up with North American Meat Institute vice president of sustainability Eric Mittenthal to discuss the challenges facing producers in this area.

JBS USA to acquire case ready meat business

JBS USA to acquire case ready meat business

By Aidan Fortune

JBS’ USA subsidiary has entered into an equity purchase agreement with Empire Packing Company to acquire the company's case ready production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products for US$238m.

Frontmatec debuts new solutions at IPPE

IPPE 2020

Frontmatec debuts new solutions at IPPE

By Aidan Fortune

Meat industry solutions supplier Frontmatec debuted not one but three new pieces of equipment at this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Altanta, Georgia.

Protein trends for 2020

Cargill identifies protein trends for 2020

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Cargill has outlined some of the key trends in the protein sector for 2020, focusing on how consumer habits are shifting as well as perception of the meat industry has changed.

Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center is located in Springdale, Arkansas

Tyson opens new technology development facility

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has created a new, state-of-the-art facility designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food production plants.

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced plans to amend labelling regulations to remove duplicate net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry...

Packaging supplier in plastics pledge

Sealed Air makes plastic pledge for 2025

By Ashley Williams

Packaging supplier for the meat sector Sealed Air has revealed it will make all of its packaging solutions 100% recyclable and usable by 2025.

US farmers want origin labelling laws changed

US farmers call for food origin label shake-up

By Aidan Fortune

The US National Farmers Union (NFU) has lent its support to a campaign calling for origin labels to be changed as they are currently hindering beef producers.

Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods

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Robotics firm Duravant buys packaging outfit

By Oscar Rousseau

Duravant, a robotics and machinery supplier to blue chip meat processors, has acquired Massachusetts-based Ohlson Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: Belt topper offers new option for conveying sticky foods

Equipment designer launches non-stick conveyor belt

By Oscar Rousseau

US-based machinery manufacturer Dynamic Conveyor Corporation has launched a new conveyor belt top for the food industry, with a rough-textured surface to stop sticky foods from sticking to the material.

Sealed Air will use sale proceeds to repay debt and fund growth plans

Sealed Air to sell key divisions to equity firm

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging and hygiene solutions provider Sealed Air has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Diversey Care food hygiene and cleaning businesses from its food care division to private investment firm Bain Capital Private Equity.

Rafael Salamanca Jr (front,right) presented the oversized multi-million dollar cheque to the Co-Op

Meat Market Cooperative receives $3m grant

By Oscar Rousseau

New York City councillors have awarded Meat Market Cooperative (Co-Op) a cheque for $3.45m to help the world’s largest meat distribution centre install emergency power generators. 

Corbion will use turkey ham to demonstrate how its ingredients can help improve meat

Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

By Oscar Rousseau

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

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