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BVA urges Government to turn Brexit farm animal welfare priorities into promises

bvaThe Government’s response (12 October) to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee’s report on Brexit: Farm Animal Welfare is promising, but actual promises now need to be made in Brexit negotiations, says the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Recognising the vital role of EU vets, as outlined in the Brexit: Farm Animal Welfare report published in July, the Government’s response stated:

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Moving On Up! Saudi Arabia to Underline Status as Regional Food Manufacturing Force at Gulfood Manufacturing

gulfoodmanufacturing 2017Kingdom’s leading food industry firms to leverage MENA’s largest industrial food and beverage manufacturing and processing event to spur inward investment as part of Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify economy

Saudi Arabia’s leading food industry companies are gearing up for the fourth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, running from 31 October and 2 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), to demonstrate how regional food manufacturing firms and the global industry at large can play a significant role in the innovative Saudi Vision 2030 plan for a sustainable, diversified economy.

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On-Farm Sustainability and Food Safety Align

globalgapSAI Platform and GLOBALG.A.P. offer new solution

SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment program (FSA) and GLOBALG.A.P. are today announcing a new solution in response to global industry needs. By answering just a few additional FSA-inspired questions, farmers using GLOBALG.A.P. can achieve industry-wide sustainability recognition. This full integration of FSA and GLOBALG.A.P. certification is an important step forward for food supply chains around the world.

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Essentia video celebrates 30 years of Drinde™

essentiapngIngredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has launched a new video to mark 30 years of its successful Drinde™ functional pork protein brand.

Titled ‘The story of Drinde™,’ the new video goes behind the scenes to explain what Drinde™ is, how it is made from 100 per cent natural pork and why it is a convenient meat ingredient for food manufacturers and processors.

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Strong Chicken Demand Prompts Tyson Foods to Expand Production

tysonfoodsIn response to strong consumer demand for chicken, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) today announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas.

The company will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeast Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens. The operation, currently scheduled to begin production in mid-2019, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide.

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Automation Takes Centre Stage As Gulfood Manufacturing Returns For Four-Midable Edition with End-To-End Food Industry Solutions

gulfoodmanufacturing 2017With Industry 4.0 movement to drive USD 17 billion annual revenue growth across Middle East industry and manufacturing sectors by 2021, automation will be a key focus at the food manufacturing trade show among other latest F&B production innovations

As the rise of robots gathers pace across global industries, Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s biggest ingredients, processing, packaging, and logistics exhibition, will shine the spotlight on how automation is revolutionising the world’s food supply chain when it returns for its fourth edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this 31 October to 2 November, 2017.

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Yamato to Launch New Mid-Range Multihead Weigher at PPMA

yamatoscaleYamato Scale Dataweigh UK will be launching its innovative new mid-range multihead weighing machine at the PPMA in Birmingham this month. The new Dataweigh EPSILON is designed specifically for the cost-effective weighing and packaging of loose products.

The EPSILON automatic weighing machine range will take pride of place on the Yamato stand B14, Hall 5, at the Birmingham NEC from 26-28 September.

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Handtmann invests € 7 million in a second customer centre

handtmannClear focus on customer needs
Today, companies in the food production industry in general and in the meat processing sector in particular have to face complex challenges. Innovation pressure is competing with cost pressure. Is it better to place an emphasis on product innovations or on cost-effective mono-production? Changed consumer behaviour and a rising demand for convenience and trend products make long-term planning more difficult. The consumer is demanding and highly quality-conscious, while also being extremely price-oriented. Furthermore, globalisation is resulting in strong competition for market share, to name just a few of today’s challenges. Handtmann is the partner for combating them with modern technology and service solutions. On-site at the customer or in the customer centres at the Biberach plant.

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