Packaging Equipment & Materials

Retailer moves to recyclable meat packaging

Retailer moves to recyclable meat packaging

By Aidan Fortune

Australian retailer Coles has become the first supermarket chain in the country to introduce recyclable packaging for its range of fresh meat and poultry products.

Japan's food packaging machinery producer Ishida plans innovations across the board

Ishida targets revolutionary food packaging

By Kathryn Wortley

Japanese food labelling and weighing specialist Ishida Co is eyeing new ways to develop packaging so that products can be sold in shops without their barcodes being scanned. 

Beef is seen by China's financial sector as one that offers attractive margins

China tipped for beef boom

By Mark Godfrey

A respected brokerage is betting Chinese companies with access to overseas beef supply will make strong profits by importing and selling the red meat this year.

Matthew Anderson works with Sasayama Ham's Yoshiya Shimane to make quintessentially British meat products

Japan's eastern promise

By Tim Maughan

Yorkshireman Matthew Anderson learnt the butchery trade in the UK, but he operates a British-style meat business 6,000 miles away, in Japan.

Australia's live cattle exoports are expected to decline by nearly 20% this year

Australia in talks with Japan to lift trade ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Australian government is in talks with political counterparts in Japan after the latter imposed a trade ban on live cattle imports, following a virus outbreak.

A total of 165 containers of rotting meat were found at the Philippine port

Abandoned meat to be destroyed

By Aidan Fortune

The Philippine government has approved the disposal of 171 containers of pork that were abandoned at the Bureau of Customs at Manila International Container Port (MICP).

This is LIDD – a film solution for the ready meal market. Image courtesy of Parkside

Parkside plans Malaysia investment

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat packaging manufacturer Parkside has announced plans to “invest significantly” in its Malaysia plant to offer its Asian customer base the same products as supplies to its European clients.

Meat Expo China was held in Shanghai

China meat sector pumps cash into automation

By Wang Fangqing, in Shanghai

With demand for quality and safe meat products consistently increasing within mainland China, a major industry conference in Shanghai has heard how purchases of processing machinery are also on the rise.

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