Can coronavirus be transmitted via meat products?

Outbreaks of COVID-19 at abattoirs and meat cutting facilities in Germany over the last few weeks has prompted concerns that the virus can be...

New swine flu strain with ‘pandemic potential’ found circulating in Chinese...

A nearly decade-long study of Chinese pigs has found a potentially dangerous new type of influenza virus.The study, published on Monday in the journal...

Shoprite is home to South Africa’s five Master Butchers

There are only five certified Master Butchers in South Africa, and all of them work for the Shoprite Group.Tony de Sousa, a butchery trainer,...

USDA FSIS to expand STEC testing to additional raw beef products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) has announced plans to expand its routine verification testing for six Shiga...

New discoveries sharply curtail food packaging waste

Dive Brief:Südpack, a German packaging company, released two new sustainable packaging concepts for meat products that use significantly less material, according to FoodBev Media....

Südpack introduces ‘sustainable’ packaging for minced meat

German packaging company Südpack has presented two new mono-material packaging solutions for minced meat that requires ‘significantly’ less material.Both packaging concepts – which form...

Südpack introduces ‘sustainable’ packaging for minced meat

German packaging company Südpack has presented two new mono-material packaging solutions for minced meat that requires ‘significantly’ less material.Both packaging concepts – which form...

10 Biofilm hot spots in meat processing environments

Biofilms are comprised of microorganisms embedded in a self-produced matrix that normally adhere to a surface. In the food processing environment, they can be...

Meat prices could soar on African swine fever outbreak in Eastern...

African swine fever has been detected for the first time in the Eastern Cape and could lead to a shortage of pork meat.There is...

Coronavirus | Why the risk of a meat shortage is different...

As the US grapples with a meat-supply crunch that has sent suppliers of plant-based alternatives into overdrive, experts say the scenario is likely to...

Astral Foods holds on to dividend due to Covid-19

Poultry producer Astral Foods has opted to hold on to its interim dividend as it braces for the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.The...

African swine fever hits SA: What you need to know

African Swine Fever has hit South Africa again, with government confirming cases in the Eastern Cape over the weekend.This has caused some panic that...

US meat processors increase exports amid coronavirus-related domestic shortages

US meat processing plants have been increasingly exporting to China while domestic consumers face shortages, according to a Reuters analysis of government data.President Donald...

Mixed medium-term outlook for SA’s red meat industry

Due to panic-buying by consumers prior to the national lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, South Africa’s red meat industry saw some...

Biltong is safe from lockdown (for now) even though specialist shops...

Biltong is not essential, and specialised stores selling it during South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown are breaking the law, a government regulator has claimed without...

Pork demand remains strong despite Covid-19

Despite economic instability and unprecedented obstacles, global demand for pork remains strong, and importers, retailers and restaurateurs have found creative ways to meet consumer...

Spar has a new way of packaging its chicken – it...

Retailer Spar says it is using a new innovative packaging for its chicken that can extend shelf life, reduce food wastage and at the...

Botswana beef farmers fear market losses due to Covid-19

The public emergency declared by Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi, to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic, has had a direct...