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Your News and Information portal to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli Industries
This site, with its regular newsletters dedicated to the Abattoir, Butchery, Meat Processing and Deli industries brings you:
- The latest news and developments from South Africa and the world.
- Updates and new innovations in equipment, ingredients and solutions, so that you stay a step ahead
- Local and International events and happenings, so that you stay informed
- An updated list of suppliers to the industry, so you know who’s who
- A regular newsletter updating you on all of this, conveniently delivered to your inbox
- A platform to use to showcase your company, brands, products and/or services
Latest Local News
Solar power for Serco’s Durban factory
A total of 1029 solar power panels have been installed on the roof of truck and trailer building company Serco’s Durban factory and offices allowing the premises to be off the grid during the day.
Bizerba Technology & Innovation Event
Bizerba Technology & Innovation Event
12 – 14 November 2019
Meet the masters: Learning about smoking and thermal treatment of meat
On 8 and 10 October 2019, PHT and Schröter jointly hosted two masterclasses about thermal treatment of meat, first in Johannesburg and then in Cape Town. With presentations by experts in the fields of meat smoking, food safety and hygiene solutions, the events were all about making meat great, and making meat safe.
Hygenic Design of Food Processing Plants – Short Course
The course aims to make established and potential food processors aware of the standards that are required for modern, safe food processing installations, how to implement such standards and what documentation with regard to such standards is available locally. Aspects of building and facility design as well as process and service equipment are addressed.
Food Industry Health Risks and How To Avoid Them
Every organisation operating in the food industry faces a great amount of responsibility. If errors occur within the manufacturing processes, food cultivation or production, the negative effects can be far reaching and devastating. This is often evidenced by incidences such as the listeria outbreak, pests being found in food, and general poor quality of produce once it reaches store shelves.
Latest International News
Ovens with artificial intelligence identify exact quantity of food being loaded
Operators will soon be loading trays full of food into ovens without having to press a single button thanks to the use of artificial intelligence.
USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing inspection at market hog slaughter establishments with a goal of protecting public health while allowing for food safety innovations.
Impossible Burger Becomes NO. 1 Item Sold At Grocery Stores
• After its highly anticipated retail debut, Impossible Burger remains the No. 1 item sold at grocery stores on the East and West coasts
• Award-winning, plant-based meat from Impossible Foods outsold all ground beef from cows; Impossible Burger outsold the next most popular single product by more than 6X in Southern California
• Impossible Burger will debut in additional retail outlets as the food tech startup increases production and beefs up its sales team — starting with tech industry veteran Dan Greene, who joins today as new SVP of US Sales
GELITA to Host Global Food and Active Nutrition Symposium
GELITA, the world’s leading manufacturer of gelatine and collagen peptides will be hosting its biannual Food and Health & Nutrition Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, on 23–24 October.
Marfrig signs deal with ADM to produce plant-based Burgers in Brazil
Marfrig Global Foods, a leading global beef producer and the world’s largest beef patty producer, announces today an agreement with U.S.-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient suppliers, for the production and sale of vegetable protein-based products in Brazil.
Testo South Africa is a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA with its headquarters in Germany. Testo is a world market leader in the field of portable and stationary measurement solutions with a strong focus on digital quality management software for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Operating for over 25 years, Ecowize has grown to become an industry leader in the South African market as well as abroad.
Specializing in high performance, high compliance cleaning solutions covering any and all aspects of hygiene from food safety and biosecurity, bringing you what you need from farm to fork..
AGQPE is a specialist supplier of MAP packaging, sealing film and packaging machines. AGQPE specializes in extending shelf-life of packed meat.
MIMA has been around since 1995 and is still going strong. Since then we have been supplying the food industry with everything that is needed in the processing of meat products.
FACTS Food & Allergy Consulting and Testing Services
FACTS offer members of the food and allied industries great depth and breadth of knowledge within one company. We are an authentic, multidisciplinary and connected team of experts, with medical, food science, dietetic, genetic and commercial knowledge.