Traditional pig slaughter in Serbia

Morovic is a Serbian village located about 100km west of Belgrade; almost on the Croatian border. If every visiting power which once held the region was represented on its coat of...

Joe Bove of Stellar: Preventing a Recall, how to manage 3 threats

A recall is the last thing any processor wants, which can end up costing thousands or more in both product and goodwill. However, you can minimize the top food safety risks...

Breaking into the UK market

While the pound might be slipping against the dollar and euro, there are still good opportunities to export to the UK. Editor Velo Mitrovich reports from London It might not seem like...

Billy Franks does it Yank

The standard bag of pork rinds is gathering dust in the pub; UK consumers are demanding healthier snacks. But, are they ready for American-style jerky? MPJ reports. Will Yates might be 40-years-old,...

Warning: Warning labels may be hazardous to your health

I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that between 7am and 12 noon today you’ve seen at least a dozen warning labels and not read a single one...

This is the year to go German

With the euro weakening against the dollar and other currencies, now is the time to buy German, that is, if you want equipment that will still be running long after any...

Meyn’s Erik Blom talks poultry

Dutch company Meyn is one of the big presenters at Atlanta’s IPPE, with its massive area about as busy as Times Square. MPJ catches up with Meyn’s managing director Erik Blom. You’ve...

Sustainable confusion

While governments around the world are all clamoring for something to be with the amount of waste generated by packaging, no one is making it easy In London there are 32 boroughs,...

Jab-Jab-POW! It’s the fight of the century – pork vs chicken

While in the States chicken rules supreme, in the rest of world when the two go beak to snout, it’s pork that ends up wearing the champion’s belt. But for how...

Food Plant Refrigeration: everything you need to know about blast cells

When it comes to freezing products at your processing plant, there are many/several technologies to choose from.  The blast cell is often chosen when off-line or off-site freezing is necessary/beneficial for business. Their versatility often leads to misconception, so...