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 been with Meyn...

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, ranging in size...

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 much longer will...

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 one must understand...

Will 2017 be the end of the burger bonanza?

It's a hard call. While in 2014 and 2015 burgers could do no wrong, in the USA consumer interest has begun to wain. So is this the end? According to Scott Hume of BurgerBusiness, while...

Bell & Evans ultra-modern processing plant

Lessons from state-of-the-art chicken packaging, further processing and storage facility, reports Kevin Keen of Stellar engineering Family-owned premium poultry processor Bell & Evans has remained at the front of its industry’s flock by prioritizing high...

Canada deal seals major boost for Welsh Lamb exports

Canadian consumers will soon be seeing far more Welsh Lamb in their shops. A major retail chain has announced that it will be stocking the meat in hundreds of shops across the country, and...

Vacuum packaging for aging beef

More and more commercial end users are using vacuum packaging to age their beef, allowing it to be sold for a premium rate. However, there is more to the process than you imagine –...

Wing craze shows no sign of slowing down

  Who would have ever figured that a throw-away chicken piece has become the most valuable item on a bird. MPJ looks at the US phenomena of chicken wings and why they’re not going away Even...

Marketing to a Millennial beat

Say goodbye to the Boomers and Generation X, the Millennials have arrived in force and now make up a third of the world’s population. But, if you think that Millennials and their dollars are...