Growing demand for sustainable production, increasing competition and consideration of health concerns have led the meat industries on a path to innovation. Nanotechnology can have a significant impact on the meat processing industry through the development of not only novel functional meat products, but also novel packaging for the products. By Karna Ramachandraiah and Chin Koo Bok, Chonnam National University, and Han Sung Gu, Konkuk University
Iron is one of the most important minerals in the body, yet there is a global problem of low iron levels. What can manufacturers do to help with iron deficiency while still preserving their bottom line? By Ho Pei Ying
McDonald’s Corp plans to replace corn syrup in hamburger buns with sucrose this month and intends to remove antibiotics from its chicken, in a move to target increasingly health-conscious consumers, according to a report by Reuters. This change affects its Chicken McNuggets and other food items, all of which will also no longer have artificial preservatives.