INNOVATION IN MEAT

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We have worked with, and learned from, some of the best companies and managers in the meat business. We have 20+ years of experience exporting, making and creating innovative meat products thanks to a unique background of trading, food technology, case-ready meat and new product development.

INNOVATION IN MEAT
HERSHELL'S
NOVARA
SOUTHERN ALPS MEATS
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Hershell's Brand

Our exciting new shelf-stable Pork Ribs.

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Novara Brand

Our new range of artisanal charcuterie.

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Southern Alps Meats Limited

New Zealand’s premier producer & exporter of Wild Game meat

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Merit Meats is active and experienced in new product development, retail range review, portion control, packaging design, shelf-life optimisation, supply chain improvements, equipment selection, plant design and budgeting. We are passionate about added-value meat products and bringing interesting meat and game to market in partnership with committed farmers, hunters and suppliers. We have worked with a wide range of processes including retort, sous-vide, IQF and freeze-drying. When the others say it can’t be done, we’ll find a way.
Cam  Mathias
Cam Mathias
Director
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Introducing HERSHELL’S Pork Ribs

  Who doesn’t love ribs? Smoky, grilled meat, fingers sticky with sauce, a plate of ribs is all about summers, good friends and good times. The downside with Ribs has always been how long they take to make. By the time you’ve marinated them, precooked...

HERSHELL’S Foil Packs

Our HERSHELL’S Pork Ribs are shelf-stable for 12 months and will last as long as 2 years if properly stored. There are no crazy preservatives or special ingredients to achieve this, we just vacuum pack them in a custom-made flexible aluminium foil pouch, whi...

HERSHELL’S Pork Recipes

Sure, HERSHELL’S Ribs are great as they are. But sometimes we all like to eat something a little different, right? Good news – HERSHELL’S Ribs can be used in a bunch of other ways. For many recipes, including the recipes on our website, the trick is to s...