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Russia claims to have covered its meat deficit

Russia claims to have completely covered the deficit in meat – in particular pork – that appeared in the domestic market after the ban on certain food imports in August this year, said Russian agriculture minister Nikolai Fyodorov at a meeting of the country’s political party, ‘People Front’.

Russia claims to have covered the deficit by opening up to new suppliers

JBS buy sees it expand Australian presence

Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.

Welsh meat body recognises Monoprix managers

Retail staff in French stores have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting Welsh Lamb.

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US pork board approves funding for swine centre

The US’ National Pork Board has approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center.

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Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition Dubai in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai,...

A view from Sial

A view from Sial

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris...

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia
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Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock...

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

A former secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has roundly condemned environmental health controls at...

Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

Almost 50% of the respondents in a special GlobalMeatNews poll said they had actively reduced their meat...

Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?
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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3%...

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon...

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic...