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Maharashtra bans sale or possession of beef

The sale or possession of beef in Maharashtra, India could now carry a jail sentence, after a government Bill banning the practice was finally given presidential assent.

Those breaking the law could face up to five-years in jail

Norway regulator gets tough with halal meat producers following contamination scandals

Cross-contamination of meats has become a major problem in Norway as more producers and slaughterhouses add halal production lines to their operations to satisfy growing demand for halal meat among the country’s increasing Muslim population.

Guest article

Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations

It is not a rare occurrence for the US and the European Union to be on the polar opposite ends of an agri-related issue.

Swedish supermarkets threaten ban against Danish pork

Swedish supermarkets, led by major chain the ICA Group, are threatening to suspend imports of Danish pork following reports by animal rights organisations complaining about the culling of up to 500,000 under-weight newborn piglets, weighing less than 1kg, on Danish farms each year.

Canadian farm in BSE cattle link

The recent discovery of a cow infected with BSE, in Alberta, Canada, has been linked to a previous case detected in 2010.

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Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations
Guest article

Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations

It is not a rare occurrence for the US and the European Union to be on the...

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?
Guest article

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?

Processed meat has reached saturation point in developed markets, with Europe seeing a stagnant value compound annual...

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

Barry Carpenter

president, North American Meat Institute

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month,...

In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

France’s most recognisable butcher, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has caused outrage among his French colleagues by claiming that...

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories...

A focus on the retail meat market in the USA
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Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is...

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect...