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US COOL labelling moves one step closer

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has expressed its disappointment at a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to deny its request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule on country-of-origin labelling (COOL).

The American Meat Institute says the rule would be costly to livestock producers

Miratorg expands investment in its latest beef project

Russian meat giant Miratorg will put an additional RUB1.4bn (US$47m) of government subsidies towards a project to produce high-quality beef in the country’s Bryansk Oblast region.

Extra requirements needed from US poultry companies

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to impose additional requirements on poultry companies in a bid to stamp out foodborne illnesses.

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EFSA publishes new opinion on cold storage temperatures

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that the time between slaughter and mincing of meat can be extended without detrimental effects on public health.

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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...

Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
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Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the...

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014,...

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry
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Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry

The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions
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Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions

Despite being a traditional livestock country, Afghanistan is no longer self-sufficient due to more than three decades...

Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil
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Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil

Venezuela’s current financial turmoil is compounding problems for the meat industry, where cattlemen and traders alike say...

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