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MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling in order to hold a "proper debate" on labelling and animal welfare issues.

The majority of MEPs currently favour some form of method-of-slaughter labelling

UK beef and lamb body seeks to open Chinese market

UK beef and lamb levy body Eblex is hoping to replicate the success of the country’s pork sector in opening up exports to China.

Australia’s beef industry reduces environmental impact

The Australian beef industry has successfully reduced its environmental footprint over the past 30 years, according to a new study.

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Trade show organisers extend agreement

A partnership between Kölnmesse GmbH, a body that runs European and Asian nutrition trade fairs, and US and Mexico packaging and processing fair organiser the PMMI Association, is being expanded.

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Analysis of the retail meat sector in Australia
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Retail analysis: Australia

Australians have some of the highest meat per capita consumption rates in the world and consume 121.2kg...

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...