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US pork producers urged to pressure lawmakers over port dispute

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging its members to contact their federal lawmakers and the White House regarding a long-running port dispute, which is reportedly costing the US meat and poultry industry millions of dollars a week.

Port congestion is costing the US meat and poultry industry in excess of $30m a week

India publishes document on possible changes to inspection procedures

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is seeking views on proposed changes to the approval of trading partners for imported meat and poultry products.

Russian meat company’s prices jump after import ban

Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo Group has seen the average sale price of pork increase by 47% in 2014, helped by import restrictions on EU meat.

US expo delegates urged to tackle water waste

Water waste is something the US protein processing industry needs to get to grips with, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

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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...

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

Top 10 animal welfare stories in 2014

As we come to the end of another year, GlobalMeatNews rounds-up the top 10 animal welfare stories...

Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak
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Interactive map: The current H5N8 bird flu outbreak

With the H5N8 strain of avian influenza reaching poultry farms across the globe, GlobalMeatNews has mapped the...

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?
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Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk...