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Chinese investors cast eyes on Denmark meat sector

Leading Danish meat processing companies, including Danish Crown, Hanegal and Skare Meat Packers, are attracting renewed acquisitive interest from industrial groups in China.

Interest shown to date has yet to lead to formal investment offers or talks

MEPs call for COOL on processed meats

Country of origin labelling (COOL) should apply to meat, which is an ingredient in processed foods such as lasagne, according to Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs.

Possible case of BSE in Norwegian cow

A possible case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in Norway, the country’s Food and Safety Authority has confirmed.

US looks to cut poultry contamination with new regulations

New regulations on poultry products could prevent 50,000 illnesses a year, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has claimed.

Mexico restricts beta-agonists in bid to reopen Russian market

Mexico has fulfilled demands from Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor and refrained from using beta-agonists in its meat production, in the hope that it could lead to the reopening of the Russian market.

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