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Russia starts closing McDonald’s restaurants

Russian sanitary inspection service Rospotrebnadzor has closed four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow and has initiated inspections in other restaurants across the country in the next stage of the continuing conflict between the Russian authorities and the fast food chain.

Among the outlets closed is Russia's flagship restaurant in Pushkin Square

Canada secures Jamaican beef deal

Jamaica has approved all imports of beef from Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada revealed yesterday.

Alliance formed in Germany on animal welfare

The food industry in Germany has formed an alliance to tackle ongoing criticism about animal husbandry, with the meat industry, farmers and retailers all keen to see stricter animal welfare standards enforced.

News in brief

Austria to feel effects of Russian meat ban

Russia’s one-year ban on agricultural imports will have a significant impact on Austrian agricultural exports, according to a new report by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

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No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

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Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
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Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

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