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Putin demands unified system of food quality control in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially instructed the country‚Äôs government to create a unified system of quality control for the food industry, with the main focus on livestock products. 

Putin has called for a unified system of quality control for the Russian food industry

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

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New meat preservative range launched

Biobased food ingredients company Corbion Purac has launched a new range of natural preservatives to help maintain the quality and flavour of both processed and raw meats.

French meat and livestock producers still protesting, despite rescue package

Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company report. The deal includes the Severnayay and Voiskovitsy farms, which jointly produce 180,000 tonnes (t) of poultry per year. 

Demand for halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

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Avian flu found in Germany

A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.