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Pressure piles on US to scrap COOL rules as American WTO appeal fails

Canadian meat industry officials and politicians have redoubled their calls for the US to liberalise its country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock, now the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has delivered a final negative ruling on the American system.

Canada has already issued a preliminary list of US exports that could be subjected to retaliatory tariffs

ASF hits Polish pork exports to China

Without the elimination of African swine fever (ASF) in Poland, it is impossible to export pork to countries outside the European Union (EU), including China, according to a report by interregional organisation Green Front.

Abbott says no to live export ban

Australia will not introduce a ban on exports of live cattle to Vietnam, prime minister Tony Abbott said, after a complaint by an animal rights group that some slaughterhouses were killing cattle with sledgehammers.

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Brazilian beef plants approved by China after reopening of market

Brazil can once again start exporting beef to China after the final "bureaucratic procedures" were overcome following an agreement last year to end the near-three year ban.

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Leading Russian poultry producer announces favourable financials

Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced strong double-digit growth in both sales and profits in the first quarter of 2015.

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Hormel Foods predicts turkey sales fall

Hormel Foods said it expected sales of its turkey products to fall around 15% in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian flu outbreak in the United States.

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Provisur announces new appointments

Processing equipment firm Provisur Technologies has made some senior appointments to its teams around the world.

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