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Russia lifts partial restrictions on six EU countries

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor will re-admit imports of meat products from outside the so-called "sanctions list" from six European Union (EU) countries, it is understood.

Restrictions may be lifted for a six countries, but only of products not on the sanctions list

Australian cattle association welcomes welfare progress

The Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) has welcomed the positive improvement in animal welfare as recorded in the latest government report into the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).

Future of global pork market in 2015 remains uncertain

Turbulence in the global pork market will continue throughout 2015, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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Vion CEO steps down

Michiel Herkemij is to leave his role as chief executive of Vion Food after only one year in the role.

News in brief

Bird flu found in US commercial poultry flock

The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in the US state of California.

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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...

A view from Sial

A view from Sial

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris...