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Biosecurity precautions urged over bird flu threat in Europe

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have warned that avian influenza’s “rapid spread” through Europe threatens the poultry sectors in low-resourced countries, and have urged at-risk nations to step up biosecurity.

 The OIE and FAO have urged at-risk nations to step up biosecurity.

Dawn Meats signs deal with French cooperative

Irish red meat supplier Dawn Meats and French farming cooperative Terrena have announced a deal in which the former will acquire almost half of Terrena’s beef processing division Elivia.

Swedish government tests give clean bill of health to Axfood beef

Laboratory tests conducted by Sweden’s National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) have given the all-clear on meat recalled by food group Axfood AB on 19 November. 

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CSB-System brings full traceability to beef processor

Food IT specialist CSB-System International has launched a full traceability system for leading German meat processor Vion Convenience.

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Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition Dubai in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai,...

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...

Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia
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Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock...

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

People in Karachi condemned to consume unhygienic meat, says Pakistan experts

A former secretary general of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has roundly condemned environmental health controls at...

Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

Almost 50% of the respondents in a special GlobalMeatNews poll said they had actively reduced their meat...

Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?
Guest article

Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3%...

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
Guest article

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon...

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic...