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ECJ says EU animal transport welfare controls can apply for journeys outside the EU

The European Union’s (EU) animal welfare transport rules should apply even to live animals transported from the EU to a third country, according to a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (April 23).

The EU and the Member States are to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals

Hormel to start making SPAM in China

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

Poland’s poultry meat exports up 21% in 2014

Poland’s poultry meat exports expanded by 21% to 709,000 tonnes (t) in 2014, with revenues of €1.4bn – an increase of 22% compared with 2013, according to data obtained by the state-run Agricultural Market Agency (ARR).

US meat producers welcome passing of TPA legislation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the passing of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by both the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), and the House Ways and Means Committee.