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Putin puts weight behind raising of Russia's beef and offal import duties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to prepare, before 1 October 2014, the deletion of cattle meat and beef offal from the list of goods that can be supplied to Russia and the territory of the Customs Union under the tariff preference regime.

It has been suggested the move has come after Russia is subjected to increased sanctions from abroad

EU horsemeat testing shows improvement

The second round of pan-European horse meat DNA tests has shown an improvement from 2013, but still saw products testing positive in seven countries.

Chinese chicken rejected by McDonald’s after scandal

After a major food safety scandal, McDonald’s in Japan has stopped buying chicken from China, while Hong Kong’s outlets have taken chicken products off the menu completely.

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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...

Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
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Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the...

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014,...

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry
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Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry

The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part two

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...

Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions
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Afghanistan becomes net meat importer, despite livestock traditions

Despite being a traditional livestock country, Afghanistan is no longer self-sufficient due to more than three decades...

Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil
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Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil

Venezuela’s current financial turmoil is compounding problems for the meat industry, where cattlemen and traders alike say...

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