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US forms round-table on sustainable beef

A US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has been launched this week, by a group of industry stakeholders in the beef value chain, including Cargill, JBS USA and Tyson Foods.

Research has shown that consumers are increasingly interested in the social and environmental factors around the beef they buy

Canada beef sector optimistic about new beef strategy

Canada’s beef sector organisations have told GlobalMeatNews that they are optimistic about a national programme connecting all key players in Canada’s beef sector for the first time, with the goal of a 15% increase in production efficiency by 2020.

McDonald’s announces significant step in antibiotic reduction

McDonald’s USA has made the decision to only source poultry from suppliers who do not use medically important antibiotics to raise the birds, in a move that looks set to raise the bar for the US restaurant industry.

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UK gains access to Thai market for beef and lamb

The UK is to celebrate gaining access to Thailand for its beef and lamb with a special dinner next week.

News in brief

H5N2 outbreak in US commercial turkey flock

An outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota, USA.

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Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations
Guest article

Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations

It is not a rare occurrence for the US and the European Union to be on the...

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?
Guest article

Segmentation by occasion: can it reverse processed meat slowdown in Europe?

Processed meat has reached saturation point in developed markets, with Europe seeing a stagnant value compound annual...

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

NAMI's Barry Carpenter speaks from IPPE

Barry Carpenter

president, North American Meat Institute

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month,...

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...