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Differing EU/US food safety policies a hindrance to trade, IPPE delegates told

Negotiations to agree the terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are made more challenging by the differing approaches to food safety from the US and European Union markets, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta were told.

The US and EU have differing opinions on the use of ractopamine in pigs

Incidence of campylobacter stabilises in Europe

The number of reported infections of campylobacteriosis have stabilised in Europe, following a period of increase.

Nuclear fears push down prices for Fukushima beef

Beef farmers in Fukushima, Japan, are struggling with continuing low wholesale prices for their meat.

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in the livestock industry.

News in brief

Norwegian BSE case confirmed

Reports regarding a possible Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in a 15-year cow in Norway have been confirmed positive, with a report submitted to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) yesterday (29 January).

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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...

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...