Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially instructed the country’s government to create a unified system of quality control for the food industry, with the main focus on livestock products.
Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.
Biobased food ingredients company Corbion Purac has launched a new range of natural preservatives to help maintain the quality and flavour of both processed and raw meats.
Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).
Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company report. The deal includes the Severnayay and Voiskovitsy farms, which jointly produce 180,000 tonnes (t) of poultry per year.
The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.
A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.