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Cooperl responds to contaminated meat fine

French pig cooperative Cooperl has expressed regret over a €150,000 fine it received from a court in France for handling contaminated meat, but stressed the court dismissed several charges against it.

Cooperl claims its products are consumed by 13m people every day

EFSA fleshes out pre-packed fish temperatures

Pre-packed fish storage and transport temperature guidance has finally been set out in a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, with the issue having been vague for years.

Prospects look positive for meat production, according to OECD-FAO report

Growth in livestock production and low feed grain prices look to be on the cards for the meat industry over the next decade, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook report.

Substantial pig and pork processing project planned for China

Thai food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) has teamed with a Singaporean partner for a RMB4 billion pig farming and pork processing project in northern China as part of an ambitious Sino-Singaporean food production plan, which will see Chinese pigs shipped to Singapore.

Salmonella in poultry still a major risk says EU alert service

The annual report of the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has revealed a 25% increase in notifications of food or feed health risks compared to the year before, with salmonella in poultry being a particularly noteworthy risk.

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Turkey jerky experiences significant sales growth

While beef is still the number one meat snack type consumed in the US, turkey jerky is the fastest growing, according to new research by market information company The NPD Group.