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The meat industry is a fast paced sector and its vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments within the sector, be they processor expansion or the changing market conditions around the globe.

Poultry welfare coming to the fore – but not for all

For grocery retailers in many markets, offering cage-free eggs and cruelty-free poultry meat has virtually become the new industry standard. The next point of public contention – namely the unpalatable...

Israel set to send supplies of meat to Russia by the year-end

Russia is negotiating with Israel on the launch of meat supplies, with the first deliveries likely to take place before the end of 2014, Russian officials have claimed. 

Northern Irish butcher’s wins European sausage award

A Northern Irish butcher’s has won top European accolades for its products at the Sausage Awards in Normandy, France.

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Poultry and meat expo to grow space and exhibitors in 2015

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has announced it will have over 486,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 1,200 exhibitors at its upcoming 2015 show.

Russia claims to have covered its meat deficit

Russia claims to have completely covered the deficit in meat – in particular pork – that appeared in the domestic market after the ban on certain food imports in August...

JBS buy sees it expand Australian presence

Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.

Welsh meat body recognises Monoprix managers

Retail staff in French stores have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting Welsh Lamb.

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US pork board approves funding for swine centre

The US’ National Pork Board has approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center.

Polish meat consumption to expand in 2015

Poland’s average meat consumption is forecast to increase to 71 kilograms (kg) per capita in 2014, a rise of some 3.5kg compared with a year earlier, according to figures released...

Saskatchewan to benefit from funding boost for pork development

Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.

New Zealand lamb boss urges more NZ-EU cooperation

More cooperation and less competition is needed with the EU on lamb according to the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Second outbreak of bird flu reported in Netherlands

A second outbreak of avian influenza has been discovered at a farm in the Netherlands, the country’s Ministry for Economic Affairs has confirmed.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, looking at what products were being showcased and what exhibitors are noticing in...

Danish Crown reports satisfactory results despite Russian ban

Danish Crown has seen revenue slip slightly on last year’s figures in its latest financial statement, from DKK 58,164m (€7,824m) in 2012/13 to DKK 58,029m for the current financial year.

Outbreaks of H5N8 in Europe raise concerns in Post Soviet Union block

Ukraine has banned imports of poultry from the UK, the Netherlands and Germany, due to outbreaks of the avian influenza H5N8 strain, according to the country’s State Veterinary and Phytosanitary...

Spain woos Greece over meat exports

Spanish meat producers, seeking new export sales to compensate for repeated bans on deliveries to Russia, have stepped up efforts to woo importers and agents in Greece.

BEUC kicks off campaign for antibiotic reduction in livestock

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has launched a campaign urging EU institutions to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock.

UK bird flu strain confirmed as H5N8

The recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the UK has been confirmed as the H5N8 strain of the disease - the same as the outbreaks in the Netherlands...

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New Cattle Council of Australia president announced

Howard Smith has been elected to take over from Andrew Ogilvie as president of the Cattle Council of Australia.

New Zealand welcomes Korean FTA

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has said that the recently concluded free trade agreement with South Korea should provide a major boost to its red meat exports to the...

EU poultry retailers held to account on third-party fresh products

European Union (EU) poultry retailers may be penalised if they sell salmonella-contaminated fresh products, even when they are processed and packaged by another company, the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

Sweden gets new meat trade organisation

Sweden’s meat sector has established Svenska Köttföretagen (SKF), a new broad-based trade organisation that will promote the industry’s special interests and provide expert advice to members.

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Chicken juice offers perfect environment for campylobacter to flourish

The natural juice from chicken is key to the persistence of campylobacter in food processing sites and kitchens, according to a study carried out at the Institute of Food Research...

New tax initiatives set to hit Ukrainian meat industry

Ukraine’s government intends to increase the tax burden on meat producers, which could result in a strong negative impact on the development of the meat industry in the country in...

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Wales at forefront of lamb category in Italy

PGI Welsh Lamb is now the market leader and the most "well-known" lamb brand in Italian supermarkets, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Italian agent Jeff...