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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.

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Deli Star opens innovation café

US cooked meats manufacturer Deli Star Corporation will open a research lab-cum-kitchen in Missouri, where the company can develop new products, with customers able to explore research ideas while also...

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

Irish farmers demand better price for cattle

Farmers in Ireland are demanding better prices for their cattle and fair and open competition, which is apparently being denied to them. 

Germany leads pack in booming machinery sector

Demand from abroad helped German manufacturers of machinery for the food industry increase production for the sixth consecutive year, generating €13.5bn in 2015.

Finnish biorefinery turns grass into feed

Two research firms in Finland are testing and developing methods to produce pig and poultry feed from silage which, they claim, could improve farm profitability. 

US toughens food safety regulation for poultry

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised new federal food safety regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella and campylobacter in chicken products.

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Meat vending machine in Paris

Parisians gripped with a hunger for steaks, sausages and other butcher-quality products can pick up raw meat 24/7 with the capital’s first meat vending machine. 

Lab-grown meat challenges ‘status quo’

American start-up Memphis Meats has said it is less than five years away from being able to manufacture enough laboratory-made burgers and meatballs to stock the shelves of US grocery...

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports”...

Wayne Farms to lay off 500 workers from Mississippi site

US-based poultry company Wayne Farms LLC is to close deboning lines at its Laurel, Mississippi site and lay off 500 workers by the end of June. 

Steve Hanson elected as US Beef Councils chief

Nebraskan cattle producer Steve Hanson has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) trade...

Ukraine poultry firm takes a stand on EU exports

Ukraine’s largest poultry processor MHP plans to expand exports of poultry meat to the European Union (EU) at any cost, even if the current quotas are not raised, according to...

‘Big changes’ needed in EU food supply chain

A report from the EU Commission on ways to improve the functionality of the region’s food chain concludes that sweeping changes to the Supply Chain Initiative need to be made,...

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BRF in $50m takeover of Universal Meats

Brazilian firm BRF, which claims to be one of the largest meat businesses in the world, has confirmed its acquisition of UK company Universal Meats for $49.5m (£34m). 

Food safety firms team up to tackle world markets

NSF International and Euro Consultants Group (ECG) have announced a merger of the two companies to strengthen their presence in the European, Middle East and Asian (EMEA) markets respectively.

China's slowdown hits second-biggest pork company

Yurun Food, China’s number-two pork player, continues to go through turbulent times, with some industry watchers forecasting a sell-off of company assets this year to get the firm back on...

The best pig farmer in the West

The National Pork Board in the US is on a quest to find the country’s best pig producer, and the winner will have to demonstrate the highest standards of animal...

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Blizzard batters four Tyson Food packaging plants

Production has ground to a halt at three Tyson Food pork processing facilities and one beef plant, as the powerful Storm Kayla cut through south-western America on Tuesday 2 February.

Hungarian meat processor to open new plants as exports rise

Following the release of its improved financial results and higher export sales in 2015, Hungarian meat processor Gyulahús Kft has unveiled plans to set up a new meat processing plant...

Meat safety scandal: OSI challenges China's court

US food firm OSI has reacted furiously to a Chinese court ruling, which claimed the company had supplied substandard food products to fast-food chains in China, including McDonald’s.

Australian pork a ‘force to be reckoned with’

Dr Roger Campbell, CEO of Pork CRC, is expected to celebrate the competitiveness of Australian pork in a speech he will make later this month. 

Alimentaria can help boost exports of Spanish meat

Alimentaria is one of Spain’s big food and drink trade shows. With 550 meat companies expected to attend this year, organisers hope the meat industry can use the show to...

Miratorg plans export expansion

Russia’s biggest meat producer Miratorg plans to launch exports of beef to Iran and the United Arab Emirates and establish supplies of chicken to the European Union (EU), according to...

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Anpario profits meet market expectations

UK animal feed additives producer Anpario has said its profits for 2015 have been in line with the company’s expectations.

Indian black chicken producers seek geographical indication to boost trade

Authorities in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are trying to acquire national geographical indication (GI) protection for a nutritious variety of ‘black chicken’ called ‘Kadaknath’, to promote national...