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.
19-Jun-2013 - Meat traders should be officially registered and covered by official controls, Enrico Frabetti, deputy secretary general of the Liaison Centre for the Meat Processing Industry in the EU (CLITRAVI) told a conference organised in the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
19-Jun-2013 - Australia’s export earnings from livestock and livestock products are expected to increase in 2013-14, with strong beef and veal performance expected to offset a decline in lamb exports.
19-Jun-2013 - Setting a limit on campylobacter bacteria in chicken meat would significantly reduce cases of food poisoning, according to a new scientific report from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).
19-Jun-2013 - Northern Irish industry – including agri-food – is hoping to use the G8 summit as a springboard to promote bilateral trade and investment with represented countries, and capitalise on imminent negotiations between the US and the EU, which could ease restrictions on meat imports/exports.
18-Jun-2013 - The world’s largest pork processor Smithfield has released its full-year results, which saw it turn in its second-best total pork operating profit in the company’s history, with a rise of 1%.
18-Jun-2013 - An Australian producer of beef jerky, which recently launched into the UK market, is stretching into Europe.
18-Jun-2013 - Armenia increased its exports of lamb by 50 times in the first quarter of this year.
18-Jun-2013 - There is great opportunity for the coming year in the American pork sector, newly elected president of the National Pork Board (NPB) Karen Richter has said.
17-Jun-2013 - International banks and credit agencies are investing in agricultural companies that are failing to meet EU standards for the humane treatment of animals, according to a co-report released by three animal welfare charities.
17-Jun-2013 - This year’s World Pork Expo saw more than 20,000 visitors travel to the US to help celebrate the event’s 25th year.
17-Jun-2013 - The US House Appropriations Committee has adopted a number of amendments to the Agriculture Appropriations bill, which funds agricultural services, including food safety and animal health.
17-Jun-2013 - A series of major outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been registered in the territory of the Customs Union in the first weeks of June. Three outbreaks were detected in the East Kazakhstan Oblast of Kazakhstan and one in the Karachay-Cherkessia republic of Russia. According to preliminary data, more than 4,000 head of cattle have to be destroyed as a result of these outbreaks.
14-Jun-2013 - European consumer knowledge and understanding of the meat market is low, which is contributing to a low Market Performance Index (MPI) compared to other goods markets, according to an EU report.
14-Jun-2013 - Burger Giant McDonald’s has reported an uplift in sales for May, with both the US and Europe performing well.
14-Jun-2013 - Three European campaigning organisations have written to the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe and the EU27 ambassadors calling for consumer, animal welfare and environmental issues to be considered during the the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations with the United States.
14-Jun-2013 - US animal welfare campaigners have attacked online retailer Amazon over its decision to sell foie gras.
14-Jun-2013 - Brazilian pork exports have continued to plummet in the face of an import ban imposed by Ukraine.
13-Jun-2013 - Antimicrobial resistance was top of the agenda at a meeting of international science ministers in the UK yesterday ahead of the G8 summit.
13-Jun-2013 - While the European horsemeat scandal and a fresh Asian avian flu epidemic have dented public confidence in meat and livestock safety, Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has stressed recent victories in the global battle for disease control.
13-Jun-2013 - A Zimbabwe food safety expert has warned that consumers are at risk from adulterated meat, due to lack of proper testing technology.
13-Jun-2013 - A 16.3% rise in Ukrainian poultry production in the first four months of 2013 has driven a significant increase in export volumes for April, according to the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.
12-Jun-2013 - South African poultry producers have warned that the government must cut down on cheap chicken imports or risk devastating the local industry.
12-Jun-2013 - Officials have confirmed that testing has identified porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) for the first time in the US.
12-Jun-2013 - Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has once again denied a request from the Baltic States to restore meat exports to the Customs Union.
12-Jun-2013 - US farmers have welcomed the passing of a bi-partisan 2013 farm bill by the US Senate.
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