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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.

Russia suggests mitigating food embargo for Greece and Hungary

Following the announcement by Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich that his government was considering ways to mitigate the food embargo, imposed in August last year, for a number of...

Aussie beef and lamb exports forecast upwards

A record year for Australian beef and lamb exports has been forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Ukraine sees growth in poultry production despite political turmoil

Production, exports, and consumption of poultry in Ukraine grew during 2014, according to the latest report from the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

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Entry call put out for European welfare awards

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has put out a call for food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice businesses across Europe to enter its Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards.

Maharashtra bans sale or possession of beef

The sale or possession of beef in Maharashtra, India could now carry a jail sentence, after a government Bill banning the practice was finally given presidential assent.

Norway regulator gets tough with halal meat producers following contamination scandals

Cross-contamination of meats has become a major problem in Norway as more producers and slaughterhouses add halal production lines to their operations to satisfy growing demand for halal meat among...

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Realigning global standards for agricultural trade: the US and EU trade negotiations

It is not a rare occurrence for the US and the European Union to be on the polar opposite ends of an agri-related issue.

Swedish supermarkets threaten ban against Danish pork

Swedish supermarkets, led by major chain the ICA Group, are threatening to suspend imports of Danish pork following reports by animal rights organisations complaining about the culling of up to...

Canadian farm in BSE cattle link

The recent discovery of a cow infected with BSE, in Alberta, Canada, has been linked to a previous case detected in 2010.

Food-borne bacteria showing increasing resistance

Food-borne illnesses such as Salmonella and Campylobacter could become harder to treat as resistance to antimicrobial drugs remains at significant levels.

Marfrig achieves target revenue in 2014

Brazilian meat giant Marfrig Global Foods has achieved full-year revenue of R$21bn, as a favourable currency exchange and growth in exports pushed up sales across the business.

Positive predictions for EU meat sector despite Russian impact

Prospects for the European meat sector remain strong, despite the continued impact of the Russian ban, according to the latest USDA report.

Chicken sales fall amid consumer health concerns

Negative media publicity surrounding infections in poultry flocks and farming practices in Norway has sparked a 15% to 20% drop in domestic chicken meat sales in the last six months, to mid-February.

Russia sees unprecedented fall in meat imports

Despite trade agreements with new suppliers, imports of meat to Russia dropped fivefold in January, according to official statistics. The report, from the Russian Business Consulting Agency, said the main...

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H5N8 outbreak in Hungarian ducks

A further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in fattening ducks, in Hungary.

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US corporation acquires Marel site

Equipment manufacturer Marel is selling its high-speed slicing facility in Norwich, United Kingdom. 

‘You’re better on beef,’ says new Australian marketing campaign

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is set to launch a new marketing campaign promoting beef’s health credentials.

New technologies could structurally change food supply chain

Innovations and new technologies – such as 3D printed food, insects as forms of protein and wearable technology – have the power to structurally change the food supply chain in...

Strong dollar sees US meat exports forecast down in 2015

US meat and poultry export volumes are expected to be lower this year, in part due to the impact of the stronger dollar, with imports rising in 2014.

Indian meat exporters optimistic over Russian opportunities

India is to begin exports of meat and dairy products to Russia by mid-2015, with the first shipments of buffalo meat due to take place in the coming months, according...

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

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UK beef exports helped by smaller markets

The volume of UK beef exports grew 6% in 2014, fuelled by demand from smaller markets, according to beef and lamb levy body Eblex.

Danish Crown to take on Tican

Danish Crown is to merge with Tican in a move that will see Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies combine their activities.

Live exports from Australia to Vietnam skyrocket, but supply chain doubts remain

A boom in Australian live cattle exports to Vietnam looks set to continue this year, thanks to favourable currency conditions, the depletion of the Vietnamese herd by exports to neighbouring...

EU approves new pigmeat storage system

European Union (EU) ministers yesterday (Tuesday 24 February) approved a new pigmeat storage aid system, helping EU producers deal with low prices caused by the Russian trade embargo and rising production.