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US looks to cut poultry contamination with new regulations

New regulations on poultry products could prevent 50,000 illnesses a year, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has claimed.

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MEPs call for COOL on processed meats

Country of origin labelling (COOL) should apply to meat, which is an ingredient in processed foods such as lasagne, according to Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs.

Chinese investors cast eyes on Denmark meat sector

Leading Danish meat processing companies, including Danish Crown, Hanegal and Skare Meat Packers, are attracting renewed acquisitive interest from industrial groups in China.

Mexico restricts beta-agonists in bid to reopen Russian market

Mexico has fulfilled demands from Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor and refrained from using beta-agonists in its meat production, in the hope that it could lead to the reopening of the...

Possible case of BSE in Norwegian cow

A possible case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in Norway, the country’s Food and Safety Authority has confirmed.

Bangladesh blockade batters poultry industry

A politically-inspired blockade of highways in Bangladesh, launched by the country’s opposition parties, and related vandalism of lorries trying to break through, is devastating a Bangladeshi poultry sector still reeling...

Finland’s Atria tackling operating cost base

Finland’s Atria is pushing ahead with plans to reduce its cost base in the face of lower revenues that are mainly being generated due to lost meat trade with Russia,...

Meat buying trends analysed in new research

Psychological and sensorial factors are key to consumers’ decision-making process when it comes to buying meat.

Cargill completes sale of Texas feed yard

Cargill Cattle Feeders completed the sale of its Lockney, Texas feed yard to Lofton Trust on 8 January.

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IPPE to host pork seminar

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day Pork Tech Theatre seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January.

South Korea confirms full traceability for its pork

Pork in the Republic of Korea is now fully traceable throughout the entire supply chain, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA).

EU funding awarded for infectious diseases project

An EU project designed to speed up the detection and response times for human and animal disease outbreaks has been awarded more than €20 million.

Cherkizovo launches new healthy eating range

Russian manufacturer Cherkizovo has launched a new line of ready-to-cook chicken products that can be prepared in a steamer or slow cooker.

HKScan facility approved for export to China

Finland’s HKScan Group has announced that its pork slaughtering facility in Forssa is to gain export certification from the Chinese food authorities, following successful inspections carried out last August.

South Africa hopes to regain export access for game and beef

South Africa is working to resume exports of game to the EU and beef exports to the Middle East, following a four-year ban.

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China opens more cities to international business

China has been delivering on promises to open more cities to international trade, allowing meat importers to cut freight costs and get meat to hugely populous central regions of the...

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Marfrig CEO announces departure

Sergio Rial is to step down as chief executive officer of Marfrig Global Foods.

Russia set to do U-turn on EU pork ban

Exports of European pork could well be making their way to Russia again, following successful talks between EU and Russian officials last week.

Ukraine cuts direct support for livestock industry in 2015

There will be no program of livestock industry support in Ukraine this year, according to the ‘State Budget of Ukraine for 2015’, published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada...

Welsh mission to Norway see positive results

Increasing amounts of Welsh Lamb could be exported to Norwegian soil following a successful trade mission to the Scandinavian country by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Lambs suffer breathing problems in intensive rearing says EFSA

Respiratory disorders are a common welfare problem for lambs in intensive rearing systems, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said, while ewes in extensive farming can often go hungry.

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Using animal fat as biodiesel helps save GHG emissions

Biodiesel made from animal fat could help cut the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced from processing by 85%, according to the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA).

Irish meat export year ends with optimism

Beef and pigmeat struggled but overall Irish exports of meat and livestock grew by 3%, to just over €3.6 billion, during 2014.

French slaughterhouses in crisis

The competition between French slaughterhouses has resulted in a "crisis", according to French meat association SNIV-SNCP.