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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 targets huge growth in meat exports

Russia plans to increase meat exports tenfold to 1 million tonnes a year by 2020, according to Alexandr Tkachev, the country’s minister of agriculture.

‘Historic’ day as Atria closes China pork deal

Finnish food company Atria has penned a contract to start trading large volumes of pork with China, a milestone the meat processor’s CEO described as “historic”.

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Crown Food grows canned beef production lines

Crown Food Europe has increased its production facilities in response to growing demand for canned corned beef. 

Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts...

Hungarian group Bonafarm eyes stake in meat processor

Hungarian food processing conglomerate Bonafarm is in talks to acquire a stake in local meat processor MCS Vágóhíd Kft. 

Industry welcomes US decision to lift embargo on French beef

The United States authorities have lifted an embargo on French beef imports after 19 years, the French Agriculture Ministry has said, and European meat producers are delighted. 

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US meat industry welcomes UK exporters

Meat exporters from the United Kingdom arrived in the US last week to receive training on how to meet beef and lamb import requirements. 

Expansion of Japanese beef bowl chains to drive Chinese meat consumption

Two of Japan’s biggest conglomerates are planning huge expansion of their ‘beef bowl’ fast food chains across China in order to compensate for low growth in a saturated Japanese marketplace. ...

O’Brien Fine Foods to take over Faughan Foods

O’Brien Fine Foods, owner of the Brady Family ham business in Ireland, has announced it is to acquire Faughan Foods. 

French Assembly votes for compulsory CCTV in abattoirs

The French Assembly has voted for the compulsory installation of CCTV in slaughterhouses. 

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Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts...

New Australian lamb promotional campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its new lamb marketing campaign. 

Jobs at risk as HKScan issues second profit warning

Finnish meat processor HKScan has lowered its 2016 operating profit forecast for the second time in a matter of months, with at least 35 jobs set to be axed. 

Ireland's booming food exports defy Brexit fear

The value of Irish food and drink exports last year exceeded a staggering €11bn for the first time in the country’s history – and meat had a big part to...

Health expert slams study linking red meat to bowel disorder

A leading meat nutrition expert has blasted “contradictory results” in a US study linking increased consumption of red meat to greater risk of developing the bowel disorder diverticulitis.

Slovenian poultry processor doubles Serbian plant’s output, sales

Slovenian poultry meat processor Perutnina Ptuj has unveiled plans to invest in its plant in Backa Topola, in Serbia’s northern region, with the aim of doubling processing capacity and revenue....

Multivac acquires 49.9% stake in machinery firm TVI

Packaging manufacturer Multivac has acquired a 49.9% stake in meat-portioning machinery producer TVI for an undisclosed sum.

Australian price watchdog needs more ‘teeth’, says beef body

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) should be given more powers to collect accurate data on the meat industry, the Australian Beef Association (ABA) has claimed.

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Pressure mounts on French country-of-origin scheme

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) has challenged France’s controversial mandatory two-year country-of-origin labelling scheme for meat in ready meals and milk in prepared foodstuffs, claiming it would lead to higher production and consumer...

ABP part of consortium picked to lead food innovation

ABP Food Group is part of a winning European consortium selected to lead “ground-breaking food research” by the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

BRF launches ‘world’s largest’ halal company

Brazilian meatpacker BRF has launched a new subsidiary called OneFood, billed as the largest halal meat company in the world.

Top news stories from the festive holiday

US tariffs on European Union (EU) meat exports, mergers and a string of avian influenza outbreaks are just some of the biggest stories you may have missed over the holiday...

Merry Christmas from GlobalMeatNews

The GlobalMeatNews team would like to wish all our readers, both old and new, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

5 Fantastic Meats and Where to Find Them

There has been much in the news to make one huffle and puff, the latest Harry Potter spin-off movie got the GlobalMeatNews team thinking about all the magic exotic meats...

Australian meat chief targets China and Saudi in 2017

The CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has targeted market “diversification” as a key meat industry priority for 2017.