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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.

NFS International in tech innovation

TraQtion, a cloud-based quality and compliance software from public health and food safety organisation NFS International, has been enhanced, allowing it to automatically alert users to supply chain risks.

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...

OIE: virus will ‘impact’ Georgia’s meat trade

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has predicted the outbreak of bluetongue (BTV) in Georgia is likely to hit the country’s exports of sheep and lamb meat. 

Argentina to increase beef exports to EU once FMD-linked ban is lifted

Argentina is poised to increase beef exports to the European Union (EU) this year after its government predicted the EU would soon lift foot and mouth disease-related import restrictions for meat from...

Worrying outlook for pork in Rabobank’s Q1 report

The global pork market will remain unsteady in the first quarter of 2016 but will pick up pace in the second quarter, according to Rabobank’s Global Pork Quarterly report.

Quality crisis in Russia’s sausage market

Russian sausage manufacturers are gradually decreasing the quality of their products in a bid to constrain production costs, according to a report from St Petersburg consumer protection organisation Public Control.

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China’s economic slowdown will ‘impact’ EU pork exports

China’s economy has shown signs of decline and the shrinking rate of growth means the EU may not be able to export the same volume of pork to China as...

Barentz sets up joint venture in Iran

The Dutch food ingredients company Barentz International has announced a joint venture with Future Way Holdings in Iran to accelerate growth in the country.