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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.

Europe admits ‘limited progress’ with Russia

The European Commission has confirmed that it has made little headway in talks with Russia to restore pork trade, after being accused of “not doing enough” by a prominent body.

China to pump $100m into Russian rabbit complex

JSC International Rabbit Company and China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Co are to join forces to build Russia’s largest rabbit meat complex. 

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IFFA: new-look GEA unveils meat former

Engineering corporation GEA launched its MaxiFormer machine at IFFA which has a 1,000mm rotary drum that can quickly and precisely form meat products, such as chicken nuggets.

ABP’s CEO Paul Finnerty retires

Irish meat processor ABP has announced CEO Paul Finnerty will leave the company and retire on 30 September 2016.

Europe ‘not doing enough’ on Russian pork ban

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has called on the European Commission (EC) to step up efforts to reopen trade with Russia, as Europe’s pork sector continues to bleed. 

Iranian meat suppliers experience export problems to CIS

Despite hopes from Iranian meat exporters that they could increase supplies to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), deliveries to the region, including most of the post-Soviet Union area, are...

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

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State-owned Alaskan slaughterhouse up for sale due to fiscal crisis

The US Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) is to privatise the Alaska-based Mt McKinley Meat and Sausage (MMM&S) plant. 

Insect larvae should be used in animal feed, says EU project

Insect larvae reared on manure should be used in animal feed as a “priority”, according to the European Commission.

Pilgrim’s Pride continues recall, taking total to over five million pounds of products

US-based chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride has now recalled over five million pounds (lb) of products between 7 April 2016 to 13 May 2016, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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Tomra-ViskoTeepak dazzle IFFA with ‘revolutionary’ detection system

Tomra and ViskoTeepak have joined forces to create and showcase a detection system at IFFA which can identify and sort defects in plastic sausage casings – a technology that could...

Miratorg eyes on-trade expansion with meat supplies to McDonald’s in China

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg is hoping to start supplying meat to McDonald’s outlets in China, according to CEO Viktor Linnik, who added that this could be an important part of...

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Lima extends deboning range

French machinery manufacturer Lima has demonstrated its limber line of meat-bone separators, deboners and desinewers at Germany’s triennial trade show IFFA, with a duo of launches.

Finland’s HKScan to invest €12m in Polish bacon plant expansion

Finnish meat processor HKScan has unveiled plans to modernise and expand the output capacity of its bacon plant in Swinoujscie, in Poland’s north-western region. The investment is estimated to be...

The sun’s coming – and it’s good news for pork

Danish Crown believes the unseasonably warm weather in northern Europe will drive up consumption of fresh pork after months of declining demand.

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Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association join forces

Industry trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), USA, have entered a strategic marketing alliance.

JBS announces restructure plans

Brazilian beef processor JBS SA has announced a restructure of its business that would see the formation of new company JBS International. 

US challenges China over WTO violation

US trade representative Michael Froman has announced that the US will be challenging China over breaching World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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Australia beef’s market share increases, while chicken drops

Industry body Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has revealed that it remains positive after a small increase in beef’s market share from 2014 to 2015. 

Nearly $10,000 worth of meat stolen last month in Auckland

Almost NZ$10,000 worth of meat was stolen from grocery stores and food retailers in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, for the month of April. 

Rising demand helps Tyson grow income in second quarter

Tyson Foods has posted successful second-quarter results, citing product differentiation as the reason behind its growth. 

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Beijing releases reserve pork

Chinese news agency Xinhua revealed that Beijing has released 3.05 million kilograms (kg) from its frozen pork reserves into the market in an effort to ease pork supply pressure and...

Monkey consumption ‘a threat’ to mankind

The consumption of monkey meat could be threatening our existence, primatologist Cleve Hicks has warned. 

US firm launches high-protein health snack

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its product range to tap into the booming food-to-go market with a range of high-protein, healthy meat sticks. 

Report questions meat’s relationship with cancer

In light of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) report last October identifying a correlation between meat consumption and cancer, a new report questions the health impacts of...

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