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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.

Brazil looking to push sanitary guarantees in export drive

The Association of Brazilian Beef Export Industries (ABIEC) said its believes the "sanitary status guarantees" offered by the industry are key to its success, and it will look to reinforce...

US pork production set to rise in 2015

American pig meat analysts have confirmed to GlobalMeatNews that the recovery in US pork production will be sustained, with the pig meat industry recovering strongly from the porcine epidemic diarrhoea...

ASF hinders exports of Ukraine pork to the EU

Sporadic outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine are blocking the possibility of launching pork exports to the European Union (EU), said Vitaly Bashinsky, deputy head of Ukraine’s state...

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GEA installs new processing lines in China

GEA Food Solutions has installed two new poultry processing lines at Cargill’s new integrated poultry operation in Lai’an in the Anhui province of China.

Danish pig producers to invest in cleaning facility

Pig producers in Denmark are to invest between DKK10-15m in a new state-of-the-art cleaning facility in a bid to prevent infectious diseases from spreading to its pig units.

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Proof that the burger is winning in the US

Americans love a good steak, but they crave a good burger. So which state dominates the burger industry? Texas would be the likely guess, but it would be the wrong...

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IPPE to hold forum on ‘YouTube-proofing’ operations

Next year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), is to see the return of the Market Intelligence Forum.

Belarus faces sharp drop in pork production and exports

Belarus is experiencing a pork production crisis, due to a fall in profitability for existing farms and the continuing spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has affected the production...

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OIE notified of multiple bird flu outbreaks in China

Several new highly pathogenic bird flu outbreaks have been reported in China this month, including the reoccurrence of H5N1.

EU food fraud alert tool to be rolled out early next year

A new food fraud alert tool should be deployed early next year, to work alongside other new strategies to help prevent crimes such as the horsemeat mislabelling scandal, officials from...

Uruguay set to open Japanese market for beef

Uruguay is on the verge of opening up the Japanese market for beef exports, according to the country’s National Meat Institute (INAC).

Denmark plans to halve antibiotic use in pigs

The Danish Pig Research Centre is looking to halve the use of antibiotic tetracycline in pigs by the end of 2015, through a new action plan.

Belgium seeks alternative destinations for pig meat exports

Belgium has developed a three-year plan to forge business with new markets, to compensate for the exports lost by the Russian ban on EU meat.

UK poultry industry worried about TTIP impact on food safety

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Canadian meat body claims any future trade with Russia will be cautious

With the Russian meat ban disrupting the meat sectors in the US, Canada and countries in the EU, the president of Canada Pork told GlobalMeatNews that exporting nations may tread...

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Scotland ‘unable’ to increase meat export volume

Scotland does not have enough product to increase the volume of its exports, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) head of marketing Laurent Vernet.

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Indian buffalo meat firm eyes export opportunities

An Indian company, “the world’s largest producer and exporter of frozen halal boneless buffalo meat”, will be celebrating 150 years of existence next year.

European trade deal with East African community set to increase meat and livestock trade

Kenya’s meat industry is worried that East Africa’s meat and livestock sector could suffer from the impact of subsidised European Union (EU) exports now that a trade deal has been...

Irish hardest hit by Russian ban on bovine offal and fats

Ireland has been especially hard hit by the latest expansion of Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) meat exports, figures released by the European Commission reveal.

Japanese plan to raise wagyu sales in EU

Following the EU removal of a ban on imports of Japanese beef, the Asian country is looking to increase sales of the speciality meat Europe, as well as obtaining EU...

UK’s agriculture board urges EU countries to join forces on global meat market

European countries should work together to compete on the global meat market, with a focus on superior quality, a senior advisor has told GlobalMeatNews.

Modest expansion predicted for global meat trade in 2015

Exports of beef, pork and broiler meat are expected to see a rise next year, according to the latest biannual report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service – Livestock and...

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Venezuelan controls encourage major meat and livestock smuggling to Colombia

The Venezuelan government’s economic policies have created a boom in the smuggling of contraband meat and livestock to neighbouring Colombia. The trade is pushing down Colombian prices, putting consumers at...

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Animal Welfare Institute questions US cattle handling

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has been sent a written appeal by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) requesting that it revises the association’s guidelines for the handling of cattle...

Pork disease impact lower than expected, says USMEF

The impact of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) on the US pork sector has not been as great as feared, US meat leaders have said.