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.
07-Mar-2014 - The avian influenza (AI) discovered in the Netherlands is likely to be low pathogenic (LPAI), according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
07-Mar-2014 - Product diversification, driven by a need to match products to China’s expanding but extremely varied retail sector, appears to have been key to profits for 2013 at Chinese pork processor Shuanghui.
07-Mar-2014 - The cost of Brazilian beef is on the up as unseasonably hot weather has resulted in a fall in cattle supplies.
07-Mar-2014 - Ukraine’s revolution and subsequent Russian intervention might have disrupted much of its economy and politics, but the country’s meat and livestock sector has so far emerged unscathed.
07-Mar-2014 - With the Japanese economy on the mend, a positive mood ruled at Foodex in Tokyo.
06-Mar-2014 - One of China’s most respected agricultural experts has used China’s annual parliament – sitting this week in Beijing – to call for the establishment of a chicken reserve to rescue farmers from the current bird flu crisis.
06-Mar-2014 - Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow, experts warned the future of pork supply remains unclear.
06-Mar-2014 - Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".
06-Mar-2014 - Macau, a special administrative region of China, has given the green light for imports of beef and lamb from the UK.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Commission and the Lithuanian government are considering backing significant hunting and trapping campaigns to reduce wild boar numbers in regions where these animals have contracted African Swine Fever.
05-Mar-2014 - Romania’s leading poultry meat processor Transavia has announced record sales of €135m for 2013 and plans to invest €10m in expanding its meat processing capacities this year.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved the use across the EU of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products.
05-Mar-2014 - Danish Crown has taken full ownership of Polish processed meat producer Sokolów, after acquiring the remaining 50% of its shares for around DKK1.3bn (€180m).
04-Mar-2014 - Research from Brazil has pointed to the use of mineral and micronutrient selenium as a potential method of reducing cholesterol in cattle.
04-Mar-2014 - China’s agriculture ministry is to set up monitoring networks for the H7N9 bird flu virus across the country’s provinces, cities and counties say government documents.
04-Mar-2014 - Friland, the Danish Crown-owned organic meat specialist, has entered a tri-partnership to develop Wagyu cattle herds in Denmark and produce Kobe meat for high-end consumers in Denmark and beyond, including restaurants and speciality supermarkets.
04-Mar-2014 - The use of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) on meat and food products has paid off, Welsh meat bosses told politicians and policy leaders at a breakfast in Brussels last week.
04-Mar-2014 - The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs (ANSA) has spoken out against a ‘covert’ halal trial, carried out by Cargill Meats Europe earlier this year.
03-Mar-2014 - More than 40,000 chickens have been killed after H5N1 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a farm in the Netherlands.
03-Mar-2014 - Mariani Foods Europe has acquired UK dried meat business Bare Earth as it looks to expand across Europe.
03-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) and Brazil are to boost their cooperation over health controls in their trade in meat and livestock, said a joint communiqué, released after a summit meeting in Brussels.
03-Mar-2014 - The Swedish government is to discuss "practical" initiatives to support Sweden’s high-cost pig farming sector, which is struggling to compete with cheaper imported pigmeat products.
03-Mar-2014 - Russia has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, claiming the unstable political situation in the country does not allow local veterinary services to properly monitor the quality of meat products being exported.
28-Feb-2014 - UK animal welfare charity the RSPCA has succeeded in prompting a full enquiry into live animal exports from the port of Dover, as it calls for a nationwide ban.
28-Feb-2014 - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales in its Meat Products Group fall 1.1%, to $742.7 million, in the fourth quarter to 31 December 2013.
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