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Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

US pork exports dip in July

Pork exports from the US dipped below its year-ago level for the first time in 15 months. 

Lamb ad not meant to ‘offend’ enraged Hindus

A market campaign featuring religious and spiritual figures eating lamb that incensed Hindus over the portrayal of Lord Ganesh was not created to offend, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) claims.

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Brazil’s biggest meat event, in quotes

One of the biggest meat trade shows in Brazil ended last week as the country sought to appease global food quality concerns, following the rotten meat scandal.

New US pork plant begins operations

Seaboard Triumph Foods (STF) has begun commercial operations at its new pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa, US, two years after work on the site started. 

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Brazil’s BRF says CEO to leave

Pedro de Andrade Faria will step down this year as CEO of the one of the world’s biggest meat processors, Brazil-based BRF, in the wake of financial losses and a...

Polish meat processor pumps €19m into new plants

Polish poultry meat processor Konspol has unveiled plans to invest a total of PLN 80 million (€19 million) this year, with the aim of developing and upgrading its capacities.

New Australian lamb awareness campaign launched

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its latest lamb marketing campaign for spring. 

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Irish farmers and the meat industry hold crunch talks

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy and national livestock chairman Angus Woods met with the chairman and senior officials from Meat Industry Ireland (MII), to discuss factory price cuts. ...

Canada visits UK processors for import potential

Canadian importers made a visit to the UK to experience the country’s standards in meat production. 

Billionaire buys stake in Bindaree Beef

Hong Kong billionaire Hui Wing Mau has bought a majority (51%) holding in Australian producer Bindaree Beef. 

Alternative meats lab opened at University of California

The University of California, Berkeley has created a new alternative meats lab to help students become involved in the “trillion dollar” meat industry. 

Brazil to premiumise meat exports

Senior figures in Brazil want the country to start producing more value-added meat products to enhance its position as one of the world’s biggest pork and poultry traders. 

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Aurora expansion creates over 2,000 jobs

Thousands of new jobs will be created by Brazilian meat processor Aurora Alimentos as it aims to increase pork production by double digits. 

Russia to cancel lower duties on beef from Brazil and Paraguay

Russia’s committee on customs and tariff regulation, headed by the Minister for Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, has decided to start applying full customs duties on beef imported from Brazil and...

Russian scientists develop new drug against anthrax

Russian scientists have developed a diagnostic drug that may prevent anthrax outbreaks in livestock by identifying which animals need to be re-vaccinated against the disease. 

Storm Harvey-hit Kane Beef plant reopens

Texas-based meat processor Kane Beef has reopened its plant, which was closed temporarily after sustaining “damage” caused by the catastrophic flooding from tropical storm Harvey. 

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Brazilian meat giant appoints finance grandee

Brazil-based BRF has appointed the experienced executive Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr as chief financial and investor relations officer. 

Tyson Foods opens new incubation facility

US processor Tyson Foods has officially opened its new Incubation Technology Center in Arkansas. 

Kobe producers welcome EU recognition, but warn of limited supplies

Beef producers in the European Union (EU) could face restrictions on using famous beef names such as Kobe and Tajima to market their home-grown beef once an agreed-in-principle EU-Japan free...

Brazil slams rotten meat scandal ‘myths’

Representatives of the Brazilian pork and poultry industry have denounced as “myths” allegations that the country sold rotten meat abroad. 

Chinese firm sees first pork shipment to Tajikstan

A Chinese meat processor is celebrating the export of 22 tons of chilled pork to the central Asian state of Tajikistan. 

Hormel moves into South American market with Ceratti acquisition

Hormel Foods Corporation has acquired Brazilian value-added meats brand Ceratti for $104 million. 

HKScan aspires to be Scandinavian poultry giant

Finland-based HKScan aims to be Scandinavia’s leading poultry processor, according to a company-wide strategy, crafted to revitalise the loss-making business. 

Cargill invests in lab-grown meat outfit

Meat giant Cargill has joined business tycoons Bill Gates and Richard Branson by investing millions of dollars in lab-grown meat start-up Memphis Meats. 

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