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Bird flu sparks Asian bans for US eggs and poultry

Heavyweight Asian nations have been asked not to apply nationwide import bans on US poultry, as America fights its first outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in 14 months.

Meat production to drive growth in protein ingredients market

Global demand for meat will require industry to grow animals faster than ever before, which in turn will fuel growth in the protein ingredients market, according to a study.

Greece outbreak of H5N6 bird flu is first in Europe

Greece has reported Europe’s first outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N6, which hitherto had only been seen in Asia.

Kuwait lifts trade ban on UK lamb in £15m deal

A ban on United Kingdom lamb to Kuwait has been lifted, following a new deal worth £15 million ($18m). 

Danish Crown buys UK foodservice business

Danish Crown has swooped on long-standing UK foodservice business Leivers Brothers, acquiring the Nottingham-based firm for an undisclosed sum.

Politician plugs Irish beef in Dubai

Premium Irish beef has benefited from government support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, helped secure endorsement from one...

Food tech business buys Avure

JBT Corporation’s takeover of Avure Technologies for US$57 million gives it greater capability to extend food and drink products’ shelf-life without involving preservatives shunned by retailers, according to JBT.

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Poultry drives record Finnish meat production

Meat production in Finland reached record levels in 2016, driven by poultry growth.

Resistance to antimicrobials still strong across the EU

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to antimicrobials across the EU. 

Russian meat deal could benefit Mexico

Mexico may be able to export 200,000-400,000 tonnes (t) of meat to Russia, as trade restrictions, started in 2012, are about to be lifted, according to Enrique Sánchez Cruz, director...

Online forum explores packaging advances for meat safety

Suppliers seeking an edge in the fight to kill germs and boost shelf-life through packaging innovations can access a free online forum held on 23 March, featuring EU and US...

Smithfield Foods rolls out antibiotic-free meat range

Smithfield Foods has launched an antibiotic-free range of bacon, sausages and fresh pork products under its clean meat brand Pure Farm. 

Animex considers options for new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor Animex Foods Ltd has unveiled plans to open a new meat processing facility in either Poland or Romania, and create up to 3,000 new jobs as part...

China’s bird flu outbreak ‘serious’

An outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in China that has already claimed the lives of more than 100 people is likely to hurt the pockets of farmers, according to analysts. 

New monitoring system developed by Central Queensland University

The creators of a new livestock theft prevention system are seeking producers to help research the project. 

Q&A: Why checkweighing technology is key for the future

An expert at Switzerland-based food and pharma machinery producer Mettler Toledo weighs in on the role of advanced checkweighing technology and its uses for the future.

Indiana meat firm to create 20 jobs in expansion drive

Fisher Meats, a processor of fresh and smoked meats, announced plans today to triple its footprint in Jay County, creating up to 20 new jobs by 2019.

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Six abattoirs planned for Anambra state in Nigeria

The governor of Ndi Anambra (Anambra state) in Nigeria has revealed plans to build abattoirs in six regions of the state.

Fury over plan to build bacon plant on old Nazi site

Meat processor Handl Tyrol has responded to outrage over its plan to build a bacon and sausage factory on the site of a former Nazi forced labour camp in Austria.

Polish meat business lifts sales as cash injection looms

Poland’s meat processor Gzella Poland sp. z o.o. increased its year-on-year sales by 40% in 2016 with the business eyeing expansion as ABP Food mulls investment in the high-flying firm.

World Butchers’ Challenge wants more competition

Butchers from around the world have been invited to enter the next World Butchers’ Challenge and compete against the very best.

Access ‘paramount’ for Canadian pork

An aggressive strategy to smash down import taxes on Canadian pork and reduce trading barriers in high-growth markets is of high importance for the nation’s hog sector.

Brazilian meat giant's foodservice web drive

BRF Europe has launched an online foodservice platform as the Brazilian-owned meat giant pumps resources into a new strategy to expand in Europe’s growing foodservice market.

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Italian meat producer makes millions in ham deal

Cured meats producer Gennari Italia has scooped €10 million in a single trade deal through the sale of 100,000 units of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Parma ham.

Bord Bia targets Eastern Europe with Poland office

Ireland’s Bord Bia has welcomed Irish prime minister Enda Kenny to its Polish office as the country targets meat export growth in Eastern Europe.