11-Dec-2013 - Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted restrictions on imports of pork and beef from Ukrainian company Tavr-Plus. The decision came into effect on 2 December.
11-Dec-2013 - A US meat processor has been forced to recall 90,000lb of meat and poultry products after food safety inspectors found rodents in the company’s production facilities.
09-Dec-2013 - China’s beef prices have been soaring as wealthier consumers consume more meat, and switch to beef from pork. But there are more fundamental issues at stake – not least the collapse in local herd numbers.
09-Dec-2013 - US beef exports have once again bucked records, with volumes in October increasing by nearly 6%, reaching 107,471 metric tonnes (mt).
06-Dec-2013 - Northern Irish beef farmers have described Singapore’s decision to allow UK beef imports as an “excellent marketing opportunity” for their quality grass-fed Northern Irish beef.
06-Dec-2013 - The UK’s red meat levy body Eblex arranged for a group of UK farmers from England to visit Italy and learn about its beef and sheep supply chain.
06-Dec-2013 - A new scientific opinion on bovine animal welfare at slaughterhouses, published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has suggested monitoring for both stun and non-stun procedures.
03-Dec-2013 - The European Commission is currently looking into claims made by the tribal rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) Survival International, regarding alleged human rights violations by a company producing Paraguayan beef.
03-Dec-2013 - Nearly 40% of the badger population in a UK pilot cull zone were removed, in a bid to control bovine tuberculosis (bTB), UK Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson revealed yesterday.
02-Dec-2013 - Russia’s meat production is set to grow at a slower rate in the run-up to 2016, compared to the period between 2008-2012, new analysis has shown.
29-Nov-2013 - UK’s Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum has been closed down, following its final report into the progress of the forum’s welfare initiatives.
28-Nov-2013 - US meat bosses have urged their government to do more to increase meat exports from the country, following an announcement by the European Commission to triple financial support for exports.
27-Nov-2013 - A set of principles to deliver a safe and sustainable global beef supply chain were released at an international ‘Beefing Up Sustainability’ food industry conference yesterday (26 November).
25-Nov-2013 - Wendy’s, the world’s third-largest fast-food burger chain, has announced further sales of its restaurants to franchisees in a bid to generate a higher operating margin and stronger free cash-flow.
22-Nov-2013 - Falling UK and Northern Irish bovine TB (bTB) rates have been proven to be a result of cattle management rather than culling, according to official statistics.
21-Nov-2013 - Australia has increased its red meat exports to Canada so far this year, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.
20-Nov-2013 - US beef exports continued to climb in September, but pork exports have been hit by Russian restrictions and a downturn in the Japanese market, according to the latest statistics from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
20-Nov-2013 - Italian-owned company Pini Beef has acquired a defunct meat processing plant in Końskowola, Poland, in an investment estimated to be worth some 10.5m zloty (PLN) or around US$3.4m.
19-Nov-2013 - US meat processor Tyson foods has reported a solid fourth-quarter performance, boosted by strong chicken and beef sales.
19-Nov-2013 - US meat and livestock groups have welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to lower the biofuels mandate for the first time since it was introduced under the Bush administration.
18-Nov-2013 - China became New Zealand’s biggest single sheepmeat market last year, accounting for 28% of lamb exports, 52% of mutton exports and 33% of sheepmeat exports.
15-Nov-2013 - Veterinary experts from countries in the Far East have gathered in China to discuss how to tackle foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the region.
13-Nov-2013 - China is a potentially valuable market for meat exporters, but negotiating market access can be tricky. Matt Incles, a senior consultant with Promar International, shares his insights.
13-Nov-2013 - Reopening a potentially lucrative market for beef exports will be among the objectives of a trade mission from the Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI) visiting Japan in December.
13-Nov-2013 - Russia’s largest meat producer Miratorg has opened the country’s first high-tech meat processing complex for case-ready products, according to company management.
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