10-Apr-2013 - Singapore has lifted restrictions on meat imports imposed on seven regions in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
10-Apr-2013 - A “beef” steak on sale in a Swedish supermarket has tested positive for 100% horsemeat, the country’s food safety authorites have revealed.
09-Apr-2013 - Three-quarters of Russia’s territory is unsuitable for any type of agriculture, including meat production, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
09-Apr-2013 - US beef and pork exports are continuing their previous trends of higher value on lower volume for beef and a slight decline for pork, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
08-Apr-2013 - US meat processing giant Cargill has revealed plans for a multi-million-dollar investment into ground beef production at its Pennsylvania beef processing plant.
08-Apr-2013 - The value of Australia’s food exports soared to their highest level for a decade last year, boosted by strong performance in the meat sector.
08-Apr-2013 - One of the world’s largest food producers, Marfrig Group, has opened a new production unit in the Amazon region, promoting sustainable cattle production.
05-Apr-2013 - An investigation into the treatment of Australian cattle and sheep at an abattoir in Israel has found no breach of live export guidelines, Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has claimed.
04-Apr-2013 - Australian beef and veal exports to China have continued to surge, driving first-quarter export volumes to a near record high.
04-Apr-2013 - Exports of beef and poultry helped drive further growth in Brazilian food exports last month, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).
03-Apr-2013 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has ruled that Mexico will continue to be classified as having “controlled risk” of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
02-Apr-2013 - The US pig and dairy industries have launched a new initiative to improve the welfare and well-being of farm animals.
02-Apr-2013 - Scientists in Britain have developed a way of creating a wholly synthetic vaccine, taking away the need to use live and potentially infectious viruses.
28-Mar-2013 - Brazil will be internationally recognised as a foot-and-mouth disease free country next year, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) has claimed.
28-Mar-2013 - Scottish meat leaders are calling on the UK authorities to increase financial support in aid of export opportunities.
28-Mar-2013 - Russia has announced it will ban imports of chilled meat from Spain and the Netherlands due, in its opinion, to a lack of proper veterinary control in these countries.
28-Mar-2013 - The Swedish National Food Agency (NFA) has announced that it has started testing meat products for undeclared pig DNA as part of its efforts to combat fraud in the food industry.
28-Mar-2013 - Scottish authorities have confirmed that they now have evidence that the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) is circulating in Scotland.
28-Mar-2013 - US beef has a better eating quality than it did 10 years ago, according to a new study published in the Journal of Animal Science.
27-Mar-2013 - A group representing Brazilian supermarkets has pledged to reject meat from cattle raised in the Amazon rainforest.
27-Mar-2013 - Finnish food company Atria has announced a net sales increase to €1,343.6m in its trade report for 2012.
27-Mar-2013 - Australian animal welfare campaigners have warned that the latest draft of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for sheep and cattle will do little to protect the welfare of livestock.
26-Mar-2013 - Hygiene, quality and food safety will drive the sale of processed meat and poultry in India, but significant investment is required before these standards are achieved, an international conference on ‘Technology in Indian Food Processing Industry’ was told in New Delhi on Friday, 22 March.
26-Mar-2013 - The Benin government has imposed cattle movement controls after reporting an outbreak of anthrax amongst cows in the north-west corner of the west African country, near the Togo border.
26-Mar-2013 - Canada’s meat industry has welcomed government proposals laid out in the Federal Budget 2013, claiming they will help improve the competitiveness of Canadian meat and livestock on the global market.
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