08-Mar-2013 - A biennial UK supermarket welfare survey is due to be extended across Europe for the first time, due to interest from companies on the Continent.
08-Mar-2013 - An investigation into Spanish pig farms by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has revealed illegal standards of living for pigs, the charity has claimed.
07-Mar-2013 - A new European study has claimed that eating too much processed meat, such as salami, ham and sausages, can increase the risk of early death from heart disease and cancer.
07-Mar-2013 - A group of US food and agricultural oganisations has praised the Obama administration for launching free trade negotiations with the EU, but has called for any deal to address barriers to US meat exports.
07-Mar-2013 - IKEA has resumed sales of its wieners after DNA tests proved negative for horse DNA.
07-Mar-2013 - The acquisition of Vion’s remaining UK operations has ended several months of speculation and has been broadly welcomed by most in the UK sector.
06-Mar-2013 - US meat processing giant Cargill has launched a new website to promote ground beef.
06-Mar-2013 - Russia does not intend to abandon its claims regarding the presence of ractopamine in meat products from the US, officials have warned.
05-Mar-2013 - As contamination scandals continue to rage through Europe, French supermarket giant Carrefour has announced a number of initiatives to improve the traceability and quality of its supply chains.
05-Mar-2013 - China has confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among pigs in the southern province of Guangdong.
04-Mar-2013 - A free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Peru came into effect on a provisional basis last week (1 March 2013), improving opportunities for meat exporters in both countries.
01-Mar-2013 - South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has ordered an urgent inquiry after donkey and goat DNA was found in burgers and sausages.
28-Feb-2013 - Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods has reported a big jump in profits in the fourth quarter of 2012, driven by strong earnings growth in the company’s prepared meats and fresh poultry businesses.
27-Feb-2013 - Russia’s dispute with the US over ractopamine might give a boost to Brazilian exporters, Russian officials have said.
26-Feb-2013 - Russia may impose temporary restrictions on meat imports from the European Union (EU) because of the horsemeat scandal, the country’s chief medical officer has claimed.
26-Feb-2013 - US company Smithfield Foods has announced its readiness to meet the rising demand for ractopamine-free pork, following China and Russia announcing their need for such products.
25-Feb-2013 - Fourth-quarter sales for the Finland-based food group Atria showed a €21.9m year-on-year sales growth, with sales for the quarter totalling €360.6m.
22-Feb-2013 - Worry has been struck up amongst US pig, cattle and poultry farmers as a result of the actions carried out by an environment protection agency, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has said.
22-Feb-2013 - The failure of nine European Union (EU) member states to properly protect the welfare pregnant sows - breaking an EU law agreed 12 years ago - has caused the European Commission to threaten legal action over the issue.
19-Feb-2013 - Meat and poultry prices in Russia have fallen dramatically in the wake of the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), producers’ unions have warned.
13-Feb-2013 - The Dutch government has called for British companies to help solve the potential food shortage crisis that is expected to arise by 2050.
08-Feb-2013 - A new study from the UK has found that red meat plays a vital role in nutrition for people of all ages.
06-Feb-2013 - The European Commission has lifted a ban on the import of live pigs from the US, showing the European Union (EU) is willing to compromise over its interests in the meat and livestock sector.
05-Feb-2013 - Globalmeatnews.com talks to Phillip Seng, president and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), about the difficulties that the US is facing when it comes to exporting meat to Russia.
05-Feb-2013 - Some in the British meat industry are set to introduce DNA testing on meat products to reassure consumers in the wake of the horse meat contamination scandal.
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