29-Jul-2013 - Meat was the major driver behind an increase in Irish food and drink exports this year, according to Irish food board Bord Bía.
26-Jul-2013 - Experts have warned that Russia could lose its pork export industry as the epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) in Russia continues to gain momentum, spreading to new regions of the country.
25-Jul-2013 - US authorities have extended their review of meat processor Smithfield’s proposed merger with Chinese company Shuanghui.
19-Jul-2013 - African swine fever (ASF), which is continuing to spread across the territory of Russia and Belarus, may soon appear in the Baltic States, local veterinary services have predicted.
18-Jul-2013 - Russia saw a dramatic drop in pork and beef imports last month as the result of falling domestic meat prices, according to officials.
17-Jul-2013 - China faces some key policy crossroads in the coming decade which will ultimately decide the scale of its meat production and imports, according to a leading agronomist in Beijing.
15-Jul-2013 - Brazilian beef export revenues reached a record $3bn in the first half of 2013, although pork exports were hit by the import ban imposed by Ukraine.
15-Jul-2013 - US farmers have expressed mixed reactions to the passing of a new farm bill by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives last week.
11-Jul-2013 - Canadian and US meat processors and producers have filed a lawsuit with a US court in a bid to block the implementation of amendments to the US country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rule.
10-Jul-2013 - African swine fever has spread to Belarus, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported.
10-Jul-2013 - US beef exports increased in both value and volume in May despite pork exports declining, as the Russian market for red meat imports from the US was especially difficult, according to USDA.
01-Jul-2013 - A US senator has introduced a bill that would ban the use of antibiotics used for human medicine as a growth-promoter in US livestock production.
01-Jul-2013 - Mexico has strengthened import controls on live pigs from the US in a bid to prevent porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) from entering the country.
01-Jul-2013 - US livestock and poultry producers have welcomed a bi-partisan bill that would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and remove mandates on corn ethanol production in the US.
28-Jun-2013 - An EU-wide survey on listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods has found that cooked meat products carry a relatively low risk of contamination, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
27-Jun-2013 - UK authorities have banned an advert from an animal welfare organisation which claimed that eating meat has the same consequences for health as smoking.
25-Jun-2013 - Veterinary authorities in Belarus have confirmed there has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever in the country’s Grodno region.
25-Jun-2013 - Ukraine has lifted a temporary ban on pork imports from Brazil, according to Brazilian authorities.
24-Jun-2013 - Representatives of the European Union (EU) institutions are working towards a final deal next week on how much of the EU agriculture subsidies should go towards maintaining meat and livestock production, which might collapse without public funding.
21-Jun-2013 - Members of the US Senate Agriculture Committee have called on the government to include food supply and safety experts in the review of the sale of pork processor Smithfield to Chinese company Shuanghui.
18-Jun-2013 - The world’s largest pork processor Smithfield has released its full-year results, which saw it turn in its second-best total pork operating profit in the company’s history, with a rise of 1%.
18-Jun-2013 - There is great opportunity for the coming year in the American pork sector, newly elected president of the National Pork Board (NPB) Karen Richter has said.
14-Jun-2013 - Brazilian pork exports have continued to plummet in the face of an import ban imposed by Ukraine.
12-Jun-2013 - Officials have confirmed that testing has identified porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) for the first time in the US.
12-Jun-2013 - Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has once again denied a request from the Baltic States to restore meat exports to the Customs Union.
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