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Gluten-free meatballs ‘opportunity’ for Irish butchers

After fresh research showed demand for gluten-free food is on the rise in Ireland, Bord Bía told this site there is a gap in the market for gluten-free meatballs.

Schools and public bodies drive demand for Swedish meat

Swedish public institutions have been buying substantial and growing amounts of domestically sourced meat between 2012 to 2016, and this trend is projected to continue, a survey has said.

Russia and Brazil seek food deal worth billions

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal seems not to have made Russia’s stomach turn, as the two countries seek to double the value of bilateral agri-food trade. 

Polish meat business to invest €26m in new factory

Polish meat business Agro-Rydzyna plans to invest PLN 110 million (€26 million) by 2020 to increase production at its Kłoda meat plant and build another processing facility in Poland

US petition seeks to ban Brazilian beef imports

A US beef industry-backed petition wants 100,000 signatures to put pressure on the White House to, in its own words, “ban unsafe imports” of Brazilian meat.

Ireland’s demand for gluten free is rising – can meat capitalise?

One in five Irish people now shop for gluten-free food regularly and, in a multi-million euro market that analysts claim will continue to grow, is there room for meat producers to capitalise on the trend? 

Marvellous meat products – in pictures

Two Greek chefs have published a book in their native country chronicling the recent history of meat development and creating 40 outrageously creative meat products.

Brazil's meat firms face fraud attacks

Interpol wants international assistance in its investigation into alleged fraud against the Brazilian pork and poultry industry, with one trade association admitting the sector has been hit with external attacks, GlobalMeatNews can reveal.

US foodservice firm brings out all-natural meat ingredients line

Meat producer Burke Corporation has cooked up a line of clean ingredients as the company aims to position itself as an “innovative leader” in America’s pizza toppings supply industry.

Ishida targets revolutionary food packaging

Japanese food labelling and weighing specialist Ishida Co is eyeing new ways to develop packaging so that products can be sold in shops without their barcodes being scanned. 

Brazilian meat plant targeted in corruption probe reopens

A poultry slaughterhouse run by the Brazilian protein giant BRF has been cleared to resume operations following a government inspection.

Russia battles diverse livestock diseases

Russia is facing numerous biosecurity problems, as African swine fever (ASF) challenges the pig industry, poultry farmers battle bird flu, the first outbreaks of nodular dermatitis hit cattle farmers, and venison breeders combat anthrax.

US meat business to grow human organs from pigs

Smithfield Foods has set up a bioscience unit to supply pork by-product to the medical sector, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for human transplantation.

Cargill to open multi-million-dollar cooked meat factory

US meatpacker Cargill will officially open a meat factory in Nebraska after investing $111m to convert the fresh beef plant to a cooked meats powerhouse.

German group buys two meat companies

Private equity group Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) has swooped on two family-run meat firms in a bid to create a chilled foods "market leader" in Europe.

‘Disaster’ law for the meat industry delayed

A controversial rule governing fair trade practices in the US meat industry, set to come into force in April, has been delayed for six months.

Meat The News

Watch: Brazil meat scandal

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal sent shockwaves through the animal protein industry – so naturally it is the best place to start in a new series of videos titled ‘Meat The News’. 

Smithfield Foods rides high with hot dog deal

Pork company Smithfield Foods has entered into a partnership with amusement park Six Flags to be the official hot dog supplier to the multi-million dollar valued theme park corporation.

News in brief

Asian meat giant invests millions in Philippine farms

Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation (CPF Philippines), a subsidiary of Thai food giant CPF, has invested 10 million pesos to bolster agriculture in the country.

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Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

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