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Customs Union faces trade dispute following poultry ban

17-Apr-2014 - The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia looks to be on the brink of a serious trade dispute after Kazakhstan banned the import of poultry from Russia and Belarus.

Mexican meat prices expected to increase

17-Apr-2014 - The price of meat in Mexico is expected to increase in 2014, according to a new report from Rabobank.

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Date set to finalise US poultry inspection rule

17-Apr-2014 - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it intends to finalise the proposed Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule by the end of the calendar year.

US research project investigates Blackhead disease

16-Apr-2014 - A study on Blackhead disease in poultry has pointed to the spreading of litter from pullet houses with affected birds as a potential risk factor.

Brazilian poultry exports show marginal growth

16-Apr-2014 - Volume exports of Brazilian chicken increased by 0.7% in the first three months of 2014, with a total of 907,300 tonnes (t) shipped, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

Poultry producer MHP sees significant increase in volumes

16-Apr-2014 - Ukrainian poultry producer MHP achieved a 30% year-on-year increase in overall production volumes of chicken meat in the three months to 31 March 2014.

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Japan sees reoccurrence of HPAI in poultry

15-Apr-2014 - An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) has been discovered in the Kumamoto region of Japan.

Kazakhstan to build large goose factory

15-Apr-2014 - The Atyrau region of Kazakhstan has embarked on the construction of a large poultry farm, which will produce goose meat.

Russia discovers excessive lead in sausages from the US

11-Apr-2014 - Two shipments of sausages from the US with levels of lead that were "excessive and even dangerous to consumer health" have been discovered by Russian veterinary experts.

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China’s beef processors open franchise stores to target city slickers

11-Apr-2014 - It’s unconventional as most butcher shops go... but the ‘Kerchin Beef Shop’ outlet on Beijing’s Baijiazhuang lu is a hive of activity on a weekday afternoon.

China re-admits poultry and pork imports from Chile

07-Apr-2014 - China has announced that it will re-admit pork and poultry imports from Chile, having suspended them last July (2013) over concerns about dioxin contamination.

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Swiss ate more meat in 2013, says industry association

07-Apr-2014 - Average Swiss consumers ate almost 52kg of meat in 2013, up 0.4% from what they consumed in 2012, according to Proviande, the trade association of Swiss meat producers.

World poultry industry faces turbulence

04-Apr-2014 - The global poultry market is experiencing turbulence due to a number of issues ranging from escalating feed prices and avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, according to experts from Rabobank.

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Ghana looks to revitalise its broiler industry

04-Apr-2014 - Key figureheads in the Ghanaian broiler industry met recently to discuss how to implement a Broiler Revitalisation Project, in order to boost local production, processing and marketing of locally produced chicken broilers.

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US study examines routes of transmission for salmonella and campylobacter

04-Apr-2014 - A US study assessing the potential routes of transmission for campylobacter and salmonella in breeder and market turkeys has found that poultry house pests (flies, beetles and rodents) could be potential vectors of both organisms.

Russian poultry farmers suffer losses

01-Apr-2014 - While the prices for pork in Russia continue to rise, the price of poultry in the market has recently hit its lowest level ever, which has hit the profitability of the country’s poultry producers, according to market participants.

Dutch Safety Board report finds deficiencies in meat supply chain

31-Mar-2014 - The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has published a damning report on ‘Risks in the meat supply chain’, claiming the industry has "numerous deficiencies" when it comes to food hygiene.

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EFSA says use of peroxyacetic acid would not cause toxicity concerns

31-Mar-2014 - The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panel has suggested that using solutions containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA) to reduce contamination from pathogens on poultry carcases and meat would not pose toxicity concerns.

Netherlands sees another bird flu outbreak

31-Mar-2014 - Veterinary services in the Netherlands are investigating a fresh outbreak of the H5N2 strain of avian flu, affecting poultry this month.

Cherkizovo Group acquires LISKO Broiler company

28-Mar-2014 - Russian meat and fodder producer Cherkizovo Group has acquired poultry producer LISKO Broiler for approximately RUB5bn ($140m), in what has been touted as a significant event in the Russian meat industry.

JBS announces profit jump in 2013

28-Mar-2014 - Global meat company JBS has revealed net profits increased by 28.9% to BRL926.9m ($403.75m) in its full-year results for 2013.

Russian meat imports drop by almost a third

25-Mar-2014 - Since the start of 2014, Russia has reduced meat imports by 27.1% to 159,100t on a year-on-year comparison, excluding trade with Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported, citing data from the Federal Customs Service.

Poland’s poultry, beef exports expand in 2013

21-Mar-2014 - Polish meat industry players have posted improved export sales for last year. In 2013, local firms exported 699,000 tonnes (t) of poultry meat, up 9% compared with a year earlier, according to data from the state-run Agricultural Market Agency (ARR).

Australian chicken set for further growth

21-Mar-2014 - Australian chicken production and consumption is expected to continue its steady growth over the next five years and will account for nearly a third of total meat production in the country by 2019, according to a recent report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

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Pakistan hopeful new poultry deal with Saudi Arabia will boost sector

19-Mar-2014 - The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) is hopeful a new agreement, which will enable Saudi Arabia to import its products will help boost the country’s poultry sector.

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