11-Dec-2013 - A US meat processor has been forced to recall 90,000lb of meat and poultry products after food safety inspectors found rodents in the company’s production facilities.
10-Dec-2013 - Meat consumption in the Czech Republic decreased by 1.5% compared with last year to about 77.4kg.
10-Dec-2013 - A second person has fallen ill with avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong, although authorities have labelled it an “imported case”.
09-Dec-2013 - Abu Dhabi farmers are to start supplying meat to major supermarket chains across the country, according to local news reports.
02-Dec-2013 - Russia’s meat production is set to grow at a slower rate in the run-up to 2016, compared to the period between 2008-2012, new analysis has shown.
29-Nov-2013 - Poultry production in the Ukraine is set to grow by 10-11% in 2014, which will be an increase of 1.32-1.33m tonnes (mt) on 2013 levels Aleksandr Bakumenko, chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine, told a press conference in Kiev.
28-Nov-2013 - Poland’s poultry production increased by 6% to 793,000 tonnes (t) in the first half of 2013, according to a report released by state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).
20-Nov-2013 - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5 avian influenza in the state of Thuringen.
20-Nov-2013 - Ukraine’s biggest poultry processor has seen profits cut almost in half this year, according to the latest financial results.
19-Nov-2013 - US meat processor Tyson foods has reported a solid fourth-quarter performance, boosted by strong chicken and beef sales.
19-Nov-2013 - Injuries and illness rates in US poultry processing and slaughter facilities hit an all-time low last year, according to the 2012 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
19-Nov-2013 - US meat and livestock groups have welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to lower the biofuels mandate for the first time since it was introduced under the Bush administration.
18-Nov-2013 - US poultry processors have hit back against claims that current production methods pose a risk to animal welfare and food safety.
15-Nov-2013 - A US processor has recalled a batch of raw poultry products produced when the food safety inspector based at its plant went on holiday.
13-Nov-2013 - China is a potentially valuable market for meat exporters, but negotiating market access can be tricky. Matt Incles, a senior consultant with Promar International, shares his insights.
13-Nov-2013 - China’s central government is currently reviewing significant amendments to its June 2009 National Food Safety Law, including the closure of a grey area that has left space for so-called ‘recycling’ of meat products after they have expired.
11-Nov-2013 - US company Glass Onion Catering has recalled 181,620 pounds of ready-made salads and sandwich wraps containing chicken and ham due to fears of E.coli.
01-Nov-2013 - Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) held its first joint UK and European Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards on Wednesday (30 October).
01-Nov-2013 - Uzbekistan, one of the largest meat and poultry producers in Central Asia, plans to strengthen its market position in the region and become a major exporter in the coming years, according to a report on the country’s food security policy
31-Oct-2013 - Mexico’s poultry sector will invest more than MXN3m (US$232,913) next year in a bid to modernise the country’s production and processing infrastructure.
30-Oct-2013 - The European Union’s (EU) food and feed safety rapid alert network (RASFF) has warned of continued detections of salmonella contamination in imported meat and meat products across Europe.
29-Oct-2013 - A US food processor has issued a huge recall of chicken, ham and beef products over fears they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
29-Oct-2013 - OSI Group is set to become the biggest value-added meat processor in Asia after opening two more plants in China, bringing its total number of facilities in the country to 10.
28-Oct-2013 - A UK-based processor has found itself at the heart of a blazing pan-European row over the labelling of its processed meat products.
28-Oct-2013 - Russia could become more open to meat imports than ever before following the sudden departure of the country’s chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko, according to experts.
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