14-Jun-2013 - Burger Giant McDonald’s has reported an uplift in sales for May, with both the US and Europe performing well.
14-Jun-2013 - US animal welfare campaigners have attacked online retailer Amazon over its decision to sell foie gras.
13-Jun-2013 - While the European horsemeat scandal and a fresh Asian avian flu epidemic have dented public confidence in meat and livestock safety, Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has stressed recent victories in the global battle for disease control.
13-Jun-2013 - A 16.3% rise in Ukrainian poultry production in the first four months of 2013 has driven a significant increase in export volumes for April, according to the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.
12-Jun-2013 - South African poultry producers have warned that the government must cut down on cheap chicken imports or risk devastating the local industry.
11-Jun-2013 - Canada’s government has published a list of US commodities that are potential targets for retaliation unless the dispute over country of origin labelling (COOL) is resolved.
10-Jun-2013 - Preparations are well underway for one of the world’s biggest food fairs with visitors expected from around the world.
10-Jun-2013 - US meat giant Cargill has invested $40m in a new chicken processing facility in the Tula Oblast region of Russia.
07-Jun-2013 - Prices for livestock products are expected to remain above historical averages in the medium term, according to a report presented yesterday (June 6) by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
05-Jun-2013 - China must pay greater attention to safety procedures governing the use of ammonia in cold chain storage facilities, following a chemical leak and deadly fire at a slaughterhouse in the country’s northeastern Jilin province, industry officials said yesterday (4 June).
04-Jun-2013 - A group of UK MPs have called for a cut in meat consumption and a switch to pasture-fed systems in a bid to improve global food security.
04-Jun-2013 - China’s efforts at controlling the H7N9 avian influenza (AI) outbreak were celebrated by delegates at the 81st General Session of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE),which took place in Paris on 28 May.
04-Jun-2013 - The US poultry industry has warned that it will not support the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement unless it guarantees better access to the EU market for US poultry exports.
03-Jun-2013 - US meat stocks rose last year, according to the most recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) cold storage survey.
03-Jun-2013 - Another man has been convicted in Australia as part of the government’s crackdown on illegal meat imports from South Korea.
03-Jun-2013 - Despite the Russian meat industry having grown quickly over the last decade it is expected to drop over the next 10 years due to Russia’s new World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership and lower projected domestic consumption growth.
30-May-2013 - The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.
29-May-2013 - Russian meat giant Cherkizovo has seen profits plunge significantly in the first quarter of 2013, due to high costs and low pig and poultry prices.
28-May-2013 - Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will provide special support to Russia’s poultry and pork producers, which are currently suffering record losses due to the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
24-May-2013 - Russian authorities have stated that German exporters have once again violated veterinary requirements, which has significantly undermined the chances of Germany returning to normal trading conditions with Russia.
22-May-2013 - The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China has left 36 dead and caused considerable damage to the local poultry industry. This infographic from Globalmeatnews.com shows the latest statistics on the harm done to human health and the industry.
22-May-2013 - Earlier this year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its fourth annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report). The report found that SPS trade barriers imposed by emerging and established economies are posing a serious impediment to US meat and poultry exports.
22-May-2013 - The government of Uttar Pradesh state in India has introduced an ambitious scheme to incentivise the rearing of millions of broiler chickens.
22-May-2013 - North Korea has culled more than 100,000 birds in a bid to prevent bird flu from spreading, according to the country’s state media.
22-May-2013 - Food and agricultural organisations in the US are urging the Obama administration to negotiate a “comprehensive” free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.
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