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US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo...

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.

Treif invests €5.5m in customer care centre

German cutting specialist Treif has revealed plans to open a new customer care centre for potential clients to visit before placing orders.

Tomra sees success for fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions has reported that demand for its QVision 500 fat analyser has grown "significantly", with orders from leading meat processing companies.

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Northern Irish firm strikes Australian deal

An international meat firm based in Australia has given a huge boost to a Northern Ireland equipment company that specialises in knife sterilisation.

Loma assists BRC Global Standard on inspection improvements

The BRC Global Standard organisation is seeking advice from UK-based equipment company Loma Systems on changes to inspection guidelines, which came into force on 1 July 2015.

Marel shows how with dedicated event

The Marel Meat ShowHow held in Copenhagen will be like stepping into a "full production plant", the company reported.

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month, held by the Japan Livestock Industry Association. The association hopes to bolster sales...

MEPs call for COOL on processed meats

Country of origin labelling (COOL) should apply to meat, which is an ingredient in processed foods such as lasagne, according to Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs.

Cherkizovo launches new healthy eating range

Russian manufacturer Cherkizovo has launched a new line of ready-to-cook chicken products that can be prepared in a steamer or slow cooker.

Gulfood says ‘more meat’ will be trend for 2015

A rapidly growing population in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will mean demand for protein-rich food such as meat is likely to increase, according to Gulfood.

China bans all US poultry over bird flu scare

China has reacted to the recent avian influenza outbreaks with a blanket ban on all US poultry and egg products.

CiWF hopeful of appeal in California foie gras case

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has voiced its disappointment at the ruling to overturn the ban on foie gras in California.

Slovenian sausage achieves PGI status

The European Commission has approved the addition of Kranjska klobasa – a Slovenian sausage product – on the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs).

Vacuum packing innovation from Sealpac

Vacuum packaging specialists Sealpac has launched a new product, TraySkin xplus, which allows even larger products to be vacuum packed.

CSB in AutoCoding linkup

IT specialists CSB-System International has teamed up with factory automation firm AutoCoding Systems to allow knowledge sharing and growth for both companies.

Robot developed which can remove chicken meat from carcase

A Norweigian robotics company has launched an "industrial robot" which can remove chicken meat from the carcase.

New detector from Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has launched a new metal detector, Profile Advantage, which it claims can reach detection levels only previously seen in dry inspections.

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories to make the headlines this year. From Russia’s ban on meat imports in...

US meat exporters placing their bets on value prized cuts in Taiwan market

US meat exporters are to launch inexpensive cuts of American corn-fed beef in the Taiwanese market, with demand for premium products being depressed by soaring prices for American beef, accompanied...

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US jerky brand breaks into Asian market

Perky Jerky – an American brand of turkey jerky - has been launched into Japan and South Korea.

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Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is waning as buyers seek more information on sourcing and preparation, according to key...

Miratorg rebrands products and retail chain

The largest Russian meat producer, agricultural holding Miratorg, has conducted significant rebranding work, which has involved changing the design of its retail packaging, as well as the way it operates...

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Animal welfare group urges removal of foie gras from MEPs’ menu

Animal rights charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to President of the European Commission to get foie gras taken off EU politicians’ Christmas menu....

Turkey increases exports of poultry meat to Russia

In the first nine months of 2014, supplies of poultry meat and seafood from Turkey to Russia rose by almost four-and-a-half times, with strong potential for further growth, according to...