From raw commodity to added value meal solutions, and the equipment needed to make it all happen, everyone involved in the meat sector needs to keep up with the latest trends to stay one step ahead in business.
07-Mar-2014 - Product diversification, driven by a need to match products to China’s expanding but extremely varied retail sector, appears to have been key to profits for 2013 at Chinese pork processor Shuanghui.
07-Mar-2014 - With the Japanese economy on the mend, a positive mood ruled at Foodex in Tokyo.
06-Mar-2014 - Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow, experts warned the future of pork supply remains unclear.
06-Mar-2014 - Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".
06-Mar-2014 - Macau, a special administrative region of China, has given the green light for imports of beef and lamb from the UK.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved the use across the EU of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products.
05-Mar-2014 - Danish Crown has taken full ownership of Polish processed meat producer Sokolów, after acquiring the remaining 50% of its shares for around DKK1.3bn (€180m).
04-Mar-2014 - Friland, the Danish Crown-owned organic meat specialist, has entered a tri-partnership to develop Wagyu cattle herds in Denmark and produce Kobe meat for high-end consumers in Denmark and beyond, including restaurants and speciality supermarkets.
04-Mar-2014 - The use of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) on meat and food products has paid off, Welsh meat bosses told politicians and policy leaders at a breakfast in Brussels last week.
03-Mar-2014 - Mariani Foods Europe has acquired UK dried meat business Bare Earth as it looks to expand across Europe.
03-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) and Brazil are to boost their cooperation over health controls in their trade in meat and livestock, said a joint communiqué, released after a summit meeting in Brussels.
03-Mar-2014 - Russia has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Ukraine, claiming the unstable political situation in the country does not allow local veterinary services to properly monitor the quality of meat products being exported.
28-Feb-2014 - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales in its Meat Products Group fall 1.1%, to $742.7 million, in the fourth quarter to 31 December 2013.
27-Feb-2014 - US poultry processor Sanderson Farms announced a year-on-year sales drop of 1.8% to $584.9m, in its trading update for the first quarter ended 31 January 2014.
27-Feb-2014 - The amount of UK beef imported by France went up 8% last year, according the latest figures from UK levy body Eblex.
27-Feb-2014 - The European Union’s (EU) RASFF food safety alert service has warned of E.coli being detected in Brazilian meat cargoes exported to Europe.
27-Feb-2014 - A trade mission made of agricultural leaders from around the US is en route to the Middle East and Europe in a bid to develop further export opportunities for beef, pork and lamb.
26-Feb-2014 - A US study using mice claims barbecued, grilled or fried meat can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite conflicting evidence among experts.
25-Feb-2014 - Exports of New Zealand (NZ) lamb have tightened following high levels of drought-induced turn-off earlier last year, according to new figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
25-Feb-2014 - It is proving a gloomy start to the year for China’s pig producers, with low prices for hogs continuing to dog the sector. The latest data from the Department of Agriculture in Beijing showed that, as of 12 February, the national average price of RMB13.23/kg was down 0.8% on the previous week, but down 19.4% year on year. At RMB23.19/kg pork prices were down 13.1% year on year and 0.8% on the previous week.
25-Feb-2014 - From 24 February, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor lifted restrictions on the supply of turkey meat from the USA, said service spokesman Alexei Alexeenko.
24-Feb-2014 - Approximately 8,895lb of meat products are to be recalled by Canadian firm Santa Maria Foods Corporation, after it was found they had been imported without inspection.
24-Feb-2014 - Denmark’s Halal and Jewish societies must now rely on meat imports after the government announces a ban on non-stun meat products for animal welfare reasons.
24-Feb-2014 - A leading FMCG giant has announced a move to sell off its meat snacks operations to a US rival.
21-Feb-2014 - Six European Union (EU) countries have proposed the introduction of a temporary veterinary certificate in order to resume supplies of pork to Russia, recently limited due to outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Lithuania and Poland.
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