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Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

App launched to stop the transport of weak animals

A mobile app to help farmers determine if an animal is fit for transport has been launched, after New Zealand’s government admitted unfit animals have arrived at abattoirs.

Multiple meat recalls hit America

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has reported three major meat recalls in the country over the past three days.

AI-infected poultry hits grocery shelves in Russia

Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has discovered several batches of turkey infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) on supermarket shelves.

Polish meat firm nets contract with top football league

One of Poland’s largest meat producers, Henryk Kania, has become an official sponsor of the country’s top football league, Ekstraklasa, for the next season.

Cleaver’s leads organic sausage charge in Australia

After launching the first widely available organic beef hot dog in Australia, Arcadian Organic CEO Alister Ferguson wants his company to be the leading provider of clean-label hot dogs. 

First lab-grown meat made in Russia

The Moscow-based All-Russian Experimental Veterinary Medicine Institute has produced Russia’s first-ever lab-grown meat.

Marcho Farms recalls adulterated beef and pork products

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced the recall of approximately 5,620lb of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that...

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Australia exhibits 3D printed meat - in pictures

Scientists and trade body Meat & Livestock Australia have unveiled a groundbreaking 3D meat printer that makes edible protein from liquid offal and mince. 

Machinery firm launches meat fat analyser

Innovation-driven instrumentation business Tomra has launched a new fat-analysing machine for small-to-medium food processors, allowing firms to measure the fat content of meat products. 

US grass fed beef brand boosts sales channels

PRE Brands has expanded its US grass fed beef to New England in Shaw’s and Star Market outlets and online at Jet.com and has added 1/3 lb. hamburger patties to...

Digital shift may boost EU organic meat imports

Organic meat importers may be boosted by digital certification system, which the European Commission says will make the EU “a global leader in traceability" and the collection of reliable organic trade data....

Gluten-free meatballs ‘opportunity’ for Irish butchers

After fresh research showed demand for gluten-free food is on the rise in Ireland, Bord Bía told this site there is a gap in the market for gluten-free meatballs.

Ireland’s demand for gluten free is rising – can meat capitalise?

One in five Irish people now shop for gluten-free food regularly and, in a multi-million euro market that analysts claim will continue to grow, is there room for meat producers...

Marvellous meat products – in pictures

Two Greek chefs have published a book in their native country chronicling the recent history of meat development and creating 40 outrageously creative meat products.

US foodservice firm brings out all-natural meat ingredients line

Meat producer Burke Corporation has cooked up a line of clean ingredients as the company aims to position itself as an “innovative leader” in America’s pizza toppings supply industry.

Thailand sends first cooked duck to New Zealand

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has been the first food company in Thailand to exploit New Zealand’s policy change that allows imports of cooked Thai duck for the first time ever....

Smithfield Foods rides high with hot dog deal

Pork company Smithfield Foods has entered into a partnership with amusement park Six Flags to be the official hot dog supplier to the multi-million dollar valued theme park corporation.

How many hot dogs do Americans eat?

Baseball fans in the US are expected to devour nearly 19 million hot dogs this year, as the new Major League Baseball (MLB) season runs into play. 

Impossible Foods to make four million plant-based burgers a month

Impossible Foods, the Silicon Valley start-up producing plant-based burgers that bleed, will build a new factory in California that can produce 12 million pounds (lb) of meat alternative burgers per year.

Jobs created as Danish and Spanish sausage casing outfits link

Danish sausage skin producer DAT-Schaub Group has entered the Spanish market thanks to a joint venture with Spanish casings company Vicente Gallent SL, creating 20 jobs.

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Texas food firm hit with 15t recall

Texas-based food producer Ajinomoto Windsor has recalled 15 tonnes (35,168 pounds) of frozen ready-to-eat beef products that may be contaminated with rubber.

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

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Chef cooks the world’s first lab-grown chicken

Memphis Meats made headlines around the world with news that it had produced the world’s first lab-grown duck and chicken – now you can watch a video about the innovation. ...

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese...