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Shanghai meat processor investigated after TV exposé

Chinese authorities are reported to be investigating claims a Shanghai-based meat processor has been re-cycling expired meat products.

China lifts Brazilian beef ban

Brazilian producers are hoping to recapture lost ground after China announced it was lifting its ban on the country’s beef, imposed following the discovery of BSE in 2012.

Welsh meat looks to boost exports

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is looking to capitalise on growing overseas demand for its lamb and beef.

American poultry standards draw criticism at trade talks

As European Union (EU) and US officials began their sixth round of negotiations on an ambitious EU-US free trade agreement in Brussels this week, American poultry practices threatened to become...

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Extra record proposed for ground beef by USDA

Makers of raw ground beef products could be forced to keep records in order to further protect consumers, if proposals by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and...

Cargill promotes absence of growth-promoting antibiotics in its turkeys

Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands have now removed growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys produced at the network of independent farms it works with, in what the...

New Zealand lamb exports exceed NZ$2bn

Despite reduced lamb export volumes from New Zealand, the value of Free On Board (FOB) exports exceeded NZ$2bn for only the fourth time in history, in the first nine months...

FSIS sends proposal to modernise US poultry inspection for review

A proposed rule to modernise the system for US poultry inspection has been sent from the United Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to the Office of...

Multi-million euro fines handed out for sausage price-fixing

An independent German competition authority has dished out fines totalling €338m to 21 sausage manufacturers, as well as fines to 33 individuals, involved in price-fixing activity.

Brussels will force creation of WTO panel over pigmeat dispute with Russia

The European Commission will renew its request for a World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel to investigate Russia’s ban on European pigmeat imports later this month, after Moscow blocked an...

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Ostrich meat proves successful in Europe for South African firm

South African farming business Klein Karoo has seen strong sales of its new ostrich meat products across Europe.

EU meat production starts to grow - but exports may tumble, says Brussels report

European Union (EU) meat production is projected to start growing in 2014, according to the European Commission, as Europe’s economic recovery solidifies. This could be up 0.7% year-on-year for beef,...

Moy Park expands in Northern Ireland

Brazilian-owned poultry processor Moy Park is to create more than 600 new jobs following the creation of a new product development (NPD) centre in Northern Ireland.

Switzerland calls ban on certain live pig imports

Switzerland has announced a ban on live pig and pork product imports from Bulgaria, Romania and certain parts of Latvia and Croatia.  

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Australian red meat industry expectant on benefits of JAEPA

The Australian red meat industry has said it expects to realise significant benefits from the signing of the Japan-Australia Economic Agreement (JAEPA) in Canberra this week.

US sees rise in pork and beef exports, but a fall for lamb

The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has reported "strong momentum" for US beef and pork exports, but admitted lamb exports "continue to struggle".

Meat parasites have biggest impact on health, finds report

According to a report into food-borne parasites by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), diseases caused by parasites in meat have the greatest impact...

Russian meat ban “symbolic” says Moldovan official

The Russian ban on imports of processed beef, pork, lamb and horsemeat from Moldova is rather "symbolic" and will not have a major impact on the country’s meat exports, a...

Exports of Welsh Lamb see steady growth

Exports of PGI Welsh Lamb increased by £7 million during 2013, up 4.5% to £154.7m, according to the latest data published by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Falling prices and poor relationships hurt Irish beef industry

Ireland’s beef sector is facing tough times – slim profits and poor prices are hurting farmers, industry experts say.

State of emergency declared in Latvia after African swine fever outbreak

Latvia became the third EU state to report instances of African swine fever (ASF) after 13 wild boar and four farmed pigs tested positive for the disease.

Eblex calls on international meat industry to work together

A competition which pitches three nations butchery skills against each other serves to illustrate that, when it comes to the global meat trade, we are "all on the same side",...

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports flourish

India’s boneless buffalo meat exports continue to soar, while the new BJP-led government, whose Hindu nationalist leaders have signalled opposition to India’s beef industry in the past, have yet to...

Ukraine increases meat production despite continuing armed conflict

Despite the unstable situation in south-east Ukraine, meat production during the first five months of the year grew by more than 50%, according to a report from the country’s statistical...

Sial celebrates 50th anniversary with record bookings

The countdown to Sial Paris is on, and the food exhibition is celebrating its 50th birthday by registering record participation.

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