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.
26-Oct-2012 - Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has launched a new premium burger range aimed at the export market.
24-Oct-2012 - A proposal from the Ukraine government to raise its import tariffs on all kinds of meat and poultry would hit European Union (EU) pork meat exports to the country, the claims secretary general of the European Livestock and Meat Trading Union (UECBV) has claimed.
24-Oct-2012 - The amount of money spent on milk, eggs and meat in India has doubled over five years with supply shortages driving up prices and general food inflation.
23-Oct-2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has officially acknowledged a national standard of on-farm swine biosecurity after a rigourous review ensured that it met the CFIA's criteria.
23-Oct-2012 - Exports of Brazilian beef to the Middle East have risen dramatically this year as trade between the two regions goes from strength to strength.
23-Oct-2012 - The US arm of Brazilian-owned company JBS has taken over the management of XL Foods’ beef processing plant in Canada, which is at the centre of an E.coli outbreak and massive product recall.
23-Oct-2012 - American poultry and livestock producers may be facing a jump in animal feed prices if the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decides to adjust portions of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a new study has argued. The RFS, established by congress in 2007, stipulates a certain percentage of fuel must be made from renewable sources, such as corn-based ethanol.
18-Oct-2012 - A report by England’s pig levy body Bpex has shown that without retail price increases now, the pig herd in the UK and Europe could be cut by up to 10%.
18-Oct-2012 - Receivers have been appointed to the Irish sausage maker which featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses. The 100 year old meat processing company Olhausen Ltd, which operated three facilities in Blanchardstown and Coolock in Dublin and Lough Egish, Co Monaghan, has ceased trading and been put up for sale by receivers on behalf of Ulster Bank.
12-Oct-2012 - The Scottish red meat sector has been warned of a tough winter ahead, with shortages of quality silage and soaring straw and protein prices.
11-Oct-2012 - US animal welfare campaigners are encouraging New Jersey citizens to support a bill that would ban sow gestation crates in the state.
11-Oct-2012 - Canada and Mexico have formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, ministers announced this week.
28-Sep-2012 - The UK has closed the port of Ipswich to live animal exports, only a week after the trade was resumed.
25-Sep-2012 - A tastier, healthier and cheaper meat alternative is being designed for American soldiers to eat in combat, its developers claim. Three parties – the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, the Department of Defense’s Combat Feeding Directorate (CFD) and US integrated food processor FPL Food – are collaborating on the jerky-type product.
25-Sep-2012 - Despite reports of weak industrial farming and poor animal protection, consumption of meat and meat products remain stable in Germany, according to the latest figures.
24-Sep-2012 - Farmers in Ireland have launched a number of protests against what they claim was retailers’ ignorance of the escalating costs primary producers are facing.
21-Sep-2012 - Russia should create a large “cluster” of meat production in the far eastern regions of the country in order to develop meat exports to Asian countries, industry experts have said.
21-Sep-2012 - The Australian government has once again come under fire over live exports after a news report revealed that exported breeding cows and sheep are suffering abuse in the Middle East.
24-Aug-2012 - Russia’s leading provider of rubs and glazes, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours Russia, is to showcase its fermented, smoke and functional solutions at Agroprodmash.
15-Aug-2012 - Philippine agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala announced a H1 rise of 0.93% for the country’s agricultural sector, with a gross value of p691.4bn.
10-Aug-2012 - Fast food giant McDonald’s has reported “flat” comparable sales in July, despite strong results in the UK, Australia and Russia.
10-Aug-2012 - The Canadian Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has developed a new website to disseminate research and industry information to producers, veterinarians, meat processors and other industry stakeholders.
10-Aug-2012 - Hillshire Brands Company, the US-based meat company that was spun out of Sara Lee’s meat business in June, has appointed a new chief customer officer to manage relationships and develop strategies with its consumer-facing customers.
10-Aug-2012 - US processing giant Cargill has reported another profit plunge, with fourth-quarter and fiscal 2012 earnings below company expectations.
30-Jul-2012 - The US beef industry is confident that it will be able to rebuild its export market with Taiwan, after the Taiwanese Parliament passed legislation that will pave the way to reopen its borders to US beef imports.
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