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.
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.
30-Jul-2012 - In a move estimated to be worth around $1m per annum, Canadian beef has widened access to Kazakhstan, the Canadian government has announced.
30-Jul-2012 - The global pork market is facing a tough year ahead with escalating feed costs a major problem, according to a new report by agricultural analyst Rabobank.
27-Jul-2012 - Meat exports from the European Union (EU) are expected to grow by around 3.6% during 2012 as global demand remains strong, despite both production and consumption across the EU declining, a forecast has said. However, falling livestock numbers may constrict future export capacity.
27-Jul-2012 - The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) has retracted a statement showing support for the ‘Meatless Monday’ campaign after it attracted fury from the US livestock sector.
27-Jul-2012 - Brazil exported 557,395.58 tonnes of beef in the first six months of this year, according to figures from the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec).
05-Jul-2012 - Poultry leaders in the UK have welcomed a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which claims current rules on poultry meat inspection are not sufficient to tackle the threat of modern biological hazards, such as campylobacter and salmonella.
25-Jun-2012 - South Korea and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have started a campaign to promote year-round consumption of US chilled pork in South Korea following a decline in US imports.
25-Jun-2012 - Russia reached self-sufficiency in halal meat production last year and exported halal poultry for the first time in its history, statistics have revealed.
25-Jun-2012 - The international food packaging company Faerch Plast (FP) opened a new factory in County Durham, England, last week to add to its portfolio of factories in Denmark and the Czech Republic.
21-Jun-2012 - Eighteen EU member states have now announced that they will be fully compliant with the partial ban of sow stalls by 1 January 2013.
14-Jun-2012 - Peru has re-opened its doors to Canadian beef after lifting a ban which was implemented following Canada’s first BSE outbreak in 2003.
12-Jun-2012 - The United States’ Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has highlighted growing red meat exports as the bright spot in expanding American agricultural trade overseas.
12-Jun-2012 - English beef and lamb exporters could soon be targeting a wider range of new markets in countries outside the European Union, because exchange rate fluctuations currently makes English meat nearly 7% cheaper than a year ago.
08-Jun-2012 - One of the world’s largest meat companies, JBS has threatened legal action over a damaging report published by Greenpeace, which claimed that the company was collaborating in the deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest.
08-Jun-2012 - Producers and processors around the world are becoming more efficient at making high-quality pork products according to the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) – and it is benefiting the environment.
07-Jun-2012 - American food giant Sara Lee Corporation, has unveiled an aggressive new strategy of innovation and marketing for its meat business.
06-Jun-2012 - European meat producers looking to ship organic products to the USA will be put at a disadvantage under the new EU-US organic equivalence agreement, which came into effect on 1 June, according to one British organic expert.
06-Jun-2012 - Hong Kong has agreed to accept UK bone-in beef imports 16 years after all British beef exports were banned due to the BSE crisis.
06-Jun-2012 - Cautious optimism appears to sum up the general global meat supply scene, with high prices and relatively buoyant export markets, delegates to the World Meat Congress (WMC) were told.
01-Jun-2012 - The American Meat Institute (AMI) continues to embrace the digital communication age. It recently launched its own Facebook page to highlight industry news and has now started publishing a new blog post to keep readers up to date with industry developments.
30-May-2012 - Beef and veal has experienced the greatest price rise of all foods in the US between 2010-2011, according to the latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).
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