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Brazilian meat giant ‘dissatisfied’ after loss

Meat processor BRF’s fourth-quarter net income fell by over 130% as a combination of political uncertainty and market challenges pushed results into the red.

Online forum explores packaging advances for meat safety

Suppliers seeking an edge in the fight to kill germs and boost shelf-life through packaging innovations can access a free online forum held on 23 March, featuring EU and US...

Q&A: Why checkweighing technology is key for the future

An expert at Switzerland-based food and pharma machinery producer Mettler Toledo weighs in on the role of advanced checkweighing technology and its uses for the future.

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Six abattoirs planned for Anambra state in Nigeria

The governor of Ndi Anambra (Anambra state) in Nigeria has revealed plans to build abattoirs in six regions of the state.

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State of the industry: flight or plight?

What are the threats and opportunities your business is likely to face in 2017?

War and smuggling hit Libyan sheep sales

Civil war, currency instability and smuggling are hitting the Libya's sheep market and stocks of the key Libyan Barbary Sheep breed are decreasing.

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Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

BRF launches ‘world’s largest’ halal company

Brazilian meatpacker BRF has launched a new subsidiary called OneFood, billed as the largest halal meat company in the world.

Meat body slams study linking cured meat to asthma

A French study linking increased cured meat consumption with increased risks for asthma sufferers has been strongly rebuked by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

Wegdam Foods acquires Tilly Sabco for undisclosed sum

Dutch meat firm Wegdam Foods has announced the takeover of administration-hit French poultry supplier Tilly Sabco, saving 61 jobs.

Morocco targets expansion in poultry sector

The Morocco poultry sector is expanding steadily, and is eyeing export markets in neighbouring African countries for new sales. 

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Cherkizovo enters into Angolan poultry market

A leading meat and feed producer from Russia last week sent its first shipment of poultry meat into Angola.

United Nations wants Mozambique goat meat recognition

Mozambique goat meat is one of 13 products from the world’s poorest countries that have been backed by the United Nations to secure coveted Geographical Indication (GI) status. 

Zambeef enjoys second year of profit growth

African meat giant Zambeef has increased operating profit for the second year in a row, reporting a strong rise in trading figures to 30 September 2016.

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World Meat Congress, in quotes

Speakers at the World Meat Congress, in Uruguay’s Punta del Este, concluded that meat will continue to play a vital role in reducing poverty and feeding the world's growing population. ...

Ukraine’s MHP posts $8m third-quarter loss

Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP has reported a net loss of $8m for the third quarter of 2016 after a profit of $24m in the previous quarter.

Huge science leap needed to control farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

A giant leap in research is needed to effectively end the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report.

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Social media erodes consumer trust in meat

The use of social media to shame and defame meat companies accused of wrongdoing and malpractice is eroding consumer trust. 

Eating processed meat may cause headaches

US scientists have claimed that the nitrate found in processed meats, such as bacon, may be the cause of migraines.

UN adopts ‘groundbreaking’ animal welfare policies

The United Nations has adopted what one NGO described as “groundbreaking” policy recommendations, placing animal welfare concerns at the heart of global farming.

Zambeef expecting higher profits following sales spike

Africa’s Zambeef expects full-year profits to be “materially higher” than previous estimates after beef, pork, dairy and feed operations enjoyed a spike in volume growth.

Lobby group calls for switch from meat to plant-based protein

Investors managing $1.25trn in assets have called on 16 food companies to shake up the global meat supply chain, citing environmental and health concerns over factory farming.

World Steak Challenge: How Twitter reacted to world’s best sirloin

Australia’s Jack Creek retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer at World Steak Challenge at yesterday’s GlobalMeatNews event held in London’s Hyde Park.

A force for good: OIE, OECD address animal welfare worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have signed an agreement in Paris to align their efforts to promote animal welfare.