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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.

Duc CEO Joel Marchand resigns

The CEO of French poultry processor Joel Marchand has resigned from his position at Duc citing “personal reasons”.

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.

Astral Foods warns of profit collapse

Astral Foods has warned shareholders it expects a dramatic loss in end-of-year earnings as South Africa’s beleaguered poultry sector goes from crunch to crisis.

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.

South African meat processer hails digital tech

Red meat processor Cavalier Group has lauded the impact the internet of things – dubbed South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution – has had on business.

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

Crisis point for South African poultry industry

The South African poultry sector is in crisis, according to RCL Foods which has posted extensive losses for its poultry division over the past 12 months. 

News in brief

World Steak Challenge sees surge in global interest

The number of participating nations in this year’s World Steak Challenge has increased by 60% since the inaugural event kick-off at London’s Hyde Park in September 2015.

Chinese boom and Mexican gloom for US pork

Exports of American pork enjoyed solid growth in the last 12 months, but business with Mexico, a key US pig meat market, continued to wane.

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

IFFA cements place as leading meat trade show

Organisers of Germany’s triennial meat processing machinery trade show IFFA have long claimed it is the “number one for the meat industry” and, on reflection, it’s hard to argue with...

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

US beef arrives in South Africa

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

Australian cattlemen advised on maximising production

Beef producers have been warned that South Australia’s dry weather could put serious pressure on the reproductive performance of cattle.

UK beef exports seen as premium

Thanks to an “unparalleled” rain-fed pasture system and nutrient-rich grass, UK beef exports are perceived globally as premium meat products, according to UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Tough year for US pork ends on a high

Despite struggling for most of the year, exports of US pork ended a testing year on a good note trade growing by 3% in December, according to Pork Checkoff. 

UK offal exports on the rise

UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb has said its strategy to shift from exporting carcases to offal has been rewarded, as global trade of the latter rose by 8%...

News in brief

South Africa’s drought depletes livestock count

South Africa’s livestock numbers are feeling the effects of the country’s most severe drought in over a century. 

South Africa opens door to US pork

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

South Africa ends trade row with the US

South Africa has ended its trade dispute with the US, allowing most imports of beef, pork and poultry access to the market, after what the US described as “intense” negotiations

South African bodies lock horns on US poultry

South Africa’s Poultry Association (SAPA) has said it will not lower poultry testing standards to accommodate US imports, after an industry body criticised it for “stubborn protectionism” over the country’s...