30-Apr-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening Europe.
21-Mar-2013 - South Africa’s government is considering introducing tougher labelling laws for meat products to ensure ingredients are identified properly.
05-Mar-2013 - A fall in the price of corn and continuing high prices for red meat could boost the prospects of the global poultry sector in 2013, a new report from Rabobank has found.
01-Mar-2013 - South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has ordered an urgent inquiry after donkey and goat DNA was found in burgers and sausages.
11-Feb-2013 - Brazil saw a big increase in beef exports last month despite BSE-restrictions, according to the latest data.
03-Jan-2013 - The South African government has rejected a controversial proposal to introduce anti-dumping duties on Brazilian exports of whole birds and boneless chicken cuts.
18-Dec-2012 - US meat processor Cargill has announced plans to invest $20 million into its animal nutrition facilities in South Africa.
15-Oct-2012 - A UK food packaging company has opened a new facility in Turkey in a bid to strengthen its global operations.
04-Oct-2012 - A children’s charity supported by the global meat industry has announced its first field project for combating poverty and hunger.
07-Aug-2012 - The beef trade in Namibia decreased by 28.8% in the first six months of 2012, the Meat Board of Namibia has revealed in its six-monthly review, with exports “significantly lower” than the same period in 2011.
11-Jul-2012 - The US chicken industry has written to US Trade Representative Ron Kirk urging him to challenge a South African anti-dumping duty imposed nearly 12 years ago.
02-Jul-2012 - Attention was focused on Africa as an emerging market for UK meat exports at this year’s Eblex Export Conference in Stoneleigh Park, England.
28-Jun-2012 - Brazilian ministers have decided to press ahead with official objections to an anti-dumping duty on chicken exports introduced by South Africa.
11-Jun-2012 - The global meat industry is being called upon to support and back a new initiative to end child starvation and hunger.
19-Apr-2012 - Francisco Turra, president of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF), talks to GlobalMeatNews about the state of the industry, exports, and the anti-dumping levy imposed in South Africa.
18-Apr-2012 - The Brazil Poultry Association (UBABEF) has reasserted its determination to ask for World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations on an anti-dumping levy recently imposed by South Africa.
20-Mar-2012 - South Africa is set to impose restrictions on pork imports on the grounds of health interests, in a move that may affect all countries which export pork to the market.
29-Feb-2012 - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is campaigning for a pharmaceutical standard on Animal African Trypanosomosis drugs to be implemented in regions affected by the fatal livestock disease.
28-Feb-2012 - South African food group AFGRI has become KFC’s third poultry supplier.
15-Feb-2012 - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has imposed a temporary levy on Brazilian poultry products after allegations of dumping from certain exporters.
13-Feb-2012 - UK red meat exporters are in talks with South African companies to resume trade between the two countries after a 15-year ban was lifted in May 2011.
09-Feb-2012 - Zambia’s largest agri-business Zambeef has been given a Zambia Leaders and Achievers Award by consulting firm pmr.Africa.
31-Jan-2012 - The first integrated poultry business in Namibia has the potential to bring self-sufficiency to a traditionally import-dependent country.
19-Jan-2012 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.
10-Jan-2012 - Power in the world’s meat market is expected to stay concentrated in Europe and North America despite growing pressure from emerging economies, a new report shows.
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