17-Oct-2013 - Consumers in developing economies such as Africa are increasing their demand for meat, posing a challenge to global food supplies. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) technical director Stephen Mott told Globalmeatnews.com that soya proteins can be added to mechanically separated meat (MSM) to produce affordable meat products for developing markets.
09-Aug-2013 - Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has broken out in a key cattle rearing area of South Africa – Limpopo province, in the country’s north-east.
12-Jul-2013 - South Africa’s meat trading body has lodged an official complaint against local chicken producers with the country’s Competition Commission.
13-Jun-2013 - A Zimbabwe food safety expert has warned that consumers are at risk from adulterated meat, due to lack of proper testing technology.
12-Jun-2013 - South African poultry producers have warned that the government must cut down on cheap chicken imports or risk devastating the local industry.
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.
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