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Hong Kong AI warning as human case now critical

Hong Kong has issued a bird flu warning, confirming that the condition of a man stricken by the disease in Jilin Province, north east China, is now critical.

France prepares response after China lifts meat import ban

European and French meat industry organisations are preparing to respond to China’s decision to lift its embargo on French exports of de-boned beef for animals.

US petition seeks to ban Brazilian beef imports

A US beef industry-backed petition wants 100,000 signatures to put pressure on the White House to, in its own words, “ban unsafe imports” of Brazilian meat.

Ukrainian firm’s global chicken sales continue to fly

Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP has reported rising exports of chicken to global markets, particularly in Asia and North Africa.

Brazilian meat plant targeted in corruption probe reopens

A poultry slaughterhouse run by the Brazilian protein giant BRF has been cleared to resume operations following a government inspection.

Taiwan bans dog and cat meat consumption

Taiwan has become one of the first countries in Asia to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

US and China to ‘flesh out’ beef deal

White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.

Meat The News

Watch: Brazil meat scandal

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal sent shockwaves through the animal protein industry – so naturally it is the best place to start in a new series of videos titled ‘Meat The...

Low sheep supply to spark record Australian prices

Tight livestock supplies will see Australia process 2.7 million fewer sheep and lambs this year, which may lead to record prices for the industry.

News in brief

Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

China to employ European animal welfare standards

Britain’s animal welfare standards will act as a guideline for procedures in China, with the help of a new grant. 

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Bird flu reaches fourth US state

The US state of Georgia reported its first-ever outbreak of bird flu this week, bringing the total number of US states affected by the disease this month to four.

Brazil standing by export hope as meat scandal cools

The rotten meat scandal that rocked Brazil has not dented the country’s ambitious sales drive, according to the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC).

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Key markets lift ban on Brazilian meat

Brazil has let out a sigh of relief this week after crucial export markets, including China and Egypt, lifted import bans imposed following alleged bribery of meat factory health inspectors. ...

Donald Trump and China: call to unlock beef market

US meat bodies have urged US President Donald Trump to secure China President Xi Jinping’s support for a beef deal, with industry talks failing to make progress.

New Zealand’s ‘big win’ for exporters with chilled China meat deal

New Zealand has struck a six-month agreement with China to supply top restaurants and retailers with chilled meat, in a deal potentially worth millions of dollars to the economy.

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Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set...

Brazil meat scandal: EU says trade ban ‘inaccurate’

The international embarrassment facing Brazil over its rotten meat scandal has deepened after Hong Kong joined China in banning meat imports, although Europe is yet to follow suit.

US-China trade war threat analysed

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade....

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge is back for 2017 and the competition is starting to heat up already.

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.