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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.

St Patrick’s Day harnessed to promote Irish meat

Irish festival St Patrick’s Day will inspire food body Bord Bía to promote Irish food, such as beef, across a string of countries from Stuttgart, Germany to Shanghai, China on...

China’s hunger for Brazilian beef eases drop

Early trade figures for the start of the year indicate Brazil’s top beef markets, Hong Kong and China, eased the burden of falling sales over January and February.

Ingredients firm to build massive animal feed factory in China

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company is targeting Chinese growth with plans to build a new animal feed factory in central China and add aquaculture production lines to another factory in...

Russia’s Miratorg targets Asia for $100m export push

Russian meat company Miratorg wants to see its export revenue rise to as much as $100m this year, and a major product push at a Chinese trade show is underway...

Vion shuts loss-making factory with 122 jobs at risk

Netherlands-based Vion Food Group has confirmed it will close its loss-making pork slaughterhouse in Zeven, Germany, leading to more than 100 job losses.

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

Irish government and Bord Bía in €3.75m pact to unlock Asia

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, alongside food board Bord Bía, will spend €3.75m over three years to promote red meat sales in China, Japan and Hong Kong....

China's poultry, pig businesses grow sales

China’s ban on breeding birds from France and the US is boosting revenue and profitability at domestic poultry firms.

Meat production to drive growth in protein ingredients market

Global demand for meat will require industry to grow animals faster than ever before, which in turn will fuel growth in the protein ingredients market, according to a study.

Greece outbreak of H5N6 bird flu is first in Europe

Greece has reported Europe’s first outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N6, which hitherto had only been seen in Asia.

Meat trends: Change for production-ruling China

China will dominate the global meat industry up to 2020, but transition will see pork production reshaped, poultry hit by trade restrictions and beef challenged by a rocky road.

Bird flu blamed as chicken company sees sales fall

French chicken producer Duc saw turnover decline last year as the French avian influenza (AI) battle saw the company shut out of key export markets, China and South Africa.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on this month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global meat industry? 

Profit up for South African foodservice corporation

Multinational foodservice giant BidCorp has reported a 20% rise in half-year profit less than a year after its spin-off from Bidfood (formerly Bidvest Foodservice).

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...

China’s bird flu outbreak ‘serious’

An outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in China that has already claimed the lives of more than 100 people is likely to hurt the pockets of farmers, according to analysts. 

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.

Deaths rise in China after ‘worst’ bird flu outbreak

As many as 79 people died in China from the H7N9 avian influenza strain last month, raising fears the outbreak could lead to an influenza pandemic, the Chinese government has...

Atria in profit growth despite ‘tough’ price pressure

Meat processor Atria has reported a near-30% rise in full-year pre-tax profit as the business, which recently cracked China, continues to expand.