22-May-2013 - Trends in the global beef and lamb sectors will be highlighted at an industry forum arranged by the UK red meat levy board Eblex in June.
17-May-2013 - Brazil’s pork exports plummeted last month, with an increase in trade in some markets offset by the Ukrainian ban on Brazilian pork, according to the Brazilian Pork Industry and Exporter Association (ABIPECS).
17-May-2013 - The UK’s red meat industry has taken part in a mission to Hong Kong to exhibit at food and hospitality tradeshow HOFEX.
16-May-2013 - The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.
15-May-2013 - Outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu have been reported on farms in Mexico and Tibet.
15-May-2013 - China’s government has announced a financial support plan to help prop up the poultry industry in the wake of the H7N9 bird flu crisis.
09-May-2013 - In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig hides are processed into artificial collagen casings and sold to sausage manufacturers across China and the rest of Asia.
09-May-2013 - US beef exports fell in March compared to same time last year, but increased slightly in value, according to statistics released by the US Department for Agriculture (USDA).
03-May-2013 - Sixty three people have been arrested in eastern China accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb.
03-May-2013 - More than 250,000 tonnes of chilled and frozen beef was exported from Brazil in the first three months of 2013, which was over a third up on last year.
29-Apr-2013 - China’s Premier has called for vigilance against the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu spreading across the country, as authorities and experts point to poultry markets as the most likely source.
29-Apr-2013 - The European Commission has announced a series of three-year spending programmes to help meat producers from around the European Union (EU) sell their products at home and abroad.
25-Apr-2013 - Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
25-Apr-2013 - Australia and China have signed a new agriculture agreement to expand co-operation on science, investment and trade.
22-Apr-2013 - The European horsemeat scandal has not had any significant impact on demand for beef, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q1 report.
22-Apr-2013 - As China continues to battle bird flu, authorities have reported another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Xinjiang province.
16-Apr-2013 - China has accredited 28 Australian cold store facilities and four red meat plants, which will allow exporters to consolidate meat shipments.
16-Apr-2013 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the current outbreak of avian influenza H7N9 in China will be difficult to control, because birds infected with the virus show no visible signs of illness.
15-Apr-2013 - Two conferences debating the current standards of EU pig production and performance data have been held in China.
11-Apr-2013 - China’s meat sector has told Globalmeatnews.com that demand for fresh meat is slumping nationwide because of the new outbreak of H7N9 avian flu centred on Shanghai.
05-Apr-2013 - Authorities in China have begun a cull at a Shanghai poultry market in a bid to stamp out an outbreak of bird flu in the east of the country.
04-Apr-2013 - Authorities in China and Hong Kong have warned people to avoid contact with poultry following an outbreak of a new strain of bird flu, which has left three dead.
04-Apr-2013 - Australian beef and veal exports to China have continued to surge, driving first-quarter export volumes to a near record high.
25-Mar-2013 - An outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza has been reported on a poultry farm in the Flevoland Province of the Netherlands.
20-Mar-2013 - The Cambodian and Taiwanese governments have both claimed successes in their efforts to stamp out recent bird flu outbreaks.
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