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‘Historic’ day as Atria closes China pork deal

Finnish food company Atria has penned a contract to start trading large volumes of pork with China, a milestone the meat processor’s CEO described as “historic”.

Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts...

Australia goat prices move from ‘strength-to-strength’

A relatively good balance between the Australian and US dollar during 2016 fended off a price pinch for goat meat exporters hit with trade decline.

Ireland's booming food exports defy Brexit fear

The value of Irish food and drink exports last year exceeded a staggering €11bn for the first time in the country’s history – and meat had a big part to...

Mexico whets appetite for record-breaking US pork exports

The US broke its monthly record for pork exports in November 2016 after its record-beating trade increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year.

Chinese farms face new environment tax

China’s pig sector looks set to be restrained by a new environmental tax to pay for proper handling of effluent.

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

Meat body slams study linking cured meat to asthma

A French study linking increased cured meat consumption with increased risks for asthma sufferers has been strongly rebuked by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

Australian meat chief targets China and Saudi in 2017

The CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has targeted market “diversification” as a key meat industry priority for 2017.

Kazakhstan eyes export of organic meat to Asia

Kazakhstan may become one of the largest organic meat exporters in Asia, establishing export supplies of up to 360,000 tonnes (t) of organic beef and lamb per year, primarily to...

Danish organic meat exports to Asia rising

Denmark’s organic meat exports to Asia, fuelled especially by sales to mainland China and Hong Kong, rose steadily in 2015 compared with the year before.

Chinese meat major signs deal with e-commerce giant Jingdon

Shuanghui, China’s biggest meat company, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jingdong (jd.com), one of China’s biggest e-commerce companies, to develop a new sales and distribution channel supplying fine-cut...

US pork and beef exports see double-digit growth in October

US pork and beef exports had a strong October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...

Shanghai Maling completes investment in NZ red meat processor

A partnership between canned produce company Shanghai Maling and New Zealand red meat processor Silver Fern Farms reached completion yesterday (Wednesday, 7 December 2016). 

China’s chicken supply chain in danger

China’s supply chain faces a challenge with historically low breeding stock supplies compounded by outbreaks of bird flu in markets China depends on for a regular flow of grandparent birds. ...

China's Jinluo sees growth in 'no starch' ham

One of China’s biggest traditional pork processors is crediting its repackaged ‘no starch’ ham sausages for strong growth in the company’s sales.

Bird flu outbreaks rock poultry sector as prices rise

Waves of avian influenza (AI) across Europe, Asia and Africa could impact the poultry industry just as broiler prices rise and feed costs drop. 

Bird flu on Britain’s doorstep as virus hits Calais

A highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza (AI) strain has been detected in a flock of wild ducks in Calais, putting UK authorities on high alert.

Rising pig prices lead to smuggling epidemic

Historically high Chinese pig prices and ongoing crackdowns on farmyard pollution appear to have driven a wave of pig smuggling from Vietnam into China. 

European-style cured ham builds momentum in China

A leading pig breeder from China is launching European-style premium cured ham products to shield it from future falls in hog prices. 

Meat industry ‘hit hard’ by EU trade policy

The EU meat industry, particularly beef, could be “hit hard” by upcoming trade deals signed by the European Union, a study has warned.

World Meat Congress

World Meat Congress, in quotes

Speakers at the World Meat Congress, in Uruguay’s Punta del Este, concluded that meat will continue to play a vital role in reducing poverty and feeding the world's growing population. ...

Ukraine’s MHP posts $8m third-quarter loss

Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP has reported a net loss of $8m for the third quarter of 2016 after a profit of $24m in the previous quarter.

Huge science leap needed to control farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

A giant leap in research is needed to effectively end the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report.