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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...

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese...

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...

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....

Japanese meat cake craze sweeps across nation

A new craze is sweeping across raw-food mad Japan that is both beautifully imaginative and nightmarishly suspect: the meat cake.

Bird flu sparks Asian bans for US eggs and poultry

Heavyweight Asian nations have been asked not to apply nationwide import bans on US poultry, as America fights its first outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in 14 months.

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.

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? 

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...

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.

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State of the industry: flight or plight?

What are the threats and opportunities your business is likely to face in 2017?

US pork exports set volume record

The US pork trade wrapped up an excellent year on the global market with “very strong results” according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Trump called to strike meat deal with Japan

Beef and pork bodies have called on US President Donald Trump to launch free trade negotiations with Japan as prime minister Shinzo Abe jets in for a state visit this...

IPPE 2017

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

Japan ‘meat day’ looms – sales boom expected

Butchers, supermarkets and barbecue restaurants in Japan are gearing up for the national meat trade’s busiest day of the year, dubbed ‘Meat Day’ – on 9 February. 

Hungarian meat processor creates 60 new jobs

Hungarian meat processor MCS Vágóhíd Kft has launched its new pig slaughterhouse in Mohács and plans to increase workforce this month, senior company representatives claim.

Hungary orders poultry indoors amid bird flu concern

Hungary’s chief veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered the nation’s poultry industry to keep birds indoors as the country grapples with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI).

New Zealand: Trump’s TPP axe a ‘significant blow’

New Zealand Beef + Lamb chairman, James Parsons, has lamented US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), claiming the protectionist move will hurt exports.

Japan's tax diversion scheme lifts wagyu beef sales

A scheme by Miyazaki Prefecture, which offers local wagyu in return for tax payments to its municipalities from residents in other parts of the country, is supporting regional livestock farmers...