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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.

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.

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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...

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Asian meat giant invests millions in Philippine farms

Charoen Pokphand Foods Philippines Corporation (CPF Philippines), a subsidiary of Thai food giant CPF, has invested 10 million pesos to bolster agriculture in the country.

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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.

Russia joins United Nations team to fight antibiotic use in Asia

Russia has donated more than US$3m to address food safety and antimicrobial resistance in Central Asia, as part of a new United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) operation.

Vietnam meat firm enhanced by cash injection

Vietnam-based Masan Group Corporation’s meat subsidiary is set to see a cash injection of $250 million (m) after US investment firm KKR acquired a minority share in the business.

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.

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.

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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...

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.

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.

Vietnamese pork regularly contaminated with bacteria, finds study

Pork sold across Vietnam’s wet markets regularly carries food poisoning bacteria, such as Salmonella, according to researchers.

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.

New jobs at French packaging plant

Packaging firm Linpac will create jobs and training opportunities after pumping over €7 million into a new production line at its Pontivy factory in France.

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...