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Coexca to create 350 jobs after Danish investment

A multi-million dollar investment in Chilean pork producer Coexca SA will create 350 jobs as the farmer-owned cooperative aims to double production amid booming Chinese import demand.

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

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.

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.

News in brief

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.

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.

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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...

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...

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....

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.

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...

Reader survey

State of the industry: flight or plight?

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