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FAO: Global price of meat up

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

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Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

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BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Meat demand rises in Myanmar

Meat consumption in Myanmar has grown due to an influx of tourists and investment, while a limited manufacturing base presents new opportunities for international suppliers.

China calls for lower meat consumption

Chinese people need to eat less red meat, a leading Chinese government health agency has recommended in a landmark review of the country’s eating habits.

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Cambodia’s first abattoir readying the starter’s gun

Cambodian meat distributor SLN Meat Supply Pty has told GlobalMeatNews it will start operating a major industrial slaughterhouse this summer.

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Thailand tipped as key market for Australian beef

Thailand has been earmarked as a potential processing and distribution hub for Western Australian live cattle exports, according to a government report on trade opportunities in south-east Asia.

Thai Union finds work for 1,000 axed staff

International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.

BRF 'attentive to investment'

Brazilian food producer BRF has revealed a “strategic plan of globalisation” as its $496m acquisition of three companies across Asia, Europe and South America nears completion. 

BRF in ‘final stage’ talks with two firms

BRF is close to acquiring two more firms after buying Golden Food Siam (GFS) for $360m and said its ambitious expansion plans in Argentina and the UK have “intensified”.

Russia sees sharp drop in poultry exports to Asia

Russia has seen a 22% fall in poultry exports in the first 11 months of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014.

Seafood company enjoys robust profit rise

International seafood firm Thai Union has recorded double digit profit growth for the third quarter of the year, buoyed by its acquisition of three rival firms, MerAlliance, King Oscar and...

TPP tariff data boosts meat traders market potential

Details of cuts to tariffs attached to meat and livestock traded between signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have now been released, helping traders identify new market...

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Thailand to request Japan raise pork import quotas

Thailand will ask Japan to increase import quotas for foodstuffs including cooked pork, when officials from the two countries meet later this month.

Russian export strategy shifts east

Russia is to focus on exporting meat primarily to Asian countries in the next few years, according to the country’s Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev. He estimates that, in two to...

US funds pandemic animal disease action

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

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Australian meat firm signs plant deal with Thai processor

Adelaide-based meat manufacturer Thomas Foods has signed an agreement with Thai processor Charoen Pokphand Group that is expected to result in the construction of a new processing plant in South...

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company...

WTO panel tackles China poultry dispute with EU

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel will be formed to rule on China's claims that the EU has broken its WTO commitments by restricting market access to Chinese poultry...

Substantial pig and pork processing project planned for China

Thai food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) has teamed with a Singaporean partner for a RMB4 billion pig farming and pork processing project in northern China as part of an ambitious...

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Chareon Pokphand to invest $500m in India

Thailand-based Chareon Pokphand is to invest $500m over the next five years in its Indian division, in an effort to double turnover.

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UK gains access to Thai market for beef and lamb

The UK is to celebrate gaining access to Thailand for its beef and lamb with a special dinner next week.

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