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Cargill sees earnings up in Animal Nutrition and Protein arm

US-based Cargill said earnings rose "significantly" in its Animal Nutrition & Protein business, reflecting the positive impact of recent acquisitions.

Quality, brand and health sell meat in Asia

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”, according to Victoria Santini, head of Asia at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

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UK ingredients firm targets Asia with meat coatings

UK-based food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients has continued to increase its global presence with the launch of a new company in Thailand.

World poultry industry faces turbulence

The global poultry market is experiencing turbulence due to a number of issues ranging from escalating feed prices and avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, according to experts from Rabobank.

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Isotopic testing techniques taken up worldwide

The training of staff in isotopic testing techniques has been taken up as part of a food safety project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in response to the...

Meat products recalled by Santa Maria Foods

Approximately 8,895lb of meat products are to be recalled by Canadian firm Santa Maria Foods Corporation, after it was found they had been imported without inspection.

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that...

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Cargill to invest millions in Thai poultry plant

US meat processor Cargill has announced multi-million investment to upgrade its integrated poultry facility in Thailand.

H7N9 bird flu threatens global poultry outlook

The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.

Middle East and Asia boost Australia’s beef exports

Australian beef and veal exports reached record highs last month, boosted by surge in demand from China and the Middle East.

Improved outlook for global poultry

A fall in the price of corn and continuing high prices for red meat could boost the prospects of the global poultry sector in 2013, a new report from Rabobank...

Brussels expresses concern over EU beef exports to Thailand

The European Commission has welcomed Thailand lifting its longstanding ban on bovine product imports from European Union (EU) member states, but has complained that Bangkok is insisting on expensive inspections...

US groups call for action on livestock antibiotics

A coalition of US health, food and environmental groups has written to US senators calling for urgent action to improve reporting of antibiotic use in livestock.

EU Ministers clarify import rules for poultry from Brazil and Thailand

The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved detailed poultry trade agreements with Thailand and Brazil, which will tighten EU import rules, calming concerns that previous agreements were too...

EU reclassifies low import duty regime for beef importers

The European Commission has confirmed that key beef exporters Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay will be excluded from the European Union’s future GSP low import duty regime for emerging markets, as...

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Australian beef set to grow in line with Asian demand

A significant increase in the amount of beef produced by Australia to supply the burgeoning Asian market is predicted in a new Australian Government White Paper.

Thai company signs poultry deals in China

Thai firm Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) has agreed to significant poultry investments in China as part of a drive to improve agricultural productivity in the country.

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Project urges meat industry to combat child hunger

The global meat industry is being called upon to support and back a new initiative to end child starvation and hunger.

Positive outlook for poultry markets

The global poultry sector is expected to benefit from positive market conditions and strong prices in the second quarter of 2012, a Rabobank report has revealed.

EU lifting of Thai raw chicken ban to affect world trade

Brazil and Argentina will face increased competition on the international poultry market now that the EU has announced it would lift its bird flu-related ban on raw chicken from Thailand...

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

Overview of the world poultry sector and the role of Thailand

Global broiler production has increased by 37% between 2002 to 2011. Production increased from 59m tonnes in 2002 to 81m tonnes in the main producing countries in 2011. Total world...

EU in talks to lift Thai chicken ban

The European Commission (EC) is in discussion with Thailand to potentially lift the ban on fresh chicken at the end of June 2012, after eight years of suspended trade.

OIE calls for bank support of FMD campaign

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

The US was the world’s biggest pork exporter in 2011, shipping 2.24m tonnes, mostly to Asia, Canada and Mexico, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed. November was a...

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