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Leaders from Brazil and EU to tackle meat 'crisis'

European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Brazil on a three-day mission to ensure imported food is safe for consumption, following claims Brazilian meat processors bribed government officials and sold rotten...

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged Brussels to enforce stronger action on Brazilian meat imports, following allegations that meat processors bribed government officials to turn a blind eye to rotten...

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

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German firms hikes plastic prices

A German business making sealants for the food and drink industry said it plans to increase prices by 15% in April. 

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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...

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.

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.

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...

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.

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.

Meat body defends under-fire livestock trade

A European meat body has defended animal exporters, claiming an investigation into brutal treatment of EU livestock in the Middle East does not represent the sector’s daily reality.

Direct payments essential to beef sector

The European beef sector must keep its direct payments at a time when the European Union’s (EU’s) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is under review, according to new research highlighted by...

New food safety rules for butchers

New rules simplifying food safety management in small retail businesses, including butcheries, have been proposed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Russian firm ramps up self-reliance in chicken flocks

Cherkizovo has commissioned its first farm for parent chicken flocks in Russia and hopes to finish construction of three more farms in autumn 2017, in order to cut its dependence...

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? 

Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (EU).

Profit up for South African foodservice corporation

Multinational foodservice giant BidCorp has reported a 20% rise in half-year profit less than a year after its spin-off from Bidfood (formerly Bidvest Foodservice).

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.

German firm launches oxygen analyser to help meat quality

Gas technology manufacturer Witt has launched an analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels, helping meat processors and other food producers to maximise shelf-life and minimise waste.

Brazilian meat giant's foodservice web drive

BRF Europe has launched an online foodservice platform as the Brazilian-owned meat giant pumps resources into a new strategy to expand in Europe’s growing foodservice market.

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