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Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Europe accepts WTO chicken defeat with China

The EU will amend import rules for Chinese chicken after a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel sided against the European bloc in a trade quarrel that stretches back two...

Lamb prices cause dissension between MII and sheep farmers

A war of words has broken out between Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and the Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) over the price of lamb in supermarkets.

JBS posts poor income amid bribery investigation

Brazil-based JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, has reported poor results for the first quarter of 2017.  

Ireland looking to Europe as UK beef sales fall

Bord Bía wants to increase beef exports to wealthy EU countries as meat sales to the UK decline.

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”.

Ireland seeks rise in beef trade to Italy – but consumption is diving

Bord Bía is looking to achieve a beef sales boom in Italy, despite falling consumption in the country, as Ireland fears a hard Brexit may damage meat trade with Britain,...

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.

Healthy snacks drive Kerry Group's volume sales

Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group reported volume growth across the board as demand for healthy snacks, including meat, drove sales at a time when consumer spending is tight.

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

Digital shift may boost EU organic meat imports

Organic meat importers may be boosted by digital certification system, which the European Commission says will make the EU “a global leader in traceability" and the collection of reliable organic trade data....

Gluten-free meatballs ‘opportunity’ for Irish butchers

After fresh research showed demand for gluten-free food is on the rise in Ireland, Bord Bía told this site there is a gap in the market for gluten-free meatballs.

Ireland’s demand for gluten free is rising – can meat capitalise?

One in five Irish people now shop for gluten-free food regularly and, in a multi-million euro market that analysts claim will continue to grow, is there room for meat producers...

Irish government's meat innovation base to create jobs

Meat Technology Ireland (MTI), an industry-led research base tasked to help red meat processors develop technology that can lead to new jobs, has been launched by the Irish government. 

Ireland’s prime minister in Germany for beef push

Ireland’s Taoiseach, or prime minister, Enda Kenny, was in Germany to promote a new five-year beef campaign as the government steps up export efforts against the backdrop of Brexit. ...

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.

UAE ban for Croatian poultry as bird flu hits country

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a number of live bird and poultry product imports from Croatia, following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

No health risk from Brazil’s meat scandal, says envoy

The Brazilian government is taking urgent and comprehensive action to fight corruption and collusion between food inspectors and Brazil’s meat industry, an envoy to Brussels has told this site. ...

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?

Australian volumes help drive Hilton Food profit

An increase in production capacity in Australia and favourable currency conditions have helped Hilton Food Group to revenue and profit growth in 2016.

Industry reaction as UK triggers Article 50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told Brussels that Britain wants to exit the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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.