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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.

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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.

Three fish feed producers start partnership

Three aquaculture feed producers from Ireland, the Netherlands and Brazil have joined forces in a strategic partnership to spearhead the trawl for sustainable fish food solutions.

Catholics OK to eat meat on St Patrick’s Day

Catholics in multiple US states have been given permission to eat traditional Irish food such as corned beef this St Patrick’s Day, which falls on a Friday.

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...

Irish food giant to lead new joint venture

Aidan Cotter, former chief executive of Ireland's Bord Bía, has been named chairman of the board of a joint venture between ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Group.

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....

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...

Investigation reveals ‘horrific’ export of livestock ‘tortured’ in the Middle East

Europe’s livestock exports to the Middle East are under fire after a clandestine investigation revealed “horrific” footage detailing animal abuse, including alleged torture of cows in Lebanon. 

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). 

Politician plugs Irish beef in Dubai

Premium Irish beef has benefited from government support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, helped secure endorsement from one...

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? 

Irish cooked meat business creates 150 jobs

Dawn Farms’ multi-million euro investment in its Meat Science and Innovation lab in Co Kildare, Ireland, will create 150 new jobs over the next five years, the company has claimed.

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).