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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? 

Brazilian meat giant ‘dissatisfied’ after loss

Meat processor BRF’s fourth-quarter net income fell by over 130% as a combination of political uncertainty and market challenges pushed results into the red.

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).

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Essentia launches organic beef broths

North American-based Essentia Protein Solutions has launched a new range of grass-fed, USDA-certified organic beef broths and stocks.

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.

World Butchers’ Challenge wants more competition

Butchers from around the world have been invited to enter the next World Butchers’ Challenge and compete against the very best.

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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State of the industry: flight or plight?

What are the threats and opportunities your business is likely to face in 2017?

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Linpac hikes food packaging prices by 10%

Global food packaging manufacturer Linpac has announced it will increase prices by 10% for plastic food packages used by meat industry professionals, among others.

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Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

Singapore welcomes first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef

Some of Singapore’s top restaurants have received the first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef. 

EU hits out at South Africa's poultry dumping protest

The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit-hit chicken processors to cut jobs. 

Hungary orders poultry indoors amid bird flu concern

Hungary’s chief veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered the nation’s poultry industry to keep birds indoors as the country grapples with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI).

US-UK trade deal could take place in two years

A new trade deal between the UK and the US, which includes meat, could be established in as little as two years, according to experts. 

Welsh and New Zealand sheep industries to discuss trade

Representatives from the New Zealand sheepmeat industry will meet with the Welsh red meat levy board today, Thursday 2 February 2017, to discuss the future of trade relations.

US pork sector praises Trump after UK trade talk

US President Donald Trump has found little praise of late, but the US pork industry has applauded its commander-in-chief for his bombastic pursuit of a UK trade deal.

Greencore targets US revenue growth as costs rise

Convenience food business Greencore is targeting US revenue growth after the Ireland-based firm reported “strong” financial results in the 13 weeks to December 2016.

Meat processors show leadership in animal welfare

Poultry firms Noble Foods and Cranswick, both UK-based, top the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW).

World’s largest halal firm eyes stock market float

Brazilian meatpacker BRF plans to capitalise its new halal subsidiary OneFoods and may look to raise funds via a stock market flotation.

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US meat industry welcomes UK exporters

Meat exporters from the United Kingdom arrived in the US last week to receive training on how to meet beef and lamb import requirements. 

WTO sets deadline to resolve Russia’s EU pork ban

A final decision on Russia’s toxic and long-running trade ban on EU pork exports is set to be published within the next six weeks, according to the World Trade Organization...

Growth propels Hilton Food Group past expectations

UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group has traded “slightly” above the board of directors’ expectations as trading for the full-year to 1 January 2017 defied economic forecasts.

Ireland's booming food exports defy Brexit fear

The value of Irish food and drink exports last year exceeded a staggering €11bn for the first time in the country’s history – and meat had a big part to...