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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...

Danish Crown in Teterower Fleisch takeover

Danish Crown is set to become one of Germany’s largest beef processors after the pork giant announced a takeover of slaughterhouse Teterower Fleisch for an undisclosed sum.

Health expert slams study linking red meat to bowel disorder

A leading meat nutrition expert has blasted “contradictory results” in a US study linking increased consumption of red meat to greater risk of developing the bowel disorder diverticulitis.

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.

ABP part of consortium picked to lead food innovation

ABP Food Group is part of a winning European consortium selected to lead “ground-breaking food research” by the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

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Indian pork industry benefits from UK pig semen

The Indian and British livestock sectors have strengthened relations after pig semen from UK animals was shipped to India for the first time.

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

Top news stories from the festive holiday

US tariffs on European Union (EU) meat exports, mergers and a string of avian influenza outbreaks are just some of the biggest stories you may have missed over the holiday...

5 Fantastic Meats and Where to Find Them

There has been much in the news to make one huffle and puff, the latest Harry Potter spin-off movie got the GlobalMeatNews team thinking about all the magic exotic meats...

NFU vows to continue fight against methane emissions

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says livestock producers need to keep up their efforts to reduce methane emissions, but said factors outside agriculture must be investigated as new research...

Meat body slams study linking cured meat to asthma

A French study linking increased cured meat consumption with increased risks for asthma sufferers has been strongly rebuked by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

UK’s Lamex swoops for Dutch meat business Liberty Holdings

Dutch meat and poultry business Liberty Holdings BV has been acquired by UK company Lamex Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Meat sales to Japan ready meals segment on the up

Large meat producers in Japan are eyeing the ready meal sector as a key income stream following increased demand for such products. 

Mycotoxin levels in animal feed on the rise

The level of mycotoxins found in UK and Irish wheat has increased over the past two years, according to a new survey. 

Bird flu outbreaks rock poultry sector as prices rise

Waves of avian influenza (AI) across Europe, Asia and Africa could impact the poultry industry just as broiler prices rise and feed costs drop. 

Low incident rate of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies across Europe

Incidents of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) were found to be rare in 2015, according to a new European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report.

Bird flu on Britain’s doorstep as virus hits Calais

A highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza (AI) strain has been detected in a flock of wild ducks in Calais, putting UK authorities on high alert.

Farming group warns Mercosur deal threatens EU beef industry

An event in the European Parliament, held today (30 November), has warned politicians of the negative impact a trade deal with Latin America could have on domestic EU beef producers.

Antitrust clearance sees Greencore edge closer to Peacock Foods acquisition

Greencore’s planned acquisition of American company Peacock Foods has moved a step closer to completion after gaining antitrust clearance from US authorities.

European expansion for premium e-commerce food trader Gourmondo

German e-commerce outfit Gourmondo, a purveyor of high-end meats priced up to €90, has entered the digital trading space in Austria, the UK and Ireland.

Zambeef enjoys second year of profit growth

African meat giant Zambeef has increased operating profit for the second year in a row, reporting a strong rise in trading figures to 30 September 2016.

World Butchers’ Challenge coming to Northern Ireland

The World Butchers’ Challenge is to be hosted by Northern Ireland.