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Brazilian chicken sales start to recover

Global Brazilian chicken exports are starting to grow again after the rotten meat scandal, with sales slightly ahead of last year.

Brazil beef exports rising after meat scandal

Brazilian beef exports appear to be returning to pre-scandal levels, with global shipments up by nearly a third in July, according to new data.

Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat...

World Steak Challenge – video highlights

The juiciest cuts of sirloin, rib-eye and fillet were enjoyed at World Steak Challenge 2017 last week and here you can enjoy highlights of the event with this exclusive video reel.

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in...

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

A Polish steak has been crowned the winner of the World Steak Challenge 2017.

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Israel firm ‘cracks the code’ on making meat salty and healthy

Israel-based ingredients company Salt of the Earth claims its popular product, Mediterranean Umami, can cut sodium in processed meat by up to a third.

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Mobile agri-waste unit nets $1m extra for Israeli firm

The first mobile unit designed to travel to farms and remove disease-hit poultry has secured an extra $1.1m for the first-ever order of its mobile agri-waste treatment truck. 

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).

First lab-grown meat made in Russia

The Moscow-based All-Russian Experimental Veterinary Medicine Institute has produced Russia’s first-ever lab-grown meat.

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.

Brazilian meat plant targeted in corruption probe reopens

A poultry slaughterhouse run by the Brazilian protein giant BRF has been cleared to resume operations following a government inspection.

Low sheep supply to spark record Australian prices

Tight livestock supplies will see Australia process 2.7 million fewer sheep and lambs this year, which may lead to record prices for the industry.

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.

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

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?

Brazil standing by export hope as meat scandal cools

The rotten meat scandal that rocked Brazil has not dented the country’s ambitious sales drive, according to the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC).

Lamb scarcity in Georgia while exports rise

Georgia has been suffering from a shortage of lamb during the past few months, evidenced by rising prices in the domestic market. 

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

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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...