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MHP: Middle East boosts poultry growth as it expands there

Ukraine’s MHP has reported growth in poultry production, with sales reinforced by a robust export upswing to the Middle East in its preliminary half-year results, posted on 19 July. 

FAO: Global price of meat up

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

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Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

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BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

MHP exports rise despite ‘low’ poultry prices

Chicken meat exports climbed at MHP in the first quarter of 2016, despite the Ukraine-based agro-industrial grain and poultry producer reporting plummeting pre-tax profits during the period.

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Food trends: meat consumption up, beef declines

Global meat consumption has recorded a year-on-year increase when compared to figures from 2014, according to data from London-based market intelligence firm Euromonitor International. 

UK beef exports seen as premium

Thanks to an “unparalleled” rain-fed pasture system and nutrient-rich grass, UK beef exports are perceived globally as premium meat products, according to UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Poultry imports blocked by Saudi and South Korea

South Korea has banned imports of US poultry, while Saudi Arabia has embargoed French poultry as pathogenic strains of avian influenza beset the US and France. 

US funds pandemic animal disease action

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

Dubai trade show oils the wheels of regional investment

Increased investment in the food industry in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia (MEASA) looks set to intensify interest in trade show Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week.

Saudi Arabia opens market to French beef

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 15-year ban on French beef, opening a market closed due to BSE and offering potential to an industry hurt by low prices and the Russian...

Australia looks to Middle East to boost beef exports

Australia needs to focus more on the Middle East as a long-term beef export destination, according to Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Suzannah Moss-Wright, as exports to...

Brazil hopeful about new markets

Brazil is making progress in its mission to lift import embargoes for its meat around the world.

McDonald’s responds to sales decline

McDonald’s has launched a turnaround plan to fight falling sales across the business. 

Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research...

Australia sees drop in Middle East beef exports

Australia saw its beef exports to the Middle East fall 13% last month, compared to January 2014, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, and compiled by Meat &...

Gulfood says ‘more meat’ will be trend for 2015

A rapidly growing population in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will mean demand for protein-rich food such as meat is likely to increase, according to Gulfood.

Ukrainian poultry producers eye increased exports to Muslim countries

The Ukrainian poultry industry is looking to offset potential losses in the Russian market with an increase in exports to Muslim countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Saudi poultry production is on the up

The Saudi Arabian poultry sector has experienced major production growth in recent years, according to a recent report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014, Global Meat News thought it timely to take a look at how Brazil’s...

China makes waves in international meat market

Demand for meat in China is soaring with exports to the country growing rapidly, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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