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Conagra completes takeover of meat snacks brand

Packaged Foods produced Conagra Brands has completed its acquisition of meat snacks and sunflower seeds maker Thanasi Foods for an undisclosed sum. 

Subway to sue Canadian broadcaster for defamation

Fast-food chain Subway has filed a CA$210 million defamation lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) after the broadcaster claimed some of its chicken was less than 50% meat.

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Austin to pay people to house chickens in waste initiative

Austin, the capital city of the US state Texas, will start paying the public to keep a chicken coop as government officials look to innovative methods to meet ambitious food...

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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.

Canada’s pig herd continues to grow

The number of pigs in Canada’s herd has continued to rise for the fourth consecutive year, according to the government-owned Statistics Canada.

Mexico preparing export push if NAFTA fails

The Mexican government has begun preparing for a “negative outcome” should the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) crumble, according to Rabobank.

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).

Scientists find nanotechnology for detection of foodborne viruses

Canadian scientists claim to have developed a “ground-breaking” nanotechnology sensing mechanism that can detect mild traces of a foodborne virus, potentially making it easier to stop epidemics.

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.

Canada Budget 2017: meat industry welcomes food cash injection

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau has earmarked funds for innovation and food safety investment in his federal Budget, launched on Wednesday 22 March – a move welcomed by the meat sector.

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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...

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.

Food safety tips for storm-battered businesses

Donald Trump’s government has shared food safety tips after New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia declared states of emergency as the deadly storm Stella swept across the north-eastern US....

Christopher White named CEO of Canadian Meat Council

The Canadian Meat Council (CMC), a national association of meat packers and processors, has named Christopher White as the organisation’s new president and CEO.

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

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.

Canadian meat wholesaler the victim of $50k theft

Calgary-based Fine Food Stop has had CA$50,000 worth of frozen meat stolen from a truck temporarily used to store food, as the owner saved up for a site expansion.

Subway hits back at fake chicken allegation

Subway has strongly denied media claims that its chicken is roughly half soy, calling the analysis “baseless” and “factually incorrect”.

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.

Value offering grows Maple Leaf Foods’ pork sales

Maple Leaf Foods’ increased focus on value-added pork products has helped the Canadian processor grow sales in 2016.

Canada green-lights irradiation for ground beef

Irradiated ground beef looks set to hit the shelves of supermarket stores after the Canadian government approved its sale.