18-Jun-2013 - The world’s largest pork processor Smithfield has released its full-year results, which saw it turn in its second-best total pork operating profit in the company’s history, with a rise of 1%.
18-Jun-2013 - There is great opportunity for the coming year in the American pork sector, newly elected president of the National Pork Board (NPB) Karen Richter has said.
14-Jun-2013 - Burger Giant McDonald’s has reported an uplift in sales for May, with both the US and Europe performing well.
14-Jun-2013 - Three European campaigning organisations have written to the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe and the EU27 ambassadors calling for consumer, animal welfare and environmental issues to be considered during the the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations with the United States.
14-Jun-2013 - US animal welfare campaigners have attacked online retailer Amazon over its decision to sell foie gras.
13-Jun-2013 - Antimicrobial resistance was top of the agenda at a meeting of international science ministers in the UK yesterday ahead of the G8 summit.
12-Jun-2013 - Officials have confirmed that testing has identified porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) for the first time in the US.
12-Jun-2013 - US farmers have welcomed the passing of a bi-partisan 2013 farm bill by the US Senate.
11-Jun-2013 - Canada’s government has published a list of US commodities that are potential targets for retaliation unless the dispute over country of origin labelling (COOL) is resolved.
10-Jun-2013 - Chinese company Shuanghui Group recently announced the acquisition of US meat business Smithfield. Ildiko Szalai, an analyst with Euromonitor International, reflects on the reasons behind the deal.
10-Jun-2013 - US meat giant Cargill has invested $40m in a new chicken processing facility in the Tula Oblast region of Russia.
07-Jun-2013 - US pork and beef export volumes saw some recovery in April, but are still lagging behind last year’s levels, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture.
06-Jun-2013 - Japan significantly increased beef imports in April, with growth driven by shipments from the US, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Finance.
06-Jun-2013 - The US government has launched a new campaign to encourage food producers, processors, retailers and consumers to take action to “reduce, recover, and recycle” food waste.
04-Jun-2013 - The US poultry industry has warned that it will not support the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement unless it guarantees better access to the EU market for US poultry exports.
03-Jun-2013 - US meat stocks rose last year, according to the most recent US Department of Agriculture (USDA) cold storage survey.
30-May-2013 - The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.
30-May-2013 - China’s largest meat processing company has announced plans to buy out US pork producer Smithfield Foods for approximately US$4.7bn.
30-May-2013 - US meat bosses have welcomed a decision by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country a low risk for BSE in cattle.
22-May-2013 - Earlier this year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its fourth annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report). The report found that SPS trade barriers imposed by emerging and established economies are posing a serious impediment to US meat and poultry exports.
22-May-2013 - Food and agricultural organisations in the US are urging the Obama administration to negotiate a “comprehensive” free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.
21-May-2013 - The global pork industry is being offered the chance to gain some valuable insight as the date approaches for the World Pork Expo, held in Des Moines, Iowa, US, on June 5-7.
13-May-2013 - Perten Instruments is moving more heavily into the meat arena with a range of products for NIR analysis of meat products.
13-May-2013 - McDonald’s will offer members of the public a peek inside its supply chain to see how its meals are made, as a response to curiosity about traceability by its consumers.
09-May-2013 - In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig hides are processed into artificial collagen casings and sold to sausage manufacturers across China and the rest of Asia.
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