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Cooking the world’s first lab-grown meat: video

Memphis Meats made headlines around the world with news that it had produced the world’s first lab-grown duck and chicken – now you can watch a video about the innovation. ...

US-China trade war threat analysed

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade....

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.

Investors increase pressure to cut antibiotics use

A $2bn coalition of investment firms have issued an antibiotics report as leading financial institutions grow increasingly concerned that overuse of livestock drugs could hit profits.

US food firm gobbles up trendy meat snack brand

US company Conagra has agreed to acquire meat snacks brand Thanasi Foods LLC for an undisclosed sum. 

Catholics OK to eat meat on St Patrick’s Day

Catholics in multiple US states have been given permission to eat traditional Irish food such as corned beef this St Patrick’s Day, which falls on a Friday.

St Patrick’s Day harnessed to promote Irish meat

Irish festival St Patrick’s Day will inspire food body Bord Bía to promote Irish food, such as beef, across a string of countries from Stuttgart, Germany to Shanghai, China on...

Memphis Meats rolls out first lab-grown poultry

Lab-grown meat producer Memphis Meats has announced the production of the world’s first 'clean' chicken and duck. 

News in brief

Judge dismisses pork roll farting lawsuit

A discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman in defence of her overweight husband axed from a New Jersey-based pork roll company for excessive flatulence has been dismissed.

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....

Family sausage business expands product range

Flocchini Family Provisions, a US-based family sausage company with a rich Italian history, has launched a range of Certified Angus Beef sausages and frankfurters.

Brazil's JBS moves on Danish Crown US outfit

Brazil’s JBS has agreed to buy US-based Plumrose USA from Danish Crown in a definitive share purchase agreement, valued at $230m.

Russian retailers enhance biosecurity controls over bird flu outbreaks

Russia’s largest retailers, including Magnit and Auchan, have enhanced biosecurity controls over poultry production due to the recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) in Moscow Oblast.

Ingredients firm to build massive animal feed factory in China

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company is targeting Chinese growth with plans to build a new animal feed factory in central China and add aquaculture production lines to another factory in...

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

US red meat exports see major growth

US exports of beef and pork saw a significant year-on-year growth in January of this year. 

Plant-based protein ‘here to stay’ – Tyson boss

The head of one of the US’ largest meat processors has said that plant-based protein products are a “big part” of the food industry’s future.

Bird flu sparks Asian bans for US eggs and poultry

Heavyweight Asian nations have been asked not to apply nationwide import bans on US poultry, as America fights its first outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in 14 months.

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.

‘Deadly’ bird flu outbreak on US chicken farm

A lethal form of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) has been confirmed in a commercial poultry operation in Tennessee, which supplies US meat giant Tyson Foods. 

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”.

Ranchers: Trump’s Interior Sec pick is ‘great news’

US President Donald Trump has picked Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior, a move two bodies representing livestock interests have claimed is “great news” for cattle producers.

Food tech business buys Avure

JBT Corporation’s takeover of Avure Technologies for US$57 million gives it greater capability to extend food and drink products’ shelf-life without involving preservatives shunned by retailers, according to JBT.

US pork company breaks the ice with frozen product launch

Virginia-based Smithfield has added six products to its frozen meat products portfolio with the launch of fully cooked sausages and microwaveable sandwiches.