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Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its...

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Devro sees strong overseas performance

Scotland-based collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had seen strong performances in China, Japan, Germany and North America, in its latest trading update.

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded...

US red meat production saw decline in 2014

Total US red meat production fell 4% last year, compared to 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual Livestock Slaughter Summary (2014), published yesterday (27 April).

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Beef Alliance presses for trade liberalisation

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) is pushing for substantial trade liberalisation as part of the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

US bird flu cull breaks the seven million mark

The USA is currently dealing with a series of avian influenza outbreaks, the like of which it has never seen before.

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

US meat producers welcome passing of TPA legislation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the passing of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by both the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), and the House Ways and Means Committee....

Hormel to start making SPAM in China

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

Scottish beef industry given positive message on US market potential

A decline in United States beef production offers a huge opportunity for importers, an international meat market expert has told members of the Scottish beef sector.

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Smart packaging could replace expiry dates

Smart packaging that detects gases emitted by rotting meat may soon be available, offering consumers far more accurate information than expiration dates.

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US Congress urged to support Trade Promotion Authority

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in the US, is urging Congress to pass legislation which could boost American exports, and create new economic opportunities, it said. 

Reduction seen in global pork prices

Strong supply coupled with weak demand has seen pork prices fall, putting pressure on producers’ profit margins.

Strong US dollar pushes exports down

US beef, pork and poultry all saw exports decline during the first two months of 2015, as the strong dollar makes them a less tempting offer for importers.

New Zealand sees higher returns for beef exports

A strong US dollar has contributed to higher returns for New Zealand beef, as strong demand continued in the first half of the 2014-15 season.

US reports show decreasing antimicrobial resistance in meat

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has said it was pleased with the findings of two US Food and Drug Administration reports, which showed mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance.

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Cargill’s Hazleton meat plant achieves landfill-free status

Cargill has achieved zero-waste to landfill at its Hazleton plant in Pennsylvania, US.

Global beef export forecast revised upwards

World beef export predictions for 2015, made last October by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have been revised to nearly 3% higher to a record 10.2 million tons (mt).

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed on US poultry farm

A potentially lethal strain of avian influenza has been found on a commercial poultry farm in the US.

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Positivity shines through in State of the Industry Survey

The general feeling in the global meat trading and processing industry is one of optimism, according to GlobalMeatNews’ annual State of the Industry Survey .

Myanmar opens its doors to high-quality meat imports from Brazil, Japan and US

Myanmar will soon be importing more high-quality pork and beef products following discussions in March between Myanmar’s Meat Industry Board and representatives of meat producers from the USA, Japan and...

Mexico and Peru remove barriers to trade for US

US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Vietnam grants full access for US beef

Vietnam has removed all cattle age restrictions on imported beef from the US.

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New avian influenza outbreaks confirmed in US

Further cases of avian influenza have been reported in the US, as the disease increases its spread.

Cargill’s performance boosted by meat

Cargill has said positive results in its third quarter were driven by its global group of meat and animal nutrition businesses.