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Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

Hides earn cash, as meat delivers 5% of US GDP

Hides and skins generate $3.4bn for the US economy, while meat delivers 5.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to analysis by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Brazil floods China with beef

Australia has been overtaken by Brazil as China's primary source of beef following a surge in Brazilian beef exports to the country, according to Rabobank.

Tyson Foods buoyed by rising demand

Tyson Foods executives have told investors the food giant has enjoyed surging demand for its branded meat products.

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Antibiotic-free meat range launched by Aldi US

Discount retailer Aldi has launched its Never Any! range of quality meat products, free from antibiotics and growth-enhancing drugs, in the US.

Burgers disappoint US consumers

US burgers rank below the national average for customer satisfaction, but a focus on high-quality ingredients could see fast food chains encroach on restaurant industry territory.

Coalition defends undercover filming in meat farms

A bloc of animal and civil rights’ groups has challenged Idaho’s ‘unconstitutional’ ag-gag laws on undercover factory farm filming at the US Court of Appeals.

Hollywood stars call for meat consumption drop

China has enlisted Arnold Schwarzenegger and film-maker James Cameron to call for lower meat consumption, with the government poised to tackle its environmental crisis. 

Butler serves up efficiency with SP1 machine

US equipment manufacturer Butler Automatic has launched a plastic film splicer, which the company claims can 'drastically' increase throughput. 

US beef industry targets millennials

Seven organisations have zeroed in on a third of the US population in an ambitious and digitally savvy campaign to get Generation Y cooking with beef.

Currency pressure hits US pork exports to Mexico

Volatility in the foreign exchange market caused US pork exports to Mexico to nosedive in the first quarter of the year.

NY business recalls Polish meat

New York business Asian Jade Customs Brokerage has recalled 762 pounds (lb) of dried pork sausages under Poland's well-known Sokolow brand imported from the country without being properly inspected.

Tom Hayes named Tyson Foods president

Food giant Tyson Food has appointed Tom Hayes to the position of president, where he will spearhead strategy on fresh meat. 

World Meat-Free Day shines light on evolving market

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Whammy! Anchorman star David Koechner fronts pork campaign

The National Pork Board has partnered with US comedy actor David Koechner to voice its Grill For It campaign – a marketing gambit aimed at boosting pork consumption.

Prime Food investment doubles Polish meat processing capacity

Danish-owned pork processor Prime Food has completed its €7.5m investment in Przechlewo, northern Poland, and is hoping to create 100 new jobs.

Pilgrim’s Pride investment creates 155 jobs

Pilgrim’s Pride has announced plans for a multimillion dollar expansion of its poultry processing facility in Kentucky, leading to 155 new jobs.

Russian import ban extension slammed

Russia’s plan to extend its import ban to a range of EU, US, Canadian, Australian and Norwegian food exporters until December 31, 2017 has been met with criticism from the...

Denmark could lose pork exports to EU under TTIP

If the EU strikes a major trade deal with the US, a flood of American pork exports could lose Denmark a significant portion of its EU export market share, an...

US pork board appoints William Even as CEO

The National Pork Board in the US has appointed fourth-generation farmer William (‘Bill’) Even as its new CEO.

Cargill ‘committed’ to meat growth

Expansion in the meat industry remains a key priority for Cargill after the billion-dollar agricultural trader announced its acquisition of cooked protein business Five Star Custom Foods.

Cargill in Five Star Custom Foods acquisition

Agricultural trader Cargill has made its second big investment in a week after signing an agreement to acquire Texas-based cooked protein specialist Five Star Custom Foods.

Myanmar’s fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease

US fast-food firms could flood into Myanmar after the easing of US-imposed sanctions to improve bilateral trade and allow more financial transactions to take place.

Hot dog merchandising effectiveness measured

Analytics company Quri has launched a project to measure the success of performance driven merchandising for 14 food items, including hot dogs, across 1,000 Walmart and Target stores in the US. 

Cargill and JFC deal creates 1,000 jobs

Agricultural trader Cargill has entered into a joint-venture with Philippine fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to build a poultry factory, leading to 1,000 new jobs. 

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