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US beef association fights USDA dietary recommendations

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has called on US officials to revise the current proposals for the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines.

USA and New Zealand take on Indonesia at WTO over meat restrictions

The USA and New Zealand have joined forces in asking the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to create a disputes settlement body, ruling on whether Indonesian import restrictions on livestock, meat...

America’s bargaining power in trade deal negotiations undermined without TPA

America’s chances of promoting pigmeat exports by striking trade agreements under discussion such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are slim, if President...

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US lamb supplied to Guatemala

Lamb from the United States has been introduced to the Guatemalan foodservice sector, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced.

Merger creates new protein brand company

British Meat protein manufacturer BHJ Ingredients has merged with US companies Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new protein brand company, Essentia Protein Solutions.

Integreater boosts business for software firm

Meat and poultry processing software company Systems Integration (SI) has doubled its customer base since launching the Integreater brand in 2010.

Tyson to invest nearly $50m in new beef plant

Tyson Fresh Meats is to plough $47m into its Lexington plant in the US, in order to construct a new, expanded, boxed beef warehouse, in a bid to ensure the...

US poultry exports forecast down in wake of bird flu outbreaks

The USDA has forecast that exports of US poultry will fall to almost 3% to 7.3 billion pounds (lb) this year, as the country feels the impact of several avian...

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Bird flu outbreaks seen across multiple US states

Further outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza have been reported in the US states of Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas as the virus impacts additional commercial flocks.

China police continue crackdown on beef smuggling

China has been cracking down on beef smuggling, with a string of arrests being announced by police.

New poultry complex for Sanderson Farms

US poultry producer Sanderson Farms has revealed it is to invest $139 million in a new poultry processing plant, and waste water treatment facility in North Carolina.

Nutrition factors high in consumers’ decision-making process

The nutritional benefits of meat and poultry products form part of the key decision-making process for consumers, according to new research by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and Food...

US gets “wake-up call” on export challenges

While US red meat exports were hit by the West Coast port dispute, figures for January highlight the challenges faced by the industry, according to US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)...

Empire Kosher Foods snapped up in acquisition deal

US-based food group Hain Celestial has announced the full acquisition of Empire Kosher Holdings and its wholly-owned subsidiary Empire Kosher Poultry.

US meat delegates complete Asian visit

Delegates from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) have completed a trade visit to China and Japan in a bid to boost exports to the Asian market.

Optimism high in US pork industry

Total US consumer expenditure for pork has grown by 15.7% since 2009, meeting the National Pork Board’s (NPB) target of 10% growth in per capita consumption, in real terms.

Poultry a key focus for Marfrig Global Foods in 2015

Taking advantage of the favourable global outlook for poultry, and the opening of new markets for Brazilian beef, are key focuses for Marfrig Global Foods in its strategy for 2015.

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US sees series of meat recalls

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported four meat recalls last week, with fears over contamination, misbranding, and undeclared allergens.

Provisur to open Ingenuity Center

Provisur Technologies is to open a state-of-the-art Ingenuity Centre in Illinois, dedicated to the "ever-evolving demands of the industry".

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JBS USA secures approval for Australian acquisition

JBS USA’s proposal to acquire Australian Consolidated Food Holdings Pty Ltd (Primo), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, JBS Smallgoods HoldCo Australia Pty Ltd, has been approved by the Hon Joe Jockey...

CES reveals new spiral conveyor belt

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) has unveiled a new spiral conveyor belt to be debuted at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.

US forms round-table on sustainable beef

A US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has been launched this week, by a group of industry stakeholders in the beef value chain, including Cargill, JBS USA and Tyson Foods.

McDonald’s announces significant step in antibiotic reduction

McDonald’s USA has made the decision to only source poultry from suppliers who do not use medically important antibiotics to raise the birds, in a move that looks set to...

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H5N2 outbreak in US commercial turkey flock

An outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in Pope County, Minnesota, USA.

US meat delegation takes China tour

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Market Expo, "a market education program that allows producers and other USMEF members to observe international market development activities for US pork and beef",...