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Profit uplift seen for Sanderson Farms

A strong performance in the third quarter has seen sales and income up at US poultry business Sanderson Farms.

UK meat industry accuses documentary of ‘scaremongering’

A UK documentary series has been criticised by the meat industry for scaremongering consumers into not eating meat.

US poultry companies recognised for safety performance

Ninety-six US poultry facilities have been recognised for outstanding safety performance, by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.

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Meat farmers to receive funding from USDA

A US farm in Loudon, New Hampshire has been highlighted as one of nearly 250 operations to receive a portion of a $25m funding pot designed to help rural businesses...

US sees first chilled pork shipment to Colombia

The United States has shipped chilled pork to Colombia for the first time, in what looks to be a market development with huge potential.

UK documentary explores myths around meat consumption

The ongoing and excessive health scares around meat were explored in a television programme in the UK last night.

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JBS sees net income rocket

JBS has reported a 32% increase in net income, to R$29bn, for the second quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.

South Korea expected to import more beef

The Republic of Korea is expected to import more beef in the coming year, as domestic cattle numbers continue to fall, and beef prices rise.

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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3% in volume terms, which is above the review period (2009-2014) compound annual growth...

National Pork Producers Council continue to press on Japanese trade deal

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has sent a letter to senior trade officials within US President Barack Obama’s administration as part of its mission to get Japan to eliminate...

Bill approved on the reduction of antibiotics

The Californian Assembly has approved a bill which serves to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, but industry groups say it is unlikely to make a difference.

FDA releases its report on antimicrobial resistance

The US Food and Drug Administration this week launched its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report, which showed both increasing and decreasing trends.

Brazil looks set to benefit from Russia import ban

Brazil looks set to ramp up exports of meat to Russia after it imposed a 12-month ban on beef, pork and poultry imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and...

Sales up for Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods has posted a 14% increase in sales for the three months to 29 June 2014.

Marel launches waterproof box labeller

Processing equipment specialist Marel has revealed a new waterproof box labeller.

Russian meat industry looks favourably on impact of sanctions

Trade restrictions on meat imports, put in place by the Russian government last week, should have a positive impact on the domestic meat industry, according to representatives of the Russian...

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US pork price shows signs of weakening

The price of US pork has declined from the earlier highs seen at the beginning of 2014, following the outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv), according to Mintec’s latest...

Tick that can cause meat allergy makes headlines

The news that getting bitten by a lone star tick can make you allergic to meat has been hitting the headlines over the past few days.

US exports continue to see strong growth in Asia

US beef and pork exports continued to climb in June, with strong growth in Japan and Korea.

McDonald’s sees drop in global sales following China meat scandal

Declining sales at McDonald’s in Asia have contributed to total comparable  sales drop of 2.5% in July.

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Cargill sees earnings up in Animal Nutrition and Protein arm

US-based Cargill said earnings rose "significantly" in its Animal Nutrition & Protein business, reflecting the positive impact of recent acquisitions.

UK company looking to expand in Far East

UK supplier C&K Meats has entered the Asian market and plans to expand further into the Far East.

Meat industry reacts to Russian ban

There has been mixed reaction to news of Russia’s import ban yesterday (7 August), with some associations shrugging it off, and others calling for action to be taken.

EU likely to suffer less than US/Canada from Russian ban

Russia’s decision to ban meat imports, among other food products, is set to hit the US and Canada harder than the EU, according to reports.

Turning point for US cattle numbers?

Delegates at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colorado were told that the industry was transitioning from the liquidation phase to the expansion phase in terms of cattle numbers.

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