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Tyson Foods - ready ‘since spring’ for bird flu

Tyson Foods has said it has been preparing for another outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) “since the spring”. 

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Costco in E.coli chicken salad scare

Rotisserie chicken salad with E.coli traces has caused the illness of 19 people across seven US states, health officials in Washington have claimed.

US poultry will handle new virus ‘better’

American poultry firms are now better equipped to deal with an outbreak of avian influenza (AI), thanks to improved biosecurity measures, risk management firm Moody says.

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US Congress urged to approve TPP

A group of former US agriculture secretaries have issued an open letter urging Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Tyson Foods plant closures affect 880 jobs

Tyson Foods, the US food company, is to close two of its prepared food plants, affecting the jobs of 880 people. 

Meat groups reassure consumers about antibiotics

Meat trade associations in the US have moved to reassure consumers about the use of antibiotics. 

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US beef promotion builds in South Korea

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is focusing on promoting the quality of beef to South Korea

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Rise of the semi-vegetarians

The number of meat-eaters who choose vegetarian options – known as flexitarians – has seen a sharp rise, claims a report from Innova Market Insights. 

Tyson Foods recalls pongy poultry

A large quantity of chicken wings has been recalled by the US protein producer Tyson Foods Inc after fears it had an “off odour”. 

JBS profits rise, despite US dip

The world’s largest meat processor, Brazilian firm JBS, has reported strong sales growth in its third financial quarter (Q3), driven largely by its food division, despite struggles in its US...

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Former burger boss joins plant protein firm

The former CEO of McDonald’s Don Thompson has joined Beyond Meat, the US-based company which aims to replace animal protein with plant protein. 

Study compares meat and poultry as protein sources

Beef has been compared with other meats and alternative sources of protein, in order to analyse the most efficient ways of feeding a growing population that wants more, and better,...

Poultry and fish technology companies join forces

Two global technology firms that serve the poultry and fish processing industries have announced a co-operation agreement that will allow them to share and combine their products and expertise. 

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New appointments to US lamb board

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced four appointments to the 2016 Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Board. 

TPP tariff data boosts meat traders market potential

Details of cuts to tariffs attached to meat and livestock traded between signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have now been released, helping traders identify new market...

US meat bodies urge haste on TPP deal

Meat organisations in the US have urged Congress to pass the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as quickly as possible.

Resolution backs US cattlemen's water legislation criticism

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council praised the bipartisan show of support in the Senate opposing the ‘Waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) rule.

Obama punishes South Africa over chicken row

US president Barack Obama has suspended agricultural benefits to South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after its repeated refusal to resume imports of US chicken....

Pork antibiotic use investigation launched

Antibiotic use in pork production is to be investigated by an independent panel of seven appointed by the US National Pork Board (NPB). 

JBS USA completes Cargill Pork purchase

JBS USA has announced it has concluded its acquisition of Cargill Meat’s pork business, Cargill Pork. 

Pork antibiotics battle rages on

The National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council have placed a full page advert in The Wall Street Journal in the form of an open letter to Subway...

New COO for Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods’ board of directors has elected James Snee as its new president and chief operating officer, effective from 16 October 2015. 

American beef products recalled due to E.coli fears

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed that nearly 200,000 pounds of ground beef products has been recalled, following concerns that it may have...

Warning signs as Denmark pig exports to USA fall

Denmark pig meat exports to the USA have dropped by a significant 18.2% this year so far, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics. 

Oxfam report highlights poultry worker conditions

Poultry workers in the USA suffer extremely high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages, and work in a climate of fear, Oxfam America has claimed in a damning new...

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