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Tyson Foods investment creates 350 US jobs

Tyson Foods will invest $27m to expand production output at its beef and pork processing plant in Iowa, US, leading to the creation of 350 jobs.

Caviness Beef Packers recalls meat over E.coli link

Texas meat processor Caviness Beef Packers has recalled close to a tonne of boneless beef products that US health officials fear could be contaminated with E. coli.

Marfrig celebrates as first Brazilian beef arrives in US

Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig has hailed the “incredible” news that its beef has arrived in the US, less than two months after the two nations lifted an historic trade ban.

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse recalls meat products after E.coli scare

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, a Massachusetts-based company, has been forced to recall beef, veal and bison products by US health officials, due to a possible E.coli contamination.

Food trends: Why beef and pork is about to get cheaper

Beef and pork prices in the US are expected to drop by more than 10% in the next nine years, according to US government meat projections.

Big rise in EU pork exports

The strong growth of EU pig meat exports, particularly to high-margin markets China and Hong Kong, is lifting the troubled sector out of its oversupply crisis.

Lobby group calls for switch from meat to plant-based protein

Investors managing $1.25trn in assets have called on 16 food companies to shake up the global meat supply chain, citing environmental and health concerns over factory farming.

World Steak Challenge: How Twitter reacted to world’s best sirloin

Australia’s Jack Creek retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer at World Steak Challenge at yesterday’s GlobalMeatNews event held in London’s Hyde Park.

Russia is the ‘sleeping giant’ of global beef trade

Geopolitical acrimony has seen Russia’s role in the global beef trade decline, but a supply shortage and a price hike means there is potential it will re-enter the market, according...

China lifts import ban on US beef

China’s government has lifted its 13-year ban on US beef imports - a move that the US meat industry hailed as an “important first step” in restoring beef trade.

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Verde Farms expands grass-fed beef range

US meat processor Verde Farms has expanded its portfolio of grass-fed beef to include cheaper varieties for a wider market to enjoy.

National Pork Board on-track to alter antibiotic use

Big changes are underway in the US pig farming sector, which is ready for forthcoming government changes to antibiotic use, according to the National Pork Board (NPB).

Horsemeat import controls tightened by Brussels

More stringent controls governing EU imports of horsemeat have been adopted by the European Commission, with the decision likely to hit Canadian and South American producers.

JBT Corp pens deal to take over Cooling and Applied Technologies

Chicago-based JBT Corporation has signed a definitive purchase agreement to take over Cooling and Applied Technologies (C.A.T.) in a deal worth $90 million.

Weber promises speed with new label printer

US packaging specialist Weber has launched a new label-printing machine which pledges “faster and more versatile labelling" for food manufacturers.

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Chinese police bust meat smuggling ring

Nearly 1,000 tons of frozen meat, some contaminated with bleach, have been seized by Guangdong police in the South of China, according to reports.

US Cattlemen blast Humane Society’s lawsuit

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has vehemently attacked a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), claiming it will “open old wounds” and “weaken”  the...

China’s production decline sparks import boom

The global poultry industry is entering a period of enhanced market conditions as China’s historic production slump brings a welcome buoyancy to a string of poultry exporters.

Astral Foods warns of profit collapse

Astral Foods has warned shareholders it expects a dramatic loss in end-of-year earnings as South Africa’s beleaguered poultry sector goes from crunch to crisis.

Tyson Foods ‘confident’ of market growth

Top brass at US meat processor Tyson Foods have told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Stables Conference the business is braced for a wave of growth in 2017.

Lab-made meat rebranded ‘clean meat’ to address ‘yuck’ factor

Bosses at high-tech food companies producing meat in laboratories have stopped using terms ‘lab-grown’ or ‘cultured meat’ over concerns this puts people off the revolutionary protein.

Korea and Japan the top buyers of US beef

Asian markets outside of China, notably South Korea and Japan, were the biggest buyers of US beef in July, according to trade data from the US Meat Export Federation. 

A force for good: OIE, OECD address animal welfare worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have signed an agreement in Paris to align their efforts to promote animal welfare.

Poultry prices to rise in China as US chicken imports slide

The price of chicken is China is expected to soar this year and next as the country’s ban on US breeding birds sees imports fall dramatically, according to a Chinese...

Catchmate’s traceability tech may optimise food safety recalls

Catchmate, a technology venture from entrepreneur Roger Kirkness, could be the traceability system that saves meat processors money in the fight against costly food safety recalls. 

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