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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. 

US body calls for raw chicken laws

Mandatory labelling for raw and stuffed poultry is urgently needed to stop consumers becoming sick and confused, the National Chicken Council (NCC) warned the US government.

Bosch boosted by double-digit growth

Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

TPP will toughen US beef industry and unleash economic growth

The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will help US beef producers be more competitive in the global meat industry, an influential study has suggested.

EU-Chile deal signals new style of organic food trade

The EU has chiselled a template for international organic food trade with its agreement with Chile - a deal that could boost bilateral meat sales. 

Burgers are a ‘good source’ of nutrients

The majority of Americans think burgers are nutritious, but Generation Y (or Millennials) demands healthier options for consumers - and animals.

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as drug-fed pork tensions rise

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president, promising to push for dialogue with China, but the leader faces continued pressure over US pork imports.

Norway under pressure from TTIP to lower meat tax

Norway could face pressure to lower its meat import tariffs should it seek a trade agreement with the US to compete with the planned EU-US Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership...

McDonald’s among 11 in trans fats phase-out pledge

Eleven of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, including fast-food chain McDonald’s, have pledged to reduce industrially produced trans fats globally within the next two years.

US beef arrives in South Africa

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

Ajinomoto Windsor in massive meat recall

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc has issued a recall of approximately 47,112,256 pounds (lb) of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over potential listeria fears.

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State-owned Alaskan slaughterhouse up for sale due to fiscal crisis

The US Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) is to privatise the Alaska-based Mt McKinley Meat and Sausage (MMM&S) plant. 

Pilgrim’s Pride continues recall, taking total to over five million pounds of products

US-based chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride has now recalled over five million pounds (lb) of products between 7 April 2016 to 13 May 2016, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association join forces

Industry trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), USA, have entered a strategic marketing alliance.

JBS announces restructure plans

Brazilian beef processor JBS SA has announced a restructure of its business that would see the formation of new company JBS International. 

US challenges China over WTO violation

US trade representative Michael Froman has announced that the US will be challenging China over breaching World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Rising demand helps Tyson grow income in second quarter

Tyson Foods has posted successful second-quarter results, citing product differentiation as the reason behind its growth. 

US firm launches high-protein health snack

Vermont Smoke & Cure has extended its product range to tap into the booming food-to-go market with a range of high-protein, healthy meat sticks. 

Meat products recalled by multiple US processors

Approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky has been recalled by Washington-based 4 Frendz LLC due to under-processing and the possible survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, revealed the US...

NFL players warned about meat laced with performance-enhancing drug

Elite athletes from the National Football League (NFL) in the US have been warned about meat in China and Mexico that may contain an anabolic drug banned by the NFL.

Transatlantic trade deal could have 'severe impact' on EU beef

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has called on the EC to exercise caution in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal, after a study revealed European beef producers could see...

US pumps cash into sustainable livestock research

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made $16m (£11m) available through a series of grants to fund research into advancing methods of sustainable livestock production.

US government offers funding for antimicrobial resistance research

The US Department of Agricultural (USDA) will make around $6m (£4.8m) available to fund research on combating the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Greenpeace leak reveals TTIP negotiations

Greenpeace has leaked hundreds of pages on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), revealing the deal could threaten EU regulation on food safety and environmental protection.

China’s pork imports booming

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

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