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Pilgrim’s Pride looks to diversify following poor second quarter

Pilgrim’s Pride has posted a decline in sales and margin for the second quarter of the year. 

UK and US edging closer to lamb trade deal

UK politician George Eustice will announce today (27 July) that the Obama administration wants to relax import barriers on lamb, a move that could generate £35m for Britain’s economy.

ConAgra cuts the fat with double divestment

US food company ConAgra has sold two of its subsidiaries, JM Swank and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings, generating nearly $500m from the deals. 

Silicon Valley’s ‘bloody’ veggie burger enters New York

Impossible Foods has launched a plant-based burger that bleeds, begging the question as to whether the Silicon Valley firm has fired the starting gun on an era of meat-free meat?

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India’s chicken market nervous over US imports

Senior figures in the Indian poultry industry are pushing the government to impose sky-high taxes on US chicken imports.

Latin America: US meat exporters hail red tape cuts

Free trade agreements and less red tape have supported growth in South America, but consumers need educating on American protein, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has warned.

Naked Bacon boosts provenance with digital labels

US meat company Naked Bacon is working with Label Insight to offer SmartLabel digital labelling on its products to help consumers learn more about the food they eat.

PETA's ‘absurd’ sin tax on meat blasted

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has slammed a stunt from PETA in which animal rights campaigners dressed up as nuns on stilts preaching for a sin tax on meat. 

Meat disputes hold up TTIP deal

Disagreements about the meat sector are holding up a deal between the EU and the US on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP). 

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India and US embroiled in poultry imports row

India threatens to remove import restrictions on US poultry, but Washington has said it will seek to impose retaliatory duties in case New Delhi’s liberalisation falls short of global trading...

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Price volatility may hamper exports

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has warned that price volatility could scupper lucrative free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Food trends: low-fat bison meat key to a healthy diet

Meat wholesaler Durham Ranch has called on Americans to eat bison burgers with the business 'committed' to sustainable farming after the US hunted buffalo to near-extinction in the 19th century.

Chicken is the most popular protein with Gen X

Meat consumption figures reveal poultry’s popularity is strongest with Generation X, but it is not just them that crave chicken as demand surges across America. 

FAO: Global price of meat up

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

Chinese pork consumers set to suffer

The global upswing in pork prices is bad news for Chinese consumers who will have to pay record prices for pig meat this year, claims Rabobank.

Shocking footage shows baby chicks crushed to death in meat factory

Undercover footage obtained by animal rights group PETA has exposed serious cruelty inflicted on baby chickens ground up alive at a North Carolina hatchery allegedly operated by Sanderson Farms. 

Cargill to offload cattle feedlots to Friona Industries

Friona Industries is poised to snap up Cargill’s feedyards in Bovina and Dalhart, Texas, with the US meat processor planning to raise funds for investment across North America.

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

Meat Market Cooperative receives $3m grant

New York City councillors have awarded Meat Market Cooperative (Co-Op) a cheque for $3.45m to help the world’s largest meat distribution centre install emergency power generators. 

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

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Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

Extreme volatility hurts US beef industry

Week-to-week volatility in the US beef sector has caused more difficulty for the industry than sharp price declines, Rabobank has claimed. 

China angry with US over WTO poultry dispute

China is upset with the US after it asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to check if China complied with a 2013 order to reform its anti-dumping duties on chicken...

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Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

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