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Differing EU/US food safety policies a hindrance to trade, IPPE delegates told

Negotiations to agree the terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are made more challenging by the differing approaches to food safety from the US and European Union...

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in...

US pork producers urged to pressure lawmakers over port dispute

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging its members to contact their federal lawmakers and the White House regarding a long-running port dispute, which is reportedly costing the US...

Learn lessons from PEDv, urges US expert

The US pork industry cannot afford to relive the pork epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) again, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo...

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.

Tomra sees success for fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions has reported that demand for its QVision 500 fat analyser has grown "significantly", with orders from leading meat processing companies.

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Bird flu found in US commercial poultry flock

The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in the US state of California.

Future of global pork market in 2015 remains uncertain

Turbulence in the global pork market will continue throughout 2015, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Cargill completes sale of Texas feed yard

Cargill Cattle Feeders completed the sale of its Lockney, Texas feed yard to Lofton Trust on 8 January.

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IPPE to host pork seminar

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day Pork Tech Theatre seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January.

Irish processor in talks to supply beef to US

ABP Food Group has confirmed that it has been in talks to supply Irish beef to the US, but has kept quiet on whether it will be the first company...

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National Pork Board names new chief executive

Chris Hodges has been appointed as the new chief executive of the National Pork Board in the US.

CiWF hopeful of appeal in California foie gras case

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has voiced its disappointment at the ruling to overturn the ban on foie gras in California.

Cargill announces meat slicing relocation

Cargill’s meat slicing and packaging facility in Springfield, Missouri, is to close, with operations moving to the firm’s facilities in Nebraska and Texas.

US sees pork and beef export volumes fall

Export volumes for US beef and pork fell in November, according to the latest data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and compiled by the US Meat Export...

Bird flu buffer zone established in US

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted an emergency rule to established a 20-mile restriction zone around two locations where bird flu has been discovered.

NAMI hits out at removal of lean meat from new US dietary guidelines

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has rejected proposals to remove lean meat from the USDA’s 2015 dietary guidelines.

JR Simplot in beef link-up with Caviness Beef Packers

Global agribusiness JR Simplot Company has formed a joint-venture (JV) with Texas-based Caviness Beef Packers to build a new beef processing plant near Kuna in Idaho, US.

European Commission sets out position on food safety and animal welfare in TTIP papers

The European Commission (EC) yesterday (7 January) published a series of legal texts and position papers, setting out EU proposals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with...

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EU commissioners welcome US move on beef

The European Commission has welcomed the news that Irish beef is now eligible for export to the USA, with commissioners calling upon other nations to follow their lead.

Veterinary research identifies third strain of PEDv

A third naturally occurring strain of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has been identified by researchers in the US state of Minnesota.

Smithfield Foods announces progress on sow housing

US-based Smithfield Foods has announced it had transitioned more than 70% (71.4%) of its pregnant sows to group housing systems by the end of 2014.

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NFU urges restrictions on US imports

The USA’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned the US not to resume meat imports from Northern Argentina and Uruguay due to fears about disease spread.

Irish beef secures US access in EU first

Ireland has become the first European Union member state to achieve access to the US for its beef, following the lifting of the ban on EU beef in March 2014.