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Chinese boom and Mexican gloom for US pork

Exports of American pork enjoyed solid growth in the last 12 months, but business with Mexico, a key US pig meat market, continued to wane.

Tyson Foods posts record earnings

Meat supplier Tyson Foods has grown ahead of expectations after posting record third-quarter earnings as a focus on prepared foods and value-added chicken helped operating income surge.

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No smoke without fire: meat factory installs smokehouses after blaze

Godshalls Quality Meat has added six bacon smokehouses to its Lebanon meat factory in the US after a fire damaged its old establishment in February. 

Kretschmar and Cub team up to support Make-A-Wish

Smithfield brand Kretschmar and grocery chain Cub have donated $15,000 to Minnesota’s Make-A-Wish foundation, an organisation that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Wholesaler Joyce Farms expands meat plant

US meat wholesaler Joyce Farms has announced plans to build another warehouse and chicken hatchery as demand rises for its premium food.

Hotdogs perform worst in merchandising test

Hotdogs and sausages were hardest to spot out of 45 products on the shelves of supermarkets Walmart and Target, according to analytics firm Quri

US-Brazil beef deal offers ‘strong opportunity’

Two-way beef trade between US and Brazilian food companies will help forge a strong partnership for the two global powers, the North American Meat Institute claims.

Swapping meat for veg may keep you alive longer

Cutting sausages and bacon from your diet in favour of plant-based proteins may lower the risk of an early death, an influential US study has found. 

Devro ramps up investment for transformation programme

Delays to casings manufacturer Devro’s global transformation programme, which involves production plants in the US and China, is set to cost them an extra £6m.

Brazil and US agree bilateral beef trade deal

The US and Brazil have completed a long-awaited two-way trade deal for beef exports, with a flow of meat expected to start in 90 days.

Monster munch: US business creates 100lb burger

Owners of US restaurant Dirigo Public House have created an enormous 100lb sirloin steak burger to celebrate the company’s one-year anniversary.

‘Controversial’ study says meat and sugar equally bad

Meat is just as bad as sugar when it comes to obesity causes and national dietary guidelines should recommend eating less meat, according to Australian researchers.

E.coli sparks Ranch Foods Direct recall

A US pasture-to-plate supplier of high-quality beef has been forced to issue a recall after the US government warned a batch of its ground beef may be contaminated with E....

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.