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Steve Hanson elected as US Beef Councils chief

Nebraskan cattle producer Steve Hanson has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) trade...

Food safety firms team up to tackle world markets

NSF International and Euro Consultants Group (ECG) have announced a merger of the two companies to strengthen their presence in the European, Middle East and Asian (EMEA) markets respectively.

The best pig farmer in the West

The National Pork Board in the US is on a quest to find the country’s best pig producer, and the winner will have to demonstrate the highest standards of animal...

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Blizzard batters four Tyson Food packaging plants

Production has ground to a halt at three Tyson Food pork processing facilities and one beef plant, as the powerful Storm Kayla cut through south-western America on Tuesday 2 February.

Price shock in US beef market over

Shock market conditions, including a plummeting cattle price and tight protein supply, created the ‘perfect storm’ for US beef producers between 2014 to 2015 but the worst is behind the...

Meat safety scandal: OSI challenges China's court

US food firm OSI has reacted furiously to a Chinese court ruling, which claimed the company had supplied substandard food products to fast-food chains in China, including McDonald’s.

IPPE 2016

Cumberland Poultry gives producers the Edge

Cumberland Poultry has launched an advanced Edge control system designed to manage all operations of poultry production facilities at the International Production Processing and Packaging Expo (IPPE) 2016.

IPPE 2016

Interroll on a roll with hygienic belt drive

Interroll was promoting its latest range of hygienic belt drives at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta from January 26-28.

Eagle brings out pipeline X-ray machine

Eagle Product Inspection has created a pipeline X-ray system that it claims can help firms optimise production rates, while complying with safety standards. 

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Beef ravioli recalled over pork contamination

US-based Home Maid Ravioli Company has been forced to recall 34,000 pounds (lb) of beef ravioli products after it emerged the pasta contained pork, but did not specify this on...

Britain scores highest in global animal welfare report

UK companies Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose are among the highest-scoring firms in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report. 

Cargill opens $50m distribution centre in Kansas

Cargill has opened a new $50m distribution centre in Kansas, US, which can ship and simultaneously store around 40,000 boxes per day. 

Obama ‘appalling’ say US cattlemen

Barack Obama’s decision to veto a resolution of disapproval on a clean water bill has been met with condemnation from American beef farmers. 

Poultry imports blocked by Saudi and South Korea

South Korea has banned imports of US poultry, while Saudi Arabia has embargoed French poultry as pathogenic strains of avian influenza beset the US and France. 

Dow Chemical vows meat industry activity

Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has pledged to be “more active” in Europe’s meat scene after the completion of an expansion to double its Methocel MX food-grade product line. 

Admix to reveal meat processing arsenal at IPPE

Equipment manufacturer Admix will unveil its innovative portfolio of meat and poultry equipment mixing machines at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, US, on 26 January. 

Bird flu returns to the US

The US government has reacted quickly to protect the poultry sector from a potentially devastating bird flu outbreak to avoid a repeat of 2015’s crisis. 

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USDA announces Howard Buffett as keynote speaker for industry panel

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that farmer Howard Buffet, son of the billionaire investor Warren Buffet, will speak at its Agriculture Outlook panel in February.

US cattlemen: TPP vital to reach world’s middle class

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has said the swift implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is crucial to help American beef reach the world’s growing middle class. ...

Climate change: a greater risk than weapons of mass destruction

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched its Global Risks 2016 Report in London on Thursday 14 January.

Green tea and rosemary key to red meat

A study conducted on behalf of US ingredients manufacturer Kemin Food Technologies says a green tea and rosemary extract is the best for flavour enhancement and colour preservation of raw...

Text PorkCrisis for breaking pig news

The National Pork Board has launched Pork Crisis Alerts, a text service that delivers breaking virus outbreak and industry-wide emergency news to pork producers in the US.

Does meat reinforce masculinity?

Scientists from the University of Hawaii are to explore how the consumption of meat impacts masculinity, and question if men can stomach the punch of a vegetarian alternative.

Nomad Foods floats on New York stock market

Frozen food company Nomad Foods is to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Nearly two tonnes of sausages recalled for labelling blunder

Over 4,000 pounds (lb) of sausages have been recalled in the US after it was discovered the meat was lined with sheep casing, which was not declared on the product label.

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