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Boom in Australian beef exports to US could trigger tariffs

Strong sales of Australian beef to the US this year could see exporters use up the duty-free quota allocation available for these trades, resulting in tariffs to secure more American...

Cuba suspends US poultry imports

Cuba has suspended US poultry imports citing the flu epidemic, it has been reported by Reuters.

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Tyson Foods welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Tyson Foods, the US food company, has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court, which has agreed to review limits on how workers band together to dispute pay and workplace...

Poultry industry divided over bird flu vaccine

Chicken and turkey farmers and producers in the US are split over whether a vaccine should be introduced to fight the outbreak of bird flu that has killed millions of...

McDonald’s responds to sales decline

McDonald’s has launched a turnaround plan to fight falling sales across the business. 

Beef, poultry, seafood big US foodborne illness drivers

Poultry, beef, seafood, dairy and produce were the top categories at the centre of US foodborne disease outbreaks over a 10-year period, according to a report just published.

Search is on for World’s Best Steak

A new international competition, from the team behind GlobalMeatNews, launches today (5 June) - the World Steak Challenge.

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US issues further guidance on antimicrobial use

A strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, spearheaded by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has taken another step towards realisation with the announcement...

Irish meat producers have sights set on US market

A third Irish meat processing company has just been granted access to the lucrative American market, following the lifting of the 15-year trade embargo on Irish beef imports earlier this...

Chinese food safety amendment could benefit both domestic and international suppliers

The latest amendment to China’s Food Safety Law passed by the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), touted by China's government as the "toughest food safety law" in the country's history could promote demand for meat products, imported and...

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NAMI brings together food industry on topic of antibiotics

More than 150 major US food companies, retailers and health professionals have joined forces in an attempt to slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and prevent the spread of resistant...

US agricultural exports forecast to fall to lowest levels since 2012

Total US agricultural exports are forecast to fall to their lowest levels since 2012 as the strength of the dollar, combined with tighter trade restrictions in the poultry market, kick in.

Tyson de México approved for Pilgrim’s Pride acquisition

The Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission has cleared JBS subsidiary Pilgrim’s Pride’s proposed acquisition of Tyson Food’s Mexican operations Tyson de México.

Impact of avian flu set to continue throughout 2015

The global trade and price of poultry is likely remain under pressure for the remainder of this year, due to the fallout from avian influenza outbreaks across the world.

Smithfield Foods to build new sausage plant

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has announced its intention to construct a $44.8 million sausage plant in a joint venture with Kansas City Sausage.

Hormel Foods to acquire Applegate Farms

Hormel Foods is to acquire Applegate Farms, the number one natural and organic prepared meats brand in the US.

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Countdown to World Pork Expo begins

Delegates with links to the pork industry are preparing to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the World Pork Expo, being held on 3-4 June.

Walmart urges suppliers to cut use of livestock antibiotics

US retail giant Walmart Stores is urging its meat, dairy, seafood and egg suppliers to cut back on the use of antibiotics in their livestock, making it the first multiple...

US meat industry rises to export challenge

The US meat industry remains upbeat about the prospects for exporting its beef, lamb and pork, despite facing a number of hurdles in the past year.

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US salmonella and campylobacter rates on the up

There has been a slight increase in the number of raw meat and poultry products infected by salmonella and campylobacter in the US, according to the latest US Department of...

Pressure piles on US to scrap COOL rules as American WTO appeal fails

Canadian meat industry officials and politicians have redoubled their calls for the US to liberalise its country of origin labelling (COOL) rules for meat and livestock, now the World Trade...

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Hormel Foods predicts turkey sales fall

Hormel Foods said it expected sales of its turkey products to fall around 15% in the second half of the year, due to a supply shortfall caused by an avian...

Encouraging cattle weights seen in US

Cattle numbers in the US are on the up, but beef exports are continuing to be dragged down by a strong US dollar and high domestic beef prices, according to...

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Legislation introduced to repeal US COOL rule

The US country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirement could be repealed after legislation (H.R 2393) was introduced by chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Mike Conaway.

WTO rejects US’ arguments in country-of-origin labelling case

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body yesterday (18 May) ruled against the US’ country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements for meat, prompting more fears over retaliatory measures.

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