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New beef labelling laws to be introduced in US

New rules governing the labelling of mechanically tenderised beef are to be introduced in the US. Consumers and foodservice businesses will now be given more information about how to safely...

Smithfield Foods tops table in water management report

Global meat producer Smithfield Foods has gained the highest ranking in terms of water management, among leading meat companies, according to a new report by business sustainability organisation Ceres.

COOL rule causes ‘significant damage’ to US meat industry

Mandatory country of origin labelling (MCOOL) in the US has caused "substantial economic damage" to both the meat industry and consumers, a damning new report has claimed.

US red meat exports see solid March

US exports of pork and beef are starting to regain momentum, according to the latest figures from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Meat Export...

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Ecuador latest to impose nationwide ban on US poultry

The Ecuadorian agricultural authority Agrocalidad has banned all imports of live foul, poultry meat and poultry products, as well as genetic material, including chicks and hatching eggs, from the US,...

Pig and poultry meat to push up global production

World meat production is expected to increase by 1.3% this year, to 318.7 million tonnes (mt) according to the new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

US pork producers continue to press on dietary guidelines

The US Pork Checkoff and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) have submitted additional comments to US secretaries in a bid to change the outcome of the USDA’s 2015 Dietary...

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Fewer cases of salmonella found in US chicken plants

Cases of salmonella found in chicken plants in the US have reduced, the latest test results have revealed.

$330m of emergency funds added to avian influenza support

The US government has approved the use of $330 million in emergency funds to help combat the growing avian influenza epidemic.

Singapore grows US beef import list

Singapore has increased the range of beef products it can import from the US.

McDonald’s restructures organisation in turnaround plan

International fast food chain McDonald’s has announced a turnaround plan to counteract recent poor performances.

Avian influenza puts Thanksgiving at risk

There are concerns that the growing number of avian influenza could hamper Thanksgiving celebrations due to low stocks of turkeys in Minnesota.

Corbion to launch multifunctional blends for meat and poultry

Ingredients company Corbion has launched a new multifunctional meat ingredient which will be launched to the market at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago in July.

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Four more avian influenza cases found in Iowa

In the US, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has identified four more probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial poultry farms.

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Pilgrim’s Pride doubles net income in Q1

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has reported a year-on-year increase in net income and sales for the first quarter of 2015.

Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its...

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Devro sees strong overseas performance

Scotland-based collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had seen strong performances in China, Japan, Germany and North America, in its latest trading update.

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded...

US red meat production saw decline in 2014

Total US red meat production fell 4% last year, compared to 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual Livestock Slaughter Summary (2014), published yesterday (27 April).

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Beef Alliance presses for trade liberalisation

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) is pushing for substantial trade liberalisation as part of the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

US bird flu cull breaks the seven million mark

The USA is currently dealing with a series of avian influenza outbreaks, the like of which it has never seen before.

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

US meat producers welcome passing of TPA legislation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the passing of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by both the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), and the House Ways and Means Committee....

Hormel to start making SPAM in China

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

Scottish beef industry given positive message on US market potential

A decline in United States beef production offers a huge opportunity for importers, an international meat market expert has told members of the Scottish beef sector.

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