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Rule on EU beef exports to US now in force

EU beef can now be exported to the US, after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) rule announcement last November came into force this month.

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Virulent strain of IBDV discovered in second US state

The very virulent strain of Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (vvIBDV) has been discovered in the US state of Washington.

National Pork Board launches three-pronged attack on PEDV

The US’ National Pork Board has launched a three-pronged strategy to try and stem the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV).

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PETA US confirms development of in vitro chicken

Despite no winner emerging, PETA US has deemed its in vitro chicken contest a success, as development work continues at a pace.

TTIP deal could be smaller and more modest than hoped, experts warn

The planned trade agreement between the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) could be "smaller" and "more modest" than hoped due to a number of intractable issues –...

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US poultry firm plans big expansion

A US poultry business has announced an ambitious US$165m expansion which could create up to 1,000 new jobs.

Positive start to year for US red meat exports

US beef, pork and lamb exports have all increased since the start of 2014, despite the prospect of challenging market conditions ahead, according to new data from the United States...

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US cattle numbers as low as they were in 1950s

The drop in American cattle numbers, mainly due to drought, is having a serious effect on the US meat industry, according to Texan meat scientist professor Jeff Savell.

Commercial pork website launches supplying US produce to China

Online Chinese business-to-consumer retailer TMall.com has launched a commercial pork website, which promises delivery of US produce to China in less than 48 hours.

Devro to invest in £50m China factory

Scottish collagen casing firm Devro is to invest £50m (US$83.8m) in a new manufacturing facility near Shanghai, China.

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Foodex Tokyo 2014: Better prospects in Japan

With the Japanese economy on the mend, a positive mood ruled at Foodex in Tokyo.

Russia lifts ban on US pork imports, but imposes further measures

Russia has lifted an official ban on US pork, but new measures have been imposed which may limit opportunities to supply. With tensions between the two countries continuing to grow,...

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US poultry firm reveals Q1 sales drop

US poultry processor Sanderson Farms announced a year-on-year sales drop of 1.8% to $584.9m, in its trading update for the first quarter ended 31 January 2014.

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US wholesale pork price predicted to rise 6%

Wholesale pork prices are predicted to increase 5.5-6.5%, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) latest Producer Price Index (PPI).

US agricultural group to visit Middle East and Europe

A trade mission made of agricultural leaders from around the US is en route to the Middle East and Europe in a bid to develop further export opportunities for beef,...

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Kerry Group achieves positive 2013 financial performance worldwide

Kerry Foods Group this week published a statement showing good growth worldwide in 2013.

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National Beef to close Californian site

The National Beef Packing Company is to close its Californian processing facility in April.

US study links meat and Alzheimer’s

A US study using mice claims barbecued, grilled or fried meat can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite conflicting evidence among experts.

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Australia sees tightening of NZ lamb imports

Exports of New Zealand (NZ) lamb have tightened following high levels of drought-induced turn-off earlier last year, according to new figures from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Russia restores US turkey imports

From 24 February, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor lifted restrictions on the supply of turkey meat from the USA, said service spokesman Alexei Alexeenko.

Meat products recalled by Santa Maria Foods

Approximately 8,895lb of meat products are to be recalled by Canadian firm Santa Maria Foods Corporation, after it was found they had been imported without inspection.

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Unilever sells meat snack brands US firm

A leading FMCG giant has announced a move to sell off its meat snacks operations to a US rival.

US supplier recalls products “unfit for human food”

Giant US supplier Rancho Feeding Corporation has recalled approximately 8.7m pounds of products due to processing “diseased and unsound animals”, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)....

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Kroger challenged over ‘simple truth’ chicken claim

The biggest US supermarket chain Kroger Co is facing a lawsuit due to allegedly misleading ‘Simple Truth’ labels regarding animal welfare standards.

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US company vows to serve antibiotic-free chicken

US fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has announced its decision to start serving antibiotic-free chicken to its customers within the next five years.

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