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US agri-food coalition demands action on trade deals

19-Nov-2013 - A coalition of US agricultural and food organisations has written to Congress demanding action over tariff-free access for developing countries that discriminate against US products.

Chicken and beef boost Tyson’s Q4 results

19-Nov-2013 - US meat processor Tyson foods has reported a solid fourth-quarter performance, boosted by strong chicken and beef sales.

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US poultry industry achieves lowest rate of injury

19-Nov-2013 - Injuries and illness rates in US poultry processing and slaughter facilities hit an all-time low last year, according to the 2012 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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US poultry industry achieves lowest rate of injury

19-Nov-2013 - Injuries and illness rates in US poultry processing and slaughter facilities hit an all-time low last year, according to the 2012 Injury and Illness Report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

US meat industry welcomes lower biofuels mandate

19-Nov-2013 - US meat and livestock groups have welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) decision to lower the biofuels mandate for the first time since it was introduced under the Bush administration.

US body calls for better chicken welfare

18-Nov-2013 - US poultry processors have hit back against claims that current production methods pose a risk to animal welfare and food safety.

Process Expo attracts record visits

15-Nov-2013 - The co-located Process Expo and International Dairy show attracted record attendance of nearly 20,000 visitors, organisers have announced.

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US processor recalls raw poultry products

15-Nov-2013 - A US processor has recalled a batch of raw poultry products produced when the food safety inspector based at its plant went on holiday.

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Missouri firm launches four new machines

13-Nov-2013 - Marlen International launched four new food processing machines at Process Expo 2013 in Chicago last week.

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Millard’s Sidekick designed to improve meat yields and profits

12-Nov-2013 - Millard Manufacturing showcased its new SideKick classifier at Process Expo in Chicago last week.

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Miss Georgia to visit IPPE

12-Nov-2013 - The International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) will receive a visit from this year’s Miss Georgia, who will help serve food during a cook-off.

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Robotics driving processing innovation, claims Weber

12-Nov-2013 - Automation and hygiene are driving innovation in meat processing equipment, according to Karin Janse, head of marketing communication at Weber.

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US firm recalls chicken and ham products due to E.coli fears

11-Nov-2013 - US company Glass Onion Catering has recalled 181,620 pounds of ready-made salads and sandwich wraps containing chicken and ham due to fears of E.coli.

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Eagle offers sharper X-ray inspection

11-Nov-2013 - US equipment manufacturer Eagle Product Inspection launched a new x-ray inspection system at Process Expo 2013 in Chicago last week.

US issues new guidance for livestock welfare

31-Oct-2013 - US food safety chiefs have issued new guidance on humane handling in a bid to improve the welfare of livestock during slaughter.

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Process Expo sets out its stall in Chicago

30-Oct-2013 - The global food equipment and technology show Process Expo will take place in Chicago, Illinois on 3-6 November this year.

US food processor in listeria recall

29-Oct-2013 - A US food processor has issued a huge recall of chicken, ham and beef products over fears they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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US meat processors could feel cattle price squeeze

29-Oct-2013 - US meat processors could face squeezed margins in the near future, according to analysis from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

US beef exports up for August

28-Oct-2013 - US beef exports continued to increase through August, while pork exports held their ground, according to the latest export figures.

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US research links gene to cancer and red meat

28-Oct-2013 - A US study has claimed that one in three people have a gene that increases their risk of developing colorectal cancer from eating red or processed meat.

US row over meat industry progress

25-Oct-2013 - A row has broken out in the US over the progress made on addressing the public health, environment and animal welfare issues related to livestock production.

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Multisorb to display optimised solution at Process Expo

25-Oct-2013 - Active packaging components developer and producer Multisorb Technologies has announced it will be exhibiting at this year’s Process Expo in Chicago.

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Process Expo reveals latest University programme

24-Oct-2013 - The prepared foods portion of Process Expo University, the educational programme of the Process Expo show in the US, has been released by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA).

McDonald’s sees Q3 sales rise, despite challenges

23-Oct-2013 - McDonald’s has announced relatively stable performance for the third quarter, with Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) still posing a challenge for the burger giant.

EU and US try to resolve beef hormone dispute

22-Oct-2013 - The European Union (EU) and the US are attempting to bury the hatchet over their long-running World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute on hormone-treated beef.

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Irish beef industry looks to China and the US
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Irish beef industry looks to China and the US

The Chinese and US markets will open to Irish beef during 2014, according to Irish Minister for...

Vion: turning a corner
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Editor's picks: Top 10 animal welfare stories of 2013

Editor's picks: Top 10 animal welfare stories of 2013

Animal welfare is an important consideration for the global meat industry. With increasingly strict laws on welfare,...