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Donald Trump and China: call to unlock beef market

US meat bodies have urged US President Donald Trump to secure China President Xi Jinping’s support for a beef deal, with industry talks failing to make progress.

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Texas food firm hit with 15t recall

Texas-based food producer Ajinomoto Windsor has recalled 15 tonnes (35,168 pounds) of frozen ready-to-eat beef products that may be contaminated with rubber.

US meatpackers denounce controversial fair play rules

Government litigation set up to protect farmers from “egregious retaliatory practices” have been criticised by American meat boards, which suggest regulation could inflict billions of dollars of financial damage.

New Zealand’s ‘big win’ for exporters with chilled China meat deal

New Zealand has struck a six-month agreement with China to supply top restaurants and retailers with chilled meat, in a deal potentially worth millions of dollars to the economy.

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged Brussels to enforce stronger action on Brazilian meat imports, following allegations that meat processors bribed government officials to turn a blind eye to rotten...

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

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Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set...

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Chef cooks the world’s first lab-grown chicken

Memphis Meats made headlines around the world with news that it had produced the world’s first lab-grown duck and chicken – now you can watch a video about the innovation. ...

US-China trade war threat analysed

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade....

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge is back for 2017 and the competition is starting to heat up already.

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.

Investors increase pressure to cut antibiotics use

A $2bn coalition of investment firms have issued an antibiotics report as leading financial institutions grow increasingly concerned that overuse of livestock drugs could hit profits.

US food firm gobbles up trendy meat snack brand

US company Conagra has agreed to acquire meat snacks brand Thanasi Foods LLC for an undisclosed sum. 

Catholics OK to eat meat on St Patrick’s Day

Catholics in multiple US states have been given permission to eat traditional Irish food such as corned beef this St Patrick’s Day, which falls on a Friday.

St Patrick’s Day harnessed to promote Irish meat

Irish festival St Patrick’s Day will inspire food body Bord Bía to promote Irish food, such as beef, across a string of countries from Stuttgart, Germany to Shanghai, China on...

Memphis Meats rolls out first lab-grown poultry

Lab-grown meat producer Memphis Meats has announced the production of the world’s first 'clean' chicken and duck. 

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Judge dismisses pork roll farting lawsuit

A discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman in defence of her overweight husband axed from a New Jersey-based pork roll company for excessive flatulence has been dismissed.

Food safety tips for storm-battered businesses

Donald Trump’s government has shared food safety tips after New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia declared states of emergency as the deadly storm Stella swept across the north-eastern US....

Family sausage business expands product range

Flocchini Family Provisions, a US-based family sausage company with a rich Italian history, has launched a range of Certified Angus Beef sausages and frankfurters.

Brazil's JBS moves on Danish Crown US outfit

Brazil’s JBS has agreed to buy US-based Plumrose USA from Danish Crown in a definitive share purchase agreement, valued at $230m.

Russian retailers enhance biosecurity controls over bird flu outbreaks

Russia’s largest retailers, including Magnit and Auchan, have enhanced biosecurity controls over poultry production due to the recent outbreaks of avian influenza (AI) in Moscow Oblast.

Ingredients firm to build massive animal feed factory in China

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company is targeting Chinese growth with plans to build a new animal feed factory in central China and add aquaculture production lines to another factory in...

World Steak Challenge 2017 now open for entries

The World Steak Challenge is back and bigger than ever.

US red meat exports see major growth

US exports of beef and pork saw a significant year-on-year growth in January of this year. 

Plant-based protein ‘here to stay’ – Tyson boss

The head of one of the US’ largest meat processors has said that plant-based protein products are a “big part” of the food industry’s future.