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Cargill buys FPL’s beef processing site

International agri-foods business Cargill has announced its acquisition of FPL Food’s minced beef processing site in South Carolina, although the cost of the deal has not been disclosed.

US pork industry ready for antibiotic change

A survey on the attitudes held by US pork producers on impending regulatory changes to antibiotic use in intensive farming reveals the sector is ready for change.

US ends Dutch beef trade ban

America has ended a near two-decade embargo on beef imports from the Netherlands after the risk of mad cow disease was rendered “negligible” by US health officials. 

South Africa opens door to US pork

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

BRF’s net income nearly doubles in a year

One of the world’s biggest foodservice companies, Brazil-based BRF, has announced a net income growth of 46% for last year, to R$3.1 billion.

US-EU free trade negotiations enter crucial stage

The US and the European Union have entered into a twelfth round of negotiations in Brussels over establishing non-tariff trade for a number of choice products, including processed meats.

US cattlemen call for action on TPP

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) has written to the US Senate calling for quick progress to be made over the ratification of the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. ...

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JBT buys X-ray food inspection company

Chicago-based company JBT Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Novus X-Ray, a provider of advanced X-ray food inspection systems, for an undisclosed fee.

Chicken company in ‘no antibiotics ever’ pledge

US poultry firm GNP Company will add two ethical stamps to its chicken packaging to inform potential buyers the chicken has never been fed antibiotics and was humanely treated during...

Packaging system stops defects

Nordson Corporation has claimed its co-extrusion die system can alleviate packaging instability, resulting in increased layer uniformity and less risk of product defects.

US body blasts Obama over public lands lock-up

Public Lands Council’s executive director Ethan Lane has slammed US President Barack Obama, after the government locked up two million acres of land, depriving cattle of key grazing pastures....

Pilgrim’s creates 150 jobs

US-based poultry company Pilgrim’s Pride has announced a $190m strategic capital investment plan for growth and brand expansion, leading to the creation of 150 jobs. 

Tyson Foods expects ‘record year’

After an average year of financial results in 2015, Tyson Foods has enjoyed a bumper start to the year with operating income rising by 38% in the first quarter.

Meat firms should target China’s tourists

Hotel chains like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton and airlines like Air Asia, Air China and Cathay Pacific have been busy expanding their operations in China to capture the rise in...

US environment agency accused of breaking law over water bill

The USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been accused of breaching anti-lobbying laws after driving the clean waters bill (WOTUS) through Congress, despite bipartisan disapproval and beef industry opposition. ...

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New disease detection method for sausages approved

The AOAC Research Institute in America has given the green light to the latest DuPont Bax System to be used to detect Listeria, a foodborne pathogen found in poultry and...

IPPE 2016

IPPE 2016 round up in pictures

The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta attracted an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry visitors from all over the world, according to show organisers.

Weak export market dents Pilgrim’s profits

Strong headwinds in the poultry export market hit Pilgrim’s Pride’s annual profits, but a strategy to expand in the booming Mexican market validates its growth strategy, the company claims.  ...

US awards $30m to improve food production

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award grants of more than $30m to improve food safety, reduce antibiotic resistance and bolster plant resilience in the wake of climate change.

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Deli Star opens innovation café

US cooked meats manufacturer Deli Star Corporation will open a research lab-cum-kitchen in Missouri, where the company can develop new products, with customers able to explore research ideas while also...

US toughens food safety regulation for poultry

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised new federal food safety regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella and campylobacter in chicken products.

NFS International in tech innovation

TraQtion, a cloud-based quality and compliance software from public health and food safety organisation NFS International, has been enhanced, allowing it to automatically alert users to supply chain risks.

Lab-grown meat challenges ‘status quo’

American start-up Memphis Meats has said it is less than five years away from being able to manufacture enough laboratory-made burgers and meatballs to stock the shelves of US grocery...

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports”...

Wayne Farms to lay off 500 workers from Mississippi site

US-based poultry company Wayne Farms LLC is to close deboning lines at its Laurel, Mississippi site and lay off 500 workers by the end of June. 

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