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Putin cracks down on banned Western food imports

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an executive order to destroy all imports of food brought into the country against the import bans from the West. 

Disease risk study delivers results

A way to determine disease risk by estimating the movement of US beef cattle has been developed by Kansas State University.

Export disruption shrinks Tyson Foods’ profits

Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, has cut its profit forecast for the year, citing issues in the beef market. 

USDA warns of Salmonella linked to pigs

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a food safety alert for Salmonella that may be associated with whole pigs used as pig roasts.

US battles poultry sickness rivalling bird flu

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is “actively working” to improve prevention of Marek’s Disease, a virus which causes tumours and death in poultry. 

US meat firms hit by China’s restrictions

The lack of access to China is hitting the meat export market in the US, Philip Seng, the US Meat Export Federation president and CEO has claimed. 

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

US poultry farmers advised to step up biosecurity

Farmers in the US are being urged to redouble their efforts with basic biosecurity measures to try and stop the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this...

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US/Peru live cattle deal signed

The US has confirmed a deal to export live cattle to Peru.

US executives seek to strengthen beef industry

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force. 

US poultry industry starts nervous recovery

The US poultry industry seems to be recovering, but avian influenza (AI) could rear its head again, Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), has...

US executives boost beef industry growth plan

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force.

US state beef bodies gain funding

Seven state beef organisations across the US have been awarded grants to help promote beef to consumers.

Consumers prefer US-labelled meat products

Despite an attempt to repeal country-of-origin labelling (COOL) in the USA, a study has found that consumers prefer meat products labelled from the US. 

US beef and poultry production set to slump

Weather and disease have seen estimates on US beef and poultry production fall, the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook has revealed.

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Bird flu crisis leads to new export rules

More than 30 countries have updated their export requirements for the US since June in reaction to the poultry avian influenza (AI) crisis. 

US bacon giant extends repertoire with $170m investment

SugarCreek, the largest independent processor of bacon in the US, is investing $170 million in two new facilities, including what it claims is the nation’s largest sous vide line. 

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Major US chicken product recall

US company Aspen Foods, is recalling 1,978,680 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken that may be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis.

UK's Karro Food agrees deal with US chain Chipotle

US restaurant chain Chipotle has struck a deal to buy pork from UK-based Karro Food Group in a move driven by animal welfare concerns.

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US to celebrate farmers’ markets

National Farmers’ Market Week in the USA will this year be held between 2 and 8 August, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced. 

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Memphis meat firm enters frozen food market

US-based Monogram Foods, the processed meat manufacturer, has lodged a successful bid for Golden County Foods in Wisconsin, a frozen appetiser business.  

Tyson Foods responds to animal abuse claims

A supplier of chickens to Tyson Foods has been accused of animal abuse, after an undercover investigation by campaign group, Mercy for Animals (MFA).

Premium Brands buys US sausage-maker Isernio’s

The acquisition of US sausage brand Isernio’s has been announced by global speciality food business Premium Brands Holdings Corporation.

US red meat exporters enjoy boost from Korea

Korea offers hope to US beef and pork exporters after international trade lost momentum in May, falling below levels for last year in both volume and value.

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