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Lobby group calls for switch from meat to plant-based protein

Investors managing $1.25trn in assets have called on 16 food companies to shake up the global meat supply chain, citing environmental and health concerns over factory farming.

World Steak Challenge: How Twitter reacted to world’s best sirloin

Australia’s Jack Creek retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer at World Steak Challenge at yesterday’s GlobalMeatNews event held in London’s Hyde Park.

Horsemeat import controls tightened by Brussels

More stringent controls governing EU imports of horsemeat have been adopted by the European Commission, with the decision likely to hit Canadian and South American producers.

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Chinese police bust meat smuggling ring

Nearly 1,000 tons of frozen meat, some contaminated with bleach, have been seized by Guangdong police in the South of China, according to reports.

Suspension of JBS CEO Wesley Batista lifted

The billionaire Batista brothers in charge of meatpacker JBS have had their suspensions – imposed following corruption allegations – lifted by a federal judge in Brazil.

China’s production decline sparks import boom

The global poultry industry is entering a period of enhanced market conditions as China’s historic production slump brings a welcome buoyancy to a string of poultry exporters.

JBS: José Batista Júnior appointed interim CEO

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has appointed José Batista Júnior as interim president and CEO of the company following the suspension of his brother, Wesley Batista.

Brazil pork exports samba forward

It’s carnival time for Brazil’s booming pork exports, with volume sales from January to July increasing by 42.2% compared to the same period in 2015. 

Brazil’s BRF buys majority stake in Malaysian meat processor

Brazilian food conglomerate BRF has entered into an agreement with Malaysian agri-food firm FFM Berhad to acquire a 70% stake in its subsidiary FFM Further Processing (FFP) for $16m.

A force for good: OIE, OECD address animal welfare worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have signed an agreement in Paris to align their efforts to promote animal welfare.

JBS ‘aware’ of CEO suspension reports

Brazilian meat giant JBS has confirmed it is aware of reports in the media that its CEO Wesley Batista has been ordered to step aside by a federal judge.

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

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Fera Science Global ID Group deal increases HorizonScan reach

Fera Science has entered into partnership with the Global ID Group to make its HorizonScan system available in new territories. 

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World Steak Challenge sees surge in global interest

The number of participating nations in this year’s World Steak Challenge has increased by 60% since the inaugural event kick-off at London’s Hyde Park in September 2015.

Brazil to overtake US as world’s top meat exporter

Brazil will continue to challenge the US for the position of being the world’s biggest meat producer and exporter over the next decade, according to government estimates.

Brazil: Marfrig posts loss after real beef problems

A strong Brazilian real dented income for meat packer Marfrig, which posted a loss of R$132 million ($41.3m) in its second-quarter results up to 30 June.

Rio Olympics 2016 hype sees fake beef boom

The Olympic Games is proving a major boost for Brazilian beef sales in China but consumers have been warned of unscrupulous meat vendors and beef masquerading as Brazilian.

World Steak Challenge enters crucial period

There is less than one month left to enter the World Steak Challenge – a competition to find and reward the greatest sirloin steaks in the world.

JBS profits rise but headwind intensifies

Brazilian meat business JBS posted increased net revenue for the second quarter of 2016, but said it faced “significant cost increases” in raw materials, particularly in Brazil.

Tyson Foods posts record earnings

Meat supplier Tyson Foods has grown ahead of expectations after posting record third-quarter earnings as a focus on prepared foods and value-added chicken helped operating income surge.

US-Brazil beef deal offers ‘strong opportunity’

Two-way beef trade between US and Brazilian food companies will help forge a strong partnership for the two global powers, the North American Meat Institute claims.

Brazil and US agree bilateral beef trade deal

The US and Brazil have completed a long-awaited two-way trade deal for beef exports, with a flow of meat expected to start in 90 days.

‘Controversial’ study says meat and sugar equally bad

Meat is just as bad as sugar when it comes to obesity causes and national dietary guidelines should recommend eating less meat, according to Australian researchers.

Meat processor BRF posts drop in profits

Brazilian food processor BRF posted a near-quarter drop in pre-tax profits as the soaring price of corn dented pork and poultry operations.

Marfrig wants to be ‘global leader’ in environmental sustainability

Marfrig is one of the largest meat companies in Brazil and has radically changed how it produces beef to halt the deforestation of South America and protect the environment.

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