The main point of contact between the industry and consumers, the trends coming through from retail affect everyone back down the chain. Processors and traders must stay up to date with the latest consumer habits or risk losing ground.
04-Mar-2014 - The use of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) on meat and food products has paid off, Welsh meat bosses told politicians and policy leaders at a breakfast in Brussels last week.
03-Mar-2014 - Mariani Foods Europe has acquired UK dried meat business Bare Earth as it looks to expand across Europe.
28-Feb-2014 - Maple Leaf Foods has seen sales in its Meat Products Group fall 1.1%, to $742.7 million, in the fourth quarter to 31 December 2013.
27-Feb-2014 - US poultry processor Sanderson Farms announced a year-on-year sales drop of 1.8% to $584.9m, in its trading update for the first quarter ended 31 January 2014.
27-Feb-2014 - Wholesale pork prices are predicted to increase 5.5-6.5%, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) latest Producer Price Index (PPI).
27-Feb-2014 - The European Union’s (EU) RASFF food safety alert service has warned of E.coli being detected in Brazilian meat cargoes exported to Europe.
24-Feb-2014 - Denmark’s Halal and Jewish societies must now rely on meat imports after the government announces a ban on non-stun meat products for animal welfare reasons.
24-Feb-2014 - A leading FMCG giant has announced a move to sell off its meat snacks operations to a US rival.
20-Feb-2014 - A ban on non-stun slaughter has come into force in Denmark as the country’s government says “animal rights come before religion”.
20-Feb-2014 - Giant US supplier Rancho Feeding Corporation has recalled approximately 8.7m pounds of products due to processing “diseased and unsound animals”, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
19-Feb-2014 - Major UK food company Moy Park is named as one of the sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
17-Feb-2014 - Northern Irish meat processor WD Meats has secured approval from animal health authorities in Singapore to start supplying meat products in the country.
17-Feb-2014 - Animal welfare campaigners are claiming a victory against the sale of foie gras as Fortnum & Mason announce that it will not be sold in its new Dubai store.
14-Feb-2014 - Whenever the phrase ‘emerging’ economies is used, the acronym BRIC is usually quite close behind. However, on consideration, the BRIC markets have stepped beyond ‘emerging’ and are actually seeing a slowdown in the momentum of their growth. The gap left behind needs to be filled, so let me introduce you to the MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey). Developed by the former Goldman Sachs economist, Jim O’Neill – the original creator of the term BRICs – the MINTs are set to be the new buzzword for emerging economies.
14-Feb-2014 - Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug is pushing for more international trade and export, despite warnings that it could compromise animal welfare standards.
13-Feb-2014 - US fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has announced its decision to start serving antibiotic-free chicken to its customers within the next five years.
12-Feb-2014 - The European Union (EU) will have to make concessions on meat in its negotiations with the US for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a senior European Commission official warned last night (Tuesday).
10-Feb-2014 - The global pork industry is being urged to head to Iowa in the US later this year for the annual World Pork Expo.
06-Feb-2014 - The US poultry industry must rise to the challenges of contamination within both the carcase and ground meat sectors, delegates to the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta were told.
03-Feb-2014 - The fast pace of new technology, coupled with the growing dominance of social media is having a significant change on consumer behaviour, delegates to the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta were told.
03-Feb-2014 - As of 30 January, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has stopped pork imports from the European Union (EU) following the discovery last week in Lithuania of the bodies of two wild boars, which had died from African swine fever (ASF).
31-Jan-2014 - Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.
30-Jan-2014 - MEPs will next week consider a proposal from the European Parliament’s influential environment committee calling for stricter European labelling rules for chilled, fresh and frozen meat from goats, sheep and swine.
30-Jan-2014 - Dutch food bosses have put out an alert after the discovery of horsemeat in a slaughterhouse prompted a block on shipments from the business.
29-Jan-2014 - US livestock organisations and food associations fear that new country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules, set out in the Farm Bill, could provoke retaliation from Canada and Mexico and are strongly opposed to the new legislation.
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