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.
The daughter of a free-range broiler farmer from Devon, England, is to embark on a 39-day tour of the European Union, calling for clear, mandatory method-of-production labelling on poultry meat.
Makers of raw ground beef products could be forced to keep records in order to further protect consumers, if proposals by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and...
Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands have now removed growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys produced at the network of independent farms it works with, in what the...
South African farming business Klein Karoo has seen strong sales of its new ostrich meat products across Europe.
The ban on Welsh Lamb exports to the USA could be lifted, with secretary of state Owen Paterson currently in negotiations in Washington.
The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”, according to Victoria Santini, head of Asia at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).
Opportunities for the European meat industry could be created via new packaging and processing technologies, which extend the shelf-life of fresh and processed meat, according to Rabobank.
The meat markets are rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than China, the World Meat Congress in Beijing was told.
Danish officials have raised concerns over a boycott of Danish pork in Swedish ICA Supermarket stores during a meeting of Nordic prime ministers in Iceland.
A 10% decrease in US pork supply, coupled with droughts in California, look set to hit American consumers in the wallet, according to a professor at Texas Tech University.
The UK’s halal labelling row must not derail a campaign which aims to highlight whether meat has been stunned or not at the point of slaughter, veterinary leaders have warned....
US meat companies have lost their bid to suspend new country of origin labelling (COOL) legislation coming into force.
Welsh Beef is being sold in Italy for the first time, as 80 Bennet stores are promoting Welsh products from 27 March until 9 April.
US-based meat major Hormel is seeking to lure China’s upper-crust customers with a range of certified organic pork sold through high-end supermarkets.
PGI Welsh Lamb will be sold in Swedish supermarkets from this spring, resulting in new sales amounting to 300 tonnes (t) per year.
ABP Food Group has secured an exclusive deal with Carrefour Italia to supply the retailer with its Irish Hereford Prime beef product range to more than 160 stores.
There was a time when convenience for China’s meat-eaters was a bag of frozen pork dumplings. But today the offerings of convenience meat products are exploding across the aisles of...
The trading of 229 tonnes of meat has been halted in Romania, after it was found the products were either adulterated or had already exceeded the use-by date.
Online Chinese business-to-consumer retailer TMall.com has launched a commercial pork website, which promises delivery of US produce to China in less than 48 hours.
Australian cattle processor Western Meat Packers Group has decided to retain its status as a family business, despite acquisition and merger propositions.
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.
Mariani Foods Europe has acquired UK dried meat business Bare Earth as it looks to expand across Europe.
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.
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.
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).