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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.

Norway regulator gets tough with halal meat producers following contamination scandals

Cross-contamination of meats has become a major problem in Norway as more producers and slaughterhouses add halal production lines to their operations to satisfy growing demand for halal meat among...

Swedish supermarkets threaten ban against Danish pork

Swedish supermarkets, led by major chain the ICA Group, are threatening to suspend imports of Danish pork following reports by animal rights organisations complaining about the culling of up to...

Chicken sales fall amid consumer health concerns

Negative media publicity surrounding infections in poultry flocks and farming practices in Norway has sparked a 15% to 20% drop in domestic chicken meat sales in the last six months, to mid-February.

‘You’re better on beef,’ says new Australian marketing campaign

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is set to launch a new marketing campaign promoting beef’s health credentials.

New technologies could structurally change food supply chain

Innovations and new technologies – such as 3D printed food, insects as forms of protein and wearable technology – have the power to structurally change the food supply chain in...

Global consumption set to rise across meat industry

There are huge opportunities for the global meat industry, particularly in Asia and Africa, according to the Institute of Grocery Development (IGD).

Scots strike retail meat deal in Sweden

Products under the Scottish assurance schemes Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be available on the shelves of supermarkets throughout Sweden, thanks to a new supply deal.

MEPs vote in favour of origin labelling for meat in processed foods

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat used as an ingredient in processed foods is one step closer to becoming a reality following a vote in European Parliament yesterday (12 February).

Canadian minister lays out COOL position

Canadian minister for agriculture Gerry Ritz has reiterated the country’s position on US country of origin labelling (COOL) during a series of meetings in Washington, DC, last week.

Super Bowl Sunday sees chicken wing sales soar

Last Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona, saw sales of chicken wings go through the roof, as viewers munched their way through countless buckets of chicken during the game.

Mongolian firm opens Western-style butcher’s shop

Inner Mongolia Kerchin Cattle Industry Co has opened the first in what it promises is a new line of Western-style butchers’ shops selling chilled meat.

MEPs call for COOL on processed meats

Country of origin labelling (COOL) should apply to meat, which is an ingredient in processed foods such as lasagne, according to Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs.

South Korea confirms full traceability for its pork

Pork in the Republic of Korea is now fully traceable throughout the entire supply chain, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA).

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Rabobank report outlines complexity of the China export challenge

Although demand for foreign animal protein from China is strong, the path to success for Western exporters is likely to remain complex and challenging, according to a new Rabobank report.

McDonald’s to change Swedish advertising after watchdog censure

McDonald’s has earned a censure from the Swedish advertising ombudsman, Reklamombudsmannen, which found fault with aspects of its advertising that suggested beef sold in its outlets is largely sourced in...

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US jerky brand breaks into Asian market

Perky Jerky – an American brand of turkey jerky - has been launched into Japan and South Korea.

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Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is waning as buyers seek more information on sourcing and preparation, according to key...

Mutton takes off in northern China

As temperatures plunge in northern China, supermarkets are reporting a brisk trade in packaged mutton for hotpot.

Miratorg rebrands products and retail chain

The largest Russian meat producer, agricultural holding Miratorg, has conducted significant rebranding work, which has involved changing the design of its retail packaging, as well as the way it operates...

US appeals WTO decision in COOL dispute

The United States has appealed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision, on its amended country-of-origin labelling (COOL) measures.

Welsh meat body recognises Monoprix managers

Retail staff in French stores have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting Welsh Lamb.

EU poultry retailers held to account on third-party fresh products

European Union (EU) poultry retailers may be penalised if they sell salmonella-contaminated fresh products, even when they are processed and packaged by another company, the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

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Wales at forefront of lamb category in Italy

PGI Welsh Lamb is now the market leader and the most "well-known" lamb brand in Italian supermarkets, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Italian agent Jeff...

Danish ministry to assemble support package for meat industry

Denmark’s ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries has commenced talks with the country’s farming and meat industry organisations to forge a new state emergency support package for the sector....

Miratorg cuts retail chain across Russia

Russian meat giant and agricultural holding company Miratorg has stopped the roll-out of its retail project, as most of the meat shops appeared to be unprofitable, according to the company’s...