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.
17-May-2013 - The UK’s red meat industry has taken part in a mission to Hong Kong to exhibit at food and hospitality tradeshow HOFEX.
17-May-2013 - Industry leaders in the UK have denied claims that abscesses and tumours could make it into pork products if Brussels relaxes pig inspection rules next week.
16-May-2013 - The ex-director of a meat processor caught up in the European horsemeat scandal has claimed that the fraud was carried out by a big organisation, which specifically targeted burger plants and ready meal manufacturers.
16-May-2013 - The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.
13-May-2013 - A global player in the packaging sector said it was bucking the general trend and reporting solid growth and was now expanding operations out of its traditional heartland, its leaders informed visitors to the IFFA trade fair in Frankfurt.
13-May-2013 - The horsemeat scandal has been described as an irritation to German consumers by the Federation of German Meat Industry (BVDF).
13-May-2013 - McDonald’s will offer members of the public a peek inside its supply chain to see how its meals are made, as a response to curiosity about traceability by its consumers.
09-May-2013 - The American Meat Institute, together with seven other meat, poultry and retail associations, has asked for the implementation of the proposed country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rule to be delayed until the World Trade Organisation (WTO) determines whether it would bring the US into compliance with international trade laws.
09-May-2013 - Meat production in Germany fell last year to just over eight million tonnes (mt) for the first time since 1997, but consumption remains strong, according to industry experts.
09-May-2013 - US meat processor Tyson Foods has reported a net income of $95 million for the second quarter, a drop from of $71m compared to the same period last year. The company blamed increasing feed costs and an impairment charge incurred in China for the decrease.
03-May-2013 - The Canadian government has eliminated mandatory pre-market registration of meat labels in a bit to cut bureaucracy for the meat processing industry.
03-May-2013 - Sixty three people have been arrested in eastern China accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb.
02-May-2013 - Eating lean protein for breakfast, such as pork, sausage or ham, can stop sugary snack cravings later in the day, new research has shown.
01-May-2013 - Canada’s eight largest supermarket chains have made a commitment to phase out sow gestation stalls over the next nine years.
26-Apr-2013 - Food safety officials in the Netherlands are launching an investigation into the meat processing industry in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
25-Apr-2013 - The US poultry industry has hit back at a report suggesting that chicken and ground beef are the biggest causes of serious illness in the US.
22-Apr-2013 - The European horsemeat scandal has not had any significant impact on demand for beef, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q1 report.
19-Apr-2013 - The UK arm of McDonald’s will switch to serve 100% Freedom Food pork from British RSPCA farms in a bid to secure quality, sourcing and meet consumer preferences.
19-Apr-2013 - ABP Food Group has announced it is exiting the frozen burger market with the sale of the Irish processing plant which produced a burger containing 29.1% horsemeat.
17-Apr-2013 - Nearly 5% of products tested for horsemeat across the EU were positive, while 0.5% of those tested positive for bute, the European Commission stated yesterday.
17-Apr-2013 - The former president of McDonald’s Europe has been appointed as the burger giant’s global chief brand officer and executive vice-president.
17-Apr-2013 - An Estonian meat company whose sausages tested positive for horsemeat has claimed that the contamination could have come from raw materials imported from Ireland.
05-Apr-2013 - Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) trade barriers imposed by emerging economies such as China and Russia are posing a serious impediment to US livestock and meat exports, according to a report by the Office of the US Trade Representative.
03-Apr-2013 - The third-largest poultry producer in the US is to face court action over the marketing of its chicken as “humane”.
28-Mar-2013 - US beef has a better eating quality than it did 10 years ago, according to a new study published in the Journal of Animal Science.
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