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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.

Russia considers retail restrictions on imported meat products

The Russian parliament looks set to restrict retailers from selling more than 50% imported meat products, in a bid to further stimulate the development of the domestic meat industry.

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Australian firm strikes Japan jerky deal

Australian food company New World Foods has launched its jerky brand Local Legends Beef into the Japanese retail market.

Dansk Supermarked ends trade with supplier ‘Skare’ over salmonella outbreak

Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked has suspended all trade with domestic supplier Skare Meat Packers (SMP) following the discovery that salmonella-infected ground beef was delivered by SMP to the retailer’s...

New agriculture commissioner to review supermarket ‘unfair practices’

Nominated European Union (EU) agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has promised an urgent review of "unfair practices" by supermarkets, which can hold meat producers to price ransom when negotiating with farmers....

Bulk of 2015 US beef industry levy to be used in domestic market

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board in the USA will spend US$10.5m of its US$39m investments planned for the fiscal year of 1 October 2014-2015 to promote beef sales...

SIAL to host conference for foodies

A debate exploring social media and how it can benefit food brands’ international development will be held at the upcoming SIAL exhibition in Paris next month.

Norway retail pricing of chicken under spotlight

Norway’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food has included poultry products in its investigation of meat production and retail prices following fresh data indicating a sharp 7.1% price rise, despite an...

Norwegian government to investigate sharp rise in meat prices

The Norwegian government will decide in October whether or not to adopt new measures requiring meat manufacturers and retailers to be more transparent about their base production costs and pricing...

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BEUC campaigns for clearer labelling on meat

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has launched a Europe-wide campaign, called ‘Where is my meat from?’.

Australia quality standards program sees significant growth

Eating quality program Meat Standards Australia (MSA) has seen significant growth over the past year, with over three million cattle and six million sheep going through the program.

Russia starts closing McDonald’s restaurants

Russian sanitary inspection service Rospotrebnadzor has closed four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow and has initiated inspections in other restaurants across the country in the next stage of the continuing conflict...

Russia attacks McDonald’s over meat quality

Russian authorities have said they want to ban production of a number of popular McDonald’s burgers, claiming the fast food chain has violated the country’s legislation, which could result in...

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Cherkizovo renames flagship brand

Russian meat processing giant Cherkizovo Group has changed the name of its flagship brand Cherkizovsky, to Cherkizovo.

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Free-range poultry farmer to tour Europe on labelling campaign

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.

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Extra record proposed for ground beef by USDA

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 promotes absence of growth-promoting antibiotics in its turkeys

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...

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Ostrich meat proves successful in Europe for South African firm

South African farming business Klein Karoo has seen strong sales of its new ostrich meat products across Europe.

US could lift Welsh Lamb ban

The ban on Welsh Lamb exports to the USA could be lifted, with secretary of state Owen Paterson currently in negotiations in Washington.

Quality, brand and health sell meat in Asia

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).

Innovations in meat packaging could lead to EU opportunities

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.

Rabobank highlights growth opportunity for meat in Asia

The meat markets are rapidly changing, and nowhere more so than China, the World Meat Congress in Beijing was told.

Boycott of Danish pork widens in Sweden

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.

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Higher meat production costs to filter to US consumers

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.

Halal row should not hijack labelling debate, says BVA

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 industry loses Country of Origin Labelling appeal

US meat companies have lost their bid to suspend new country of origin labelling (COOL) legislation coming into force.