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Undeclared allergen leads to 2,645lb beef recall

Minnesota meat firm J&B Group is recalling around 2,645lb of beef sirloin products, due to the undeclared presence of milk, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced....

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

LED lighting could help beef discolouration, finds study

Researchers at an American University have found that using light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in meat refrigeration units may have a positive effect on bringing down operational costs.

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

New research has found that nearly 6.6% of pork sold at retail in America is infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.

Slowdown for world meat prices

Global meat prices started to slow down at the end of last year, reflecting sharp declines in overall food prices, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Australian beef and lamb exports up 3%

Australian beef and lamb exports jumped 3% in 2011 to 949,195 and 160,007 tonnes swt respectively.

Supply discipline key to EU meat industry’s success

EU meat companies need to control supply growth in order to improve margins in a fragile economic environment, a Rabobank report has revealed.

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2012 outlook for UK retailers

Kantar Worldpanel communications director Ed Garner talks about the impact of the recession and the 2012 outlook for major UK supermarkets.

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US officials investigate salmonella outbreak

US health officials are investigating a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to ground (minced) beef from Hannaford supermarkets.

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Video: 2012 outlook for UK retailers

Kantar Worldpanel communications director Ed Garner talks about the impact of the recession and the 2012 outlook for major UK supermarkets.

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UK farmers push for EU backing against retailers

UK farmers are calling on EU policy leaders to help them redress what they claim is an imbalance in the supply chain between themselves and retailers.

Designer labels

English quality beef and lamb are to get their own distinctive label.