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Russian meat firms develop consumer packs to support sales

Top Russian meat producers are increasingly producing meat in so-called ‘consumer packs’, with the aim of gaining a bigger sales margin in this segment of the market.

Chicken is the most popular protein with Gen X

Meat consumption figures reveal poultry’s popularity is strongest with Generation X, but it is not just them that crave chicken as demand surges across America. 

Kerala’s ‘fat tax’ could shrink meat sales in India

Meat sales in the southern Indian state of Kerala are expected to fall after the imposition of a 14.5% ‘fat tax’ on western-style fast-food items.

SuperMeat wants you to produce lab-grown chicken

SuperMeat, an Israeli biotechnology start-up, wants $2.5m so it can develop a groundbreaking gadget that allows consumers to grow chicken breasts at home. 

Ramadan sparks Lebanon meat sales increase

Meat suppliers in Lebanon were boosted by a surge in meat sales during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

German blood sausage wins protected status

A German blood sausage, popular for over 200 years, has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission.

Danish Crown: no post-Brexit meat drop

Meat processor Danish Crown has spoken about the 'good market' for pork in Europe as the continent comes to terms with Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

Polish lamb demand signals import surge

A senior figure at the Polish-British Chamber of Commerce has stressed the opportunity the Polish market presents to global lamb exporters with the nation braced for a surge in consumption.

Celebrity chef Pete Evans pens Arcadian meat deal

Australian TV chef Pete Evans has signed a bumper contract with Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co to continue his ambassadorial work for a further two years. 

Burgers disappoint US consumers

US burgers rank below the national average for customer satisfaction, but a focus on high-quality ingredients could see fast food chains encroach on restaurant industry territory.

Meat industry goes online in Russia

Meat traders in Russia are exploring online operations, ushering in what experts claim is a new era of transparency for the sector and offering particular benefits to organic suppliers.

France Euro 2016 boosts pork demand

The UEFA 2016 Euro football tournament has helped boost demand for pork in Europe, according to data from UK levy board AHDB Pork. 

US beef industry targets millennials

Seven organisations have zeroed in on a third of the US population in an ambitious and digitally savvy campaign to get Generation Y cooking with beef.

Meat quality concern raised by Czech authorities

The labelling of tinned meat in the Czech Republic – largely imported from Germany and Poland – is misleading, according to the Czech Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI). 

Meat Standards Australia under fire from cattle producers

The Australian Beef Association has criticised an agency tasked with improving red meat quality for failing to deliver results to embattled cattle producers. 

Russia eases food embargo, despite meat producer criticism

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has withdrawn imported meat for manufacturing baby food from the list of products banned under a food embargo.

McDonald’s among 11 in trans fats phase-out pledge

Eleven of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, including fast-food chain McDonald’s, have pledged to reduce industrially produced trans fats globally within the next two years.

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

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Australia beef’s market share increases, while chicken drops

Industry body Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has revealed that it remains positive after a small increase in beef’s market share from 2014 to 2015. 

Nearly $10,000 worth of meat stolen last month in Auckland

Almost NZ$10,000 worth of meat was stolen from grocery stores and food retailers in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, for the month of April. 

Meat products recalled by multiple US processors

Approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky has been recalled by Washington-based 4 Frendz LLC due to under-processing and the possible survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, revealed the US...

Slovak government mulls poultry origin law

In a bid to stimulate consumption of Slovakian poultry, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture has submitted a proposal to require restaurants and cafes to inform customers of the origin of...

Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

Miratorg has become the first meat manufacturer outside North America to be certified in accordance with the standards of Certified Angus Beef. 

Romanian meat processor posts higher sales due to VAT cut

Romanian meat processor Cris-Tim SRL posted increased sales in the first quarter of 2016, when its revenues rose by an estimated 19% to 20% compared with the same period a year ago.

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Premium British meat plugged to Barbados

Exports of British beef and lamb to Barbados present a “significant opportunity” for the meat industry, according to the UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.