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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has withdrawn imported meat for manufacturing baby food from the list of products banned under a food embargo.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

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Sial buoyed by exhibitor bookings

Food and drink trade show Sial Paris has confirmed 90% of its exhibitor space is already booked up, six months before the fair kicks off in October. 

Inner Mongolia Tianmu Group invests in beef production

A Chinese food processor is bulking up its beef output with a RMB450 million investment to breed 50,000 cattle. 

Kemin’s new ingredient pledges to protect colour and improve flavour

Acerola is the latest product launched by US ingredients manufacturer Kemin Food Technologies, which the company claims is “excellent” for a range of meat producers, especially cured meat makers. 

Bulgarian poultry processor invests €8m to modernise capacity

Bulgarian poultry processor Gradus has revealed it has invested more than BGN15 million (€8m) to expand and modernise its output capacity. 

Germany in social media storm over halal meat

German social media campaigners have called for pork to be placed in the halal section of supermarkets to challenge the “cruel” way animals are slaughtered, but critics argue this is...

Earnings at listed Chinese meat companies rise

A rebound in demand for pigs and poultry is boosting the books of some of China’s leading meat companies.

Ecommerce halal meat firm floats on LSX

Malaysian-based DagangHalal, an e-commerce trading platform for halal-verified products, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSX) market for small but high-growth firms.

Russian meat industry harbours export hope

Over recent months, Russian authorities have finalised a number of meat export agreements in a bid to encourage domestic companies to expand their presence in foreign markets.

Israel-Palestine meat crime gang busted

A string of people have been arrested after Israeli police discovered a meat smuggling syndicate suspected of transporting meat from the West Bank into Israel and selling it with forged...