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Food safety is a matter of extreme importance for the meat industry, and government regulation and legislation play a huge role in that. Stay up to date with the latest trends with globalmeatnews.com

Thai poultry firm threatens to sue NGO

A chicken supplier in Thailand may open a lawsuit against a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over alleged claims of human trafficking. 

Russia challenges WTO pork ban verdict

The Russian government has launched an appeal against the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the Kremlin’s ban on EU pork products is illegal.

National Pork Board on-track to alter antibiotic use

Big changes are underway in the US pig farming sector, which is ready for forthcoming government changes to antibiotic use, according to the National Pork Board (NPB).

Horsemeat import controls tightened by Brussels

More stringent controls governing EU imports of horsemeat have been adopted by the European Commission, with the decision likely to hit Canadian and South American producers.

US Cattlemen blast Humane Society’s lawsuit

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has vehemently attacked a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), claiming it will “open old wounds” and “weaken”  the...

EU agriculture commissioner calls for pragmatism on unfair trading practices

EU agriculture and rural development commissioner Phil Hogan wants a review of evidence before Brussels seriously considers legislation to tackle unfair trading practices in the food industry. 

Pakistan meat traders voice concerns over “unchecked” livestock smuggling

Unchecked smuggling of cattle to neighbouring Afghanistan and Iran is causing concern among exporters in Pakistan, with fears that exports will fall further as a result. 

Thai poultry giant faces abuse lawsuit

A lawsuit against one of Thailand’s top meat exporters, Betagro, has been opened by 14 Burmese migrant workers who have alleged the mistreatment they suffered amounted to modern-day slavery. 

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Fera Science Global ID Group deal increases HorizonScan reach

Fera Science has entered into partnership with the Global ID Group to make its HorizonScan system available in new territories. 

Competition Commission of Pakistan slams meat industry

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses following a critical report into the country’s meat industry. 

Concern rises in Kenya over impending end to duty-free trade status

Concern is growing in Kenya that its meat and livestock industry will be expelled from the European Union’s (EU) ‘market access regulation’ (MAR) from 1 October, which has granted its...

CP Foods to tackle slavery in the broiler industry

Thai broiler operator CP Foods has set out to raise industry standards with the implementation of the Good Labour Policy (GLP) for Poultry Farm and Hatchery in Thailand. 

Baby calves die in transport conditions violating EU law

Undercover investigations by a string of animal rights groups has detailed how Irish calves have been exported to France in “horrific” conditions that breach European law.

Healthy meat brand ends antibiotics use

US healthy meat producer Vermont Smoke & Cure has completed the elimination of antibiotics from its protein supply chain, the company has announced.

Injury risk in US chicken sector drops

The rate of workplace injuries and staff sick leave in the US chicken industry continues to improve, according to health and safety figures for the white-meat sector.

Activists take fight against US sale of foie gras to court

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is violating federal law by allowing the production and sale of foie gras, it was claimed in court yesterday.

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France experiences increase in pork exports

Exports of pork from France have increased by 11% to 232,000 tonnes for the first half of the year, according to latest figures from France Customs. 

EU chemical industry association blasts hormone chemical guidance

The European Commission’s proposed criteria on how to identify hormone-changing (endocrine-disrupting) chemicals in pesticides and biocides are insufficient for regulatory use, according to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).

Kane Beef recalls 30 tonnes of meat

US meat processor Kane Beef has issued a voluntary recall of more than 60,000 pounds (lb) of meat after the detection of small metal fragments in its food.

Cargill ends antibiotic use in turkeys

Cargill has stopped using an antibiotic for disease prevention in its turkey flocks, following concern use of the drug in the food chain contributes to the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

Officials swoop on New Zealand man flogging illegal meat

A sting operation to investigate a New Zealand man believed to be selling meat illegally was carried out today by the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

China and Argentina agree landmark beef deal

Argentina is celebrating the renewal of a beef deal with China, despite a crackdown on antibiotics contamination which saw a large shipment of its meat destroyed by China.

Mexico and EU struggle to strike organic meat deal

Mexican and EU politicians are keen to strike a deal on organic meat standards to avoid European exports of organic meat grinding to halt in Mexico.

Brazil and US agree bilateral beef trade deal

The US and Brazil have completed a long-awaited two-way trade deal for beef exports, with a flow of meat expected to start in 90 days.

Massive anthrax outbreak wounds Russia’s venison sector

An outbreak of anthrax has killed 1,500 northern deer in Russia and, with the figure set to rise, fears over exports of venison have begun to surface.

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