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Differing EU/US food safety policies a hindrance to trade, IPPE delegates told

Negotiations to agree the terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are made more challenging by the differing approaches to food safety from the US and European Union...

Incidence of campylobacteriosis stabilises in Europe

The number of reported infections of campylobacteriosis have stabilised in Europe, following a period of increase.

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Norwegian BSE case confirmed

Reports regarding a possible Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in a 15-year cow in Norway have been confirmed positive, with a report submitted to the World Organisation for Animal Health...

Nuclear fears push down prices for Fukushima beef

Beef farmers in Fukushima, Japan, are struggling with continuing low wholesale prices for their meat.

Questions raised over US antibiotic investment

The Obama Administration’s proposed $1.2bn investment in combating antibiotic resistant bacteria has come under fire from the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) for failing to adequately address antibiotic misuse in...

US pork producers urged to pressure lawmakers over port dispute

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging its members to contact their federal lawmakers and the White House regarding a long-running port dispute, which is reportedly costing the US...

India publishes document on possible changes to inspection procedures

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is seeking views on proposed changes to the approval of trading partners for imported meat and poultry products.

Russian meat company’s prices jump after import ban

Russian meat manufacturer Cherkizovo Group has seen the average sale price of pork increase by 47% in 2014, helped by import restrictions on EU meat.

US expo delegates urged to tackle water waste

Water waste is something the US protein processing industry needs to get to grips with, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

Kazakhstan set to launch meat exports to the EU in 2015

Kazakhstan is preparing to launch meat supplies to new markets by mid-2015.

Learn lessons from PEDv, urges US expert

The US pork industry cannot afford to relive the pork epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) again, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.

Australian cattle industry expecting tight supply ahead

Two years of record cattle turn-off and live exports are likely to bring significant contraction in the market this year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2015 cattle industry...

US inspection ‘misses’ results in higher recalls

Product recalls in the US are tracking well above last year and are on course to be more than four times higher, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo...

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2015 World Pork Expo set for June

Members of the world pork industry are invited to the 2015 World Pork Expo at Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA on 3-5 June.

India buffalo meat exports rise, despite BJP government

Concerns that India’s beef export industry might wither under the new Hindu nationalist BJP-led government have proved unfounded, as between April and October 2014, India exported US$2.66 billion’s worth of...

Pasture-fed animals may produce healthier meat, says new report

Pasture-fed animals may produce meat that has enhanced health benefits according to a new research, published by the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists.

Treif invests €5.5m in customer care centre

German cutting specialist Treif has revealed plans to open a new customer care centre for potential clients to visit before placing orders.

Tomra sees success for fat analyser

Tomra Sorting Solutions has reported that demand for its QVision 500 fat analyser has grown "significantly", with orders from leading meat processing companies.

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Northern Irish firm strikes Australian deal

An international meat firm based in Australia has given a huge boost to a Northern Ireland equipment company that specialises in knife sterilisation.

Loma assists BRC Global Standard on inspection improvements

The BRC Global Standard organisation is seeking advice from UK-based equipment company Loma Systems on changes to inspection guidelines, which came into force on 1 July 2015.

Marel shows how with dedicated event

The Marel Meat ShowHow held in Copenhagen will be like stepping into a "full production plant", the company reported.

Northern Irish seek Chinese approval to start exports

Northern Irish Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill met with members of the pork industry last week to discuss securing approval to export pork to China.

Japan body hosts London wagyu seminar

Delegates from the British meat industry attended an introduction to wagyu seminar in London earlier this month, held by the Japan Livestock Industry Association. The association hopes to bolster sales...

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Bird flu found in US commercial poultry flock

The highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in a commercial turkey flock in the US state of California.

Russia lifts partial restrictions on six EU countries

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor will re-admit imports of meat products from outside the so-called "sanctions list" from six European Union (EU) countries, it is understood.

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