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India’s domestic meat and poultry industry is struggling to break free from being a traditional backyard trade, even if its exporters are improving standards, a Meat and Poultry Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in New Delhi has been told.
Polish authorities have reportedly found traces of horse DNA in three meat storage facilities.
A coalition of US health, food and environmental groups has written to US senators calling for urgent action to improve reporting of antibiotic use in livestock.
Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods has reported a big jump in profits in the fourth quarter of 2012, driven by strong earnings growth in the company’s prepared meats and fresh poultry businesses.
Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is considering lifting its ban on US turkey meat imports, officials have confirmed.
Russia’s dispute with the US over ractopamine might give a boost to Brazilian exporters, Russian officials have said.
The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) has joined a campaign by several other US organisations to combat the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) plans to block the slaughter of unwanted and unusable horses at a New Mexico slaughtering facility.
The entire food industry has been affected by the horsemeat scandal, according to the boss of Nestlé Paul Bulcke.
The poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation revealed it has identified an increased mortality rate in one of its breeder flocks
Russia may impose temporary restrictions on meat imports from the European Union (EU) because of the horsemeat scandal, the country’s chief medical officer has claimed.
In the latest twist in the European horsemeat scandal, Nestlé Spain has dropped contracts with one of its Spanish suppliers after horse DNA was found in a batch of meat labelled as beef.
Australia’s Green party has called on the ruling Labor government to “put their money where their mouth is” and make good on promises to establish an independent office of animal welfare.
US company Smithfield Foods has announced its readiness to meet the rising demand for ractopamine-free pork, following China and Russia announcing their need for such products.
Following last week’s announcement of a mandatory DNA testing programme for meat processors in the Republic of Ireland (RoI), farmers are seeking further measures to protect the quality and reputation of Irish meat.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended that the US’ BSE status is upgraded to “negligible risk”, the lowest risk level under the OIE Code.
Fourth-quarter sales for the Finland-based food group Atria showed a €21.9m year-on-year sales growth, with sales for the quarter totalling €360.6m.
Australia has seen a jump in beef and lamb exports so far this year, driven partly by expansion into China, market analysts have revealed.
Members of the European Parliament agriculture committee have raised concerns over cuts made to the European Union (EU)’s rural development fund in the recent EU 2014-20 spending deal – warning it may especially hit farmers rearing livestock of sheep and goats in poor regions.
Worry has been struck up amongst US pig, cattle and poultry farmers as a result of the actions carried out by an environment protection agency, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has said.
Northern Ireland’s agricultural department is considering adoption of a ‘horizon-scanning’ system as a pro-active defence measure against food chain crises such as the horsemeat scandal.
The failure of nine European Union (EU) member states to properly protect the welfare pregnant sows - breaking an EU law agreed 12 years ago - has caused the European Commission to threaten legal action over the issue.
The powers held by Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor over the quality control of meat in Russia are being challenged. Gennady Onishchenko, chief sanitary inspector at Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service on Surveillance for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing), is proposing to make his organisation the only one to carry out veterinary controls in the country.
Plans to relax the six-day standstill rule, which governs livestock, have been welcomed by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).
EU veterinary services should have better control over the quality of meat products, rather than submitting complaints on their trading partners, according to the heads of the Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor.
Concern about horsemeat found in processed "beef" food products across Europe has been raised by a Europe-wide animal welfare organisation.
Officials from Russia and Brazil have met to discuss sanitary and phytosanitary issues, including export certification for pig and poultry meat.
UK food packaging company Sirane is looking to expand its company, with a new Middle Eastern office alongside manufacturing capability in Turkey.
Results for horsemeat testing in Scottish meat processing companies have been reported as “negative to date”.
Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry and poultry products from the German states of Brandeburg and Berlin following an outbreak of low-pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza.
Meat and poultry prices in Russia have fallen dramatically in the wake of the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), producers’ unions have warned.
Nestlé has removed beef pasta products from sale in Italy, Spain and France after horse DNA was found in them.
Members of the European Parliament’s public health and food safety committee asked last night for horsemeat supplies within the European Union (EU) to be subjected to better traceability requirements, because of the ongoing labelling scandal.
Due to the Middle East’s growing interest in Welsh Lamb, representatives from the Welsh red meat industry will be travelling to Dubai to further promote the product.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development has signed an agreement to promote smallholder finance in order to boost agricultural production in developing countries.
Despite the ongoing scandal of horsemeat, there is still a growing demand for both cheap and premium cuts of beef across Europe, delegates to a meat conference in the UK were told.
The Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH) has endorsed a European Commission plan to tackle the horsemeat crisis by testing thousands of beef products across Europe for horse DNA.
Russian authorities have begun inspecting meat products on sale in supermarkets for the presence of horsemeat in the wake of the contamination scandal in Europe.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK is to publish results of food DNA tests today, in light of the horsemeat scandal.
For the second time this week, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta [Wednesday] leapt to the defence of its meat industry.
A report carried out by the Dutch banking group Rabobank has highlighted flaws within the food and agricultural supply chain.
Ukraine’s livestock associations have made a joint request to the government to limit meat imports by introducing quotas and increasing duties – in particular on pork and pork products.
UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has released a statement following an EU meeting in Brussels yesterday to address the horsemeat scandal.
A leading machinery supplier is gearing up to showcase a range of new equipment during the meat industry’s biggest exhibition, IFFA, later this year.
Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced temporary restrictions on the import of meat products from a Ukrainian company after veterinary inspectors found ractopamine in the shipment of frozen pork.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Academy of Gastronomy (AIG) are planning to combine their strengths to combat hunger and poverty.
The EU Comissioner for health and consumer policy has stressed that the European Commission is taking action over the horsemeat contamination scandal.
Agriculture ministers from the European countries affected by the horsemeat scandal are meeting in Brussels this evening to discuss the issue as investigations continue.
The previous head of the UK branch of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) One Planet Food Programme has revealed his move to a non-profit organisation.
The Dutch government has called for British companies to help solve the potential food shortage crisis that is expected to arise by 2050.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases has confirmed that it will not withdraw Brazil's “negligible risk” status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson updated the House of Commons on the latest developments surrounding the horsemeat scandal.
The Irish supermarket chain Dunnes has seen its strongest rate of growth in four years.
ACMC is due to expand its international pig-breeding company in the Philippines, producing its own hybrid AC1 breeding gilts, in addition to surplus for sale to other commercial farmers.
Cargill has announced plans to install a solar energy system at its beef processing plant in Fresno, California.
President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union Harry Sinclair has expressed concern over how low the average cost of suckler beef production is in Northern Ireland.
Brazil saw a big increase in beef exports last month despite BSE-restrictions, according to the latest data.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is set to deliver animal welfare guidance by November to help European Union (EU) member states assess the compliance of their slaughterhouses with EU animal welfare rules in effect since the beginning of the year.
The world’s leading foodservice retailer McDonald’s revealed today that its global comparable sales decreased by 1.9% in January, despite an increase in US sales.
Scientists at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, have developed a novel way to make packaged food, including any meat product, safer for consumers and to extend shelf-life by exploiting the germicidal power of ozone, a form of oxygen.
UK meat processors and retailers have been ordered to conduct testing on all processed beef products after ready meals on sale in supermarkets were found to contain 100% horse meat.
Russia is preparing to ban the import of turkey meat from the US over ractopamine fears, and could also ban broiler meat imports, the veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has revealed.
More than 4,000 students attended the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) College Student Career Programme from 25 universities, where Tyson Food’s president and CEO Donnie Smith made the keynote speech.
A new study from the UK has found that red meat plays a vital role in nutrition for people of all ages.
A global provider of food processing equipment has announced the appointment of a new vice-president of global product management for the company.
A US analyst has warned that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is causing the cost of chicken and turkey to rocket, leaving many producers facing bankruptcy.
Poultry companies looking to recover more profit from their carcases were being offered a unique new system by Bettcher Industries at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta.
Russia might only re-open its markets to US companies authorised to export meat and meat products to the EU, officials have revealed.
Japan has opened its markets to imports of beef and beef products from the European Union (EU) for the first time in 12 years.
Patrick Boyle, CEO of the American Meat Institute, discusses some of the challenges facing the AMI's members in the US.
The European Commission has lifted a ban on the import of live pigs from the US, showing the European Union (EU) is willing to compromise over its interests in the meat and livestock sector.
Exports of live cattle from the Republic of Ireland to Libya are set to resume for the first time since 1996, raising hopes of restoring the formerly buoyant trade and reopening other markets.
A steel conveyor manufacturer is leading a fight back against the plastic competition in a bid to remind industry of the benefits of metal.
Ukranian agricultural holding MHP has reported a strong increase in poultry exports in 2012.
Reports continue to emerge of a proliferation in Republic of Ireland farms infected by the Schmallenberg Virus as the calving and early lambing seasons get under way.
Globalmeatnews.com talks to Phillip Seng, president and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), about the difficulties that the US is facing when it comes to exporting meat to Russia.
Some in the British meat industry are set to introduce DNA testing on meat products to reassure consumers in the wake of the horse meat contamination scandal.
Two equipment companies were on hand to offer a “harsh reality check” to meat processors at a recent trade show in Atlanta.
Slicing specialist Grote used the International Production & Processing Expo as the platform to launch the latest addition to its slicer range.
A specialist ingredients supplier used the International Production and Processing Expo to announce the integration of several companies under a single new banner.
Zambeef, one of the largest agribusinesses in Zambia, has sold a 49% stake in Zam Chick to the South African-based chicken processing company Rainbow Chicken for US$14.25m as part of a “strategic partnership”.
A new study in the US has found that, in grain-fed beef systems, the greatest amount of methane is created when cows are nursing their calves.
The leaders of India’s 160-million plus Muslim community, which dominates the country’s meat trade, is complaining of persistent harassment by Hindu "hardliners".
The impact of the horse meat burger scandal continues to be felt in the UK and Ireland, with Irish plant Silvercrest losing several major contracts last week.
Genetic modification has to be part of the solution in tackling sustainable food production, an academic has told a conference of meat producers.
A leading lighting provider is hoping to expand its operations into the meat sector by offering what it claims is the first specialist LED lighting system for product inspection within meat plants.
The increasing cost of production is changing the face of US consumption patterns, farming leaders have highlighted.
Meat consumption in Russia has reached a record level, according to analysts.
A number of meat organisations have been recognised in a range of awards from the American Meat Institute (AMI).
Russian meat processing company Cherkizovo has announced mixed results in a trading update for last year.
A small dose of the feed additive ractopamine can boost pork production, without changing the look or taste of the meat, animal scientists in Brazil have claimed.
Kazakhstan has announced efforts to boost meat production through new rules on livestock subsidies, including increased funding allocation and reduced payment times on grants.
Shelf-life extension options were on display in Atlanta, with specialist supplier Multisorb showcasing a range of its products.
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