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Russia sees unprecedented fall in meat imports

Despite trade agreements with new suppliers, imports of meat to Russia dropped fivefold in January, according to official statistics. The report, from the Russian Business Consulting Agency, said the main...

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H5N8 outbreak in Hungarian ducks

A further outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 has been discovered in fattening ducks, in Hungary.

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US corporation acquires Marel site

Equipment manufacturer Marel is selling its high-speed slicing facility in Norwich, United Kingdom. 

‘You’re better on beef,’ says new Australian marketing campaign

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is set to launch a new marketing campaign promoting beef’s health credentials.

New technologies could structurally change food supply chain

Innovations and new technologies – such as 3D printed food, insects as forms of protein and wearable technology – have the power to structurally change the food supply chain in...

Strong dollar sees US meat exports forecast down in 2015

US meat and poultry export volumes are expected to be lower this year, in part due to the impact of the stronger dollar, with imports rising in 2014.

Indian meat exporters optimistic over Russian opportunities

India is to begin exports of meat and dairy products to Russia by mid-2015, with the first shipments of buffalo meat due to take place in the coming months, according...

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

Live exports from Australia to Vietnam skyrocket, but supply chain doubts remain

A boom in Australian live cattle exports to Vietnam looks set to continue this year, thanks to favourable currency conditions, the depletion of the Vietnamese herd by exports to neighbouring...

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UK beef exports helped by smaller markets

The volume of UK beef exports grew 6% in 2014, fuelled by demand from smaller markets, according to beef and lamb levy body Eblex.

Danish Crown to take on Tican

Danish Crown is to merge with Tican in a move that will see Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies combine their activities.

EU approves new pigmeat storage system

European Union (EU) ministers yesterday (Tuesday 24 February) approved a new pigmeat storage aid system, helping EU producers deal with low prices caused by the Russian trade embargo and rising production.

Anuga FoodTec - what you need to know

Covering all aspects of food production, from machinery and packaging materials to ingredients or services, Anuga FoodTec looks set to attract around 43,000 visitors this year, when it opens its...

Progress made in US port dispute

A long-running dispute involving a number of major ports on the US’ West Coast may be nearing its end.

Bangladesh poultry producers aim to create major export sales

Industry leaders, researchers and scientists wound up a three-day international poultry show and seminar in Dhaka on Saturday (21 February), vowing to improve food safety to help create a substantial...

MEPs reject the sale of cloned animal products in the EU

Members of the European Parliament’s (MEPs) committees on agriculture and environment and food safety have demonstrated their continued strong opposition to the use of cloning for farm animals or for...

China withdraws ban on Irish beef

Irish beef has been approved for export to China once again, following the withdrawal of its BSE-related ban.

Banks impeding growth in Danish organic meat sector

Tighter lending positions being taken by banks in Denmark towards the country’s agri-industry is restricting herd and production-related investments by the country’s organic meat sector.

Traceability on the agenda for CSB

CSB System said it will be focusing on offering solutions to help firms increase their levels of automation and data capture, during Anuga FoodTec.

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Tulip completes expansion of UK plant

Danish Crown subsidiary Tulip has completed the modernisation and expansion of its Westerleigh plant in Gloucestershire, England, as part of a project costing approximately DKK160m (£16m).

Brazil focuses on opening new markets in 2015

Following a record-breaking year of exports in 2014, Brazil is keen to drive this further by opening new markets this year.

Inconsistencies flagged up in USDA Dietary Guidelines report, as lean meat is ommitted

The US’ National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NBCA) has called the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Report inconsistent, and said that in its present form it would offer conflicting dietary advice....

Lithuania to resume pork exports to Ukraine

Lithuania plans to resume supplies of pork to Ukraine in the months ahead, according to a statement from the country’s officials. Supplies have been banned since last year, following a...

Sealpac to highlight innovations in ovenable packaging

Traysealing and thermoforming technology company Sealpac says it will be presenting a wide range of packaging solutions and international trends at Anuga FoodTec next month.

Taiwan loosens import controls on US and Canadian beef by-products

Taiwan is easing its 11-year-old import ban on offal and by-products sourced from US- and Canada-reared cattle over bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) concerns, by planning to classify six types of...

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