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Highlights from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Approximately 43,000 visitors descended upon Cologne last week for the Anuga FoodTec show. Spanning four days the event provided the chance for businesses to showcase their latest innovations in the...

Chinese and Mexican meat sectors welcome new trade permits

China’s approval of meat imports from eight Mexican production plants has been welcomed by the Mexican and Chinese meat sectors.

Inuit seal meat from Canada may soon be exported to Europe

Seal meat from Canada, produced by Inuit communities, could soon be sold in the European Union (EU) after the EU reported progress was being made on resolving the long-running dispute...

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Australian drought leads to high beef slaughterings

Drought conditions in Australia have resulted in high slaughterings and exports, offsetting tight global supplies, according to Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly report.

MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling in order to hold a "proper debate" on labelling and animal...

UK beef and lamb body seeks to open Chinese market

UK beef and lamb levy body Eblex is hoping to replicate the success of the country’s pork sector in opening up exports to China.

Australia’s beef industry reduces environmental impact

The Australian beef industry has successfully reduced its environmental footprint over the past 30 years, according to a new study.

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Trade show organisers extend agreement

A partnership between Kölnmesse GmbH, a body that runs European and Asian nutrition trade fairs, and US and Mexico packaging and processing fair organiser the PMMI Association, is being expanded....

Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research...

Europe gains new poultry association

A new European association for live poultry and poultry hatching eggs has been established.

US beef association fights USDA dietary recommendations

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has called on US officials to revise the current proposals for the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines.

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B+LNZ welcomes signing of Korea FTA

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement this week, stating the deal was “critical” for sheep and beef farmers and...

Danish Crown teams up with Westfleisch on deboning

A new joint venture (JV) has been formed through the partnership of Danish Crown and Westfleisch, focused on the deboning and sales of sow meat.

UK processor invests £27m in ‘intelligent’ deboning

A £27 million investment will create 209 jobs at UK meat processor Dunbia’s headquarters in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.

International meat packer reveals profit increase

Pre-tax profits are up at Hilton Food Group despite "challenging market conditions", the meat processor has announced.

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Sustainable food assurance body reports significant success

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) has released a global impacts report which reveals a 400% increase in livestock produced to LEAF Marque standards.

EU food safety commissioner appeals for solidarity on Russian ban

The European Union (EU) health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has called for solidarity between EU countries in dealing with the Russian ban on exports of EU pig and...

Japan poultry giant mulls technology transfer to boost Indian exports

Tokyo-based Mayekawa Manufacturing Co is in talks with officials of India’s Andhra Pradesh state government to bring Japanese technology to the state’s large poultry industry. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the chief...

New Zealand sees disparity in livestock performance

Climatic conditions have impacted on New Zealand livestock producers, with North Island producers benefiting to the detriment of their South Island cousins, the latest economic reports show.

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Dutch trader in court over horsemeat

A meat trader in the Netherlands has denied intentionally tampering with meat supplies after being accused of selling 300 tonnes of horsemeat as beef, during the European-wide horsemeat crisis.

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

Russian beef ‘cluster’ will launch exports to Asia and the UAE in 2015

In 2015, Russia will make its first deliveries of beef abroad from Europe’s largest cluster of cattle, being reared in the Bryansk and Kaliningrad Oblasts, according to a spokesperson for...

USA and New Zealand take on Indonesia at WTO over meat restrictions

The USA and New Zealand have joined forces in asking the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to create a disputes settlement body, ruling on whether Indonesian import restrictions on livestock, meat...

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Buoyancy predicted for world sheep market

Tighter supplies in Australia and New Zealand look set to keep the world sheepmeat market buoyant, according to analysis by Gira.

Miratorg sees hike in profits as market structure evolves

Russian agricultural giant and one of the largest meat producers in the country, Miratorg, reported a 38% jump in revenue year-on-year to RUB74.06 billion (US$1.23 billion), which is a record...

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