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Bird flu sparks Asian bans for US eggs and poultry

Heavyweight Asian nations have been asked not to apply nationwide import bans on US poultry, as America fights its first outbreak of avian influenza (AI) in 14 months.

Meat production to drive growth in protein ingredients market

Global demand for meat will require industry to grow animals faster than ever before, which in turn will fuel growth in the protein ingredients market, according to a study.

Large avian flu outbreak hits Moscow Oblast

A total of 250,000 chickens will be culled on a farm in Moscow Oblast, due to an outbreak of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI) H5N8, according to...

Meat body defends under-fire livestock trade

A European meat body has defended animal exporters, claiming an investigation into brutal treatment of EU livestock in the Middle East does not represent the sector’s daily reality.

Canadian meat wholesaler the victim of $50k theft

Calgary-based Fine Food Stop has had CA$50,000 worth of frozen meat stolen from a truck temporarily used to store food, as the owner saved up for a site expansion.

‘Deadly’ bird flu outbreak on US chicken farm

A lethal form of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) has been confirmed in a commercial poultry operation in Tennessee, which supplies US meat giant Tyson Foods. 

Subway hits back at fake chicken allegation

Subway has strongly denied media claims that its chicken is roughly half soy, calling the analysis “baseless” and “factually incorrect”.

Greece outbreak of H5N6 bird flu is first in Europe

Greece has reported Europe’s first outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N6, which hitherto had only been seen in Asia.

Direct payments essential to beef sector

The European beef sector must keep its direct payments at a time when the European Union’s (EU’s) Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is under review, according to new research highlighted by...

Kazakhstan’s pig industry shrinks

Kazakhstan’s pig population has fallen by 6.4% or 831,300 head between 2015 and 2016, according to data from the State Statistical Agency. 

Multi-million pound investment in French factory

UK-based food packaging manufacturer Linpac is to invest in what it called "cutting-edge technology" at its factory in Pontivy, France.

Investigation reveals ‘horrific’ export of livestock ‘tortured’ in the Middle East

Europe’s livestock exports to the Middle East are under fire after a clandestine investigation revealed “horrific” footage detailing animal abuse, including alleged torture of cows in Lebanon. 

Kuwait lifts trade ban on UK lamb in £15m deal

A ban on United Kingdom lamb to Kuwait has been lifted, following a new deal worth £15 million ($18m). 

New food safety rules for butchers

New rules simplifying food safety management in small retail businesses, including butcheries, have been proposed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 

Danish Crown buys UK foodservice business

Danish Crown has swooped on long-standing UK foodservice business Leivers Brothers, acquiring the Nottingham-based firm for an undisclosed sum.

Meat trends: Change for production-ruling China

China will dominate the global meat industry up to 2020, but transition will see pork production reshaped, poultry hit by trade restrictions and beef challenged by a rocky road.

Ranchers: Trump’s Interior Sec pick is ‘great news’

US President Donald Trump has picked Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior, a move two bodies representing livestock interests have claimed is “great news” for cattle producers.

Politician plugs Irish beef in Dubai

Premium Irish beef has benefited from government support in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, helped secure endorsement from one...

Bird flu blamed as chicken company sees sales fall

French chicken producer Duc saw turnover decline last year as the French avian influenza (AI) battle saw the company shut out of key export markets, China and South Africa.

Food tech business buys Avure

JBT Corporation’s takeover of Avure Technologies for US$57 million gives it greater capability to extend food and drink products’ shelf-life without involving preservatives shunned by retailers, according to JBT.

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