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Focus on Denmark

Facing post-2013 challenges

Exporting 90% of its pork production to countries in and out of the EU, Denmark tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to food safety, environmental protection...

Focus on Denmark

Strategy for growth

Co-operative the Tican Group has adopted several methods to improve production and ensure steady growth in the past 15 years, but the size and location of its abattoir are set...

Focus on Denmark

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

What sets the Danish pig industry apart is its co-operative structure, within which abattoirs are entirely owned by farmers. The first co-operative was created in 1887 and, by 1963, there were 77.

Focus on Denmark

Medicinal purposes

With animal antibiotics in media headlines of late, Denmark finds itself at the forefront of research and investment in food safety.

Focus on Denmark

Ahead of the game

As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its...

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Provisur launches separator

Equipment supplier Provisur Technologies has launched its AM2C separating and deboning machine, featuring low-rotation speed, low-rise temperature and low-maintenance cost.

US beef industry welcomes withdrawal of youth labour law

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) commended the Obama administration for withdrawing a proposed rule that would have prevented young people from working on farms.

China authorises Costa Rican imports

China has approved three Costa Rican plants for exports to its market, according to Costa Rican Agriculture Minister Gloria Abraham Peralta.

Russia considers complete ban on Brazilian meat

Russia is considering banning all meat imports from Brazil and Argentina, due to their poor monitoring of quality compliance, the country’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has...

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Hong Kong halts Chinese poultry imports over bird flu

Honk Kong has suspended poultry imports from the eastern Chinese province of Liaoning, after a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed in the region.

US pork sector warns about consequences of sow stall removal

The US pork industry has warned that phasing out sow stalls would increase the price of meat and devastate the industry, with minimum animal welfare benefits.

Efforts to contain impact of US mad cow disease

The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six...

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UK MP calls for food sector reshuffling

Member of Parliament (MP) Laura Sandys has asked the UK government to rethink the food sector’s business model in order to combat inflation and food insecurity.

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Cherkizovo reports 42% increase in poultry sales

Russian meat processor Cherkizovo has announced an increase of 42% in poultry sales volumes in Q1 2012, which the firm said reflects the launch of its new Bryansk site, and...

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

The Indonesian agriculture ministry has announced the suspension of US beef imports from today, after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in a Californian dairy cow.

Burger King pledges to phase out sow stalls

Fast-food giant Burger King has announced its pledge to phase out sow stalls, as well as battery cages for hens, from its suppliers by 2017.

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

Canadian factory farming has had a tremendous impact on human health, the environment, animal welfare and rural communities, according to a report commissioned by the World Society for the Protection...

BSE detected in US dairy cow

An atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in a dairy cow in California, but the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it presented no food safety...

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EU processors deplore pork export refund scrapping

CLITRAVI, the liaison centre for the meat processing industry in the EU, has criticised the “sudden and drastic” elimination of export refunds for pig meat products implemented by the European...

USDA enhances residue controls and prevention

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new measures to prevent illegal residues in meat products, including the creation of a compliance guide,...

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the...

TPP membership crucial to Canadian food sector

Demand from Asia could boost the Canadian food industry after years of uncertainty, but officials must ensure the country is not left our of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreements because...

Chinese meat imports exceed exports in 2011

China’s meat imports exceeded its exports in 2011, according to figures collected by the country’s China Meat Association (CMA).


Flawed Science

With recent anti-meat hysteria across global media, Carina Perkins talks to some experts who challenge the view that meat and saturated fat is bad for our health.

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Meat ingredients company posts strong half year results

Denmark-based ingredients firm Chr. Hansen has posted organic growth of 11% in the first half of the financial year 2011/12, with a revenue of €333m, up 9% year-on-year.

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