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Purac looks to extend shelf-life

Meat preservation company Purac will be showcasing its new range of label-friendly ingredients at IFFA this year.

Sustainability stays high on IFFA agenda

Hot topics at this year’s German exhibition IFFA will include sustainability in the meat industry.

NDC promotes analytical solution

Infrared food technology specialist NDC has claimed that improving processing efficiency can help meat businesses better prepare for the future in the current challenging market.

IFFA anticipates strong international audience

German exhibition IFFA is expecting 960 exhibitors from 47 countries, who will be showcasing their innovations to the international meat trade and professional public in Frankfurt.

EU warned over Rift Valley Fever

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to...

Poor weather hits UK lamb levels

UK lamb slaughterings are likely to be around 7% lower in the coming 2013/14 season, due to adverse weather conditions hitting production hard, forecasters have warned.

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Study questions red meat impact on memory

A new US study has suggested that consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding red meat could help preserve memory in later life.

Canadian beef body seeks irradiation approval

Canada’s beef industry is renewing its push for the approval of irradiation in meat processing plants, which it claims could help reduce foodborne illness from ground beef.

Finnish meat processor reports strong sales growth

Meat processing company Atria Group has recorded strong growth of €19.8m in its net sales for the first quarter of 2013.

Chinese Premier urges caution on bird flu

China’s Premier has called for vigilance against the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu spreading across the country, as authorities and experts point to poultry markets as the most likely source....

Ukraine eases EU cattle ban

Ukraine has partly lifted restrictions on imports of cattle and small ruminants from Europe, while Russia and Belarus have tightened restrictions over Schmallenberg virus fears.

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EC gives meat producers a marketing boost

The European Commission has announced a series of three-year spending programmes to help meat producers from around the European Union (EU) sell their products at home and abroad.

Vion to sell ingredients division

Troubled Europea  meat processor Vion has announced plans to sell off its ingredients division.

Ukraine pork market set to grow 70% by 2020

Ukraine’s pork market volume is forecast to grow rapidly in the years ahead, following a rise in consumption levels, according to industry participants.

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Dutch authorities investigate meat processing industry

Food safety officials in the Netherlands are launching an investigation into the meat processing industry in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

US body condemns livestock antibiotic report

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has hit back at a recent report which blamed the use of antibiotics in livestock for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

US poultry body hits out at foodborne illness report

The US poultry industry has hit back at a report suggesting that chicken and ground beef are the biggest causes of serious illness in the US.

Australian beef exports to Russia slow down

Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

China and Australia sign agricultural deal

Australia and China have signed a new agriculture agreement to expand co-operation on science, investment and trade.

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Cargill gives boost to meat packaging plant

US meat processing giant Cargill is investing US$5.5m in new technology for its Hazleten meat packaging plant to improve efficiency and product quality.

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US export body stresses importance of Japan

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) stressed the importance of the US-Japanese economic relationship at a media briefing in Tokyo on Friday (19 April).

Belarus imposes poultry ban on Netherlands

Belarus has banned poultry imports from the Netherlands due to reports of avian influenza (H7N7), implementing the same restrictions on the country as those in Russia and Kazakhstan.

UFU highlights CAP issues to be resolved

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said there are still a number of “crucial” issues to be addressed in order to ensure a workable CAP for Northern Ireland.

North American pork bodies discuss common issues

US, Canadian and Mexican pork industry representatives have met to discuss common issues affecting the North American sector.

Marel to launch new pork shoulder deboning system

Equipment and solutions supplier to the meat and further processing industries Marel, will be showcasing its latest innovations at IFFA this year.

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