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Danes fear spread of pork boycott in Sweden

Concerns are growing among Danish pork meat producers that a local boycott of Danish fresh pork in Sweden could spread to other supermarket chains and independent traders. The boycott has...

China struggles to build cattle numbers in north-west

China has announced ambitious plans to expand sheep and cattle breeding in the country’s sparsely populated north-westerly regions in order to meet the country’s growing demand for meat. But adding...

Russia introduces new rules for meat processing and labelling

New technical regulations on the safety of meat and meat products will come into force across Russia and the Customs Union, from 1 May 2014, and look set to bring...

Mettler-Toledo unveils what will be on show at Interpack 2014

Mettler-Toledo’s Product Inspection and Industrial Weighing divisions will be showcasing their trace and quality assurance portfolios at this year’s Interpack show.

Multisorb to give in-booth presentation at Interpack

Multisorb Technologies is to host a presentation on quality retention and shelf-life extension for food products, on its stand (hall 11, stand D19) at Interpack 2014.


Focus on New Zealand - China syndrome

It is true for nearly every internationally traded commodity, and it is true for New Zealand’s meat. China wants it.. and its appetite is growing fast.

Piglet epidemic increases pressure on Taiwan to import more pork

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) killed around 150,000 young pigs in Taiwan from October last year to this February, causing pork prices to reach a 10-year high in the country.

Danish Crown to focus capacity investments abroad

Meat processing grant Danish Crown has warned meat industry unions that the pressure to pay higher wages in Denmark at its Danish meat processing plants means most future fixed capital...

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Investment announced for Manitoba Beef Producers

Canadian association Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) has been awarded CA$297,000 in government investment, in order to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in livestock in the Riding...

Russia invests in horsemeat production

Russia has pledged its support for the production of horsemeat, instigating a special investment program of RUB180m (US$6m) to subsidise the industry.

China to beef up on imports, says Rabobank report

China is expected to increase its beef imports by 15-20% over the next five years due to domestic production, which, despite governmental investment, is still very limited, according to a...


Focus on New Zealand - Market overview

Despite drought affecting production, New Zealand’s sheep and beef revenue has grown, boosted by good value exports...

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Interpack 2014 show nears kick-off

The triennial Interpack show returns to Düsseldorf next month, with 17 exhibitor halls to explore.

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Efficiency drive cuts jobs at Finnish plant

Meat and poultry manufacturer Atria Finland is hoping to boost beef and pork production efficiency at its Jyväskylä plant, following the acquisition of Saarioinen Oy in January this year.

Pork prices jump in Ukraine

Amid the continuing political crisis, Ukraine has reported a sharp rise of about 40% in the price of pork during the past two weeks. On the first week in April...

Fraud fears as Canadian agency makes food inspection cuts

Cuts to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has prompted fears of increased food fraud if criminal gangs exploit the resulting lack of inspectors in certain areas.

Total lamb exports from New Zealand rise 11% in value

The value of total lamb exports from New Zealand increased 11% in the first six months of the 2013-14 meat export season, despite a decline in volume, according to the...

US meat and poultry organisations secure USDA funding

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council have been awarded significant funding for 2014 as part of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

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Venezuela’s key beef sector suffers amid financial turmoil

Venezuela’s current financial turmoil is compounding problems for the meat industry, where cattlemen and traders alike say they have been severely buffeted by 15 years of socialist rule.

Russian meat industry shrugs off risk of EU/US sanctions

The Russian government has shrugged off the risk posed by possible economic sanctions from the US and European Union (EU) over the Ukraine crisis, but admitted that a poultry export...

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McDonald’s Corporation reveals mixed results for first quarter

Revenue was up, but operating and net income down in McDonald’s Corporation’s trading update for the first quarter to 31 March 2014.

French processed pork products to be exported to China

The China representative of France pigmeat association INAPORC has welcomed an agreement between the Chinese and French governments that should enable French processed pigmeat products to be exported to China.

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