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Kazakhstan and Russia in meat dispute

Food businesses in Kazakhstan have called on the country’s authorities to restrict imports of meat, oil and dairy products from Russia, despite the fact that the step would contravene the...

Tyson Foods makes pledge on antibiotic elimination

US meat giant Tyson Foods has said it is actively working to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its US broiler chicken flocks, with the aim of reaching its...

Germany’s Tönnies to invest €420m in Serbian pig farms

Germany’s Tönnies GmbH & Co has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Serbian government, under which the company will invest €420m to set up five new pig farms in...

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Devro sees strong overseas performance

Scotland-based collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had seen strong performances in China, Japan, Germany and North America, in its latest trading update.

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded...

Estonia likely to decrease pork production

Estonia’s pig industry is predicted to feel the effects of the country’s current problems in 2016-2017, as some farmers are expected to go bankrupt, while others will have to decrease...

Denmark reports on pig welfare progress

Significant progress has been made in meeting the agreements concluded at last year’s Pig Welfare Summit in Denmark, according to chairman of the Danish Pig Research Centre (DPRC) Erik Larsen....

Pakistan meat exporters hope Iran import ban will be lifted soon

Pakistani meat exporters are optimistic that the Iranian government will lift an import ban imposed in early 2014 on Pakistan-produced meat, following a meeting last Wednesday (22 April) between the...

Argentina ships first beef to EU under feed-lot quota

Argentina has shipped its first consignment of beef to Europe, under the feed-lot quota.

US red meat production saw decline in 2014

Total US red meat production fell 4% last year, compared to 2013, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s annual Livestock Slaughter Summary (2014), published yesterday (27 April).

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Beef Alliance presses for trade liberalisation

The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) is pushing for substantial trade liberalisation as part of the ongoing Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

Frontmatec supplies new cutting system to Atria

Denmark-based automation manufacturer Frontmatec, will provide an automated solution for new a cutting and deboning facility at a pig factory in Finland.

Europe carries out horsemeat arrests

A European investigation into the illegal horsemeat trade resulted in 26 arrests on Friday (24 April).

US bird flu cull breaks the seven million mark

The USA is currently dealing with a series of avian influenza outbreaks, the like of which it has never seen before.

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

Russia restricts meat imports from Brazil and Paraguay

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has temporarily suspended imports of meat products from two companies in Brazil, and one in Paraguay.

India cattle smuggling crackdown prompts price hikes in Bangladesh

Bangladesh meat traders have warned that cattle prices are spiralling in the country after the Indian government cracked down on cross-border smuggling, increasing scarcity.

Poland’s poultry meat exports up 21% in 2014

Poland’s poultry meat exports expanded by 21% to 709,000 tonnes (t) in 2014, with revenues of €1.4bn – an increase of 22% compared with 2013, according to data obtained by...

US meat producers welcome passing of TPA legislation

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has welcomed the passing of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, by both the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), and the House Ways and Means Committee....

ECJ says EU animal transport welfare controls can apply for journeys outside the EU

The European Union’s (EU) animal welfare transport rules should apply even to live animals transported from the EU to a third country, according to a ruling from the European Court...

Hormel to start making SPAM in China

US meat processor Hormel has told GlobalMeatNews how its planned $350 million plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, will start making its SPAM processed meat for Chinese consumers by the end of 2016.

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Messe Frankfurt in China meat show deal

The leading trade fair for the Chinese meat industry, Meat Expo China, is to be co-organised for the first time by Messe Frankfurt, after it signed a deal with the...

Brussels spends extra to promote EU meat sales in face of Russian ban

The Polish, Scottish, Austrian and Belgian meat sectors are significant winners in the latest announcement of European Union (EU) marketing finance, designed to help food companies seize more sales within...

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McDonald’s sees sales fall further

Global like-for-like sales fell 2.3% for McDonald’s in the first quarter of 2015.

Concerns raised over cloned foods in Denmark

Denmark’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (MFAF/Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri) is investigating whether meat (and dairy) products sourced from the offspring of cloned farm animals have found...

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