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Polish lamb demand signals import surge

A senior figure at the Polish-British Chamber of Commerce has stressed the opportunity the Polish market presents to global lamb exporters with the nation braced for a surge in consumption.

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Food safety body weighs in on meat spoilage

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on meat spoilage during storage and transport, following a request from the European Commission.

Denmark launches three-star pork label for animal welfare

An animal welfare label for pork will allow Danish consumers to ‘navigate more clearly on the issue of animal welfare’, the Danish agriculture and food council (Landbrug & Fødevarer) claims....

Mexico lifts ban on Canadian beef

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Pollution scandal engulfs China’s meat industry

A pig farm has sparked anger in China because it was built on a giant toxic dump in Jiangsu province on the country’s affluent east coast.

Danish Crown backs revolutionary packaging

Danish Crown has endorsed packaging that preserves long-distance meat shipments without the need for freezing or vacuum packing, claiming it would ‘gain traction’ in the pork industry.

EU eases red tape surrounding TSE livestock diseases

EU ministers have eased controls on livestock production within the EU that are designed to restrict the spread of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), such as BSE.

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

Demand for lamb rises in China

Chinese lamb imports increased by nearly a fifth last month as the soaring price of pork made sheep meat more competitive.

Atria pumps millions into Lagerbergs brand

Finnish meat processor Atria plans to invest significantly in Lagerbergs to boost production and implement sweeping improvements to the company it acquired in April.

Post-Brexit options for UK assessed

The UK’s vote last week (23 June) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty over the shape of future meat and livestock regulations in Britain.

Extreme volatility hurts US beef industry

Week-to-week volatility in the US beef sector has caused more difficulty for the industry than sharp price declines, Rabobank has claimed. 

Farm body calls for emergency aid

European farming group Copa-Cogeca has called on EU farm ministers to make more cash available to embattled livestock traders struggling to make ends meet. 

Canada poised to allow beef irradiation

Canadian health officials will consider the pros and cons of allowing the sale of ground beef exposed to radiation to go ahead. 

China angry with US over WTO poultry dispute

China is upset with the US after it asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to check if China complied with a 2013 order to reform its anti-dumping duties on chicken...

Brexit may trigger meat price hike

Analysts expect the cost of imported meat, such as bacon, to rise after the pound plummeted in the wake of the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union.

Celebrity chef Pete Evans pens Arcadian meat deal

Australian TV chef Pete Evans has signed a bumper contract with Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co to continue his ambassadorial work for a further two years. 

Meat industry faces Brexit pressure

The UK meat industry is grappling with fears over what Britain's Brexit vote means as uncertainty prevails in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

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Corbion targets pathogen defence at IFT

An ingredient designed to combat listeria in meat will feature among the range of ingredients Corbion aims to showcase at July's IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago.

Hides earn cash, as meat delivers 5% of US GDP

Hides and skins generate $3.4bn for the US economy, while meat delivers 5.6% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to analysis by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Brazil floods China with beef

Australia has been overtaken by Brazil as China's primary source of beef following a surge in Brazilian beef exports to the country, according to Rabobank.

Danish Crown welcomes SPF-Danmark takeover

Danish Crown has welcomed the strengthening of its distribution system through the acquisition of livestock transporter SPF-Danmark, after it bought out pork producer Tican’s 10% stake.

New Zealand fears Brexit will ‘disrupt’ red meat trade

Britain’s possible exit from the EU would mean two years of trade uncertainty for red meat importers to Europe, Beef + Lamb New Zealand has warned.

Tyson Foods buoyed by rising demand

Tyson Foods executives have told investors the food giant has enjoyed surging demand for its branded meat products.

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Antibiotic-free meat range launched by Aldi US

Discount retailer Aldi has launched its Never Any! range of quality meat products, free from antibiotics and growth-enhancing drugs, in the US.

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