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Maple Leaf Foods’ sales fall over quarter

Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian meat processor, has reported a drop in sales from last year of 1.3% to $820.8 million for its second financial quarter to 30 June, 2015.

Russia and India discuss free trade deal

Talks are being held between Russia, WTO and India to agree a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union.

Federal funds help rebuild US poultry stocks

Poultry and egg producers are rebuilding stocks hard hit by avian influenza with the help of $700 million in federal assistance, according to a report in US newspaper Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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Cyclist claims drug-filled meat led to ban

An Irish cyclist who tested positive for Clenbuterol said he had the substance in his system after consuming contaminated meat. 

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Ontario relaxes bird flu controls

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has removed all the quarantines on its avian influenza control zones in Ontario.

Australia's lamb production expected to grow

Increased lamb production and exports are being predicted in the latest Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest sheep industry projections. 

World’s largest cattle range goes on sale in Australia

The largest private landholding in Australia will change ownership over the next few months, including the world’s largest working cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek Station, in South Australia. ...

Russia’s Cherkizovo reports pork sales hit by African Swine Fever

The largest integrated meat processor in Russia, Cherkizovo, has reported increased sales in its poultry and meat processing division in the first half of 2014, but a decline in sales...

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that...

MPC and Drovers Pastoral Company deal close to completion

Two Western Australian businessmen Robbie Forrest and Brett King are buying the Meat and Poultry Company (MPC) and Drovers Pastoral Company (Drovers) out of liquidation through their business Flown Pty...

US poultry farmers advised to step up biosecurity

Farmers in the US are being urged to redouble their efforts with basic biosecurity measures to try and stop the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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New meat preservative range launched

Biobased food ingredients company Corbion Purac has launched a new range of natural preservatives to help maintain the quality and flavour of both processed and raw meats.

Putin demands unified system of food quality control in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially instructed the country’s government to create a unified system of quality control for the food industry, with the main focus on livestock products. ...

Five Nations Beef Alliance calls for beef deal

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this...

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Avian flu found in Germany

A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company...

Demand for halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

French meat and livestock producers still protesting, despite rescue package

Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).

Australian origin labelling proposals could go further, say farmers

Australian farmers have highlighted the failure of legal proposals to make the labelling of the origin of key ingredients mandatory.

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US/Peru live cattle deal signed

The US has confirmed a deal to export live cattle to Peru.

Suppliers must adhere to new BRC guidelines

Food manufacturers and suppliers need to ensure they are up to speed with new food safety standards, which have been introduced following ‘Horsegate’. 

Baltics struggle to recover from Russian trade ban

The Russian trade embargo continues to hit Baltic food producers, although the worst forecasts of the impact on the region's meat industry have not come true.

US executives seek to strengthen beef industry

A five-year strategy to strengthen the US beef industry has been reinforced this week with a meeting of 16 industry leaders from the Beef Industry Long Range Plan Task Force. 

MEPs slam EC’s GMO proposal

A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by European...

Australia signs pioneering cattle deal with China

Australia has signed a deal to be the first country to export live cattle for slaughter to China. 

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