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US establishment recalls beef jerky

Lone Star Western Beef from Fairmont, US has been forced to recall approximately 109 pounds (lb) of its original beef jerky due to the product being processed at an incorrect temperature.

Rabobank points to beef opportunity in China

Key global suppliers can tap into China’s increasing appetite for beef, following the country’s struggle to produce enough beef fast enough to meet demand, according to a new report from...

Carrefour records strong half-year performance

Dominant France-based supermarket chain Carrefour has reported strong sales in its half-year results.

Cargill plans major investment in beef plant

Nearly US$50m will be invested in a US-based Cargill beef processing facility, in a bid to serve its customers better.

Argentina plans to restore beef exports to Russia

Argentina is considering Russia as a key priority destination market for the development of its beef exports, said Mario Ravettino, vice-president of the institute for the promotion of Argentine beef,...

Pork rides high in US foodservice

Pork is the fastest-growing protein in the US foodservice sector, a new study from the US pig body the Pork Checkoff has shown.

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UK sees rise in sheep meat exports

UK sheep meat exports have seen a 14% increase in the first half of 2013 year-on-year, due to higher product availability.

FAO plans anti-food waste drive in Asia

A massive anti-food waste campaign is due to begin in Asia, to help put a stop to world hunger.

Pilot badger cull begins in the UK

Thousands of badgers in the UK will be killed as part of a six week pilot cull, which started on Monday (26 August).

Ukraine faces potential to increase meat supply to EU

The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU will allow Ukraine to increase the export of beef and pork by several times, as well as significantly boost...

Northern Australia to see two new abattoirs

An animal welfare group has welcomed announcements that two new abattoirs will be built in northern Australia.

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Chair appointed to NZ red meat consortium

A New Zealand consortium of meat processing businesses, set up to improve the profitability of the red meat sector, has appointed a new independent chairman.

Russia considers lifting UK beef import restrictions

Russian officials have revealed that they are considering lifting the barriers currently restricting UK beef exports to Russia.

European pig prices rise as supply tightens

Pig prices across Europe are 5% higher than last year, despite producers seeing a decline in price in the last two weeks, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has said.

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US poultry firms recognised for safety performance

Nearly 100 US poultry facilities have been recognised as having “outstanding” employee health and safety performance at a national awards.

US farming and consumer groups defend COOL

A coalition of food, farming and consumer groups have filed court papers to defend US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) from a lawsuit launched by meat processors.

RSPCA continues live export campaign

UK animal rights activists are continuing their campaign against the live export of sheep and calves from Dover.

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Study links iron to Alzheimer’s

A US study has linked iron accumulation to Alzheimer’s, with red meat identified as a possible risk factor.

Hormel sees good growth in Q3

US meat processor Hormel has reported solid growth in the third quarter, with particularly strong performance from its grocery and turkey segments.

Lack of poultry competitiveness loses Brazil billions

Brazil has lost out on billions of dollars-worth of poultry exports as the result of loss of competitiveness, according to a new report released by the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF).

Russia boosts meat exports

Russia increased meat exports by 20% in the first seven months of the year, exporting 20,000 tonnes (t) of meat, according to analysts.

Canada invests millions behind beef industry

Canada’s government has announced a multimillion dollar investment into research to improve the competitiveness of the country’s beef sector.

Canada launches WTO action over US COOL

Canada’s meat industry has welcomed the government’s decision to launch World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute proceedings against US country-of-origin labelling (COOL).

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Imported beef consumption falls in Japan

Japan’s consumption of imported beef fell to its lowest level in two years in June, according to official statistics.

Foot-and-mouth outbreaks in southern Russia

A series of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been reported in the south of Russia over the past month, prompting Russian vets to take urgent measures to prevent further...

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