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US president George Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin have announced a ground-breaking agreement on the import and export of meat.
A depressed market and an urgent need to restructure have been reflected in relatively poor interim results for UK meat processing firm Canterbury Foods.
Scanvaegt has launched a new system aimed at reducing give-away in poultry processing. The DreamBatcher is said to substantially reduce wastage by enhancing the efficiency of the packaging processing.
Smithfield Foods has announced an agreement to sell Schneider Corporation, to Maple Leaf Foods for nine times Schneider's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation in fiscal 2003.
Good news for Dutch farmers. The European Commission has announced its intention to pay €10 million in compensation following the damages caused by the avian influenza epidemic earlier this year.
Autofom, which is claimed to represent a new generation of pig carcase grading equipment, has been authorised by the EU for use in Great Britain.
Spanish machinery manufacturer Metalquimia has unveiled the Twinvac stuffer, a new production facility designed for the portioning of meat.
US-based Tyson Foods, the world's largest processor of beef, chicken and pork, believes that the the firm's earnings for the fourth quarter will substantially exceed the estimates in the market.
Market Advice has carried out an in-depth analysis of the Moscow sausage market, interviewing the sales and marketing departments of the top 20 traders of sausages & related products in the region.
Russian food processor Ravioli has opened a new production facility to produce finished frozen meat and poultry under its Polnostyu Gotovy Product (Totally Ready Product) trade mark.
Scientists in the UK believe that test results, which sparked fears that BSE might have spread spread to British sheep, are important but not conclusive.
Meat, sausage, game and poultry are at the heart of Anuga Meat, one of the sectors at Cologne-based global food fair Anuga.
Europe recognised the role of Thailand in south-east Asia and its role in advocating improved food safety at a meeting in Brussels last week.
Red meat production in the United States appears to be slowing, according to recent figures released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
RPC Bebo Plastik has launched a range of MAP meat trays to meet the demands of the growing market for self-service fresh meat in mainland Europe.
A drive in the US to reduce the foodborne disease E.coli could be paying off with fresh data from the department of agriculture (USDA)...
Disheartened European commissioner Franz Fischler reflected on the failure of world trade talks in Mexico last week in reaching an agreement on agricultural trade reform.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has released information aimed at advising farmers on best food safety practices.
Following the failure of the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Cancún, Mexico, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder issued an appeal to all parties concerned to resume talks as soon as possible.
The Manchester Rusk Company is now operating from new purpose-built premises in Manchester, UK.
Hillshire Farm, a Sara Lee Foods brand, has unveiled a new logo and package design.
US-based Zip-Pak is to showcase a number of innovations at Pack Expo in Las Vegas this October including its Quick-Zip Slider and the Transverse Direction Zip-Pak Slider.
Germany's third largest chemical company Degussa is to invest a massive €350 million in a new amino acid plant, representing the merged company's biggest single investment to date.
There are no longer any areas in the United States that are quarantined because of exotic Newcastle disease (END), a serious disease of poultry and other birds.
Israeli soy ingredients company Solbar Industries has launched a new product called Solpro 900, a soy protein isolate that has important implications for emulsified meat and poultry products.
Progress made by the Red Meat Industry Forum (RMIF) in improving the future of the red meat supply chain is to be outlined at a major London conference in November.
An outbreak of Newcastle disease, a highly contagious poultry virus, has been reported in Denmark.
The European Commission has added Spain to the list of Member States authorised to make advance payments in a number of meat sectors.
Meat packer and foodservice supplier Cremonini has posted solid first half results helped by an increased stake in its Marr subsidiary and its ongoing efforts to reduce its debts and improve operating margins.
Reiser, a leading UK-based packaging and processing supplier, will be highlighting its latest technologies at the forthcoming PPMA show, to be held in Birmingham, UK, 23-25 September.
A new rapid test for prions was featured at the recent meeting of the American Chemical Society. The test has been developed by the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases in San Francisco.
French investors are looking to secure joint ventures in the Pakistani meat processing and packing industry. A delegation from ADEPTA met with the country's privatisation and investment minister.
The European Commission has been informed of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs in Argentina.
Food safety giant SureBeam has announced that it will close its Vernon, California processing service centre in an effort to consolidate its processing services business.
The US is set to increase its investment in Bulgarian agriculture. This will establish better relations between the two countries and lift the ranking of the United States as an investor.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted approval for a proprietary formulation of lactoferrin. The ruling paves the way for the commercial application of this new food safety technology.
Scientist in the US claim to have developed a faster test for identifying mad cow disease which may even prove useful for the testing of livestock - a means which could prevent the mass slaughter of infected herds.
In our first news of the day from the Society for General Microbiology's meeting, scientists from the Institute for Animal Health announced progress towards controlling the deadly E. coli bacterium.
Northern Foods has warned that pre-tax profits for the first half of 2003 are likely to be lower than expected. Coming as the third profit warning in 18 months it has cost the company's chief executive his job.
A project funded by the European development organisation Eureka has helped scientists to produce a fortifying feed for piglets without the use of antibiotics.
In 2001 enough sausages were sold in Britain to go around the world five times. That's a lot of sausages, but also - as the UK food agency points out this week - a lot of salt.
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