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Food safety is shared responsibility, argues specialist

All stakeholders in the food production chain have a responsibility to improve food safety, according to the EU’s Koen Van Dyck, head of unit, DDG2.G4, food alert system and training....

US software firm buys HMI specialist

State-of-the-art industrial software systems and control equipment company Invensys has acquired an outside software organisation.

Livestock GHG emissions could be cut by 30%

Global livestock emissions could be cut by 30% if best practices and technologies were adopted more widely, according to a new report.

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Bodies work together on meat’s environmental impact

Patrick Moore, chair of the IMS Sustainable Meat Committee, has defended the organisation’s work with the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on improving food production sustainability.

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JBS makes new acquisitions

The European Commission has granted Brazilian company JBS regulatory approval to expand its company, with several new international acquisitions.

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UK body disputes hepatitis claims

A UK meat body has disputed a claim by the government which suggests one in 10 sausages could contain a strain of the deadly hepatitis virus.

Children’s charity seeks meat industry partners

A children’s hunger and malnutrition charity is seeking new partnerships with the meat industry after the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) made a donation.

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Traceability key to meat income generation, says IMS speaker

Traceability can play a key role in generating income along the value chain, according to Grant Pearson, technical innovation manager at Silver Fern Farms. The key is data exchange, he...

Russia sees drop in beef imports

During the first seven months of 2013 Russia has cut beef imports by almost 25% compared to the same period in 2012, following the introduction of a number of trade...

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Life-cycle study could help meat industry be greener

Life-cycle analysis can play an important role in helping the meat industry measure and improve its environmental performance.

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Beware the influence of animal welfare groups, says top consultant

Animal welfare groups are well-funded and want to put the meat industry out of business, according to the CEO of the meat division at IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group.

US forum set to discuss poultry challenges

Key challenges facing the poultry industry will be discussed at the Market Intelligence Forum at this year’s International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in the US.

Russian meat giant reports a fall in profitability

The largest meat producer in the post-Soviet Union region has recently published negative financial results for the first half of 2013.

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Kepak takes controlling share in pigmeat firm

The Irish Kepak Group is acquiring a majority shareholding in Cavan-based pigmeat processor McCarren and Co, subject to approval by the Competition Authority, as part of its strategy to develop...

Ulster man highlights cattle rustling problem

A Northern Irish assemblyman has called for ministerial and police action to tackle endemic cattle rustling in the Province, with almost 9,000 head reported missing or stolen over the past...

Danger of ASF spread temporarily reduces

African swine fever (ASF) is likely to become less active in the coming months, according to representatives of Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, as the cold weather takes hold in the...

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Meat centre stage at world's largest trade fair

With the worldwide consumption of meat growing, the international meat trade will be travelling to Germany next month to take part in one of the world’s largest food trade fairs....

Welsh red meat body moves to defend PGI status

The Welsh government is taking steps this autumn to ensure consumers are not misled by incorrectly labelled Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.

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Wendy’s announces new strategy chief

Fast food chain Wendy’s has announced Margaret Nollen as its new senior vice president, investor relations and strategy in the US.

Big jump in exports of Australian beef to EU

Australia’s beef exports to the EU have reached a 15-year high, up 31% on last year’s levels.

Uk meat exports on the rise

UK meat exports are on the rise, according to a new report from the Food and Drink Federation. Total food and drink exports from the UK are up by 2.5%...

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Compassion in World Farming gears up for awards

Compassion in World Farming’s (CiWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards will take place in Paris on Wednesday, 30 October.

Ireland awards agri-food grants

Enhancing lamb flavour through diet and salmonella control in pork are among projects to be undertaken by Irish research bodies as part of a €6m investment aimed at boosting the...

EU welcomes return of beef from Chile

Chile is expected to resume exports of fresh beef to the European Union by the end of the month, according to industry sources.

Slow Food to tackle welfare and meat consumption

A survey of members of the Slow Food movement has revealed 90% feel that animal welfare is not given enough attention across the world and half feel the movement should...

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