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Ishida launches X-ray model for small bone detection

Ishida Europe has revealed a new X-ray model, which can detect bones in meat fillets.

Russia about to import pork from China

Russian health regulators have now approved imports of pork from five Chinese suppliers, including two subsidiaries of the Shuanghui Group, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

Meat companies abound at SIAL show

The global meat industry will be jetting, driving and sailing to Paris later this month to take part in one of the year’s biggest gathering to showcase food and meat....

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Welsh Lamb promoted at Italian event

Representatives from Italy’s retail and foodservice sectors were invited to an event in southern Italy, hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales.

British veterinary body presents overseas animal welfare award

Dr Delia Grace has been recognised by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her work with animal welfare, animal health and food safety in the developing world.

Exhibitors gear up for SIAL

Meat industry exhibitors and visitors are preparing for the upcoming SIAL trade show in France next month (19-23 October).

Lithuania legalises non-stun slaughter

The Lithuanian parliament has passed a bill that legalises slaughter without stunning for halal and kosher meat. Under the plan, the new law is designed to stimulate exports of Lithuanian...

Chinese producers recognised at pig awards

Thirteen Chinese pig producers have been awarded Good Pig Production Awards in recognition of their efforts to improve animal welfare.

Antibiotic concerns depress Swedish demand for meat imports

Growing fears over the widespread use of antibiotics in farm animals helped to drive a fall in demand for imported meat in Sweden in the first half of 2014, but...

Iran eyes opening on Russian meat market

Iran plans to take advantage of tensions between Russia and the West by replacing some European meat supplies on the Russian market, say Iranian officials.

Entrants sought for humane slaughter award

Applications are being invited for the 2015 Humane Slaughter Award, which rewards significant advances in the humane slaughter of farmed livestock.

Lithuania turns to production of kosher meat

Following Russia’s ban on EU meat supplies, Lithuanian meat producers plan to start producing kosher meat, enabling them to initiate exports of meat products to Israel and south-east Asia in...

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries...

EU beef sector hopes for end of Canada BSE ban

The European meat and livestock industry is anticipating the imminent lifting of BSE-related restrictions on European Union (EU) beef exports to Canada, as work on drafting an EU-Canada free trade...

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German meat and dairy office opened in China

German meat and milk industry associations have opened a joint office in Beijing to promote the export of German products to China, according to Verband der Fleischwirtschaft (VDF).

SIAL to host conference for foodies

A debate exploring social media and how it can benefit food brands’ international development will be held at the upcoming SIAL exhibition in Paris next month.

Further limits expected for Argentine beef exports

Traders expect the limits imposed on beef exports by the Argentine government to continue, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

US pork price sees upward trajectory

The price of US pork has increased by 10% since the middle of August this year, according to data from global commodity analyst Mintec.

FAO issues warning over new strain of avian ‘flu

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said a new strain of avian influenza, H5N6, needs to be closely monitored in order to avoid a major threat to...

Concerns raised over Taiwan’s decision to reject US pork

A US ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) voiced concerns about Taiwan’s decision to reject certain US pork imports at a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

OSI China to lay off 340 workers following meat scandal

A total of 340 workers at OSI China’s business Shanghai Husi Food Co are to be made redundant following the meat scandal which hit the firm earlier this summer.

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UK meat exports see marginal increase

Meat exported from the UK has risen by 1% to £865 million in the first half of 2014, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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IMS workshop programme announced for Florida

Meat industry leaders will come together at the 2014 International Meat Secretariat (IMS) Marketing Workshop, to be held from 27-29 October, in Florida.

Zimbabwe announces livestock support scheme

The Zimbabwe government recently announced a USD$51.2 million livestock support scheme with the goal of producing 400,000 tonnes of beef per annum by 2018, in line with the country’s economic...

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