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US plant-based meat sales on the rise

Sales of plant-based meats in the US have risen 6% year-on-year, according to new data from Nielsen, the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute. 

AHDB to have largest ever presence at Anuga

British meat will take centre stage in Germany later this year at this year’s Anuga trade show. 

Hilton Foods Australia to open new processing site

Meat packing business Hilton Foods Australia and logistics real estate specialist Logos have teamed up to develop a new processing and distribution centre in Brisbane. 

Polish meat processor relaunches production, eyes new plant in 2018

Polish meat processor ZM Olewnik has relaunched production activities at its facility in Świerczynek, following a fire that partly destroyed the plant last January, generating losses of about PLN 100...

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Australians urged to eat more kangaroo meat

An increase in the kangaroo population in Australia has led to industry experts encouraging the public to eat more of the protein. 

First-half volume growth for Hilton Food Group

International success in Ireland, Sweden and Australia has helped meat packing firm Hilton Foods to a strong first half of the year. 

Meat industry gears up for Anuga

With just under a month to go, the international meat industry is preparing for Anuga 2017, with record numbers of exhibitors from the sector. 

New metal detector from Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new metal detection platform that boasts the ability to identify contaminants that are up to 70% smaller than previous technologies. 

US meat industry debunks cancer link

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has played down a report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Continuous Update Project (CUP) that links processed meat and cancer.

Australian lamb campaign religious row rumbles on

The High Commission of India has made a demarche to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communication and Arts and Department of Agriculture over Meat and...

Danish Crown acquires UK pig producer Easey Holdings

Danish Crown has announced the acquisition of UK pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd, as part of “an investment in British farming”.

Pilgrim’s Pride acquires Moy Park for $1.3 billion

Pilgrim’s Pride has acquired UK poultry processor Moy Park from JBS S.A., for approximately $1.3 billion (£1.0 billion).

UK lamb exports experience 25% growth

Lamb exports from the UK saw a 25% rise for the first six months of 2017 with figures reaching £177.3 million, according to figures from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

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New Zealand meat manufacturing industry bounces back

The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing in New Zealand rose in the March to June quarter of 2017 according to data from Stats NZ. 

Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

US pork exports dip in July

Pork exports from the US dipped below its year-ago level for the first time in 15 months. 

Lamb ad not meant to ‘offend’ enraged Hindus

A market campaign featuring religious and spiritual figures eating lamb that incensed Hindus over the portrayal of Lord Ganesh was not created to offend, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) claims.

SIAVS 2017

Brazil’s biggest meat event, in quotes

One of the biggest meat trade shows in Brazil ended last week as the country sought to appease global food quality concerns, following the rotten meat scandal.

Australia’s high energy bills fuel concern

More must be done to halt significantly rising energy costs that have become a burden for business, the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has said.

New broiler standards launched in the US

The United States National Chicken Council (NCC) has unveiled a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare.

Pork export prices hit two-year high

Global pork export prices are now at their highest point in over two years, driven by high-cost European pig meat.

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Zambeef issues financial results warning

Zambeef has warned that a fungal disease devastating its cropping division could have an “adverse impact” on its full-year trading figures.

Religious leader wants ‘insensitive’ lamb ad execs to quit

Prominent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed wants the resignation of two senior Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) officials after its marketing campaign’s portrayal of deity Lord Ganesh angered religious circles.

Tyson Foods to build $320m poultry plant in Kansas

US processor Tyson Foods has unveiled plans to build a $320 million (m) poultry complex in eastern Kansas.

Brazil tape may have 'repercussions' for Batista

Prosecutors have claimed a taped conversation between billionaire tycoon and former chairman of JBS Joesley Batista and another witness threatens the terms of a leniency deal that plunged Brazil’s President...

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