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Australian transporters reject live export ban ads

Two Australian public transport companies have rejected a request from vegan group PETA to place an ad calling for a ban on live exports.

US issues new guidance for livestock welfare

US food safety chiefs have issued new guidance on humane handling in a bid to improve the welfare of livestock during slaughter.

Australia well ahead on China’s red meat imports

Australian shipments now account for nearly half of China’s red meat imports, which hit their second-highest volume on record in September.

Mexico to invest in poultry infrastructure

Mexico’s poultry sector will invest more than MXN3m (US$232,913) next year in a bid to modernise the country’s production and processing infrastructure.

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Process Expo sets out its stall in Chicago

The global food equipment and technology show Process Expo will take place in Chicago, Illinois on 3-6 November this year.

Poland denies blame for Russia meat ban

Polish experts have claimed that the ban on meat exports from Poland to Russia was caused by the actions of a number of other European countries, which are regularly supplying sub-standard...

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Croatia sausage to receive geographical indication status

Croatia’s meat sector has started reaping the benefits of the country’s European Union (EU) accession in June, with officials lodging papers to ensure EU geographical indication for the Baranjski ‘kulen’...

Russia strengthens fight against FMD

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is strengthening the fight against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) to prevent massive losses in the country’s livestock industry, according to head of the service Sergei Dankvert.

EU points to ongoing cases of salmonella in meat

The European Union’s (EU) food and feed safety rapid alert network (RASFF) has warned of continued detections of salmonella contamination in imported meat and meat products across Europe.

Marel to open new European demonstration facility

Meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel will open a new training and demonstration facility near Copenhagen in Denmark on 7 November.

US food processor in listeria recall

A US food processor has issued a huge recall of chicken, ham and beef products over fears they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Meat and poultry processor opens two China plants

OSI Group is set to become the biggest value-added meat processor in Asia after opening two more plants in China, bringing its total number of facilities in the country to 10.

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US meat processors could feel cattle price squeeze

US meat processors could face squeezed margins in the near future, according to analysis from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

UK processor at centre of European row

A UK-based processor has found itself at the heart of a blazing pan-European row over the labelling of its processed meat products.

Russia could liberalise import policies following departure of sanitary chief

Russia could become more open to meat imports than ever before following the sudden departure of the country’s chief sanitary inspector Gennady Onishchenko, according to experts.

US beef exports up for August

US beef exports continued to increase through August, while pork exports held their ground, according to the latest export figures.

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US research links gene to cancer and red meat

A US study has claimed that one in three people have a gene that increases their risk of developing colorectal cancer from eating red or processed meat.

US row over meat industry progress

A row has broken out in the US over the progress made on addressing the public health, environment and animal welfare issues related to livestock production.

Process Expo 2013

Multisorb to display optimised solution at Process Expo

Active packaging components developer and producer Multisorb Technologies has announced it will be exhibiting at this year’s Process Expo in Chicago.

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China reports another bird flu victim

Another man has fallen ill with avian influenza H7N9 in China, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed.

RSPCA Australia slams Indonesian abattoir move

Australian welfare activists have hit out against a government decision to fund research into building a sheep abattoir in Indonesia.

Namibia looks to boost cattle trade with Angola

Despite Namibia experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, beef and cattle producers’ prospects have improved, with a recent relaxation of cross-border trade laws with Angola.

Russian meat giant sets sights on Asia

Russia’s largest meat producer Miratorg has revealed plans to significantly increase exports of meat to markets in south-east Asia in coming years.

UK and French retailers join forces

A UK-based upmarket retailer is planning to launch 10 new food stores in Paris, in conjunction with a French convenience store operator.

Process Expo 2013

Process Expo reveals latest University programme

The prepared foods portion of Process Expo University, the educational programme of the Process Expo show in the US, has been released by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA).

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