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Chinese demand for fresh expected to grow

China’s growing appetite for fresh food imported from Europe will require significant investment in cold supply chains throughout the main rail route, a new report from Rabobank and the agricultural...

Weak Australian dollar helps meat industry

The weak Australian dollar throughout 2015 has worked in the favour of its red meat industry, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has said, cementing its position as a net red...

High expectations for poultry market

The global market for processed poultry meat is estimated to grow to $289.16 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% between 2015 and 2020. 

Pilgrim’s Pride sees sales drop in Q3

Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride has announced a fall in sales and profits for the third quarter of the year due to “continued challenges in the export market” and the strong...

Antioxidant derived from bamboo close to market entry

Long development work in China on an antioxidant chemical found in bamboo leaves has finally yielded an ingredient with intriguing potential for dietary supplement applications.

European Parliament rejects re-nationalisation of GM decisions

The European Parliament today comprehensively rejected the European Commission’s compromise proposals allowing European Union (EU) member states to restrict or ban the use of genetically modified feed and food on...

ESBL bacteria rates fall in Danish meat

Considerably fewer resistant ESBL bacteria were found in Danish and imported broiler meat in 2014 compared with the year before. It is the second consecutive year that a fall in...

Listeria recalls hit US

American consumers have been warned about two separate instances of meat contamination where there is a risk of listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can kill those with a weak immune...

New ASF outbreaks raise concerns over future of Ukraine pig industry

Meat industry executives in Ukraine have warned that African swine fever is posing a serious threat to the country’s pig industry, following the discovery of several new outbreaks of the...

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Turkey meatloaf recalled by Taylor Farms

A recall of 276lb of turkey meatloaf products have been recalled in the US due to undeclared allergens. 

Yum! separates China business

The $31 billion company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has announced plans to divide its business into two publicly traded companies, with its business in China run as...

China to resume US pork imports

China, the world’s largest pork consumer, will soon resume imports from 14 US pork plants and warehouses, after halting some shipments last year over the use of a feed additive,...

International beef alliance grows

A group of five nations that formed an alliance to collaborate on beef trade has now become seven, after Paraguay and Mato Grosso in Brazil became the latest members. 

Romanian meat processors eye higher sales and exports

Two Romanian meat processors, Marcel and Morandi, are planning to significantly increase their revenues this year, with higher export sales driving improved results, according to senior company representatives. 

Sustainable meat and e-commerce key trends for 2016

A global report from the market research firm Mintel has revealed that meat processors should focus on sustainable produce and look to develop an e-commerce avenue for 2016. 

E. coli found in Russian Metro store

The Russian veterinary service Rosselkhoznadzor has fined German retailer Metro Cash & Carry following the discovery of meat products contaminated with E. coli in the Adygea Republic. 

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Turkey legs recalled in US

Turkey that passed into the food chain without being inspected by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is being recalled. 

Industry reacts to red and processed meat report

The global meat industry has moved to play down research that places processed meats as carcinogenic to humans on the same scale as alcohol and tobacco smoke. 

Research on chicken movements could be used to combat diseases

A mathematician from Georgia Regents University in the US has analysed how a chicken walks in a bid to help farmers protect their flocks from non-airborne pathogens that can affect...

Human DNA found in hot dogs

Nearly 15% of American hot dogs and sausages are contaminated with products other than those listed on the ingredients, including other types of meat and human DNA, analysis of the...

Denmark to launch new piglet survival campaign

Denmark aims to boost pig industry earnings by implementing a range of measures that it hopes will enable an extra 500,000 piglets to survive annually.

WHO report claims processed meat cancer link

Processed meat could be classified as a cancer risk as big as cigarettes, in a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) due to be published on Monday.

US pork envoy visits China

A delegation of US pork industry leaders has travelled to China on a trade mission to learn how to improve trade and build relationships between producers, importers and processing companies. ...

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Search tool for foodborne diseases released

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a redesigned online tool making it easier to search data on foodborne disease outbreaks.

Miratorg eyes exports of chicken nuggets to EU

Russian company Miratorg plans to export chicken nuggets to the EU from its Kaliningrad business, the first major Russian producer to target this market in Europe. 

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