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30-Nov-2012 - Russia is close to lifting a ban on imports of beef, pork and poultry from the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul.
30-Nov-2012 - Oman has opened its doors to live cattle imports from Canada in an agreement worth an estimated $900,000 annually to the Canadian livestock industry,
30-Nov-2012 - Australia’s meat industry has warned that it is now “critical” that the Australia-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations are concluded rapidly.
30-Nov-2012 - US pork producers have hit back against a report from advocacy group Consumers Union, which claimed that pork sold in US supermarkets contained frightening levels of harmful bacteria.
30-Nov-2012 - Canada's food safety officials have been forced to defend themselves over claims that they instructed inspectors to ignore safety controls for meat processed at XL Foods.
29-Nov-2012 - New Zealand has reported an increase in lamb production this spring, although it was still the country’s third-smallest lamb crop since the 1950s.
29-Nov-2012 - Belarus has had its meat import quotas for 2013 reduced significantly by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which controls tariffs for the Customs Union.
29-Nov-2012 - Russian meat processor Cherkizovo has recorded a healthy sales increase of 6% for the nine months of 2012, despite an underwhelming price performance in its red meat divisions, caused by the weakening of the rouble.
29-Nov-2012 - Russia has imposed temporary restrictions on a number of German meat plants, warning it might ban all meat imports from the country if concerns over veterinary and sanitary standards are not urgently addressed.
29-Nov-2012 - Members of the European Parliament have accused Norway of illicitly protecting its meat sector under the guise of reforming its tariffs system.
28-Nov-2012 - Ministers from China and Brazil have met to discuss agricultural co-operation and trading between the two countries.
28-Nov-2012 - African agri-business Zambeef has reported “robust” revenue growth over the past year, with a strong performance across its poultry, pork and beef divisions.
28-Nov-2012 - Australian boxed beef exports are struggling in traditional key markets, but have been boosted by strong demand from the US, according to a new report from agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.
28-Nov-2012 - The EU has been hiding outbreaks of a dangerous strain of the bluetongue virus, grossly violating veterinary rules and World Trade Organization (WTO) responsibilities, Russian veterinary authorities have claimed.
27-Nov-2012 - Beef farmers in the Australian state of Queensland have expressed concern after cattle on a farm in the region tested positive for Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD).
27-Nov-2012 - A Canadian meat packer at the centre of the latest listeria monocytogenes recall has had its licence suspended by food safety officials.
27-Nov-2012 - New Zealand’s pork industry is fighting a proposal to allow fresh pork to be imported from countries where Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is present.
27-Nov-2012 - Russian processing giant Cherkizovo Group has extended its ham and deli operations in Russia’s Kaliningrad region.
26-Nov-2012 - Russia has lifted its 16-year ban on British beef and lamb, with exports expected to commence within months.
26-Nov-2012 - A northern Irish company has won a £1.2m contract to supply a premium bacon range to a major supermarket chain in the Netherlands.
26-Nov-2012 - The president of McDonald’s USA is to step down next month after 35 years of working for the burger giant.
26-Nov-2012 - Fifty jobs have been lost at a Canadian beef factory after owner Cargill decided to switch its transport operations to an external contractor.
23-Nov-2012 - The owners of a disgraced California slaughterhouse have agreed to pay over $300,000 to settle a landmark fraud lawsuit launched by animal welfare campaigners.
23-Nov-2012 - The US meat industry has expressed concerns over new Listeria control guidelines released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
23-Nov-2012 - A number of countries have banned poultry products from Australia over bird flu fears despite claims from the country’s authorities that the latest outbreak has been “successfully controlled”.
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