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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.
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,
Australia’s meat industry has warned that it is now “critical” that the Australia-South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations are concluded rapidly.
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.
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.
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.
Belarus has had its meat import quotas for 2013 reduced significantly by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which controls tariffs for the Customs Union.
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.
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.
Members of the European Parliament have accused Norway of illicitly protecting its meat sector under the guise of reforming its tariffs system.
Ministers from China and Brazil have met to discuss agricultural co-operation and trading between the two countries.
African agri-business Zambeef has reported “robust” revenue growth over the past year, with a strong performance across its poultry, pork and beef divisions.
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.
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.
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).
A Canadian meat packer at the centre of the latest listeria monocytogenes recall has had its licence suspended by food safety officials.
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.
Russian processing giant Cherkizovo Group has extended its ham and deli operations in Russia’s Kaliningrad region.
Russia has lifted its 26-year ban on British beef and lamb, with exports expected to commence within months.
A northern Irish company has won a £1.2m contract to supply a premium bacon range to a major supermarket chain in the Netherlands.
The president of McDonald’s USA is to step down next month after 35 years of working for the burger giant.
Fifty jobs have been lost at a Canadian beef factory after owner Cargill decided to switch its transport operations to an external contractor.
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.
The US meat industry has expressed concerns over new Listeria control guidelines released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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”.
Malta has seen a decline in meat production and producer value in the third quarter of this year.
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has elected three new sector representatives to its committee.
The US livestock industry has slammed a government decision not to waive the mandate on corn ethanol production, warning that the policy would cause food costs to soar in coming months.
US poultry producers have praised the House of Representatives for voting to repeal the Jackson-Vanik amendment and establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia and Moldova.
Two new members have been elected to the board of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), while two others have been re-elected, following the organisation’s annual general meeting.
A UK research council has granted £12m in funding to research projects aimed at reducing the impact of some of the world’s most virulent livestock and poultry diseases.
Russian authorities are to consider imposing an additional tax on “unhealthy” meat producers. The tax forms part of a proposal by the National Union of Consumers’ Rights Protection to Russia’s Ministry of Finance and is aimed at tackling high-fat products, as well as the use of antibiotics in meat production.
The Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has appointed two new members to its board of directors for High Integrity Australian Pork at its annual general meeting in Melbourne.
The Japanes government has signalled that it will relax its rules on beef imports in the early part of 2013.
Meat industry officials and journalists in Hong Kong were treated to a spectacular beef reception last week to honour an historic agreement made between Hong Kong and Britain earlier this year.
The UK’s largest meat producer Vion UK has announced it is to sell off its UK operations to focus on business in Europe.
In a bid to help struggling pork producers, the USA’s National Pork Board (NPB) has approved additional funding to promote the sector.
The outbreak of Avian Flu H7 has been confirmed in Australia.
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding is still at the centre of the Irish Government’s stance in the seven-year EU budget, said Irish Minister Simon Coveney.
The European Commission (EC) will launch a study next year to ask consumers whether they would like meat labels to contain information about stunning methods used before the animal was slaughtered, said Denis Simonin, animal welfare chief at the health and consumer directorate general.
One of the largest Zambian agri-businesses will publish its full year 2012 results later this month, showing growth of more than 100%.
Russian regional leaders are in talks to create a major livestock facility in the eastern regions of Russia after visiting Cherkizovo pork operation.
A call for a UK ban on the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in poultry production has been made by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics (ASOA).
European Commission officials have warned that the European Union’s (EU) annual €140m meat and livestock market intervention budget is facing deep cuts.
A new campaign has been launched to tell the world that Australians like to throw beef, not shrimps, on the barbie.
The Japanese government has launched a diplomatic campaign to boost beef exports by securing international recognition for its beef as having “negligible risk” of BSE.
Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has sent a trade delegation to the Far East to open up important trade for the Welsh lamb and beef sectors.
Australia’s red meat exports to China saw huge increases last month, with record volumes for both beef and sheepmeat.
Canada will pursue trade opportunities in China by showcasing products at the 16th Food and Hotel China (FHC) exhibition in Shanghai, the country’s agriculture ministers have announced.
The grocery market in Ireland has seen growth for the first time since April, according to figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. The data showed supermarket share figures in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 28 October to have increased by 0.1%.
Delays to the setting of poultry import quotas in Kazakhstan are forcing US products out of the market and benefiting Russian competitors, according to US industry representatives.
US meat exports volumes remained sluggish in September, but an increase in value meant that revenues for the third quarter remained ahead of last year’s record figures, according to USDA statistics.
The Russian poultry sector has been hit by a wave of bankruptcies, affecting even the largest producers in the country.
Brazil’s agricultural exports hit record levels last month, with meat exports boosted by further recovery in the country’s pork trade.
JBS SA has announced the acquisition of Brazilian specialist chicken processor Agroveneto. The company said the deal was valued at approximately R$128m and was subject to approval by the authorities and the company’s board of directors.
A US company has recalled beef tongue products over fears that the animal’s tonsils were not completely removed.
Meat processing company Cargill has announced a massive three-year partnership, in which it will invest US$1.35m, to expand farming in northern Mozambique.
The Australian Greens have increased pressure on the government to end live exports, publishing a five-point plan for ending the trade and establishing a robust domestic meat processing sector.
The US poultry industry has joined calls for the government to act fast to establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia.
Canada has increased trade opportunities for meat processors by focusing on 10 priority markets, according to a new report from the Harper government.
The European Commission has granted legal protection to speciality Portuguese goat and sheep meat and a Slovene pork product. This prevents meat traders using their names in marketing unless these products are made in their home area by traditional production.
A motion from the European Parliament’s health committee has called on the European Commission to introduce tough new controls, restricting the availability of new third- and fourth-generation antibiotics to the livestock sector.
Global burger giant McDonald’s has released global comparable sales figures for the month ending October 2012, which show a 1.8% slump in business.
Danish Parliament has ratified an agreement on new and strict rules around the use of antimicrobials in animal production and welfare.
In September, the volume of Ukraine’s poultry exports exceeded the volume of its imports for the first time since it gained independence 21 years ago.
UK animal welfare organisation the RSPCA has raised fresh concerns over the conditions of animals being exported from Ramsgate port.
Hundreds of the world’s leading food safety experts gathered in Parma earlier this week to attend a two-day food safety event.
A dramatic overhaul of Canada’s food safety system is nearing final approval by policy-makers. The Safe Foods for Canada Act has been passed by the country’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Foods and will now be passed back to the House of Commons for a third reading
Scottish meat companies are taking part in a trade mission in a bid to further their interests into the Japanese and Chinese markets.
Carrefour Belgium is tightening its animal welfare requirements for suppliers – banning all meat from castrated pigs and animals slaughtered without prior stunning.
Australia’s Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has insisted that cattle exported to Egypt will not have their ears cut off before slaughter.
The UK government has today (7 November) announced plans to introduce country-of-origin labelling on meat products.
New analysis from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme has warned that emissions from agriculture are higher than first thought. CCAFS has been examining the role between food production and agriculture, and found that feeding the world produces up to 17,000 megatonnes (mt) of CO2 each year. It says there needs to be some fundamental changes in the way that crops are grown and livestock is produced if the world is to avoid climate disaster.
Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods has announced the multi-million-dollar acquisition of a major hog production company.
Pressure is growing on the Australian government to ban live exports, after footage of the slaughter of thousands of Australian sheep in Pakistan was screened on television.
Russia’s accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its impact on the pork market will not stop the country’s major agricultural holdings from investing in huge pig production projects, according to experts.
The European Commission has confirmed that key beef exporters Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay will be excluded from the European Union’s future GSP low import duty regime for emerging markets, as they are now too rich to benefit.
The Customs Union is introducing new simplified classifications for meat products, which analysts warn will decrease the quality of meat production in the region.
The Indian government agency charged with the development of the national poultry sector has been hit by an outbreak of bird flu on one of its turkey farms, the Office International des Épizooties (OIE), the world animal health organisation has said.
Processors from around the world were given an exclusive insight into the latest technology on offer from leading machinery supplier Marel recently.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture has predicted that the shortage of beef supply in 2013 will reach 14% or 75,000 tonnes (t) of the total demand for beef, which amounts to 535,000t.
European farming unions have rejected proposals by the new Cypriot presidency of the European Commissions to cut €50bn from the initial proposal on the CAP budget 2014-2020.
A scandal has erupted in Russia over the revelation that prisoners were fed pork contaminated with African swine fever.
US biotechnology company Life Technologies has developed a new E.coli detection system, which it claims dramatically reduces testing times for detection of multiple strains of the deadly bug in raw beef.
A significant increase in the amount of beef produced by Australia to supply the burgeoning Asian market is predicted in a new Australian Government White Paper.
Canadian beef producers have welcomed the resumption of work at the XL Foods Inc Lakeside plant, which had been closed in September, following an E.coli outbreak.
The Customs Union has restricted the import of poultry from the Indian province Karnataka, and banned imports of ruminants from Austria.
The Canadian government and the country’s meat industry have announced a joint action plan to enable hard-pressed pig farmers survive a perfect storm of low prices, high feed costs and trade problems, including the strong Canadian dollar.
Maple Leaf Foods saw a return to operating profit in Q3 2012, with a drop in pig business profits offset by a strong performance in prepared meats and fresh poultry.
The Kazakhstan government has launched a vaccination campaign in the south-east of the country, after an anthrax outbreak was confirmed in cattle.
The Irish government has confirmed the first case of the Schmallenberg virus in the south of Ireland, after tests by the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory found the virus in samples from a bovine foetus from a farm in Cork.
McDonald's supplier OSI Food Solutions has begun construction of a multi-million-euro beef processing facility in Poland.
One of Russia’s largest meat producers, Miratorg, has announced plans to create its own retail chain to sell its meat in major Russian cities.
Brazilian agriculture officials have assured that the relaxation of foot-and-mouth disease vaccinations in the country’s north-eastern states will not prevent the region from becoming recognised as FMD-free next year.
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