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The global meat industry has experienced a turbulent year in 2012, from feed shortages to import and export bans. We round up the top 10 most-read stories on GlobalMeatNews.com in 2012.
The European Union (EU) has finalised a free trade agreement with Singapore, which should ease market access for EU meat exporters. It will also extend EU geographical indication intellectual property...
Canda’s food safety bosses have confirmed a link between an E.coli outbreak and burgers from an Ontario meat processor.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has called for the country to become fully self-sufficient in meat production and one of the world’s leading meat exporters by 2020.
The US meat industry has called on President Obama to step in and prevent strikes threatened at container ports across the country’s East Coast.
A UK procurement and supply chain company has warned that the catering and hospitality sectors are facing steep rises in food inflation in 2013.
An Northern Irish farmers’ union has welcomed the management buyout of Vion’s UK pork division as good news for its members.
Indonesia has set a beef import quota of 80,000 tonnes (t) for 2013. The quota will be divided into 267,000 head of feeder cattle imports, equivalent to 48,000t of beef,...
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) in Australia has urged more banks in the country to pass on interest rate relief to agricultural customers.
The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has joined the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
Two appointments to a UK levy body are aimed at increasing export opportunities for English processors.
Russia’s largest meat producer, Miratog, is planning to double its production of high-quality marbled beef by investing an additional RUB23bn (US$770m) in its beef supply chain.
Counterfeit, mislabelled and sub-standard meat products have been seized in an international police operation spanning 29 countries, coordinated by Interpol and European police agency Europol.
Brazil exported 540,000 tonnes of pork in the first 11 months of 2012, generating revenues of $1.4 billion, according to data from the Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Pork (ABIPECS).
US meat processor Cargill has announced plans to invest $20 million into its animal nutrition facilities in South Africa.
Inconsistent global biosecurity standards are posing a threat to the world’s health and food security, the director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has warned.
Australia has reported a jump in beef and veal exports, with poor performance in Japan offset by increasing demand in other markets.
McDonald’s has reported a recovery in sales for November, with strong performance in the US and Europe.
The European Union has opened its market to poultry imports from Russia, just weeks after a similar agreement was signed with the Ukraine.
New Zealand’s red meat sector has called for a speedy resolution to Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, pointing out that a deal would generate jobs and create new opportunities for...
Global beef prices are expected to break records again next year, as demand for cow meat outweighs supply, a Rabobank report has claimed.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is introducing a new “hold and test” rule on processed meat products in a bid to improve food...
Russia has hit back against media reports that its decision to tighten controls on ractopamine in meat products was a reaction to the Magnitsky human rights bill, passed recently by...
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