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Russia intensifies inspections of poultry meat from Brazil

UK media stories on Brazilian poultry have prompted Russia's sanitary service to instruct its regional offices to restrict imports from the country.

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Vion: turning a corner

The decision by Vion to exit its processing operations throughout the UK sent shockwaves throughout the industry. A year on from that announcement, and with the dust finally starting to...

Scottish meat industry faces supply challenge

Market dynamics will have to change if the Scottish red meat processing sector is going to survive and thrive into the future, meat leaders have warned.

New EU labelling rules could disrupt trade, says industry

New national origin labelling rules for pork, sheep, goat and poultry meat made in the European Union (EU) could reduce the trade in meat products between the 28 EU countries,...

Fall in New Zealand lamb numbers

Meat bosses in New Zealand are reporting a fall of 4.7% in the country’s lamb crop, compared with last spring.

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Free trade up for discussion at conference

The consequences of free global trade within the pig industry will be one the topics under scrutiny at a conference in the UK next year.

Russia considers ban on beef imports from Australia

Russia is considering the possibility of implementing a total ban on beef imports from Australia after recent lab tests on the meat revealed the presence of ractopamine and trenbolone, the...

ABP expands in Poland

ABP Food Group has acquired a second production facility in Western Poland to increase its production capacity in the country.

Post-mortem inspection of pigs in the EU to change next year

The post-mortem inspection of pigs across the European Union (EU) is to change from next year to omit currently required palpations and incisions. This follows European Union (EU) agriculture ministers...

EU moves to prohibit cloning

European bosses are proposing a ban on animal cloning across the union as well as a ban on the food from animal clones.

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Networking opportunities at IPPE

A series of networking opportunities are being planned for visitors to the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta early next year.

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector...

EU farm group warns against new ammonia emission controls

The European Union’s (EU’s) agricultural industry organisation has warned that newly proposed reforms to EU air quality rules could harm Europe’s livestock sector.

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US expects livestock prices to stay strong

US livestock prices are expected to remain strong next year, according to the latest data from The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Ukraine sees big jump in poultry and meat exports

Ukraine’s meat exports rose by almost 60% year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2013.

Australia benefits from Korea’s higher beef imports

Australian frozen beef exports to South Korea hit their highest level since March 2011 in November, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.

Brussels to consult on meat ingredient origin labelling

The European Commission is to consult with ministers and MEPs on whether to draft a law insisting that such information must be included on all food products using meat as...

Record anticipated for Australia’s lamb exports

Australian lamb exports are forecast to break the 200,000-tonne (t) mark for the first time ever this year, hitting a total value of AU$1.2bn.

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that...

French firm denies horsemeat accusations

Drugs company Sanofi Pasteur has denied any culpability in the latest horsemeat scandal to hit Europe, which has seen 21 people arrested in the south of France.

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India’s Reliance stops selling meat products

India’s biggest retailer Reliance Industries has stopped offering all meat products, claiming their sale at dedicated non-vegetarian ‘Delight’ branded stores made some customers “hesitant to shop” at all its outlets...

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Princes profit surge

UK canned meat manufacturer Prices increased sales by 15% in the year to March 31, with profits up 30%.

Russian firm to build huge duck plant

Russian poultry meat producer Evrodon has announced plans to build one of the country’s largest duck meat production complexes near the Russian capital and the main sales market.

US meat industry welcomes salmonella action plan

The American meat industry has welcomed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) newly introduced ‘Salmonella Action Plan’.

Georgia and Moldova emerge as markets for EU pork

Pork meat producers stand to benefit from the comprehensive free trade agreements the European Union (EU) has signed with Georgia and Moldova at the end of November.

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