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In pictures: Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec

France’s most recognisable butcher, Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec has caused outrage among his French colleagues by claiming that the best beef in the world comes from England! GlobalMeatNews took a trip...

Seasons Greetings from the GlobalMeatNews team

The GlobalMeatNews team would like to wish all of our readers all the very best for the Christmas period, and a prosperous start to the New Year.

Rabobank report ponders new norm for beef prices

Tight cattle and beef supplies were a continuing factor during Q4 of 2014, despite prices softening slightly on the preceding quarter, according to a new report by Rabobank.

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USDA appoints new members to meat and poultry committee

US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the new members appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.

Cherkizovo may cancel major pig project in Russia

The current economic crisis in Russia may force the country’s largest meat operator - Cherkizovo - to cancel the implementation of major pork project in the Voronezh Oblast, according to...

Vacuum packing innovation from Sealpac

Vacuum packaging specialists Sealpac has launched a new product, TraySkin xplus, which allows even larger products to be vacuum packed.

CSB in AutoCoding linkup

IT specialists CSB-System International has teamed up with factory automation firm AutoCoding Systems to allow knowledge sharing and growth for both companies.

Robot developed which can remove chicken meat from carcase

A Norweigian robotics company has launched an "industrial robot" which can remove chicken meat from the carcase.

New detector from Mettler Toledo

Mettler Toledo has launched a new metal detector, Profile Advantage, which it claims can reach detection levels only previously seen in dry inspections.

Top 10 global trade stories of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close GlobalMeatNews looks back at some of the biggest international trade stories to make the headlines this year. From Russia’s ban on meat imports in...

US meat exporters placing their bets on value prized cuts in Taiwan market

US meat exporters are to launch inexpensive cuts of American corn-fed beef in the Taiwanese market, with demand for premium products being depressed by soaring prices for American beef, accompanied...

Russia to develop poultry meat export supplies

Russia intends to boost exports of poultry meat to countries in the Middle- and Far East next year, according to agriculture minister Nikolai Fyodorov.

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Additional bird flu outbreaks in Germany

A further two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N8 have been discovered in Germany.

Tyson Foods makes animal well-being appointment

International meat and poultry producer Tyson Foods has appointed a new leader to oversee the company’s "animal well-being efforts".

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Uruguay beef exporters set to benefit from new tracking sytem

Beef producers in Uruguay are emerging as some of the most progressive and successful in Latin America with a universal system for electronically tracking cattle and a continued surge in...

Further FMD cases in South Korea

Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs have been reported in South Korea by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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Wales welcomes news of reduced NZ lamb exports

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed the news that the quantity of New Zealand lamb available for export in 2015 is expected to be down.

ABP secures Japanese beef deal

Irish meat giant ABP Food Group has secured what it claims is the first beef deal with Japan for an Irish producer since 2000. 

Australian cattle deal spurs Chinese interest

A recent deal between China and Australia, which could see one million cattle from Australia headed to China each year, has plenty of takers on the Chinese side.

McDonald’s to change Swedish advertising after watchdog censure

McDonald’s has earned a censure from the Swedish advertising ombudsman, Reklamombudsmannen, which found fault with aspects of its advertising that suggested beef sold in its outlets is largely sourced in...

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US jerky brand breaks into Asian market

Perky Jerky – an American brand of turkey jerky - has been launched into Japan and South Korea.

Suppliers must meet new guidelines by mid-2016

Walmart leads the charge toward improved poultry safety (Part 1)

To better protect its customers against foodborne illnesses, Walmart announced it is beefing up its poultry safety guidelines for US suppliers. 

Avian influenza set to influence market next year

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.


Retail analysis: USA

Price may still be king in shaping American consumer demand for meat products, but its influence is waning as buyers seek more information on sourcing and preparation, according to key...

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McDonald’s link up with NZ beef processors

McDonald’s New Zealand has established two sustainable beef integration programmes, alongside Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

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