All news articles for February 2013

India’s domestic meat and poultry sector criticised

India’s domestic meat and poultry sector criticised

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

India’s domestic meat and poultry industry is struggling to break free from being a traditional backyard trade, even if its exporters are improving standards, a Meat and Poultry Summit organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in New Delhi...

Fresh poultry sales helped boost Maple Leaf profits

Maple Leaf reports profit jump

By Carina Perkins

Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods has reported a big jump in profits in the fourth quarter of 2012, driven by strong earnings growth in the company’s prepared meats and fresh poultry businesses.

Horsemeat: Russia considers banning EU meat imports

Horsemeat scandal: Russia considers EU meat ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia may impose temporary restrictions on meat imports from the European Union (EU) because of the horsemeat scandal, the country’s chief medical officer has claimed.

Australian Greens push government over animal welfare

Australian Greens push government over animal welfare

By Carina Perkins

Australia’s Green party has called on the ruling Labor government to “put their money where their mouth is” and make good on promises to establish an independent office of animal welfare.

Smithfield moves to supply ractopamine-free pork

Smithfield moves to supply ractopamine-free pork

By Nicholas Robinson

US company Smithfield Foods has announced its readiness to meet the rising demand for ractopamine-free pork, following China and Russia announcing their need for such products.

Irish farmers call for stricter controls on meat imports

Irish farmers call for stricter controls on meat imports

By Alyson Magee

Following last week’s announcement of a mandatory DNA testing programme for meat processors in the Republic of Ireland (RoI), farmers are seeking further measures to protect the quality and reputation of Irish meat.