All news articles for September 2014

Russian health regulators have now approved imports of pork from five Chinese suppliers

Russia about to import pork from China

By Elsa Reed, in Shenzhen

Russian health regulators have now approved imports of pork from five Chinese suppliers, including two subsidiaries of the Shuanghui Group, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL

SIAL to offer world tour of food trends

By Georgi Gyton

As part of this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a World Tour at SIAL, which promises to offer a window into the global food market.

The SIAL exhibition will see more than 500 meat-related companies from around the world gather together

Meat companies abound at SIAL show

By Ed Bedington

The global meat industry will be jetting, driving and sailing to Paris later this month to take part in one of the year’s biggest gathering to showcase food and meat.

The new law is designed to stimulate exports of Lithuanian meat to Israel and the Middle East

Lithuania legalises non-stun slaughter

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The Lithuanian parliament has passed a bill that legalises slaughter without stunning for halal and kosher meat. Under the plan, the new law is designed to stimulate exports of Lithuanian meat to Israel and the Middle East and compensate for the ban imposed...

The show will host around 6,000 exhibitors from 100 different countries, with more than 150,000 visitors  expected to attend

Exhibitors gear up for SIAL

By Georgi Gyton

Meat industry exhibitors and visitors are preparing for the upcoming SIAL trade show in France next month (19-23 October).

The reception included a presentation on the qualities of PGI Welsh Lamb

Welsh Lamb promoted at Italian event

By Georgi Gyton

Representatives from Italy’s retail and foodservice sectors were invited to an event in southern Italy, hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales.

The most siginificant reduction in Sweden's meat trade related to imports of beef and pork

Antibiotic concerns depress Swedish demand for meat imports

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Growing fears over the widespread use of antibiotics in farm animals helped to drive a fall in demand for imported meat in Sweden in the first half of 2014, but Russia’s EU food trade ban might reverse that trend, said experts.

Iran is looking to export poultry meat to Russia

Iran eyes opening on Russian meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran plans to take advantage of tensions between Russia and the West by replacing some European meat supplies on the Russian market, say Iranian officials.

Last year's winner was Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University in The Netherlands

Entrants sought for humane slaughter award

By Oli Haenlein

Applications are being invited for the 2015 Humane Slaughter Award, which rewards significant advances in the humane slaughter of farmed livestock.

The European meat and livestock industry is anticipating the imminent lifting of BSE-related restrictions on European Union (EU) beef exports to Canada

EU beef sector hopes for end of Canada BSE ban

By Cláudia Köver, in Brussels; and Hanna Lange Chenier, in Ottawa

The European meat and livestock industry is anticipating the imminent lifting of BSE-related restrictions on European Union (EU) beef exports to Canada, as work on drafting an EU-Canada free trade agreement has concluded.

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports

Brazil’s beef exports to Russia soar

By Oli Haenlein

Brazilian beef exports to Russia have soared following the embargo of food imports from the US, EU, Canada, Norway and Australia, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries (Abiec) and International online shipping site Joc.com.

Lithuanian meat producers plan to start producing kosher meat for export

Lithuania turns to production of kosher meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Following Russia’s ban on EU meat supplies, Lithuanian meat producers plan to start producing kosher meat, enabling them to initiate exports of meat products to Israel and south-east Asia in the near future, according to the head of the country’s Labour...