All news articles for May 2015

A two-day conference on halal practices will take place in Copenhagen next month

Push for common halal guidance in Denmark

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC/Landbrug & Fødevarer) has invited the country’s leading meat industry players to round-table talks to deepen collaboration between producers, brokers and marketers regarding halal meat exports.

The plant will process between 700 to 1,000 sows a day

Smithfield Foods to build new sausage plant

By Helen Arnold

Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has announced its intention to construct a $44.8 million sausage plant in a joint venture with Kansas City Sausage.

Most of New Zealand's beef and dairy products are unbranded. Photo credit: Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Provenance of New Zealand foods overlooked

By Helen Arnold

Not enough is being done to promote awareness of the country of origin on New Zealand products, with the result that many overseas consumers are unaware that their meat originates from New Zealand, according to a new study.

Last year's show. Photo credit: National Pork Producers Council

Countdown to World Pork Expo begins

By Chloe Ryan

Delegates with links to the pork industry are preparing to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the World Pork Expo, being held on 3-4 June.

Ghana's poultry industry has faced many challenges in recent years

Investment expected for Ghanaian poultry industry

By Chloe Ryan

The Ghanaian government is to deliver on its promise plough GH¢39m (£6.1m) into its poultry industry, to help create jobs and stimulate growth in the sector, said Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw.

China has become New Zealand largest market for lamb

China expands import of beef and lamb from New Zealand

By Elsa Reed, in Shenzhen

China has become New Zealand’s second-largest market for beef and the largest for its lamb in the 12 months ending 31 March 2015, the Meat Industrial Association (MIA) of New Zealand has told GlobalMeatNews.

West coast port congestion, stiff competition in the main markets and a very strong US dollar have posed challenges

US meat industry rises to export challenge

By Helen Arnold

The US meat industry remains upbeat about the prospects for exporting its beef, lamb and pork, despite facing a number of hurdles in the past year.

US salmonella and campylobacter rates on the up, says FSIS report

US salmonella and campylobacter rates on the up

By Helen Arnold

There has been a slight increase in the number of raw meat and poultry products infected by salmonella and campylobacter in the US, according to the latest US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service quarterly report.

The company is establishing a nationwide network of warehouses for distribution

China beef processor launches online store

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s most ambitious beef processing and distribution firms has said it is setting up its own online store, which will eventually become China’s largest online retailer of beef and fine foods.

A significant amount of rabbit is imported to France from Belgium and the Netherlands

COOL on minor meats would impose increase regulatory burdens

By Chloe Ryan

A study into the implications of extending mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) to include ‘minor meats’ such as horse, rabbit and game, has concluded it would "entail higher regulatory burden" on the industry.