All news articles for April 2016

The rule aims to clarify indoor and outdoor space requirements for organic meat

USDA plans to tighten organic meat policy

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make regulatory changes to organic meat and poultry practices, to ensure there’s a national standard to which high-welfare livestock producers adhere.

The halal company has a market capitalisation of £14.6m

Ecommerce halal meat firm floats on LSX

By Oscar Rousseau

Malaysian-based DagangHalal, an e-commerce trading platform for halal-verified products, has floated on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSX) market for small but high-growth firms.

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Danish Crown VP resigns after clashing with board members

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown’s vice president Flemming Enevoldsen, who heads up the company’s subsidiary Tulip, has resigned by mutual consent after a number of high-level strategic disagreements over the UK market.

EU ministers are expected to debate the online sale of antibiotics

Veterinary drug rules must boost innovation, says IFAH-Europe

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

New EU legislation on veterinary medicines must increase innovation in the meat and livestock sector, Roxane Feller, secretary general of the International Federation of Animal Health (IFAH-Europe), told GlobalMeatNews. 

Marfrig's CEO said the asset sale does not mean Marfrig is retreating from Argentina

China pounces on Marfrig's Argentinian assets

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processing giant Marfrig has sold a raft of its Argentinian assets to the red meat Chinese business Black Bamboo Enterprises, a subsidiary of Foresun Group.

AHDB Beef & Lamb is working hard to open up China's market for British beef

UK beef exports seen as premium

By Oscar Rousseau

Thanks to an “unparalleled” rain-fed pasture system and nutrient-rich grass, UK beef exports are perceived globally as premium meat products, according to UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Russia wants to ship 200,000t of pork and poultry to Asian markets like Taiwan and China

Russian meat industry harbours export hope

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Over recent months, Russian authorities have finalised a number of meat export agreements in a bid to encourage domestic companies to expand their presence in foreign markets.

The investment is intended to help solve Russia's food security problem

Bryansk Meat Company investment creates 400 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Bryansk Meat Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s agribusiness holding Miratorg, has confirmed plans to pump billions into the growth of its beef livestock by building farms and creating jobs.

The ACCC said it recognised people may 'fear retribution' for speaking out on wrongdoing

Australia’s watchdog plans beef sector dissection

By Oscar Rousseau

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced plans for a major probe and analysis into competition, efficiency and transparency in the country’s red meat industry.

Israel's Ministry of Agriculture has thwarted 363 attempts to smuggle meat into Israel

Israel-Palestine meat crime gang busted

By Oscar Rousseau

A string of people have been arrested after Israeli police discovered a meat smuggling syndicate suspected of transporting meat from the West Bank into Israel and selling it with forged kosher certificates.