All news articles for June 2016

Marek Schejbal: Polish consumers are open to new trends within meat

Polish lamb demand signals import surge

By Oscar Rousseau

A senior figure at the Polish-British Chamber of Commerce has stressed the opportunity the Polish market presents to global lamb exporters with the nation braced for a surge in consumption.

The European Commission wants to give meat producers more flexibility over transport requirements

Food safety body weighs in on meat spoilage

By Oscar Rousseau

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on meat spoilage during storage and transport, following a request from the European Commission.

Canada shipped close to 20,000 tonnes of beef to Mexico last year

Mexico lifts ban on Canadian beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Researchers have used bacteriophages to destroy salmonella cells

Scientists find defence for deadly pathogen

By Oscar Rousseau

Academics at the University of Nevada in the US have reduced salmonella in meat products by up to 90% after research into new pathogen prevention systems. 

After shipping, the pork was smoked and cured

Danish Crown backs revolutionary packaging

By Rod Addy

Danish Crown has endorsed packaging that preserves long-distance meat shipments without the need for freezing or vacuum packing, claiming it would ‘gain traction’ in the pork industry.

Most lamb imported to China comes from New Zealand and Australia

Demand for lamb rises in China

By Oscar Rousseau

Chinese lamb imports increased by nearly a fifth last month as the soaring price of pork made sheep meat more competitive.

Atria has big investment plans for Lagerbergs

Atria pumps millions into Lagerbergs brand

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria plans to invest significantly in Lagerbergs to boost production and implement sweeping improvements to the company it acquired in April.

What options are there for Great Britain if Brexit does actually happen?

Post-Brexit options for UK assessed

By Keith Nuttall

The UK’s vote last week (23 June) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty over the shape of future meat and livestock regulations in Britain.

Price swings have caused headaches for the US beef industry

Extreme volatility hurts US beef industry

By Oscar Rousseau

Week-to-week volatility in the US beef sector has caused more difficulty for the industry than sharp price declines, Rabobank has claimed. 

Copa-Cogeca has urged more support for livestock traders

Farm body calls for emergency aid

By Oscar Rousseau

European farming group Copa-Cogeca has called on EU farm ministers to make more cash available to embattled livestock traders struggling to make ends meet. 

The price of European bacon imported by the UK could rise

Brexit may trigger meat price hike

By Oscar Rousseau

Analysts expect the cost of imported meat, such as bacon, to rise after the pound plummeted in the wake of the UK’s historic decision to leave the European Union.

Research suggests irradiation is safe and prevents the presence of harmful pathogens

Canada poised to allow beef irradiation

By Mandy Kovacs, Ottawa

Canadian health officials will consider the pros and cons of allowing the sale of ground beef exposed to radiation to go ahead.