All news articles for September 2018

Australian cattle slaughtering drops

Cattle and lamb meat slaughters drop in Australia

By Michelle Perrett

Cattle and lamb meat slaughters were down while goat and sheep meat increased in 2017, The Australian red meat and livestock industry State of the Industry Report 2018 has revealed.

AHDB reaches out to China

AHDB hosts visit to explore Chinese import market

By Michelle Perrett

The UK’s Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to explore the Chinese import market at the16th annual China International Meat Industry Exhibition (CIMIE).

Processor recall due to e.coli scare

US-based Cargill recalls ground meat over e-coli scare

By Michelle Perrett

Cargill Meat Solutions, the North American division of meat giant Cargill, is recalling over 132,000 pounds of ground beef products as they may be contaminated with E.coli that has caused the death of one individual.

Senior appointment at Vion

Management change at Vion

By Aidan Fortune

International meat producer Vion has announced the appointment of John Morssink as chief financial officer.

India launches meat cleanliness initiative

India food safety initiative to boost meat cleanliness

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching a hygiene and cleanliness drive in the Indian meat industry though training, food safety audits, certification of animal feed and pushing retailers to make health and safety improvements....

US meat processors looking beyond tariff war

US meat producers concerned over trade war

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

US meat exporters are hoping that the Trump administration’s aggressive trade policy approach towards China will force Beijing to remove non-tariff bureaucratic barriers that depressed sales before this year’s trade war between the two economic giants....

ASF indirectly impacting poultry market

Global poultry market facing challenges

By Aidan Fortune

The growing incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) across the globe could have a knock-on effect on the international poultry market.

Plant and clean meat grant launched

Good Food Institute launches $3m research grant

By Aidan Fortune

US-based Good Food Institute has launched a $3m competitive research grant program to encourage universities and others to pursue plant-based and clean meat research.

New Tyson Foods CEO appointed

Tyson Foods chief executive steps down

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has appointed a new chief executive following the announcement that Tom Hayes is to step down for personal reasons.

Processor opens new venison plant

Alliance Group opens new venison plant

By Michelle Perrett

Alliance Group, the New Zealand red meat co-operative, is to start venison production at its new AUS$15.2m venison plant at Lorneville, Southland next week.