All news articles for December 2018

Experts believe meat treated with lactic acid  is safe for consumers to eat

EFSA study shows lactic acid effectiveness

By Keith Nuthall

Dipping chilled pork cuts with lactic acid is more effective in reducing microbiological contamination than cleaning with water, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded.

The retail price of broiler meat in Ukraine jumped by 31.3% in 2017 compared to the previous year

Soaring poultry exports claimed to hit domestic market in Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine is experiencing a shortage of broiler meat on the domestic market, associated primarily with an overwhelming rise in poultry exports from the country, according to research conducted by the country’s Institute of Agrarian Economics.

The Tar Heel distribution centre will be fully operational by Jan 2019

Smithfield Foods creates 250 new jobs

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Smithfield Foods has opened a new distribution centre in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs.

Looking ahead to 2019 in the meat industry


What can the meat industry expect from 2019?

By Ashley Williams

As the year draws to a close, 2018 has certainly been a period of highs and lows for the international meat industry, but what significant milestones are processors expected to face in 2019?

EU and Japan trade deal praised

EU-Japan trade deal welcomed

By Aidan Fortune

The meat industry is expected to benefit from the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Canada invests in tackling ASF

Canada injects $1.6m into pork industry

By Ashley Williams

The Canadian Government has invested CA$1.6m to better equip pork producers against diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).

Serbia’s meat producers will export 7,000t of beef to the Turkish market next year

Serbia to boost beef meat exports to Turkey

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Serbian minister of agriculture, forestry and water management Branislav Nedimović has announced Serbia is to increase its beef meat exports quota to Turkey by 40% in 2019 as the current annual quota of 5,000 tonnes (t) was already filled in the first...