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Founder of JN Meat International John Sashi-Nielsen celebrates winning the World Steak Challenge 2018

Winning the World Steak Challenge

By Aidan Fortune

With the World Steak Challenge less than three months away and promising to be the biggest yet, GlobalMeatNews caught up with the 2018 winner to see how it has changed their business.

Brazilian ASF strategy group created

Brazilian meat industry creates ASF strategy group

By Aidan Fortune

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), and the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Inputs of the Ministry of Agriculture have created a strategy group to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF).

Members of the Plastics Action Alliance at the launch of the group

Plastic Action Alliance sets out goals

By Aidan Fortune

Irish food businesses, operating as part of the Plastics Action Alliance, have set out their objectives to help reduce the use of plastic packaging in their operations.

Red and processed meats have been linked with bowel cancer in a new report

Meat and bowel cancer link raised by research

By Aidan Fortune

New research has found that people who eat red and processed meat within Department of Health and Social Care guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

By Aidan Fortune

California beef processor Central Valley Meat Holding Company is to acquire integrated beef business Harris Ranch Beef Holding Company, including its wholly owned subsidiaries, Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company for an undisclosed sum....

Dr Karsten Maier has been appointed new secretary general of the UECBV

UECBV appoints new secretary general

By Aidan Fortune

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has appointed Dr Karsten Maier as its new secretary general of the organisation.

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced plans to amend labelling regulations to remove duplicate net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry...

Chinese farms given ASF testing permission

Large Chinese pig farms to test for ASF

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese Government has given the go-ahead for larger pig farms to test for African Swine Fever (ASF) to help curb incidents of the disease.

Irish farmers feel Brexit crunch

IFA demands Brexit compensation

By Aidan Fortune

Irish beef farmers have called for compensation from the Government and the EU over losses suffered, estimated to be more than €100m, due to the Brexit process.