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India reports bird flu outbreak

India reports bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

India has culled more than 900 birds after it reported a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian scientists believe radiation could be applied effectively in the domestic meat industry, while the country’s nuclear corporation Rosatom has already developed commercial technology of ionizing radiation, which it is planning to promote to the...

Neither Leucadia nor National Beef have put rumours about a potential sale to bed

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Leucadia tight-lipped on National Beef stake sale

By Oscar Rousseau

The majority stakeholder in Missouri-based meatpacker National Beef has remained tight-lipped on rumours it is exploring plans to sell its stake in the processor.

Irish beef exports are now valued at nearly €2.5bn and represent a fifth of all exports

Growing meat exports help Ireland to record year

By Helen Gilbert

Increased volumes of beef, pigmeat and sheepmeat helped the value of Irish food and drink exports reach a record high of €12.6bn last year – a rise of 13%, figures from the Irish Food Board have shown.

Hormel's NPD push comes after it recently acquired a California-based salami firm and value-added Brazilian business

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Hormel launches ‘no prep’ pork loins

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat processor Hormel Foods is targeting convenience-hungry consumers with a loin filet range that requires no prep or clean up.

The unnamed male has been sent back to Belgium

Sausage smuggler deported by New Zealand

By Oscar Rousseau

A Belgian man has been forced to return home by New Zealand authorities after a thwarted attempted to smuggle three sausages into the country.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.