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Goat meat ready to hit the big-time

Goat meat ready to hit the big-time

By Aidan Fortune

Trends pieces are nothing new, particularly as we begin a new year, with publications looking to be first to report the latest fad. The food industry is no different, with goat meat being touted as the next big thing.

The UK has overtaken Germany as the leading nation for plant-based protein launches

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UK leapfrogs Germany as leading plant-based NPD nation

By Ashley Williams

Soaring demand for plant-based proteins in the UK has led to it overtaking Germany as the world’s leading country for vegan product launches, according to research analyst Mintel’s latest data.

Poultry market tipped for return to growth in 2019

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China holds key to global poultry market

By Aidan Fortune

China and its international relationships could be the driving force behind growth in the global poultry market in 2019 as it comes out of what has been described as one of the most turbulent years in decades.

Russian pork market set to grow

Russian pork production set for further growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian pig industry is expected to increase production capacities by 900,000 tonnes (t) over the next four years despite having almost reached self-sufficiency in pork.

Looking ahead to 2019 in the meat industry

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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?

The international beef sector may benefit from the rise of African Swine Fever

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Beef to benefit from African Swine Fever epidemic

By Aidan Fortune

New reports of incidents of African Swine Fever (ASF) are being reported on a daily basis, with China and Belgium both being hit by the virus in recent weeks. However, the rising number of incidents is having a positive knock-on effect on other proteins,...

The UK's importing and exporting of pig meat has declined again

UK pig trade continues to drop

By Aidan Fortune

The UK’s trade in pig meat fell again in September, as both exports and imports declined compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from tax department HMRC.

How should antibiotic use in animals be managed?

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Should the meat industry cut out antibiotics?

By Ashley Williams

This week marked World Antibiotic Awareness Week – a subject that has divided markets in meat production due to different views and regulations.

Examining the potential of alternative proteins

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Are alternative proteins really the future of the meat industry?

By Ashley Williams

Plant power is well and truly gathering pace across the international meat industry, as alternative meat giants, including Vivera and Beyond Meat, continue to tap consumers’ desires for plant-based meats. However, as alternative proteins rapidly rise...

Credit: Sial Paris

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Three things we learned from SIAL Paris 2018

By Ashley Williams

International food exhibition SIAL welcomed over 7,200 exhibitors from 119 countries to Paris’ Parc des Expositions this week to showcase the latest products from across the food and drink industry.

The processed meat debate

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Why are processed meats given such a bad name?

By Ashley Williams

When you sit down to demolish a bacon or sausage sandwich in the morning, it’s very unlikely that you are thinking of the consequences it is having on your body.