Analysis

Russian meat industry set for single digit growth

Russian meat industry set for single digit growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia's meat industry grew by 4% for the past 12 months based on current forecasts sourced from the country, according to Russia's Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, with turkey the fastest growing segment.

Salmonella bacteria caused 10 deaths in 2016, according to EFSA

Rise in EU salmonella cases ‘worrying’

By Oscar Rousseau

Salmonella cases in humans have increased since 2014, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which described the rise as “worrying”.

Blockchain technology could help to build transparency in the meat supply chain

Blockchain technology to ‘trigger’ disruption

By Oscar Rousseau

Supply chain disrupter blockchain technology could improve efficiency, food safety and traceability of meat, but business will need to ditch the paper trail first, a report has claimed.

Has Europe been out-muscled in Asia's lucrative pork market by the US and Brazil?

Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

By Oscar Rousseau

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

USMEF 'very concerned' about widening gap in duty rates between US and Australian beef

US beef exports enjoy September success

By Helen Gilbert

US beef exports “jumped substantially” in value in September despite hurricanes impacting Caribbean demand, latest figures compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have revealed.

US pig herd hits record-breaking level

US pig herd hits record-breaking level

By Oscar Rousseau

The number of pigs in the US has reached its highest point since records began, according to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data.