Retail

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

After initially confusing food businesses as to whether they must comply with upcoming draft European Union (EU) rules on country-of-origin labelling, the European Commission has told GlobalMeatNews that its planned new rules will be voluntary.

Mongolian producer targets Chinese New Year with imported range

Mongolian producer targets Chinese New Year with imported range

By Mark Godfrey

Leading local beef player in Inner Mongolia, the Kerchin Cattle Industry Co, has been targeting this week’s Chinese New Year rush market with two lines of ‘Family Beef’ featuring Australian strip loin steak in easy-to-use packaging.

An African swine fever epidemic has piled pressure on local farms that supply pigs used to make bacon

Bacon prices skyrocket in Ukraine as pig supply nosedives

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The prices for bacon, the most popular national dish in Ukraine, have jumped 68% since January 2017 to UAH100 (US$3.70), as the population of pigs in the country's backyard farms keeps falling, according to the State Statistical Service.

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.