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King of Donair has a live feed of its kebab meat online

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Shop sets up 24-hour doner kebab cam

By Oscar Rousseau

You can now watch a live stream of a juicy doner kebab spinning on a spit, courtesy of King of Donair from Nova Scotia, Canada.

JD.com is the biggest e-commerce player in China, the world's largest consumer market

Chinese retailer to buy $1.2bn of US meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Montana Stock Growers Association (MSGA) has signed a beef supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the next three years.

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website JD.com

Smithfield taps into China’s huge online market

By Oscar Rousseau

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has penned an exclusive deal to sell meat on Chinese website JD.com, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.

Beef, lamb, pork and poultry will all be processed at the expanded packing facility

Hilton to expand New Zealand packing plant

By Aidan Fortune

Meatpacker Hilton Food Group plc has announced plans to expand its packing capability to New Zealand with an investment of NZ$54 million (m).

Strikes have taking place in India this year in protest against a meat crackdown

Indian state outlaws new meat shops

By Oscar Rousseau

India’s meat crackdown has gathered potency after the state of Haryana banned meat shops from applying for a licence to open shops in Gurugram.

Croatian meat business boosts capacity with $13m investment

Croatian meat business boosts capacity with $13m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Croatian meat producer PPK karlovačka mesna industrija d.d has completed an investment worth HRK 95 million (€13m) which enabled it to expand output capacity at its Karlovac plant in north-western Croatia.

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

By Mark Godfrey

With China’s two key Autumn holidays approaching next week one of Beijing’s leading meat processors has teamed up with a state-owned retail chain to distribute a range of high end Australian “barbeque beef” cuts.

Spam CEO named chairman

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Spam CEO named chairman

By Oscar Rousseau

The maker of canned meat Spam, US-based Hormel Foods, has named CEO Jim Snee chairman of the board of directors, after the retirement of former incumbent Jeffrey Ettinger.

Mercosur would be 'devastating' for EU beef, warn farmers

Brussels facing farmer fire over Mercosur trade deal

By Oscar Rousseau

A body representing EU farmers has warned Brussels bureaucrats not to accept cheap meat imported from South American trade bloc Mercosur, produced to poorer standards than European protein.

Henryk Kania estimates its food donations have helped feed some 50,000 people

Polish firm signs food waste deal

By Oscar Rousseau

Henryk Kania has become the first meat processor to sign a long-term deal serving meals to thousands of Polish children living in poverty.