Canada objects to US COOL laws

Canada launches WTO action over US COOL

By Carina Perkins

Canada’s meat industry has welcomed the government’s decision to launch World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute proceedings against US country-of-origin labelling (COOL).

USDA has released its forecasts for meat production

US beef supply short, but poultry and pork boosted

By Carina Perkins

US beef production will remain constricted in the second half of the year, although a reduction in feed prices should boost poultry and pork production, according to the latest forecasts from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

NPA has accused retailers of turning back to imported pork

UK retailers accused of backsliding after horsemeat scandal

By Ed Bedington

UK pig bosses claim retailers are already backing away from the promises of shorter supply chains made in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and are yet again turning to overseas imports on products like pork and bacon.

Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith

US meat firm sees record sales

By Carina Perkins

US meat processor Tyson has reported record sales and surging profits in the third quarter, driven by strong performance from its chicken business and recovery in beef.

The horsemeat scandal had a big impact on Irish consumer behaviour

Horsmeat fiasco continues to have impact in Ireland

By Carina Perkins

The horsemeat scandal continues to have an impact on consumer purchasing habits in Ireland, and has dented consumer confidence in the food industry, according to new research released by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Motion aims to block COOL pending outcome of lawsuit

North American coalition seeks injunction over COOL

By Carina Perkins

A coalition of US, Canadian and Mexican meat industry organisations are seeking a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of US country-of-origin labelling (COOL) legislation.

Meat has been identified as a major source of bisphenol A

Meat linked to chemical exposure

By Carina Perkins

Meat has been identified as a major source of exposure to industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which has been linked to health problems.

Evrodon to increase turkey production in Russia

Russian firm sets sights on turkey meat leadership

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian company Eurodon, the main production assets of which are located in the Rostov Oblast region in central Russia, will become the largest producer of turkey meat in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world by 2016, according to Eurodon CEO Vadim...

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