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.

‘Offensive’ lamb ad banned as watchdog makes U-turn

‘Offensive’ lamb ad banned as watchdog makes U-turn

By Oscar Rousseau

A controversial TV advert featuring religious god Ganesha has been banned by Australia’s Advertising Standards Bureau after admitting it made “substantial flaws” in failing to see the lamb ads’ “discriminatory” nature.

Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension

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Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that it has suspended imports of poultry meat and products from the Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City...

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. 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, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the next three years.

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website

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, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.