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South Africa has warned its exported could be affected by the bird flu outbreak

South Africa hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has been hit with its first case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8 strain, which devastated Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

State of the Industry: Global Meat 2017 provides exclusive data on trading trends

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

By Oscar Rousseau

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Demand for pork and beef is Asia prevented meat prices from slipping into decline

Meat defies decline of global food prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

A diplomatic offensive from Brazil's president Michel Temer eased the meat scandal

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

Quiz: The month in meat news

Quiz: The month in meat news

By Oscar Rousseau

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Brazil's agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said the move is 'good news' for meat exporters

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Brazil said it was 'grateful China, Chile and Egypt have lifted meat import bans

Key markets lift ban on Brazilian meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil has let out a sigh of relief this week after crucial export markets, including China and Egypt, lifted import bans imposed following alleged bribery of meat factory health inspectors. 

The Food Safety Forum: Powerful Packaging airs on 23 March

Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

By Rod Addy

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set to air today (23 March).

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