United Arab Emirates

Sales of processed meat in the Middle East and North Africa more than doubled

Meat processor BRF posts drop in profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian food processor BRF posted a near-quarter drop in pre-tax profits as the soaring price of corn dented pork and poultry operations.

Meat prices have increased but global production is expected to stagnate this year

FAO: Global price of meat up

By Oscar Rousseau

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

The meat-free market is expected to hit $5.2bn by 2020

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

The halal market is expected to be worth close to $60bn within the next four years

BRF spin-off creates halal unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

Vladimir Putin's trade bans on western imports have hurt the meat industry

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

The zebu cow is the breed that will supply the majority of Fauji Group's beef

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

By Shahid Husain, in Karachi

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

The halal market is expected to grow significantly over the next four years

Halal labelling expected to grow

By Oscar Rousseau

The prevalence of halal labelling is expected to grow by a quarter between now and 2020, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. 

MHP's CEO Yuriy Kosyuk said he was

MHP exports rise despite ‘low’ poultry prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Chicken meat exports climbed at MHP in the first quarter of 2016, despite the Ukraine-based agro-industrial grain and poultry producer reporting plummeting pre-tax profits during the period.

The world's best steak will be judged by meat scientists, master butchers and top chefs

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

By Aidan Fortune

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

BRF's home market Brazil was

BRF profits drop after ‘challenging’ period

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processor BRF has reported a slide in gross profits for the first quarter of 2016 as pressure on poultry prices and the cost of corn hurt its income.

BRF said it sees a

BRF expands operations in Asia

By Aaron McDonald

One of the world’s largest food companies, Brazil-based BRF, has announced the acquisition of a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This move is expected to accelerate the company’s international operations, especially in south-east Asia and the Middle...

Beef consumption falls in Europe and the US as consumers turn to poultry

Food trends: meat consumption up, beef declines

By Oscar Rousseau

Global meat consumption has recorded a year-on-year increase when compared to figures from 2014, according to data from London-based market intelligence firm Euromonitor International.