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Meat diets will be maintained by consumers

Meat diets will be maintained by consumers

By Aidan Fortune

The influx of meat alternatives may have led to reports about the demise of the traditional meat industry. However, new research from Cargill has shown that the majority of consumers intend to maintain or increase their consumption of animal protein over...

Beyond Meat launches IPO

Beyond Meat launches IPO

By Aidan Fortune

Plant-based meat provider Beyond Meat has announced the launch of its initial public offering (IPO).

US crackdown on private association meat producers

US crackdown on private association meat producers

By Brenda Dionisi

A potentially precedent setting case in the US is being brought to a district court in Pennsylvania over the right to impose controls on a special kind of meat producer - a so-called “private membership association” farm business. These producers, who...

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

By Aidan Fortune

California beef processor Central Valley Meat Holding Company is to acquire integrated beef business Harris Ranch Beef Holding Company, including its wholly owned subsidiaries, Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company for an undisclosed sum....

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced plans to amend labelling regulations to remove duplicate net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry...

The World Pork Expo 2019 has been cancelled due to ASF fears

World Pork Expo cancelled due to ASF fears

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in the US has taken the decision to cancel this year’s World Pork Expo, due to concerns over the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF).

Maple Leaf Foods invests in plant-based facility

Maple Leaf Foods invests in plant-based facility

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods and its subsidiary Greenleaf Foods have expanded their reach into the plant-based foods sector with the construction of a US$310m facility in Shelbyville, Indiana, dedicated to this market.