United States

The Tar Heel distribution centre will be fully operational by Jan 2019

Smithfield Foods creates 250 new jobs

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Smithfield Foods has opened a new distribution centre in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs.

Looking ahead to 2019 in the meat industry

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What can the meat industry expect from 2019?

By Ashley Williams

As the year draws to a close, 2018 has certainly been a period of highs and lows for the international meat industry, but what significant milestones are processors expected to face in 2019?

Impossible Foods' practices and ingredients adhered to Islamic dietary laws

Impossible Foods receives ‘milestone’ halal certification

By Ashley Williams

US-based meat alternative firm Impossible Foods has gained halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) as it bids to make plant-based meats available for those with dietary restrictions.

US beef producers will have access to Morocco under the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

US beef wins access to Morocco

By Aidan Fortune

The US beef industry is to have access to the lucrative Moroccan market, in a trade deal worth $80m.

The US pork industry has faced an array of issues from retaliatory tariffs

Trade disputes cost US pork around $1.5 billion

By Ashley Williams

Retaliatory tariffs imposed on US goods by international markets are estimated to have cost the US pork industry around $1.5 billion this year, according to Iowa State University.