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A potential trade war between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may hit pork trade

US-China trade war threat analysed

By Oscar Rousseau

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.

It is unclear at this stage if Brazil will face export bans as a result of the meat scandal

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.

Agriculture minister Michael Creed (centre) launched a €1m Irish beef campaign in Germany

St Patrick’s Day harnessed to promote Irish meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Irish festival St Patrick’s Day will inspire food body Bord Bía to promote Irish food, such as beef, across a string of countries from Stuttgart, Germany to Shanghai, China on Friday 17 March

Quiz: The month in meat

Quiz: The month in meat news

By Oscar Rousseau

A quiz on this month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global meat industry? 

A ham-ple supply: US hams are driving US pork exports in Mexico

US pork exports set volume record

By Oscar Rousseau

The US pork trade wrapped up an excellent year on the global market with “very strong results” according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Nitrate, which has been reportedly linked to cancer and associated with bacon, is in fact rarely used as a meat ingredient

IPPE 2017

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

By Rod Addy

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

Tipper Tie said its takeover by JBT has already led to factory modernisation work

IPPE 2017

JBT targets South American market following acquistions

By Rod Addy

South America is a key target market for Tipper Tie and Cooling & Applied Technologies (CAT) following their takeover by food and drink processing machinery supplier JBT Corp towards the end of 2016.