Hormel's NPD push comes after it recently acquired a California-based salami firm and value-added Brazilian business

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Hormel launches ‘no prep’ pork loins

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat processor Hormel Foods is targeting convenience-hungry consumers with a loin filet range that requires no prep or clean up.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

JBS will made luxury beef cuts, like the picanha, avialable to at 400 shops

Luxury JBS steak hits 400 supermarkets

By Oscar Rousseau

One of the world’s largest meatpackers, JBS, has launched its 14-strong premium steak range across Brazilian supermarkets for the first time ever.

JBS opens revamped dried meat facility

JBS opens revamped dried meat facility

By Aidan Fortune

Processor JBS opened the new facilities of its newly refurbished charque and dried meat plant in Santana de Parnaíba in Brazil following an R$18 million investment.

Mercosur talks haven't progressed as far along as some parties may have hoped

EU talks with Mercosur stall

By Oscar Rousseau

A political agreement outlining major points of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the EU has stalled, disappointing Brazilians who had hoped to wrap it up this week.

International beef bodies are calling for trade reforms to help boost the industry

International Beef Alliance calls for trade reforms

By Aidan Fortune

The International Beef Alliance (IBA) has repeated its call for ministers to agree on a path to achieve meaningful trade reforms that lead to liberalisation of the global trading environment, while protecting beef producers’ livelihoods.

DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

Novorossiysk is Russia's most important port linking trade to Asia, Europe and South America

Russia bans Brazilian meat

By Eugene Vorotnikov

A ban on all beef and pork imports from Brazil, the largest meat importer to Russia, has been imposed by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), over concerns about the detection of a forbidden hormone.

BRF was boosted by a solid rise in volume sales of processed meat products

BRF curbs spend amid economic crisis

By Oscar Rousseau

One the world’s largest meatpackers, BRF, has cut its investment spend as its home country, Brazil, slowly recovers from a two-year economic recession.