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Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

Meat and livestock companies to study new EU draft Brexit agreement

By Keith Nuthall & Poorna Rodrigo

Meat and livestock companies and organisations are carefully examining a draft agreement on Brexit that was released by the European Commission on Wednesday (February 28), to see whether British meat and livestock exports can freely circulate across the...

Industry welcomes Commission’s plans for EU protein strategy

Industry welcomes Commission’s plans for EU protein strategy

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Union’s (EU’s) development of a protein strategy, announced by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan, should help Europe become more self-sufficient in animal feed, meat industry experts have told GlobalMeatNews.

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

By Keith Nuthall

Major shifts in the power of exporting countries within the meat and livestock sector in the past decade have been identified in new statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

After initially confusing food businesses as to whether they must comply with upcoming draft European Union (EU) rules on country-of-origin labelling, the European Commission has told GlobalMeatNews that its planned new rules will be voluntary.

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the findings of a report published by Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are “very stark” for farming and food...

Brexiting Britain is key beneficiary of EU animal diseases money

Brexiting Britain is key beneficiary of EU animal diseases money

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

The European Commission has announced its latest funding for helping European Union (EU) member states fight animal diseases, such as bovine tuberculosis, rabies, bovine brucellosis, African swine fever and lumpy skin disease, by allocating more than...

An SABC TV segment found that Brazilian chicken be thawed and refrozen multiple times before reaching shoppers

Brazilian chicken a ‘serious health risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s antidumping PR machine has claimed it’s “no surprise” imported Brazilian chicken could be thawed and refrozen before reaching consumers, an allegation reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Russian meat producers say they will back the government's opposition to the EU

Russia to fight EU retaliatory duty bid over pigmeat ban

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.

German pork exports to Japan have increased substantially

Japan: 2017 German pork imports in stellar growth

By Jens Kastner

Japan’s German pork imports grew by 36% in the January-October period of last year (2017) compared to the same period of 2016, representing by far the highest growth rate for national exports of pork to Japan.