South Africa

The Fairplay Movement: frozen Brazilian chicken may be thawed, reworked and refrozen before reaching South Africans

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken.

Another case of avian influenza has been confirmed in South Africa

South Africa hit with fifth bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

A farm owned by one of South Africa’s biggest poultry processors, Astral Foods, has been hit with an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI). 

South Africa has toughened biosecurity measures, but has been hit with trade bans

Bird flu sees South Africa toughen live chicken sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Tightened controls on live chicken sales have been rolled out as South Africa’s government combats the country’s first-ever outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) strain H5N8. 

South Africa's chicken producers are threatened by EU imports

South Africa poultry producers push for duty protection

By Bill Corcoran

South Africa’s poultry industry is in crisis, according to local producers, who claim thousands of jobs will be lost because EU countries are bombarding its market with chicken pieces their own consumers do not want.  

More than 700 people marched to protest EU poultry import dumping

EU hits out at South Africa's poultry dumping protest

By Oscar Rousseau

The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit-hit chicken processors to cut jobs. 

Cavalier said the system helped manage information coming from its meat plants

South African meat processer hails digital tech

By Oscar Rousseau

Red meat processor Cavalier Group has lauded the impact the internet of things – dubbed South Africa’s fourth industrial revolution – has had on business.

USDA: South African consumers now have access to high-quality US beef

US beef arrives in South Africa

By Oscar Rousseau

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

The deal gives American pork access to over 50 million consumers in South Africa

South Africa opens door to US pork

By Aaron McDonald

The United States’ National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has welcomed the news that South Africa is now accepting pork exports from the US. 

The US government says meat exports to South Africa may be worth $75m annually

South Africa ends trade row with the US

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa has ended its trade dispute with the US, allowing most imports of beef, pork and poultry access to the market, after what the US described as “intense” negotiations

AMIE boss David Wolpert: SAPA

South African bodies lock horns on US poultry

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s Poultry Association (SAPA) has said it will not lower poultry testing standards to accommodate US imports, after an industry body criticised it for “stubborn protectionism” over the country’s poultry market.

The US is retaliating against persistent South African barriers to chicken, and other, meat imports

Obama punishes South Africa over chicken row

By Chloe Ryan

US president Barack Obama has suspended agricultural benefits to South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after its repeated refusal to resume imports of US chicken.