27-Jan-2012 By Arabella Mileham
The Welsh meat industry has claimed that it is only a matter of time before the USA lifts its restrictions and allows exports of red meat from the EU.
27-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Beef exporters have the potential to increase their revenue by 10% to over $6bn in 2012, the Brazilian Association of Meat Export Industries (Abiec) has announced.
27-Jan-2012 By Ed Bedington
The UK government is stepping up activity on the food and drink export market in a bid to boost the country’s flagging economy.
26-Jan-2012 By Arabella Mileham
The organisation which regulates and enforces food safety and public health across the UK has caused controversy by publishing the first round of audits of approved slaughterhouses and cutting plants, as well as a list of establishments which it deems...
26-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
The European Commission (EC) is in discussion with Thailand to potentially lift the ban on fresh chicken at the end of June 2012, after eight years of suspended trade.
25-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
The French union for pork processors (SNIV-SNCP) has called for a reform of the pig industry to maintain the country’s competitiveness on the European market.
23-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
The recently discovered Schmallenberg virus, causing abortion and fetal abnormalities in ruminants, needs to be monitored closely according to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) director Bernard Vallat.
20-Jan-2012 By Arabella Mileham
Agricultural scientists in Scotland and Brazil have signed a formal agreement for research teams from the two countries to work together on joint projects.
20-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is likely to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics on livestock in the next few years, OIE director Bernard Vallat has said.
19-Jan-2012 By Arabella Mileham
The European Union (EU) is launching a new strategy for animal welfare, as it says the current uniform approach has caused varying levels of compliance across member states that has not guaranteed the real welfare of animals, and has caused economic and...
19-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will ask banks to fund a global campaign to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at its next conference on the topic.
18-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
French beef and veal production is expected to go down by 5% in 2012, following two years of increase, the Institut de l’Elevage (livestock institute) has revealed.
1m signatures demand legislative change against long-distance animal travel
18-Jan-2012 By MJ Deschamps
Over one million people have signed an online petition calling for change in European Union (EU) legislation that would make journey times shorter for animals being transported to slaughter, and improve the overall welfare of livestock.
16-Jan-2012 By Ann Marie Foley
Agri-food’s role in getting Ireland out of its economic crisis received a boost, as food exports grew at three times the rate of total merchandise exports in the first nine months of 2011.
Processed meat could increase pancreatic cancer risk
16-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Eating 50g of processed meat a day could increase the risk of getting pancreatic cancer by 19%, a Swedish Karolinska Institute study has found.
New guidelines for animal welfare during transport
16-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
European animal welfare organisations have teamed up with meat associations to publish a new set of guidelines for the transport of live cattle.
Meat slicer boosts processor’s productivity
16-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Leading Middle East processor Al Nabil Company for Food Products has doubled its throughput since installing a new meat slicer.
12-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Animal welfare organisations have asked the European Commission to suspend livestock trade between the EU and Turkey until transport conditions are improved.
Australian beef and lamb exports up 3%
12-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Australian beef and lamb exports jumped 3% in 2011 to 949,195 and 160,007 tonnes swt respectively.
11-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
EU meat companies need to control supply growth in order to improve margins in a fragile economic environment, a Rabobank report has revealed.
10-Jan-2012 By Melodie Michel
Power in the world’s meat market is expected to stay concentrated in Europe and North America despite growing pressure from emerging economies, a new report shows.
Italy: EU bans pork exports from Sardinia due to ASF
21-Dec-2011 By Melodie Michel
The European Commission has banned all pork product exports from the Italian island of Sardinia to member states due to an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak.
20-Dec-2011 By James Fuller
By 2050 the world’s burgeoning population will consume two-thirds more animal protein than at present, requiring huge efficiency gains in livestock production, say industry experts.
16-Dec-2011 By Carina Perkins
Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins reports on some of the...
16-Dec-2011 By Melodie Michel
Kantar Worldpanel communications director Ed Garner talks about the impact of the recession and the 2012 outlook for major UK supermarkets.
08-Dec-2011 By Ed Bedington
UK poultry farmers have pledged to cut antibiotic use in response to challenges laid down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Promar International Analysis
07-Dec-2011 By Andrew McLay, Promar International
In terms of the European pig industry, Germany is without doubt the power house of the region for both consumption and production.
East meets West
Spice up your life with some Eastern mysticism - but make sure you're no fusion fool, says Richard Fox
France fuels obesity fight concerns, new laws proposed
Fears that French people could reach the obesity levels currently preoccupying US health officials has prompted the country's opposition party to call for new laws to tackle increasing weight gain.
Hilton Foods invests in new processing factory
Hilton Foods has invested €9.4 million in a start-up program that will see a new plant built in Drogheda in Ireland. The plant is expected to create 175 job opportunities and meat produced in the factory will be supplied to Tesco UK.
Uniq proposes poultry unit sale
Uniq the European chilled convenience food group, is considering selling its UK poultry sector. The proposal has been influenced by the loss of the Burger King business, and the outbreaks of Avian flu, which has had a disproportionate impact on its poultry...
Disposals, currencies hit Campofrio
Spain's biggest meat processor Campofrio has reported declines in both sales and profits for the first nine months of the year, affected by currency exchange rates and disposals. But operating profits were helped by strong new product sales.
EU raps Poles
The European Commission has warned the Polish government that the country must do more to bring food safety standards relating to meat production in line with current EU regulations.
Danish fears of strict export restrictions have been put at bay as pigs suspected of swine fever test negative to preliminary examinations.
Asda goes oriental
UK supplier of oriental chilled ready meals, Kwoks Foods, has launched a new product range for one of the UK's largest supermarkets.
Danish bacon up
Denmark's Bacon and Meat Council has predicted that Danish pork prices are set to rise.
Contamination warnings from the UK food agency highlights yet another food product containing the illegal dye Sudan 1 and issues a follow-up warning about eating venison products containing meat contaminated with the drugs immobilon and revivon.
Newcastle in Sweden
The highly contagious poultry virus Newcastle Disease has been found at a poultry farm in northern Sweden.
Poor poultry performance
French meat processor Duc saw turnover slump by nearly 12 per cent in the first half of the year, as it felt the impact of competition from both cheaper and more expensive products.
English quality beef and lamb are to get their own distinctive label.
EU to compensate
The European Commission has decided to pay an advance of €1.25 million to Belgium farmers for losses they occurred due to avian influenza outbreaks in the first half of 2003.
Belgium ends BSE herd slaughter
Belgian government officials said that the country will cease the eradication of entire herds in the case of new outbreaks of mad cow disease on farms, but slaughter cows selectively.
Ukraine to restart US poultry imports
Ukraine has agreed to start imports of US poultry following a two-year ban. The hard-fought settlement was reached after months of tough negotiations between the two nations.
PDO focus adds value to Cremonini
Italian meat processor Cremonini is keen to increase production of typically Italian cured meats that benefit from PDO or PGI status offering greater added value to the company.
Swedish chickens are role models
Sweden's animal welfare programme should serve as a model for the rest of the EU, claims the Swedish Poultry Meat Association.
US-Russian meat relations thaw
US president George Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin have announced a ground-breaking agreement on the import and export of meat.
The place to meet
Meat, sausage, game and poultry are at the heart of Anuga Meat, one of the sectors at Cologne-based global food fair Anuga.
Newcastle found in Denmark
An outbreak of Newcastle disease, a highly contagious poultry virus, has been reported in Denmark.
Commission authorises Spain to pay
The European Commission has added Spain to the list of Member States authorised to make advance payments in a number of meat sectors.
Good news from the East
Meat processors in Japan have reported increased slaughter figures. According to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Japanese beef plants processed over 107,000 cattle in July 2003.