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UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

By Melodie Michel

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.

Ritual slaughter blamed for rise in E.coli and Campylobacter cases

Ritual slaughter blamed for rise in E.coli and Campylobacter cases

By Melodie Michel

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has declared that the rise in Campylobacter and E.coli cases in Europe was “directly related” to an alleged increase in ritual slaughterings, which she called a “sanitary bomb”.

UK processors reject EU ban on ‘desinewed meat’

UK processors reject EU ban on ‘desinewed meat’

By Melodie Michel

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has criticised the European Commission’s ban on ‘desinewed meat’ (DSM), a product obtained using low pressure to separate meat from bones, calling it “a criminal waste of a valuable product”.

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

By Alyson Magee

China is driving global prices for sheepmeat (as well as beef and pork), offering unlimited potential for exporters gaining access to the lucrative market, delegates at last week’s Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland’s (LMC) conference...

Anuga FoodTec enjoys best show to date

Anuga FoodTec enjoys best show to date

By Ed Bedington

Organisers behind Anuga FoodTec 2012 have declared the show the most successful to date, with visitor numbers rocketing by 25%.

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

By Melodie Michel

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

By Melodie Michel

UK exports of livestock products rose 22% in 2011, reaching £2.3bn, according to industry levy bodies Eblex and Bpex.

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

By Melodie Michel

UK processor Hilton Food Group has reported a 13.6% revenue growth in 2011, driven by the opening of a new meat-packing facility in Denmark and the recovery of raw material meat prices.

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