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Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

By Aidan Fortune

Irish cattle farmers have called on the government to resolve the Chinese suspension of beef trade following the confirmation of atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Ireland.

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to cut a path through Asia, with Indonesia the latest country in the region to have a confirmed case of the disease.

Irish Whiskey is on the list of European GIs protected in China. Pic:getty/vincent20044

EU and China agree GI protection for 200 products

By Rachel Arthur

The EU and China have concluded negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China; and 100 Chinese Geographical Indications in the EU.

African Swine Fever marches on

African Swine Fever marches on

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) is expected to result in the deaths of a quarter of the pigs globally and there may be nothing we can do about it.

Interporc received a delegation from China to discuss trade relations

Spanish pork industry strengthens Chinese relations

By Aidan Fortune

The Spanish pork trade body Interporc received a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of China, headed by its vice minister, to advance relations between the two countries.

Tönnies and Dekon sign the memorandum of understanding for the new project in China

Tönnies launches joint venture in China

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processing business Tönnies Holding and the Dekon Group are launching a joint venture for a slaughter and butchering centre in the Sichuan region of China.

Russian meat firms could benefit from a deal to export poultry to China

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia is planning to promote exports of poultry and pork to China and has already started talks with the Chinese government to increase exports beyond their current low volumes. 

Rotten pork from Denmark was found in a dump in China

Chinese authorities investigate dumped pork

By Mark Godfrey

Worries over cold chain integrity and food safety in the imported meat business have arisen in China, where authorities are seeking to trace the origins of a shipment of Danish pork found in a city dump. 

One shipment of Olymel pig trotters contained traces of the banned drug ractopamine

Farmers probed as China finds banned drug in pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Canadian pork processor Olymel LP is investigating hundreds of its pork suppliers after a shipment of pig feet to China tested positive for residues of the banned growth-enhancing drug ractopamine.

Several Cantonese mooncake manufacturers believe the Western market is ready for the introduction of mooncakes.

Bakery China 2017

China to familiarize Western market with ‘pinyin’ baked treats

By Gill Hyslop

China’s diverse bakery industry – encompassing bakers of traditional ‘pinyin’ (literally translated as ‘Chinese style cakes and snacks’) and producers of modern items like croissants and waffles – is growing at a rate that far exceeds most other segments.

Europe's ractopamine ban means it will still enjoy strong pork exports to China in 2017

Europe’s China-bound pork exports set to fall

By Oscar Rousseau

Analysts warn Europe’s share of lucrative pork exports to China will fall as competition from the Americas - driven by Canada's drug-free pig herd - puts pressure on EU trade.

Atria's CEO was not able to confirm the economic impact of the Chinese deal

Atria hails ‘huge opportunity’ with China

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria has unlocked China’s pork market and hopes to export pig meat to one of the world’s most coveted, cash-rich markets by 2017.

Iraq has been earmarked as an area of export growth

China aids exports to Iraq

By Mark Godfrey

One of America’s biggest poultry firms has secured exports to Iraq – thanks to help from China. 

Russian sausage exports could help processors who have endured years of falling profits

Russia eyes sausage trade with China and Japan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is looking to export sausages and processed meat products to Japan, South Korea and China, according to the Meat Processors Association of the Far East. 

The money that can be made in China is likely to create pork export arms race

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

By Oscar Rousseau

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand all boosted exports of beef to China in 2015

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

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