Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Russia has leapt to the defense of Brazil's under-fire meat safety standards

Russia defends Brazil over rotten meat scandal

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has enhanced laboratory controls over meat imported from Brazil but will take no further action following the rotten meat scandal, according to Julia Melano, press secretary of Russia’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Brazil's agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said the move is 'good news' for meat exporters

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Over 2.7 million packs of Parma Ham were shipped in 2015

Russian drama for Parma as ham sales fall

By Oscar Rousseau

Full-year trading figures for Parma Ham show strong export growth for the dry-cured charcuterie favourite. But, predictably, sales in Russia have dropped as the Kremlin embargo heaped pressure on the pork industry. 

Domestic pork consumption is expected to increase to 22.4kg per capita in Russia next year

Russian pork production expected to grow in 2015

By Georgi Gyton

Production of pork in Russia is forecast to increase by close to 6.5% next year, to 2.83 million metric tonnes (mmt), according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

The FDA is welcoming input on a vital draft guidance on US food imports, but time to weigh in is running out.

Weigh in on FDA food import rules

By Jenni Spinner

Food firms only have a few more days to weigh in on a rule requires companies to give a heads up on imported edibles; an expert from SGS offers advice on the particulars and the potential impact on processing firms worldwide.

NPA has accused retailers of turning back to imported pork

UK retailers accused of backsliding after horsemeat scandal

By Ed Bedington

UK pig bosses claim retailers are already backing away from the promises of shorter supply chains made in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and are yet again turning to overseas imports on products like pork and bacon.

Russia resumes exports to Georgia

Russia resumes exports to Georgia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

By mid-July, Russia will be entitled to restart exports of meat products to Georgia. The agreement was reached on 18 June during bilateral negotiations between the two countries, which will resume trade relations for the first time since the war in 2008,...

BSE case could boost US beef exports to Russia

BSE case could boost US beef exports to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The re-emergence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the US could lead to a short-term increase in US beef exports to Russia, Russian analysts have said.


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