Speakers at the event in Japan House believe that sake has potential to appeal to a greater range of UK consumers. Image Source: Eriko Koga/Getty Images

The appeal of Japanese drinks to consumers in the UK and North America

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Japanese drinks such as matcha and sake are being brought to ‘Western’ countries such as the UK and North American countries. Japanese sake is mostly drunk in restaurants the UK, although an event in Kensington, London stressed that it can be more versatile....

European cured meats from Spain and Italy and wowing Japanese consumers

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

By Kathryn Wortley

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese specialist producers.

Russia is close to approving heat-treated meat exports to Japan

Russia set to approve heat-treated meat exports to Japan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is close to approving veterinary certificates for exports of meat, in particular heat-treated beef, from the Kaliningrad facility of Miratorg to Japan, Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor reported on 5 December. 


Chaucer sold to Japanese food firm in €122m deal

By Louis Gore-Langton

British food firm Chaucer has been sold to Japanese manufacturer Nagatanien in a £102.8m (€122.8m) deal which the freeze-dried food manufacturer says will help it expand into the US and Asia.

The governemnt says exporting beef tongue shows business can optimise raw materials

Denmark exports tongue to Japan

By Oscar Rousseau

The Danish government has confirmed it will export diaphragm muscle, cattle tongue and other bi-products to Japan, after a 15-year trade embargo was lifted.

Beef imports to Japan from Europe were worth ($5.1m in the first half of 2015

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

EU could soon ease Fukushima produce restrictions

EU could soon ease Fukushima produce restrictions

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese media have reported that the European Union may no longer require radiation screening for some food products imported into the bloc from the beginning of next year.

Without China, exports of EU pork would have fallen by -8%

China drives growth of EU pork exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Exports of pork in Europe reached the second-highest level on record thanks to a growing appetite for pork in China, new data from AHDB Pork has revealed.

France has put renewed emphasis on opening more export markets

Saudi Arabia opens market to French beef

By Chloe Ryan

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 15-year ban on French beef, opening a market closed due to BSE and offering potential to an industry hurt by low prices and the Russian embargo.

Argentine officials took part in a trade mission to China earlier this month

Argentina looks to boost market access for beef

By Georgi Gyton

The Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries recently held a beef market access working group meeting, as it looks to make further progress this year.

Japan Livestock would like to double the number of factories producing EU-approved Wagyu Beef

Japanese plan to raise wagyu sales in EU

By Oli Haenlein

Following the EU removal of a ban on imports of Japanese beef, the Asian country is looking to increase sales of the speciality meat Europe, as well as obtaining EU approval for more Japanese plants. 

Cattle numbers are expected to increase by 2% in 2015

Brazilian beef production and exports expected to rise

By Georgi Gyton

Exports of Brazilian beef are predicted to rise by 10% next year, according to the latest Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report, by the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Severe drought in Queensland helped drive Australian beef exports

Drought and demand boost Australian beef exports

By Lee Adendorff, in New South Wales

Australian beef and veal exporters have been buoyed by data from the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) showing record export numbers for the industry in 2013. The country exported nearly 1.1 million tonnes (t) of chilled...

Meat processor seeks expansion in Asia

Russian meat giant sets sights on Asia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s largest meat producer Miratorg has revealed plans to significantly increase exports of meat to markets in south-east Asia in coming years.

Japanese bean takes hold of Europe

Is azuki the next big bean?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The azuki bean, also known as adzuki and aduki, is more commonly found in Japanese kitchens, yet has recently been creeping into the European culinary consciousness. With its high nutritional value and gluten-free potential, could it be the next big thing...

US beef exports slide

US beef exports slide

By Flemmich Webb

US beef exports fell in March compared to same time last year, but increased slightly in value, according to statistics released by the US Department for Agriculture (USDA).

MicVac seals Japanese deal

IFFA 2013

MicVac seals Japanese deal

By Nicholas Robinson

Scandinavian food technology company MicVac announced a new venture in Asia at the international trade fair at IFFA in Frankfurt last weekend.

Australian meat exports to Russia have slowed down

Australian beef exports to Russia slow down

By Carina Perkins

Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

Mixed results for US meat exports

Mixed results for US meat exports

By Nicholas Robinson

Statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have showed mixed results for US exports of beef and pork during January this year.

Japan opens doors to EU beef

Japan opens doors to EU beef

By Carina Perkins

Japan has opened its markets to imports of beef and beef products from the European Union (EU) for the first time in 12 years.

EU-Japan look to free trade opportunity

EU-Japan look to free trade opportunity

By Carmen Paun and Wang Fangqing

A planned free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and Japan could end the Japanese BSE-linked ban on EU beef and veal imports, say industry representatives.


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