Meat Products

A showstopping meat cake is one of the 40 ideas cooked up by the two Greek chefs

Marvellous meat products – in pictures

By Oscar Rousseau

Two Greek chefs have published a book in their native country chronicling the recent history of meat development and creating 40 outrageously creative meat products.

The Pakistan meat industry has been criticised by the CCP

Competition Commission of Pakistan slams meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses following a critical report into the country’s meat industry. 

Dow is to launch two new products at this year's IFFA

Dow launches two fat-cutting products at IFFA

By Oscar Rousseau

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has launched two fat-fighting solutions for meat manufacturers at Germany’s triennial meat processing trade show IFFA. 

Report reviews correlation between environmental contaminants in meat and human health

Report questions meat’s relationship with cancer

By Aaron McDonald

In light of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) report last October identifying a correlation between meat consumption and cancer, a new report questions the health impacts of environmental contaminants in meat. 

ADM's SUPERB can help

ADM launches soya ingredient for meat products

By Oscar Rousseau

US ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has said it plans to launch a soya product that can be used to boost protein and fibre content in meat products at IFFA. 

Analysts question how badly the meat safety row will hit Auchan's Russian sales

Auchan faces Russian complaints over meat quality

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products samples, found in five Auchan outlets in Moscow and Moscow Oblast, contain excessive levels of E.coli, S.aureus, as well as tetracycline antibiotics, according to an investigation by Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Around 20% of meat producers

Russian meat industry braced for bankruptcy

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s meat industry could face a tsunami of bankruptcies across its poultry and red meat processing sectors within the next two years, the Meat Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has claimed.

Data showed how meat products (excluding poultry) remain the EU’s major source of E.coli contamination

Salmonella in poultry still a major risk says EU alert service

By Keith Nuthall

The annual report of the European Union’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) has revealed a 25% increase in notifications of food or feed health risks compared to the year before, with salmonella in poultry being a particularly noteworthy risk.

Researchers said the public should not be overly worried by the findings

MRSA found in UK retail meat products

By Joseph James Whitworth

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been found in retail meat products from supermarkets in the UK.

Russia’s demand for meat has already driven exports from Chinese companies such as Shuanghui Group

China’s meat producers seek more export opportunities in Russia

By Elsa Reed

Five more Chinese companies have filed requests with China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to export meat products to Russia, as China’s meat sector sees growing export opportunities in the market.

The livestock industry needs food producers, retailers and consumers to show cooperation and a willingness to pay for products produced with a reduced environmental impact, say the researchers.

Food labels could reduce livestock environmental impacts

By Nathan Gray

The use of ‘single-focus’ labels on food products could be a small change that leads to a big difference in reducing the environmental impacts of livestock on water availability, say researchers.

Rosselkhoznadzor has not ruled out the possibility of banning the supply of animal products from Belarus

Russia threatens ban meat on imports from Belarus due to EU re-exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Rosselkhoznadzor has not ruled out the possibility of banning the supply of animal products from Belarus, due to a number of veterinary legislation violations revealed in a number of inspections in recent months, said Sergei Dankvert, head of the Russian...

Meat labelling in the EU

New EU labelling rules could disrupt trade, says industry

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

New national origin labelling rules for pork, sheep, goat and poultry meat made in the European Union (EU) could reduce the trade in meat products between the 28 EU countries, EU senior meat industry figures have warned.

Georgia and Moldova emerge as markets for EU pork

Georgia and Moldova emerge as markets for EU pork

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels, and Jonathan Dyson

Pork meat producers stand to benefit from the comprehensive free trade agreements the European Union (EU) has signed with Georgia and Moldova at the end of November.

Soy protein can aid water absorpotion and binding

ADM launches clean label protein for meat products

By Nicholas Robinson

A new soya protein designed to bind water and fats into emulsified meat products, such as frankfurters and luncheon meat, has been launched for the African and Middle Eastern markets.

Ukraine to start exporting meat to Palestine

Ukraine initiates meat exports to Palestine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine will start the export of meat products to the Palestinian market, with the first shipments to be sent in the coming months, according to a recently signed agreement between the two countries.

Russia has banned chilled meat from Lithuania

Russia bans import of chilled meat from Lithuania

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has temporarily banned imports of chilled pork and beef from Lithuania, claiming that meat exports from the country have violated the veterinary rules of the Customs Union.

UK MPs have slammed food safety regulators for slow progress in horsemeat scandal

UK MPs slam slow progress on horsemeat scandal

By Carina Perkins

The UK needs a more effective food safety regulator, which has the power to force retailers and processors to carry out DNA testing on meat, a group of MPs investigating the horsemeat scandal have concluded.

Horsemeat has been found in Russian sausages (stock photo)

Russia finds horse DNA in more sausages

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has found horsemeat in sausages from two more Russian meat producers – Mortadel Company and the Klin meat processing plant.

Horsemeat has been found in sausages produced in Russia

Horsemeat found in domestic Russian product

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The horsemeat scandal expanded into Russia this week, following the discovery of horse DNA in a shipment of sausages issued by a Russian company.

Horsemeat scandal extends across Baltics

Horsemeat scandal extends across Baltics

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The horsemeat scandal has continued to gain momentum across the Baltics, with Russia, Latvia and Lithuania discovering contaminated meat products.

Horsemeat: Russia considers banning EU meat imports

Horsemeat scandal: Russia considers EU meat ban

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia may impose temporary restrictions on meat imports from the European Union (EU) because of the horsemeat scandal, the country’s chief medical officer has claimed.

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

By Melodie Michel

The European meat industry has criticised a decision by the European Parliament not to introduce food labelling that would display percentages of cuts in salt, fat and sugar.

FSA happy with meat safety

FSA happy with meat safety

Concerns that uncooked meats and meat products on sale in the UK
could contain high levels of the potentially harmful chemical
1,3-dichloropropanol (1,3-DCP) have proven unfounded following an
investigation by the government-funded...


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