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November 9, 2018

Banham Poultry owed £41m to creditors, report shows

Norfolk chicken firm Banham Poultry owed more than £41m when it went into administration last month, a new report reveals. The Attleborough-based company experienced a cashflow crunch over the summer and was sold to Derbyshire-based Chesterfield Poultry in a pre-pack administration, a deal which safeguarded 1,100 jobs. Full story – Eastern Daily Press Mark Shields

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October 18, 2018

BSE confirmed at Aberdeenshire farm

A case of BSE – so-called mad cow disease – has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said a movement ban was now in place on the unnamed farm. Investigations are under way to identify the origin of the disease – the first of its kind in Scotland in […]

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Over 34,500 pigs culled in China in the past week due to ASF outbreaks

Over 34,500 pigs have been killed and disposed of in China in the past week due to seven individual outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF). Statistics available from the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) show that the outbreaks were detected between Friday, October 12, and Sunday, October 14. The outbreaks were discovered in both backyard farms and […]

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China urges more oversight of large pig farms amid disease epidemic

China’s vice agriculture minister said on Wednesday that local governments should step up their oversight of large-scale pig farms and breeding farms as another province reported a fresh outbreak of the highly contagious African swine fever. China has reported almost 40 separate outbreaks of the deadly disease in 10 provinces and municipalities since the first […]

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October 16, 2018

UK releases draft review for meat processing industry

The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have released a series of recommendations for the meat processing industry following a six-month review. The review was originally announced in February and comes in response to a number of high profile non-compliance issues identified at meat cutting plants. By issuing recommendations, FSA and […]

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September 25, 2018

No-deal Brexit a ‘grisly’ prospect for farming, warn industry leaders

Food and farming industry representatives have issued a stark warning about the negative impact of a “no-deal” Brexit, following publication of the latest “technical notes” by Defra. Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief executive Ian Wright described such an outcome as “grisly”, saying it would bring chaos to the ports, serious disruption to food supplies, […]

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British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

During the week ending September 9, the average R3 heifer price in the EU was 384.5c/kg – an increase of 2.4c/kg from 382.1c/kg in the week ending August 12. According to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), Britain moved into first place on the league table during the week ending September 9, with an equivalent […]

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Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

As has been the case over the previous few weeks, spring lamb base quotes continue to remain under pressure in plants across the country. As it stands, the majority of major lamb buyers are offering 450-460c/kg (excluding Quality Assurance (QA) bonuses) for suitably-fleshed lambs.   full story – Agriland Sean Cummins

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EU urged to drop Mercosur deal

Top European Union politicians must ensure there is no Mercosur deal on beef while Brexit remains unresolved, the Ulster Farmers’ Union has said. The comment came as European Commission officials hold talks in Uruguay with prominent South American politicians representing Mercosur. The Latin American trade bloc consists of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. full story […]

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Russia halts import of Bulgarian meat products

Russia’s Federal Veterinary Service  has halted the import of meat products from Bulgaria. The decision was taken due to concerns about the recent discovery of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Bulgarian pigs. The restrictions also apply to live pigs, pig embryos and boar sperm, as well as sheep and goat products. full story  Yoan Stanev

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April 4, 2018

Brazilian beef exports come under EU spotlight

A delegation of Agriculture Committee MEPs will travel to Brazil  to examine what has been done so far to ensure safety of beef exports to the EU, following the tainted meat scandal. The delegation will meet the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, federal parliamentarians and representatives of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Institute. They will also travel […]

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March 13, 2018

AHDB carcase classification subsidiary to move to private sector

AHDB is in advanced talks with private business HallMark Veterinary Compliance Services about taking over its commercial meat classification subsidiary The levy body said the move was necessary to secure the long term future of independent classification services for farmers across Great Britain and was in response to a challenging business environment and the need […]

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February 25, 2018

ABP wins deal to supply Irish beef to China

Irish beef supplier ABP has signed a £45 million contract to supply beef to China’s mainland and Taiwan. Under a three-year exclusive agreement recently signed with a Taiwan-headquartered restaurant chain Wowprime Corporation, the beef will be supplied to the 400 restaurants operated by Wowprime in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The signing of the agreement […]

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February 22, 2018

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on UK lamb exports

Lamb from the UK will soon be heading to Saudi Arabia in a deal which could be worth £25 million over the next five years. Saudi Arabian authorities have this week lifted the ban on sheep meat from the UK, following a detailed process to gain access to this new and lucrative market. Exports of […]

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ABP signs first Irish deal to sell beef in China

Larry Goodman’s ABP has secured the first contract to supply Irish beef to China, ahead of the widely-anticipated opening up of the huge Asian market. The ABP Food Group has signed a €50m deal to supply Chinese restaurant chain Wowprime in what is a significant first for the sector here. ABP has been assessing opportunities […]

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February 12, 2018

Fairfax Meadow recalls products after FSA inspections

Derby-based Fairfax Meadow has begun the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meat products from its customers in the catering trade following unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on Thursday 8 February. Fairfax’s customers include Jurys Inn, Greene King, Crowne Plaza, Marriott, Giraffe restaurants, Nando’s and Wetherspoons. The firm, which […]

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Upcoming Events

jun 2 - jun 22
VIV EUROPE 2018
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    VIV EUROPE 2018 JAARBEURS, THE NETHERLANDS – JUNE 20-22  WORLD EXPO FROM FEED TO FOOD   WORLD EXPO FROM FEED TO FOOD

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jun 2 - jun 22
ANUFOOD China
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ANUFOOD China has transformed into the global food & beverage exhibition serving North Asia. From Nov. 21st to 23rd, ANUFOOD China 2018 edition will be held in Beijing, at China National Convention Center. As the Global International F&B platform with total floor area of 39,000sqm, ANUFOOD China is the must attend show in 2018. We look forward […]

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jun 2 - jun 22
Tavola 2018
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11-12-13 MARCH 2018   The Tavola trade fair has no equal.  It was first set up in 1982 and since then it has created a unique niche for itself by specialising in premium food and drinks.  Strong market leaders and small artisan producers guarantee an unusual assortment of strictly selected delicatessen and delicious high-end products.  

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