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March 5, 2019

Campaign to push back against inaccuracies about beef industry

Scotland’s red meat industry has united behind a £500,000 campaign that ‘pushes back’ against current misinformation directed at the beef sector. The Know Your Beef campaign has been developed by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) with the aim of inspiring consumers about Scotch Beef’s quality, sustainability and welfare credentials. Due to launch on Monday, March 4, […]

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No new market will save Irish beef from Brexit – Meat Industry Ireland boss

There is no silver bullet in terms of a new market that will save Ireland and the beef sector from the impact of a no-deal Brexit, Cormac Healy, director of Meat Industry Ireland (MII), told RTÉ’s Countrywide on Saturday morning. He said while the industry has been working on market access to new markets, “none of those […]

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China pork producers surge as swine disease cuts supply

Shares in China’s leading pig producers have soared to record levels despite one of the worst disease outbreaks in years, as investors bet on tightening pork supplies and strong government support for leading producers.   China is battling the world’s fastest spreading outbreak of African swine fever, an incurable pig disease that has been confirmed […]

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Vietnam calls for ‘drastic measures’ to fight African swine fever

Vietnam’s prime minister has called for “drastic measures” to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.   The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, has spread rapidly across neighbouring China since August, and has been found in seven areas […]

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February 26, 2019

Over 450 jobs at risk at Tulip meat plant

More than 450 jobs are at risk at a site belonging to one of the UK’s largest meat processing companies. Tulip Ltd’s Boston plant supplies Marks & Spencer, but the meat firm said it had been unsuccessful in securing a new deal with the High Street giant. It said the site, which employs 464 people, […]

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February 25, 2019

Processors under pressure to fulfil Chinese beef contracts

Irish meat processors have voiced concerns about not being able to meet the volume of beef required for Chinese contracts – and are calling for further plants to be approved for export to China – according to Department of Agriculture officials.     full story  – Agriland Sylvester Phelan

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February 2, 2019

Poland to employ more inspectors to prevent suspect meat exports

Polish authorities will install cameras in slaughterhouses and employ more health inspectors to prevent exports of contaminated beef to other EU countries, chief veterinarian Pawel Niemczuk said on Thursday, after a TV report showed sick cows being taken for slaughter. “Video surveillance will be available 24 hours a day, but there should be someone with […]

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January 10, 2019

Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after BSE crisis

Japan will end a ban on British beef and lamb that has been in place since the mad cow disease epidemic. The move comes ahead of a meeting between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Theresa May. The leaders are expected to announce funding for technology collaborations at the Downing Street meeting on Thursday. Brexit […]

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January 8, 2019

China’s top pig farmers see sharp fall in profits amid disease epidemic

China’s major pig farmers sharply cut 2018 profit estimates on Monday, after fast-spreading African swine fever hit prices and demand for pork in the world’s largest hog producer. Muyuan Foods Co. Ltd cut its 2018 net profit forecast to between 500 million yuan ($73 million) and 550 million yuan, down at least 20 percent from […]

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January 7, 2019

Brazil meat exports slump on trade bans, logistics issues

Export sales by Brazilian meat processors lagged last year as trade bans and a domestic truckers’ strike weighed on their ability to serve major customers like Russia and the European Union, according to data released by trade group ABPA on Thursday. Europe banned 20 Brazilian chicken plants because of food safety concerns, while Russia froze […]

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Veganuary’s ‘false claim of crimes’ damaging animal welfare and human health

Industry bods are making a stand against Veganuary and its ‘false claim of crimes’ to set the record straight on the red meat sector. The misguided and misleading campaign, in the National Sheep Association’s (NSA) own words, was damaging against animal welfare, the environment and human health, and criticism from welfare campaigners – among others […]

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January 2, 2019

Ban on ritual slaughter in Belgium’s Walloon Region

Jewish communities in Belgium’s Dutch-speaking region now have to rely on imported meat from Hungary and the Netherlands, as a ban on ritual slaughter goes into effect. full story – i24 news Polina Garaev

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Hong Kong’s pork prices likely to rise due to swine fever outbreak

Numbers of pigs imported from across the border fell by half over six days around Christmas, though industry spokesman says this was due to a dip in demand Price increases have so far been limited to individual shops, but one Michelin-starred restaurant has been forced to cut back on one of its pork liver dishes […]

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Animals turned away from factories as veterinary dispute continues

Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the country’s representative body for the meat processing industry, has said that some animals are being turned away from factories as a result of industrial action by Temporary Veterinary Inspectors (TVIs). full story – agriland Charles O’Donnell

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Meat industry deserves more respect, says chief

The leader of Scotland’s red meat processors has slammed anti-meat lobbyists for allegedly making claims which cannot be backed up with independent evidence. full story – courier.co.uk Nancy Nicolson

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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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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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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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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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