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April 25, 2019

Supermarket meat ‘fit to eat’ after 50 days, study finds

Supermarket meat is fit to eat after up to 50 days on the shelf, scientific research has found, as sell-by dates could soon be relaxed.   Advances in food packaging means beef can stay fresh and safe for consumption for up to seven weeks, a report by the  British Meat Processors Association found, as long as it […]

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Tyson Foods sells stake in Beyond Meat amid rising tensions

Tyson Foods has quietly sold its stake in alternative protein company Beyond Meat, which is expected to go public next week at a valuation north of $1 billion. Tyson had a 6.5% ownership stake in Beyond Meat when the company filed for its IPO last November, having invested a total of $23 million between 2016 […]

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Walmart creates Angus beef supply chain, cutting out meat processors

Walmart Inc is taking control of the supply chain for Angus beef sold in some of its stores, cutting out meat processors as the company looks to offer higher quality products in an intensely competitive grocery industry. The world’s largest retailer said on Wednesday that the move would allow it to ensure supplies of quality […]

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April 17, 2019

China pork prices could rise 70 per cent this year, with millions of animals facing cull

Pork prices in mainland China may rise by more than 70 per cent year on year to record levels in the second half of 2019 following a drop in hog supplies, Tang Ke, a department director at China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs, said. Chinese farmers have had to cull their pig populations to […]

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‘Forward pricing should be an option for all factory cattle’

A farm lobby group has questioned how processors can put a mechanism in place that allows a form of forward pricing for dairy beef whilst “beef finishers face huge losses this year due to the collapse in beef price”. The Beef Plan Movement has highlighted the question saying: “If a form of forward pricing can […]

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April 16, 2019

7th Irish plant approved to export beef to China

Liffey Meats has become the seventh Irish meat processor to get approval to export to China, it has been confirmed. The decision follows initial approval last year for six other Irish beef processing plants including: BP Clones; Donegal Meat Processors (Foyle Meats); Slaney Foods International; ABP Nenagh; Kepak Clonee; and Dawn Meats Charleville. A further […]

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NZ Sheep meat exports affected by Brexit

Ongoing Brexit uncertainty is having a negative impact on New Zealand sheep meat exports, with January export volumes plunging 32% year-on-year, Rabobank’s latest Agribusiness Monthly report says. Global demand and in-market prices in New Zealand’s key export markets remained generally strong and the Chinese market, in particular, continued to perform very well. However, it was […]

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New Family Meat Business Saves Snowdonia Abattoir

Two North Wales farming families have launched their own meat business, and in the process have safeguarded the future of Snowdonia’s last abattoir. Tesni and Dafydd Wyn Jones, who farm near Trawsfynydd, have joined forces with friends and neighbours Dewi and Megan Williams, to create Cig Eryri (Snowdonia Meat), in a bid to create a broader market […]

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British meat given Canadian audience

Pork, beef and lamb will be on the menu when the UK’s meat levy boards attend Canada’s premier food event in Toronto later this month. The show is expected to attract around 18,000 visitors from 50 countries, giving the AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland and Meat Promotion Wales the opportunity to showcase produce with a view […]

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April 15, 2019

The battle to define ‘real’ meat and food products

Should a plant-based food product that’s developed to look and taste like a hamburger actually be labeled as meat? How about a food product that’s been developed in a lab from animal cells? Those are some of the questions that lawmakers in at least 17 states across the West, Plains, and South are considering, primarily […]

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April 2, 2019

Don’t blame beef cattle for global warming

Beef cattle are not a major factor in global warming, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-led study says. “We found that the greenhouse gas emissions in our analysis were not all that different from what other credible studies had shown and were not a significant contributor to long-term global warming,” said Alab Rotz, an agricultural […]

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Fears meat processors could move live cattle to UK plants under no-deal Brexit

There are fears that Irish meat processors, which own plants in Ireland and the UK, could move live cattle for processing in UK plants in the event of a hard Brexit. Speaking in the Dail today, Sinn Fein agriculture spokesman Martin Kenny said a number of Irish meat processors have plants in both Ireland and […]

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March 25, 2019

China: Sluggish Demand Can’t Break Swine Fever’s Grip on Pork Prices

Pork prices increased in March despite sluggish demand, underlining that the meat has been in short supply as African swine fever has continued to spread around the country, analysts said. The price of pork has also been on the rise in March. The average price for lean pork meat was 20.16 yuan per kilogram from […]

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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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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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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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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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