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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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China approves imports from Danish Crown

China has approved the import of Danish salami, frankfurter sausages and canned pork, top processor Danish Crown said this week, clearing the way for shipments of higher-value processed meat to the world’s top pork consumer. The agreement, which comes after more than nine years of talks between China and Denmark, allows two factories owned by […]

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EU-Mercosur trade talks close with key gaps remaining

Negotiators for the European Union and Latin American bloc Mercosur have concluded two weeks of talks in Brussels on a free trade deal with no clear breakthrough and no formal offers made. The two sides’ negotiating teams have agreed to continue discussions in Asuncion, Paraguay, in the week beginning Feb. 19, a Commission spokesman said […]

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February 7, 2018

China pig prices plunge

Pig prices in China are falling ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday that is the nation’s peak pork eating period, underlining concerns about plentiful supplies in the world’s top producer. The average price paid by large slaughterhouses for pigs has dropped by about 10 percent in the last month according to industry website Soozhu.com. […]

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February 3, 2018

Another attempt to save IOM abattoir

’A more commercially focused plant providing better returns for farmers.’ This is the aim of Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture He said this as the new operator, the Isle of Man Meat Company Ltd, met with producers, butchers, retailers and the Manx National Farmers’ Union. The meeting was led by Andrew […]

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Fears of beef industry sell-out grow as EU pushes for South America trade deal

Irish agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has been urged to force a rethink on the “sell-out” of beef farmers amid moves to close a trade deal with the South American Mercosur countries. Concerns have been raised after sources close to the high-level talks say the EU raised the potential for access of beef to the bloc […]

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January 28, 2018

Do-good meat: are investors only after their pound of flesh?

What do Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio all have in common? Aside from vast wealth and fame, all three are backing “alt- meat” – a fake meat they say has all the taste but none of the climate problems that come with traditional cattle farming. “If you’re able to create a product that […]

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January 26, 2018

Scotland’s niche meat producers work in an ‘abattoir desert’

TANGIBLE political support is now needed to help create small local abattoirs that can underpin niche meat markets across Scotland’s more remote regions. Reacting to this week’s withheld permission on Skye’s micro-abattoir and the abrupt closure of Orkney’s abattoir two weeks ago, the Scottish Crofting Federation’s chairman Russell Smith declared that local abattoir provision had […]

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January 22, 2018

British beef gets go-ahead for Canadian market

Manufacturing beef from the UK can now be exported to the “lucrative” Canadian market after approval was given by inspectors. Work involving the AHDB, Defra, the FSA, UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP), Quality Meat Scotland and HCC Meat Promotion Wales, had been ongoing for a number of years before initial agreement was reached in 2015. […]

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January 16, 2018

Accles & Shelvoke adopt new owner’s name

Following the acquisition by FRONTMATEC last year, Accles & Shelvoke have announced a change of their corporate identity to FRONTMATEC Accles & Shelvoke, thereby assimilating the company firmly into the leading food production equipment manufacturing group. The new identity for Accles & Shelvoke has been introduced as part of the process of merging the company […]

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January 12, 2018

Only abattoir on Orkney to close

Orkney’s only abattoir is to close after the island’s council pulled out of an arrangement with local butchers to fund it. Orkney Island Council said it had spent about £1m on the facility since 2012 in an effort to keep it open. They blamed maintenance costs as well as the availability of technical staff. The […]

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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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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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