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UK releases draft review for meat processing industry

Posted on October,16,2018 |

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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EU urged to drop Mercosur deal

Posted on September,25,2018 |

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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ABP wins deal to supply Irish beef to China

Posted on February,25,2018 |

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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China approves imports from Danish Crown

Posted on February,12,2018 |

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

Posted on February,12,2018 |

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

Posted on January,28,2018 |

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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British beef gets go-ahead for Canadian market

Posted on January,22,2018 |

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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Thomas Foods International’s abattoir up in flames

Posted on January,04,2018 |

Thomas Foods International’s giant abattoir in Australia hit by devastating fire   THOMAS Foods International is promising it will come back bigger and better in Murray Bridge, in the wake of a devastating fire that ripped through one of the nation’s largest abattoirs. TFI chief executive Darren Thomas said some of the company’s 1400 employees […]

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Japanese company buys up Anzco

Posted on December,21,2017 |

Japanese company Itoham now 100 per cent owner of meat processor Anzco   Japanese food company Itoham Yonekyu has  bought a 100 per cent stake in meat processor Anzco. The company already owns 65 per cent and recently applied to buy the 18.24 per cent owned by Anzco founder Sir Graeme Harrison and the 16.76 […]

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Make or break for troubled abattoir

Posted on December,18,2017 |

The creation of a new commercial management board to run the Meat Plant is being billed as the last chance to save the loss-making facility. Representatives of the island’s meat industry gathered this week to hear the government outline its plans to reverse the fortunes of the abattoir. They heard how a new management board […]

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