Brazil says China approves 25 meat processing plants for exports

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said on Monday that China has authorized 25 Brazilian meat processing facilities to export to China. In a statement, the ministry said the plants include 17 for beef exports, six for chicken, and one each for pork and donkey meat. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever, editing by Louise Heavens) read the full story […]

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No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

There is no ‘scientific’ reason’ to ban chlorine-washed chicken or hormone beef in any trade deal post-Brexit, Defra’s chief scientist says. Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving the post this month after seven years, said there is no evidence that the practice is harmful to public health. Speaking to Sky News, he said the British public […]

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Impossible Foods says China its top priority meat substitute market

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

Impossible Foods, a California-based producer of meat substitutes made from plants, is actively working to speed up its entry into China, its number one priority when it comes to overseas markets, the company’s chief executive told Reuters. The firm has already launched its products in Hong Kong and Macau and now ships to 450 restaurants […]

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No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

There is no ‘scientific’ reason’ to ban chlorine-washed chicken or hormone beef in any trade deal post-Brexit, Defra’s chief scientist says. Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving the post this month after seven years, said there is no evidence that the practice is harmful to public health. Speaking to Sky News, he said the British public […]

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China to release frozen meat from reserves to boost supplies

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday it will seek to boost pork imports and also release frozen pork, beef and mutton from state reserves in “due course” to increase the supply of meat in the market. The comments come as pork prices in the world’s top consumer of the meat hit a record after an […]

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Grant safeguards Isle of Mull’s only abattoir

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

A grant has been awarded to help safeguard the future of a remote abattoir on the island of Mull which faced closure. One of only 107 small abattoirs in the UK, Mull Slaughter House employs just five people. The service is a vital lifeline for farmers in Argyll and Bute, the Highlands and Islands. read […]

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China to release pork, beef, mutton from reserves to increase meat supplies

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday it will release frozen pork, beef and mutton from state reserves in “due course” to increase the supply of meat on the market. The comments come as pork prices in the world’s top consumer of the meat hit a record after an epidemic of African swine fever swept through […]

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For the chop: mounting pressures in the UK abattoir sector

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

People and pounds are proving to be elusive for the UK abattoir industry and the smaller players could be in danger of being squeezed out. The UK abattoir sector is under severe pressure from several quarters. Between struggling to maintain throughout and attract staff, there has been a long-term decline in the number of abattoirs […]

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Scottish abattoirs want government to guarantee beef finisher returns

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Scottish meat wholesalers want farmers to be guaranteed a return of more than £3.60/kg dw for all properly finished and marketed cattle, to stabilise production and restore confidence in the sector. In an unusual move, the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has written to the Cabinet secretary for the rural economy, Fergus Ewing, urging […]

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Government urged to intervene in escalating beef crisis

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

The government has been urged to directly intervene in the beef price crisis amid escalating court actions and wildcat protests outside processing facilities around the country. With some protesters continuing to defy court injunctions some processors sought to obtain attachment and committal orders that could lead to farmers involved in protest action being arrested. Independent […]

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