Fairfax Meadow recalls products after FSA inspections

Posted on February,12,2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]


What’s your beef? Europe, Latin American trade talks falter

Posted on November,26,2017 | 0 Comments

 A battle over beef between the European Union, Argentina and Brazil could push trade talks beyond a year-end deadline and lead to further years of delay. Beef is the main sticking point. Mercosur countries want their farmers to sell more of their beef in Europe to compensate for a rise in industrial imports. EU farming […]


NZ lamb exports to UK drop to record low

Posted on September,18,2017 | 0 Comments

New Zealand lamb exporters are eschewing the weak UK market in favour of other more lucrative trading destinations, pushing the volume of meat sent to what was once the nation’s biggest export market to a record low last month. “The UK lamb market is slowly becoming less pivotal to NZ exporters,” AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick […]


Rabbit meat a solution for Venezuela’s meat shortage

Posted on September,15,2017 | 0 Comments

Caracas: Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis means that eating meat is a luxury for many, but the Maduro government believes it has the answer with a plan to breed and consume rabbits. “For animal protein, which is such an important issue, a ‘rabbit plan’ has been approved because rabbits also breed like rabbits,” President Nicolas Maduro joked […]


Lamb prices back as factories get ready for Eid festival

Posted on August,31,2017 | 0 Comments

Ireland: This week will see one of the biggest kills of the year as factories push more numbers though the system in anticipation of the Muslim festival of Eid. The factories have maintained that there “are a lot of sheep around”, while also stating “that the market has become very difficult because of big UK […]


Wholesaler blasts competition watchdog over Tesco deal

Posted on August,20,2017 | 0 Comments

Competition investigators have been attacked for failing to adequately tackle Tesco’s proposed takeover of wholesale giant Booker. There have been warnings that the merger could destabilise the whole food retail sector. Steve Parfett, chairman of the £300million Parfetts wholesale business, said the deal should have set alarm bells ringing at the Competition & Markets Authority […]


Horsemeat secretly mixed with beef in national scandal

Posted on July,08,2017 | 0 Comments

Horsemeat was unknowingly sold by supermarkets across the UK after a gang of three men secretly mixed it with beef and then falsified documents, a court has heard. The specific chain of events that led horsemeat to enter the food chain, sending shockwaves through the British food industry, has been publicly outlined for the first […]


Brazilian ban forces Minerva to export fresh beef to the U.S. from Uruguay

Posted on June,23,2017 | 0 Comments

Minerva SA will export fresh beef to the United States from Uruguay instead of Brazil after the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended Brazilian imports due to safety concerns, according to a Friday securities filing. The suspension should not compromise Minerva’s exports to the United States, which accounted for roughly 1.5 percent of the company’s exports […]