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October 16, 2018

UK releases draft review for meat processing industry

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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September 25, 2018

No-deal Brexit a ‘grisly’ prospect for farming, warn industry leaders

Food and farming industry representatives have issued a stark warning about the negative impact of a “no-deal” Brexit, following publication of the latest “technical notes” by Defra. Food and Drink Federation (FDF) chief executive Ian Wright described such an outcome as “grisly”, saying it would bring chaos to the ports, serious disruption to food supplies, […]

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British R3 heifer prices highest in Europe

During the week ending September 9, the average R3 heifer price in the EU was 384.5c/kg – an increase of 2.4c/kg from 382.1c/kg in the week ending August 12. According to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), Britain moved into first place on the league table during the week ending September 9, with an equivalent […]

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Spring lamb quotes under pressure for another week

As has been the case over the previous few weeks, spring lamb base quotes continue to remain under pressure in plants across the country. As it stands, the majority of major lamb buyers are offering 450-460c/kg (excluding Quality Assurance (QA) bonuses) for suitably-fleshed lambs.   full story – Agriland Sean Cummins

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EU urged to drop Mercosur deal

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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Russia halts import of Bulgarian meat products

Russia’s Federal Veterinary Service  has halted the import of meat products from Bulgaria. The decision was taken due to concerns about the recent discovery of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in Bulgarian pigs. The restrictions also apply to live pigs, pig embryos and boar sperm, as well as sheep and goat products. full story  Yoan Stanev

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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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Upcoming Events

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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