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EU Commissioner calls for action on food fraud after Polish meat scare

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has called on member states to step up efforts in the fight against food fraud.

EU Poland Cattle & Beef

Brazil's BRF recalls hundreds of tonnes of chicken over Salmonella

Brazil’s BRF, one of the world’s largest poultry processors, is recalling hundreds of tonnes of chicken meat produced at its Dourados plant in Mato Grosso do Sul.

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Cattle & Beef

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EU beef market update: Cattle prices ease again as demand softens

EU cattle prices have declined again over the past week, as demand has eased for sub-prime cattle in particular. The main exception has been for young cattle aged 8-12 months, whose values have risen considerably.

EU Cattle & Beef

Green MEP calls for cautious approach to lab-grown meat

A Green MEP has urged caution with cell-cultured meat development in the EU, calling for the bloc to apply the precautionary principle to prevent risks to human health or the environment.

EU Cattle & Beef

US meat processor sold to Insight Equity

US meat processor Eddy Packing has been sold to Insight Equity for an undisclosed sum.

United States Hogs & Pork

Brazil reports slowdown in slaughter of all types of livestock

Brazil reported a fall in livestock slaughterings in the final quarter of 2018 reversing some of the gains seen earlier in the year.

Brazil Cattle & Beef

Belarus bans Polish beef over BSE, ignoring international norms

Belarus has banned all imports of Polish beef and cattle following a single case of ‘atypical’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Poland.

Belarus Poland

US weekly beef outlook: Cattle marketings rebounded after cold temps eased

Delayed USDA data now being released indicated that slaughter weights have been declining since they peaked in November.

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Hogs & Pork

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US wholesale food prices dropped in early 2019

The producer price index (PPI) for all commodities fell 1.7% in January from the prior month but still grew 0.4% from the previous year.

United States Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

EU pig market braced for price rises as supplies fall

Pig prices in Europe have finally started tracking upwards over the past week, as a reduction in the volume of animals being presented for slaughter has forced abattoirs to raise prices.

EU Germany

Green MEP calls for cautious approach to lab-grown meat

A Green MEP has urged caution with cell-cultured meat development in the EU, calling for the bloc to apply the precautionary principle to prevent risks to human health or the environment.

EU Cattle & Beef

Spanish food and drink industry ratifies plan to reduce products’ sugar, salt and fat content

Spain’s Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB) has ratified a “Collaboration Plan for the Improvement of the Composition of Food and Beverages and Other Measures 2020”.

Sugar Beverages

US meat processor sold to Insight Equity

US meat processor Eddy Packing has been sold to Insight Equity for an undisclosed sum.

United States Hogs & Pork

Belarus bans Polish beef over BSE, ignoring international norms

Belarus has banned all imports of Polish beef and cattle following a single case of ‘atypical’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Poland.

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Poultry

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Dutch egg trader fined for fraud with Fipronil eggs

An egg trader in the Netherlands has been fined EUR30,000 for a fraud involving the sale of potentially contaminated eggs.

Netherlands Poultry

China unveils solution to Brazilian chicken dumping case

China’s antidumping probe into Brazilian chicken suppliers concluded today (February 15) with a compromise agreement that exempts some of Brazil’s biggest poultry companies from import duties – so long as sales are made above an agreed minimum price.

Brazil China

US meat processor sold to Insight Equity

US meat processor Eddy Packing has been sold to Insight Equity for an undisclosed sum.

United States Hogs & Pork

Poultry pressures dent profits for Switzerland's Bell Food Group

Switzerland’s Bell Food Group reported a drop in profits in 2018 as margins were squeezed in its international poultry business.

Switzerland Germany

Belarus bans Polish beef over BSE, ignoring international norms

Belarus has banned all imports of Polish beef and cattle following a single case of ‘atypical’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Poland.

Belarus Poland

US weekly poultry outlook: Broiler production impacted in December by poor margins

Delayed data has started to flow from USDA and it confirmed trends that had been in place last fall continued into the end of the year relative to production, with the low-price atmosphere likely to be positive for turkey exports.

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Sheep & Goats

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Scotland seeks assurances for farmers over 'no-deal' Brexit

Scotland’s sheep farmers should be compensated by the UK government in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, Scottish Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said this week.

EU United Kingdom

EU strengthens controls as FMD spreads in North Africa

The EU has extended measures designed to guard against foot and mouth disease (FMD) as the virus spreads in North Africa.

EU Morocco

Surprise fall in EU lamb prices as spring season looms

EU lamb prices have gone into reverse over the course of the past week, with the EU average price for heavy lambs recording its first significant week-on-week decline since October.

EU Sheep & Goats

German meat output falls to 8 million tonnes in 2018

Meat production in Germany fell to eight million tonnes in 2018 as declines for pork and beef offset healthy increases for poultry and sheep meat.

Germany Hogs & Pork

UK groups make joint call for end to non-stun slaughter

UK environment secretary Michael Gove has been called upon to change legislation which currently allows animals to be slaughtered without being stunned beforehand.

United Kingdom Sheep & Goats

Mobile abattoirs can reduce animal suffering, conference hears

Mobile abattoirs are an alternative to the long-distance transport of animals with benefits for animal welfare, the environment, and even the quality of meat, participants at a conference heard.

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