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UK can expect ASF outbreak within 12 months, minister tells NPA

The UK’s National Pig Association (NPA) is calling on authorities to take a more robust approach to guarding against African Swine Fever (ASF) after a government minister admitted an outbreak of the disease is likely within a year.

United Kingdom Hogs & Pork Imports

Danish meat giant unveils new brand identity

Farmer-owned meat processor Danish Crown is creating a new brand identity as part of efforts to highlight its sustainability credentials.

Denmark Danish Crown Operations
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Cattle & Beef

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Alimentaria to strengthen its role as international grocery innovation display

Dairy, snack, meat and innovative grocery proposals are very dynamic and the Alimentaria exhibition in Barcelona will mirror it, to be held from April 20-23 2020, IEG Vu was told.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

China approves more Argentine beef and poultry plants

Fifteen more Argentine meat establishments were cleared to supply beef and poultry to China this week – paving the way for the South American country to build on a recent upsurge in trade.

Argentina China

China authorises first beef imports from Lithuania

Krekenavos Agrofirma has become the first Lithuanian company authorised to export beef to China, the Baltic country’s State Veterinary Service (VMVT) announced this week.

Lithuania China

Irish meat sector faces ‘meltdown’ as no-deal Brexit looms

A new report from Ireland’s Central Bank suggests the country’s beleaguered beef sector could be tipped over the edge if its main export market – the UK – leaves the EU without a deal.

Ireland Cattle & Beef

Slovakian parliament approves meat origin amendment to food law

The Slovak parliament has voted to add a number of amendments to the country’s food law. Among others, lawmakers have decided to add a provision that requires local restaurants and caterers to inform their customers on the origin of the meat they use to prepare meals.

Slovakia Cattle & Beef

Brazil's buoyant beef market gets extra boost from China

Prices for cattle and beef are being pushed up in Brazil as new export opportunities in China add to other bullish market factors.

Brazil Cattle & Beef
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Hogs & Pork

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Dutch food retailer sets up own supply chain for pork

Dutch supermarket chain PLUS is setting up its own private supply chain for pork, in partnership with Vion, one of Europe’s largest meat processors.

Netherlands Vion

Alimentaria to strengthen its role as international grocery innovation display

Dairy, snack, meat and innovative grocery proposals are very dynamic and the Alimentaria exhibition in Barcelona will mirror it, to be held from April 20-23 2020, IEG Vu was told.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

French, Spanish markets push EU pig prices higher once more

EU pig prices have continued to rise over the past week, despite more stable market conditions in most of the major producer countries.

EU Hogs & Pork

USDA upholds slaughter of pigs unable to walk

A petition from animal welfare groups to require prompt, humane euthanasia of non-ambulatory disabled (NAD) pigs upon ante-mortem inspection at slaughter facilities--thus keeping them out of the food supply--was denied by USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) in a Sept. 16 response. 

United States Hogs & Pork

EU countries consider permanent waiver to smoked meat rules

EU member states are preparing to vote on a draft regulation that would effectively allow certain smoked meat and fish products to continue being made using traditional methods.

EU Hogs & Pork

USDA finalizes swine slaughter modernization, critics take aim

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is facing a storm of criticism, and possibly even a legal challenge, after finalizing its controversial plan to modernize hog slaughter inspections, but agency officials say the new rule is backed by sound science and does not compromise food safety.

United States Hogs & Pork
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Poultry

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Ukraine exported USD4.0 billion worth of agri-food products to EU

In the first seven months of the year (January-July), Ukraine has managed to increase its agri-food exports to EU by 34.3% compared with last year.

EU Ukraine

China approves more Argentine beef and poultry plants

Fifteen more Argentine meat establishments were cleared to supply beef and poultry to China this week – paving the way for the South American country to build on a recent upsurge in trade.

Argentina China

New report shows aflatoxins and Salmonella top EU food safety alerts

Aflatoxins were the leading cause of alerts generated through the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) in 2018, with groundnut and nuts from the US followed by Turkey the top exporting nation, according to the latest annual report.

EU Dried Fruit & Nuts

EU countries consider permanent waiver to smoked meat rules

EU member states are preparing to vote on a draft regulation that would effectively allow certain smoked meat and fish products to continue being made using traditional methods.

EU Hogs & Pork

Saudi Arabia opens market to Brazilian egg products

Already one of Brazil’s leading export markets for poultrymeat, Saudi Arabia has agreed to start buying powdered egg from the South American country.

Brazil Saudi Arabia

Slovakian parliament approves meat origin amendment to food law

The Slovak parliament has voted to add a number of amendments to the country’s food law. Among others, lawmakers have decided to add a provision that requires local restaurants and caterers to inform their customers on the origin of the meat they use to prepare meals.

Slovakia Cattle & Beef
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Sheep & Goats

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USDA urged to scrap ‘spring lamb’ regulation

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is considering a petition to repeal the definition of ‘spring lamb’ so that products can be labelled as such on a year-round basis.

United States Sheep & Goats

EU lamb price firms as Brexit looms into view

The European lamb market is preparing for the prospect of serious disruption if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

EU Sheep & Goats

Israeli firm raises $6 million to develop ‘3D printed alt-meat’

Israeli company Redefine Meat has secured USD6 million in seed funding to finalize the development of its revolutionary alternative-meat 3D printer, that will be released during 2020.

Israel Poultry

Weekly update: EU lamb price rallies as supplies fall

The European market for sheep has staged a modest late-season rally over the past week, with the UK market leading the way.

EU United Kingdom

UK General Election looms as MPs reject a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The fate of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU looks set to be decided at a general election, quite possibly next month – even though an attempt by prime minister Boris Johnson to trigger such an election was voted down on Wednesday (September 5) by members of parliament.

Brexit Policy

EU lamb prices stabilise as supply pressures ease

Market prices for lambs have remained unchanged overall over the past week, as pressure of supply of spring lambs continues to ease off.

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