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U.S. reforms poultry inspections

August 1, 2014

U.S. reforms poultry inspections to boost food safety The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday reforms to decades-old processes for inspecting poultry facilities in a bid to cut down on the number of foodborne illnesses, but dropped an industry-backed plan to speed up production. Under the new rule, poultry producers would be required, among […]

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South Africa Imposes Chicken Import Duties on Three EU Countries

July 28, 2014

South Africa Imposes Chicken Import Duties on Three EU Countries South Africa imposed anti-dumping duties against imports of chicken pieces from Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K. after domestic producers claimed the countries were breaching trade regulations. The International Trade Administration Commission in Pretoria, the capital, imposed provisional duties of 22 percent to 73 percent […]

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South Africa investigates EU Chicken ‘Dumping’

October 29, 2013

South Africa’s European trading partners — Germany, the Netherlands and the UK — are being probed by the International Trade Administration Commission Itac for alleged dumping of frozen bone-in chicken portions. According to BusinessDay, the investigation follows the recent increase of import duties on five categories of imported chicken products. The new tariffs have already […]

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Poland Rejects Religious Slaughter without Stunning

July 16, 2013

POLAND – The Polish parliament last week voted to ban ritual slaughter of animals without stunning, despite opposition from the ministry of agriculture. The vote makes Poland one of the few EU countries where the practice is banned with no exception and ends a six month battle with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government. […]

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OFT Green Light 2Sisters Vion Buyout

June 24, 2013

The Office of Fair Trading OFT has given the green light to food giant 2 Sisters purchase of the poultry and red meat processing businesses of Vion in the UK. The acquisition was agreed in March 2013 and involved the transfer of 11 processing sites and about 6,000 employees. 2 Sisters said the move secured […]

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US Beef Prices Hit 10-yr Peak

May 2, 2013

U.S. beef prices jumped to a 10-year high on Wednesday as the arrival of warm, dry weather over much of the country will have backyard chefs firing up grills and throwing on steaks and hamburgers, analysts said. Until this week, spring weather has been a mixture of cold, snow, frost and rain, none of which […]

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South Africa Tightens Meat Labelling

March 20, 2013

The department of trade and industry will this week publish proposals to strengthen the labelling of meat products so that their ingredients – such as beef‚ donkey or water buffalo – be identified more precisely. This follows the scandal over wrongly labelled meat which initially erupted in Europe but then became a local issue when […]

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JBS Hits Back at Anti-trust Criticisms

March 18, 2013

BRAZIL – Brazilian meat processor JBS has hit back at criticisms of its takeover of SSBs tannery and refrigeration units. The criticisms were raised by the Superintendent General of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense CADE during the antitrust analysis. JBS said the opinion was inconclusive and defends the “need for further studies on the […]

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British shoppers may pay high price from horsemeat scandal

February 20, 2013

For Britons worried last week’s beef lasagne was in fact a helping of horse, peace of mind that such a meal will never reach dining tables again may come at a price. Livestock specialists say that contrary to some public comments by supermarkets, ensuring a chain of quality from farm to table will cost money […]

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Mercosur’s Beef Production Figures up in 2012

January 7, 2013

  In the region, all the beef exporting countries had motives to be proud, except Argentina. Brasil: Between Sept 2011 and Sept 2012 exports grew 7% respect 2011 and reached 1,4 million tonnes. Exports represent 20% of Brazil’s production. Paraguay: Had an exports record with USD1,154 million, 23% higher than same period the former year, […]

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