Business and Industry News for the meat sector
Hormel Foods opens innovation center in China
USA, Minnesota Hormel Foods Corporation announced that it has opened an Idea and Innovation Center in China.
Brazil to supply China during the Olympics
AUSTRALIA From April, Brazil will supply prime beef cuts, such as fillet mignon and top sirloin, to northern China for the Beijing Olympics.
UK granted FMD-free status
AUSTRALIA The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission has declared the UK free from foot and mouth disease (FMD).
Brazil’s Marfrig acquires Carrol’s
BRAZIL Marfrig Frigorificos e Comercio de Alimentos S.A. announced the acquisition of Carrol’s Food do Brasil S.A.
NDA provides scientific advice to assist policy makers
BRUSSELS The Nutrition (NDA) Panel of Europe's food safety watchdog delivered scientific advice to define nutrient profiles.
Fleischwirtschaft International available as E-paper
GERMANY, Frankfurt am Main Starting with issue 1/2008, Fleischwirtschaft International will be available online.
Classical swine fever in Croatia
BRUSSELS Following a recent outbreak of classical swine fever (CSF) in Croatia, the European Commission sent an emergency veterinary team on the spot.
EFSA cloning report highlights labelling concerns
BRUSSELS The EFSA has published a report on a technical meeting to discuss its Draft Opinion on animal cloning.
Belgian Meat Association predicts higher prices
SOUTH AFRICA The price of pork can rise by 30 to 50% as exports to China get up and running.
Booming red meat exports to Russia
AUSTRALIA MLA set up an office in Moscow to expand its slice of this rapidly-expanding market against fierce competition.
Tenderness determines acceptability
COLORADO Colorado State University released a check off-funded report looking at three attributes of taste – flavour, juiciness and tenderness.
Russia approves additional U.S. beef plants
USA Russia last week authorised imports of beef from five additional U.S. processors.
News in FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International 1/08
Contents of FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International No. 1, February 2008
New U.S. Agriculture Secretary talks better beef trade
AUSTRALIA Edward Schafer, new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, told beef producers that their international trade opportunities should improve this year.
USDA names new deputy under secretary for food safety
USA Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer announced the appointment of H. Scott Hurd as deputy under secretary for food safety.
Live cattle exports up, sheep shipments down
AUSTRALIA Australian live cattle exports finished 2007 at their highest level in four years, while live sheep shipments were shrinking.
Tyson board appoints lead independent director
ARKANSAS, Springdale Tyson Foods’ board of directors appointed a lead independent director, a new chairman of its Compensation Committee.
AMI on consequences of food-based biofuels program
USA AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle submitted a testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding the biofuels program.
Australian beef exports to fall in 2008
SOUTH AFRICA Competition from the United States in Japan and South Korea will help force beef exports from Australia to dip some 5.5% this year.