Business and Industry News for the meat sector
Likely source of E.coli outbreak found
AUSTRALIA The major E.coli outbreak in the U.S. has been traced to beef trim imported from Canada.
Argentinean government increasing export control
AUSTRALIA During September, Argentinean exports decreased 25% with respect to September 2006, and 13.7% with respect to the same month 2005.
WCRF recommendation on meat consumption called extreme
USA The American Meat Institute (AMI) said that World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) recommendations to limit red meat intake would be unfounded.
FSIS takes action on E. coli outbreaks
AUSTRALIA The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have announced a rollout of actions aimed at protecting public health against the risk of E. coli.
New CEO apointed with Solbar
ISREAL Under the new ownership of Solbar Industries Ltd., Israel, Shaul Shelach has been appointed CEO.
Deibel and Alcan Packaging honoured with AMI Awards
CHICAGO Robert H. Deibel, Ph.D., president and CEO of Deibel Laboratories, was honoured with the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) Scientific Achievement Award. Alcan Packaging Food Americas of Chicago, Ill., got the American AMI 2007 Supplier of the Year Award.
U.S. Poultry with new educational initiative
USA, GEORGIA, Tucker The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has formed The Poultry & Egg Institute, a new initiative within the association.
AMI announces winners of Maps Environmental Awards
CHICAGO The American Meat Institute yesterday honoured 140 plants for achievements in environmental management through AMI’s two Environmental MAPS award programs.
EU hints at banning pork and poultry from Brazil
SOUTH AFRICA Brazil should improve its controls on food safety, said EU commissioner Markos Kyprianou.
Push for more lamb on U.S. plates
AUSTRALIA A new joint initiative by Australian, United States and New Zealand sheepmeat producers is to get more Americans eating lamb.
Russians to build large pig farm
SOUTH AFRICA Meat Industry Company, based in Moscow, has announced that it is going to build a farm in Spring 2008.
USDA establishes grass-fed marketing claim standard
USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a voluntary standard for grass-fed or forage-fed marketing claims.
ConAgra hit by another Salmonella scare
USA, Nebraska ConAgra Foods was contacted by state health officials regarding concerns that some of its frozen products may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonella.
Fewer cases of animal diseases in China
AUSTRALIA China has seen a decrease in the number of major animal disease outbreaks.
U.S. beef remains suspended in Korea
AUSTRALIA Quarantine inspections of U.S. beef in Korea remain suspended due to the discovery of banned bone material in a shipment last week.
OIE to host second Conference on Animal Welfare
SOUTH AFRICA 400 participants from all over the world will gather for the second OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare 2008.
Anuga 2007: 6,607 suppliers from 95 countries
COLOGNE The 29th Anuga, which begins tomorrow and will take place from 13th to 17th October 2007, will open in the new Cologne exhibition centre with new conceptional approaches and a product range structure that has been further refined.
Germany: Top 150 meat industry companies
FRANKFURT/MAIN Seven sales billionaires, including five slaughter companies and accounting for total sales of EUR 11.9 billion, are heading the third industry rankings published by the afz-allgemeine fleischer zeitung (Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main).
Tyson changes management structure
USA A long-time senior executive of Tyson Foods, Inc. (Springdale, Arkansas) is leaving the company, Tyson officials reported yesterday. In addition, Tyson is implementing immediate changes in the senior management of its poultry and fresh meats operations.