Business and Industry News for the meat sector
Ibex named Supreme Exporter for Export Year 07
NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Trade and Enterprise have awarded specialist manufacturer and technology provider Ibex ‘Supreme Exporter of the Year’ and ‘Specialised Manufacturing Exporter of the Year’
Inquiry into the Australian pigmeat industry
AUSTRALIA, Canberra The Productivity Commission will undertake a safeguards inquiry into the impact of imports of pigmeat on the Australian pork industry.
Lobbying pays - IBC elects new presidents
BRUSSELS The new committee of the International Butchers' Confederation (IBC) consists of the Luxembourger Jean-Mari Oswald and his two vice presidents Dr. Reinhard Kainz (Austria) and Jacques Kraft (France).
Manly to head Smithfield International Operations
USA, Virginia Robert W. Manly IV has been assigned responsibility to manage international operations at Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Meat declared a healthy food
BRUSSELS "Consumers should be able to make informed decisions; the industry wants to provide healthy foods. Together we'll find an acceptable solution." EU Commissioner Markos Kyprianou made his statement on the plans for providing nutrition profiles of meat and meat products at the European Meat Forum held in Brussels.
Nitrite/nitrate-rich foods may help in heart attack survival
USA Nitrite/nitrate found in vegetables, cured meats and drinking water may help in heart attack survival and quicken recovery.
U.S. beef imports force South Korean meat prices to fall
SOUTH AFRICA In South Korea an overall fall of meat prices had been monitored in the third quarter.
Japanese consumers to face more price increases
AUSTRALIA Japanese consumers have seen food prices rise this year, as major food manufacturers have raised their prices.
FDA proposes food protection plan
USA The Interagency Working Group on Import Safety recently presented President Bush with its recommended action plan to improve the safety of imports to the U.S.
Record lamb shipments to the Middle East
AUSTRALIA Continued strong demand from the Middle East has seen last year’s lamb export record beaten in just 10 months.
USDA grants $234 million to promote U.S. food overseas
USA USDA provided more than $234 million to help market American farm products overseas in the 2007 fiscal year that ended Sept 30.
EFSA evaluation of nutrient sources in food
BRUSSELS The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will update the evaluation of nutrient sources in food supplements and food.
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.