Vast majority of Americans enjoy burgers from time to time
USA The vast majority of Americans (85%) say they eat burgers once a month or more, while only 6% say they never eat burgers.
Ed Schafer new secretary of agriculture
USA Ed Schafer has been confirmed and sworn in as the 29th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Export sheepmeat prices to lift as world supply tightens
AUSTRALIA After two years of easing world sheepmeat prices, an industry report says that the price slide appears to be turning up again.
Beef prices increasing in the EU
AUSTRALIA Steer prices in the EU have risen 7% in recent weeks, as a result of the increasing feed costs and a shortage of Brazilian beef.
Organic exports to climb on the back of cloned meat
AUSTRALIA Australian organic meat exporters say their business could be bolstered by the U.S. FDA's decision to approve food from cloned animals.
UAE opens to Uruguayan beef and sheepmeat
AUSTRALIA As of 30 December 2007, Uruguay is certified to export beef and sheep products to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Red meat retail prices ease in 2007
AUSTRALIA Retail prices for beef and lamb averaged lower during 2007, as red meat supplies on the domestic market increased.
Indonesia and Barbados re-open to U.S. beef
USA USDA and Indonesian authorities agreed to allow access for all U.S. beef and beef products. Barbados also ends restrictions on U.S. beef.
EFSA updates advice on Listeria risk in ready-to-eat foods
BRUSSELS Scientists at Europe's food safety watchdog have updated advice on the risks from Listeria in foods.