Landmark decision regarding animal management with Smithfield
VIRGINIA Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced that it is beginning the process of phasing out individual gestation stalls at all of its company-owned sow farms.
Onion extracts reduce lipid oxidation in sliced meat
DUBLIN Irish researchers have found that onion extract, rich in the natural antioxidant quercetin, may improve the shelf life of processed meat and enhance its flavour.
Avian flu H5 virus confirmed in Hungary
BRUSSELS The European Commission has been informed by the Hungarian authorities of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Csongràd County, south-east Hungary.
Russia lifts import ban
BERLIN Russia's threatened ban on meat imports from the EU has been averted. Following agreement from Moscow, EU meat exporters now also have a legal basis for continuing their deliveries to Russia.
Australian beef exports to Korea increased remarkably
AUSTRALIA Record beef export volumes to Korea continued in 2006 in the absence of the US from the market.
U.S. urged to develop alternative fuels
USA, Washington President Bush told the nation that in an effort to reduce the dependence on foreign oil, the federal government should set a mandatory fuels standard.
Argentina’s exports down in 2006
AUSTRALIA According to the World Beef Report, it is estimated that Argentina’s beef exports in 2006 will be significantly down on 2005 levels.
Pilgrim's Pride to introduce healthy chicken line for kids
TEXAS, Pittsburg The chicken company Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is introducing a special healthy chicken line of baked and breaded chicken products for kids.
Japan expected to ease restrictions on U.S. beef
AUSTRALIA The Japanese government indicated this week that it may end the current practice of inspecting all boxes of U.S. beef imports over fears of mad-cow disease.