Meat

Cargill returns stronger Q3 profits

Cargill returns stronger Q3 profits

By Carina Perkins

US processor Cargill has bounced back after poor profits in the first six months of the year, reporting a strong performance in the third quarter.

Canada plans overhaul of meat inspection

Canada plans overhaul of meat inspection

By Carina Perkins

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published proposed amendments to its meat inspection regime, which would give meat processors greater freedom to trade inter-provincially and internationally.

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

By Melodie Michel

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Brazilian Association of Beef Exporters (ABIEC) discuss the environmental progress made in Brazilian livestock production, and the challenges ahead.

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

By Melodie Michel

US ground beef processor AFA Foods has filed a bankruptcy petition, citing the ‘pink slime’ scandal that has been shaking the American meat industry for months.

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

By Melodie Michel

Meeting growing world demand for meat while preserving the environment is achievable with improved management practices and efficiency, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Marfrig launches water management project

Marfrig launches water management project

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian processing giant Marfrig has launched a 'water footprint' project to monitor water usage in the production chain and improve sustainability and efficiency.

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

By Leah Germain

Despite winning import duty concessions under the newly-enforced free trade agreement between the US and South Korea, American beef producers will still not be able to export beef over the age of 30 months. The import of older beef remains banned under...

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

By Melodie Michel

Beef Products Inc (BPI), a major US producer of lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has announced the temporary closure of three of its plants, following a media and consumer campaign against ‘pink slime’.

FDA ordered to reconsider antibiotic regulations

FDA ordered to reconsider antibiotic regulations

By Melodie Michel

A US federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finish a reviewing process started 35 years ago, and that could lead to a ban of prophylactic use of antibiotics in livestock.

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

Industry disappointed with US appeal of COOL ruling

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry has expressed disappointment in the US Trade Representative’s decision to appeal a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that said Country Of Origin Labelling (COOL) was against trade regulations.

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

US retailers swear off ‘pink slime’, industry worried

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry is worried about the consequences of a decision by major retailers to stop selling ground beef containing lean, finely textured trimmings (LFTB), commonly known as ‘pink slime’.

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