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JBS takes on troubled XL Foods plant

JBS takes on troubled XL Foods plant

By Patrick McGuigan

The US arm of Brazilian-owned company JBS has taken over the management of XL Foods’ beef processing plant in Canada, which is at the centre of an E.coli outbreak and massive product recall.

CFIA recognises CSHB biosecurity standard.

CFIA recognises on-farm swine biosecurity standard

By Nicholas Robinson

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has officially acknowledged a national standard of on-farm swine biosecurity after a rigourous review ensured that it met the CFIA's criteria.

Wendy's revamps logo

Wendy's revamps logo

By Carina Perkins

US burger chain Wendy’s has radically redesigned its logo, with the new design to appear on packaging, advertising, uniforms, websites and in restaurants by March 2013.

US red meat export volumes slow

US red meat export volumes slow

By Nicholas Robinson

Beef and pork exports from the US have seen a dip on last year’s figures, according to the latest report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

New Jersey considers sow stall ban

New Jersey considers sow stall ban

By Carine Perkins

US animal welfare campaigners are encouraging New Jersey citizens to support a bill that would ban sow gestation crates in the state.

Mexico and Canada become TPP members

Mexico and Canada become TPP members

By Carina Perkins

Canada and Mexico have formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, ministers announced this week.

Canada remains calm in face of growing recalls

Canada remains calm in face of growing recalls

By MJ Deschamps in Calgary

Despite an expanded list of recalls announced this week by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), on beef products from Alberta-based XL Foods, the industry does not expect Canada’s largest-ever beef recall to damage domestic and foreign consumer...

Temporary licence suspension for XL Foods

Temporary licence suspension for XL Foods

By Carina Perkins

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has temporarily suspended the licence of the processor at the centre of a huge E.coli recall in Canada and the US.

ConAgra joins move against sow stalls

ConAgra joins move against sow stalls

By Carina Perkins

ConAgra Foods has become the latest US company to announce that it is banning the use of sow stalls in its pork supply chain.

US rejects farms bill

US rejects farms bill

By Carina Perkins

The US House of Representatives has failed to pass a new farm bill before existing legislation expires, leaving thousands of farming families “exposed”, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Nogueira to head JBS USA

Nogueira to head JBS USA

By Carina Perkins

Meat processor JBS USA has announced changes to senior management, with current CEO Don Jackson due to retire at the end of the year.

TPP deal could open doors for US poultry

TPP deal could open doors for US poultry

By Carina Perkins

Mexico and Canada’s inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could provide an opportunity for US poultry producers if handled correctly by negotiators, according to industry leaders.

US farm body calls for long-term solution

US farm body calls for long-term solution

By Nicholas Robinson

The American Farm Bureau Federation has urged US senate leaders to avoid supporting any kind of “disaster bill”, calling for longer term support for livestock farmers.

Smithfield: sales up, profit down

Smithfield: sales up, profit down

By Ed Bedington

US meat giant Smithfield Foods has reveled steady sales, but a fall in profit for the first quarter of its 2013 financial year.

US campaigners take legal action over COOL

US campaigners take legal action over COOL

By Carina Perkins

US campaigners have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the government to ignore a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that the US is violating its international trade obligations by insisting on mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL).

Canadian pig producers to tighten biosecurity measures

Canadian pig producers to tighten biosecurity measures

By Nicholas Robinson

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding pig producers to take “appropriate” measures to protect their animals from the H3N2 variant virus, which has swept through the US in recent weeks.

Fall in US pork production anticipated

Fall in US pork production anticipated

By Nicholas Robinson

US pork production is expected to drop in 2013 as a result of increased sow slaughter this year, according to figures from the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC).

US predicts record agricultural exports

US predicts record agricultural exports

By Nicholas Robinson

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast record food and farming exports for 2012 and 2013, despite adverse weather conditions.

Brazil eyes pork exports to Japan

Brazil eyes pork exports to Japan

By Carina Perkins

Brazil’s pork industry is celebrating after stepping closer to achieving access to Japan’s lucrative pork market.

Cargill cuts energy consumption

Cargill cuts energy consumption

By Carina Perkins

US meat processor Cargill has improved the energy efficiency of its operations following a significant investment in its Colorado beef processing plant.

US wastes 40% of its food

US wastes 40% of its food

By Nicholas Robinson

The US “trashes” 40% of its food supply according to a new report published by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC).

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