A new report has revealed that Canadian ethanol production is costing the country’s livestock industry millions of dollars.
Texas pig plant under investigation
Texas meat processor Columbia Packing is being investigated after allegedly dumping pig blood into a river.
A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel has been established to decide whether Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on American broiler chicken exports are legal.
A proposal to require US schools to serve meat every day at breakfast has been dropped, after a public consultation exposed concerns over high costs.
South American broiler meat production up 81% in 10 years
South America’s total broiler meat production has increased by 81% between 2001 and 2011, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced.
Burger giant McDonald’s has announced it will open more than 1,300 new restaurants globally next year following a strong performance in 2011.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has replaced president of the food safety and animal health authority (SENACSA) Daniel Rojas, after questions emerged over his handling of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak that struck the country in September.
Canada strikes trade deal with Philippines
Canada has reached a new trade agreement for the exports of live cattle, sheep and goats to the Philippines.
New steak plant for Jacksonville, US
A US foodservice provider has announced that it is opening a new steak cutting plant in Jacksonville, which will create 200 jobs.
South Korea lifts ban on Canadian beef
Canadian beef under 30 months of age can be exported to South Korea for the first time in nine years, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has announced.
Brazil and Canada in meat export talks
Brazilian and Canadian officials will discuss pork and beef exports at the fifth meeting of the Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA) Brazil – Canada, which is taking place in Brasilia today and tomorrow (24-25 January).
The US Supreme Court has rejected a 2010 California law forbidding slaughterhouses to accept animals unable to walk.
Researchers at an American University have found that using light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in meat refrigeration units may have a positive effect on bringing down operational costs.
The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) has awarded an American research team a $25m grant to investigate ways to reduce the incidence of E.coli infections from beef.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $25m research grant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to tackle Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in the beef supply chain.
New research has found that nearly 6.6% of pork sold at retail in America is infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.
Poultry processors have welcomed a US Department for Agriculture (USDA) proposal to overhaul poultry slaughter inspection in the US.
The US was the world’s biggest pork exporter in 2011, shipping 2.24m tonnes, mostly to Asia, Canada and Mexico, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed. November was a record month, with export volumes and value up 22.5% and 35% respectively...
Canada’s Agriculture Union has called on the food industry to oppose plans by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to scale back on meat inspections.
Meat diet switch can reduce stroke risk, says report
An American study has found that people can reduce the risk of stroke by swapping red meat in their diet with poultry.
Brazil has welcomed a decision by US officials to accept pork imports from Santa Catarina slaughterhouses.
US processing giant Cargill has announced a huge drop in profit driven in part by poor performance from its meat businesses.
The Argentine government has promised to be steadfast in protecting its valuable beef industry in the face of a renewed foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in neighbouring Paraguay.
Argentina intensifies prevention against FMD from Paraguay
The Argentine food safety authority (SENASA) has intensified preventive measures to avoid the spread of foot-and-mouth disease from Paraguay.
Canadian poultry giant charged over animal transport violations
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has laid 60 criminal charges against the country’s largest poultry processor for animal transport violations. Thousands of chickens destined for Maple Lodge Farms’ Ontario abattoir allegedly died from exposure...
Venezuelan processor completes infrastructure investment
A leading Venezuelan processing plant has completed a major new infrastructure investment in partnership with the Adfood Group.
American beef exports have reached pre-Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) levels for the first time since the disease was discovered in the country. Trade has been helped by exchange rates, and expansion to new markets, according to USDA chief economist...
The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.
US officials investigate salmonella outbreak
US health officials are investigating a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to ground (minced) beef from Hannaford supermarkets.
Smithfield "thrives" as profits slide
US meat giant Smithfield Foods has described its business as “thriving” following the announcement of a strong second quarter, with sales up 10% to US$3.3bn.
FMD strikes Argentina
The Argentinian veterinary authority has enlarged the area under restriction to prevent a further spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
Chilean meat exports heat up
Chilean bovine meat exports have made a 500 per cent increase on last years first half lifting exports to US$8.8 million, reports the Agrarian Studies and Policies Office (ODEPA).
Arkansas: Pork products recalled
Arkansas-based meat processor Berry Packing has recalled about 4,500 pounds of sausage and ham because of possible contamination with the illness-causing bacteria listeria.
New chicks on the block
The United States agriculture department (USDA)is planning to revise the country's poultry label rules. There is a possibility that this will bring about price rises.
The USDA food safety and inspection service is proposing to amend the official poultry class standards of identity to more accurately describe poultry sold in the marketplace today.
US meat output decreasing
Red meat production in the United States appears to be slowing, according to recent figures released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cloud lifts over California
There are no longer any areas in the United States that are quarantined because of exotic Newcastle disease (END), a serious disease of poultry and other birds.
EU responds to Argentinean FMD outbreak
The European Commission has been informed of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs in Argentina.
Improving poultry performance
Sygen International is to receive funding from the BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) foundation to carry out research into disease resistance and mortality in poultry.
Poor poultry profits hit Tyson
Plant closures, higher grain costs and the ongoing rationalisation of its business interests have resulted in a decline in quarterly earnings of 26 per cent for Tyson Foods.
Japan demands proof of origin
Japan has asked 26 beef-exporting countries to provide country-of-origin certificates for beef shipments to help prevent the spread of mad cow disease.
ConAgra recalls poultry
ConAgra Poultry is recalling 129,000 pounds of chicken due to fears that a number of products may contain glass, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Tyson completes plant expansion
Tyson Foods, America's largest provider of chicken, beef and pork, announced this week the completion of its newly expanded and upgraded laboratory in Arkansas, just south of company's world headquarters.
ISP taps South American market
International Specialty Products (ISP) continues to consolidate its position on the ingredients market with the news this week that it has acquired Brazilian ingredient systems company Germinal.
America beefs up
Americans, it seems, can't get enough of beef. Demand continues to increase, and a new beef consumption record was set during the first quarter of 2003 in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Beef Council.