Kane Beef plans to increase its workforce after it became the first meat processor in the state of Texas, US, to start selling beef to China.
The US beef industry has moved quickly to allay fears over an incident of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alabama.
Imports of fresh beef from Brazil have been banned until further notice by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
US beef sales to China could soon be reinstated now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised trade rules covering traceability and types of meat eligible for export.
The US and China have reached a trade deal that includes beef and poultry.
America and China have inked landmark deal to promote shipments of US beef that may also cool fears of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
US meat bodies have urged US President Donald Trump to secure China President Xi Jinping’s support for a beef deal, with industry talks failing to make progress.
Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig has hailed the “incredible” news that its beef has arrived in the US, less than two months after the two nations lifted an historic trade ban.
Meat processor Green Bay Dressed Beef, operating as American Foods Group, has issued a recall on 7,420 pounds (3.7 tonnes) of beef brains.
The US and Brazil have completed a long-awaited two-way trade deal for beef exports, with a flow of meat expected to start in 90 days.
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has lifted the last import restrictions on Canadian beef following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau.
The US trade mission to South America has kicked off positively after politicians successfully negotiated the removal of Peruvian trade barriers on US beef.
South Korea has lifted its ban on Canadian beef after fears of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case, which led to a temporary embargo on cattle produce, subsided.
Brazilian beef prices have fallen 28% since April due to a decline in domestic demand, according to a new Mintec report.
Brazilian beef has a large potential market in China following the lifting of an embargo, Brazilian agriculture minister Katia Abreu has said in newspaper China Daily.
US beef and pork producers have gained greater access to the markets in Mexico and Peru, after new agreements were reached, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Taiwan is easing its 11-year-old import ban on offal and by-products sourced from US- and Canada-reared cattle over bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) concerns, by planning to classify six types of beef by-products as "non-internal organs",...
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been discovered in a beef cow, in Alberta.
Brazil is hopeful that 11 additional plants will soon be approved to export beef to China, following the reopening of the market last month.
The United States has agreed a deal with Hong Kong, which will see an expanded range of US beef and beef products eligible for export to the region.
Canadian exporters hail Taiwan’s decision to widen beef allowance
Canadian beef exporters are applauding Taiwan’s announcement last week that it will accept more Canadian beef imports, a decade after an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – mad cow disease – sparked health concerns and closed markets...
Mexico remains under controlled risk for BSE
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has ruled that Mexico will continue to be classified as having “controlled risk” of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Brazilian agriculture officials have offered reassurances over the safety of Brazilian beef, following confirmation of the country’s first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
US beef tongue recall
A US company has recalled beef tongue products over fears that the animal’s tonsils were not completely removed.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allowed California-based slaughterhouse Central Valley Meat Co. to reopen after the firm agreed to take action to ensure ‘downer’ animals are not processed.
The Indonesian agriculture ministry has announced the suspension of US beef imports from today, after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in a Californian dairy cow.
A rare case of mad cow disease in the US is unlikely to have a significant impact on the processing sector, according to the American Meat Institute (AMI).
An atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in a dairy cow in California, but the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it presented no food safety risk, as the animal was not presented for slaughter for human consumption.
Canadian beef promotion body Beef Canada has welcomed the news that negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Japan are under way.
Mexican beef exports almost doubled in 2011, going from 56,278t to 95,759t, the Mexican association of beef producers (AMEG) has announced.
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.
A non-animal sourced, ‘human’ version of the gelling agent gelatine has been produced by researchers in China.
Beef tongues recalled on BSE risk
A US company has recalled around 33,000 pounds of beef tongues that may still contain specified risk material (SRM) that could cause mad cow disease.
Industry concerns follow massive US beef recall
The largest meat recall in US history has reignited fears that the
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is not taking adequate measures
to ensure the safety of the nation's meat supply.
Class action seeks compensation for Canada beef
The Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of
the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice
Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class
action suit against the Federal...
FDA cuts cattle material in latest BSE precautions
More cattle-derived materials used in the production of medical
products are due to be banned in the US Food and Drug
Administration's (FDA) latest steps to protect against mad cow
USDA proposes more low BSE risk meat imports
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week proposed to
expand its list of allowable imports of meat and meat products from
countries considered to present a low risk of introducing BSE into
the United States.
Organic meat market growth sparks supply shortage
With demand for organic foods continuing to strengthenacross the
globe, organic meat supply shortages and price hikes are expected
to continue, according to a new report.
Meat sector faces mixed outlook, USDA reports
By all accounts the US meat sector faces a mixed outlook, with
prices falling for domestic supplies of beef, the encroachment of
cheaper imports, a new case of mad cow disease in Canada and
worries about avian influenza.
US BSE case further blow against regaining markets
The US has found another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE), a blow against the country's recent success at regaining its
international beef markets.
BSE in Canadian cow sets back effort to regain lost markets
Another cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been
found in Canada, a second blow against the US' recent success at
regaining its international markets.
US reopens its market to Japan's beef
In the wake of Japan's decision to re-open its market to North
American beef, the US will in turn allow processors to import whole
boneless cuts of the meat from that country.
US cattle group attacks Canada BSE testing rate
The number of Canadian cattle being tested for BSE per month has
substantially decreased, claims a US cattle group demanding
restrictions on beef imports from Canada, writes Anthony
Japan investigates additional mad cow cases
Japanese food safety authorities have ordered further testing, after two cows were diagnosed with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) during preliminary screening, Tom Armitage reports.
Beef production at Cargill suffers from closed border
The continued closure of the US border to Canadian cattle has led
Cargill to further cut beef production, said its meat solutions
division on Friday.
USDA disappointed with Canadian border ruling
The agriculture secretary expressed his disappointment on Wednesday
that a judge has ruled to temporarily block plans to reopen the
border to young Canadian cattle.
FAO advises calm reaction to recent BSE scares
UN-backed food organisation warns food producers and consumers to
stay calm, after a few cases of mad cow disease are identified in
Canada and the US, and last month the first case of Bovine
Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a goat.
Risk of vCJD epidemic small
As beef sales reach pre-mad cow disease levels scientists in the UK
say the likelihood of a large vCJD epidemic remains small.
Ontario tries to bring farmers and food industry together
Ontario, Canada last week held its first annual agri-food summit in
an attempt to forge closer relationships between farmers and the
USDA insists inconclusive BSE test 'no cause for alarm'
An inconclusive BSE test has been recorded in the US, but the
government is insisting that there is no cause for alarm.