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Decline in US beef production forecast

Decline in US beef production forecast

By Carina Perkins

Analysts have warned that US beef production is likely to decline further over the next couple of years, pushing prices up to “all-time highs”.

Hurricane Sandy takes toll on US meat firms

Meat firms hit as US hurricane takes its toll

By Arabella Mileham

American financial analysts have warned that meat producers and processors are losing business as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms to batter America, continues to cripple the eastern seaboard.  

BSE detected in US dairy cow

BSE detected in US dairy cow

By Melodie Michel

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.

Canada makes further beef investment

Canada makes further beef investment

By Carina Perkins

The Canadian government has committed to investing a further C$3m to the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS), which the industry claims will help improve productivity and efficiency throughout the beef chain.

Veal slaughtering practices to be reviewed

Veal slaughtering practices to be reviewed

By Melodie Michel

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is pointing at slaughterhouse practices to explain the high percentages of ground veal contaminated with E.coli.

Beef segment strains Tyson results

Beef segment strains Tyson results

By Melodie Michel

US meat processing giant Tyson Foods has reported a 48% drop in Q1 net income, despite $8.3bn in sales, up 9.4% from last year.

Could clones be hiding out in ice-cream?

Could clones be hiding out in ice-cream?

Ben & Jerry’s campaign to ensure produce from clones is detectable in the food chain shows that bundling biotech in with conventional produce remains unacceptable – but lessons from GM do not seem to have been learned.

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