Protein trends for 2020

Cargill identifies protein trends for 2020

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Cargill has outlined some of the key trends in the protein sector for 2020, focusing on how consumer habits are shifting as well as perception of the meat industry has changed.

USMCA trade deal progress made

USMCA trade deal progress made

By Aidan Fortune

The deal between the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has made further progress following agreement by the three nations.

The Strauss family has sold their ethical meat business to a private equity firm

Ethical meat brand Strauss acquired

By Aidan Fortune

Ethically-raised specialty meat producer Strauss has been acquired by private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings.

The Canadian meat industry is expected to benefit from a new labour scheme

Canada launches work scheme for meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Canadian Government has unveiled an Agri-Food Immigration Pilot scheme, expected to provide the meat industry with 2,750 spots for Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW).

US beef and pork exports drop in April

US beef and pork exports drop in April

By Aidan Fortune

Beef and pork exports from the US saw year-on-year declines in April, the latest US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) figures have revealed.

New Zealand launches marketing campaign

New Zealand lamb and beef gets US marketing boost

By Michelle Perrett

Levy board Beef + Lamb New Zealand is to launch a multi-million dollar US branding campaign to educate consumers on the benefits of grass-fed meat under the Taste Pure Nature origin brand.

Product recalls involving meat in the US have grown 83% since 2013

US meat recalls rise 83% since 2013

By Aidan Fortune

The number of food recalls involving meat products in the US has almost doubled since 2013, new research has revealed.

Meat worker injury rates drop in the US

US meat worker injuries reach all-time low

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat and poultry packers and processors industry continued to make significant progress in workplace safety last year, as the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) incidence rate for non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses reached...

US lamb exporters aim to compete with Australia and New Zealand in the Japanese market

US lamb exporters prepare to seize sales in Japan

By Kathryn Wortley

Meat industry professionals in the US are gearing up to re-enter Japan’s lucrative lamb market, following the Japanese government in July (2018) lifting a ban to import American lamb into Japan.

US trade progress in Asia

US makes trade progress in Asia

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry is celebrating this week following two major announcements on trade in Asia.

Ideas for cell-based meat jurisdiction put forward

US government lobbied over cell-based jurisdiction

By Aidan Fortune

Cell-based meat outfit Memphis Meats and the US trade body North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have joined forces to lobby the government on the jurisdiction of cell-based meat products.

A US-China trade war could be costly for the meat industry during a period of global expansion


US-China trade war would ‘hurt’ the meat industry

By Oscar Rousseau

After the Trump administration slapped tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels, GlobalMeatNews spoke to Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios to assess the effects of a US-China trade war on the meat sector.

Total domestic US meat and poultry production could hit the highest level this millennium

US meat production to boom

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat production will reach its highest point this millennium in 2018, despite threats from alt-protein and lab grown burgers.

Health experts warn farm-driven antimicrobial resistance could lead to a healthcare crisis

Meat antibiotic sales down, says FDA

By Oscar Rousseau

Antibiotic use on US meat farms is at its lowest level since 2009, according to a report from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

King of Donair has a live feed of its kebab meat online

News in Brief

Shop sets up 24-hour doner kebab cam

By Oscar Rousseau

You can now watch a live stream of a juicy doner kebab spinning on a spit, courtesy of King of Donair from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website

Smithfield taps into China’s huge online market

By Oscar Rousseau

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has penned an exclusive deal to sell meat on Chinese website, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.

Hindu religious heads are angry over the trivialisation of Ganesh

Lamb ad not meant to ‘offend’ enraged Hindus

By Oscar Rousseau

A market campaign featuring religious and spiritual figures eating lamb that incensed Hindus over the portrayal of Lord Ganesh was not created to offend, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) claims.

Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick wants help from meat processors to ramp up production


Lab-grown meat firm in talks to license tech

By Oscar Rousseau

Hampton Creek has confirmed the Silicon Valley start-up is in talks to license its lab-grown meat technology to some of the world’s biggest meat companies.

Canada has faced questions from US auditors over carcass inspection protocol

US audit questions Canadian meat inspection

By Oscar Rousseau

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit of Canadian meat, poultry and egg inspection systems has raised "significant questions" that “need to be addressed”.


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