The survey quizzed 1,004 adults about the amount of chicken they consumed

Is the US still peckish for chicken?

By Ashley Williams

US demand for poultry is showing no signs of slowing down after nine out of 10 respondents to a survey purchased chicken regularly, according to the National Chicken Council (NCC).

Cargill is


Cargill ‘gets serious’ about international poultry

By Aidan Fortune

In an exclusive interview granted to GlobalMeatNews, Cargill’s group president of international protein Chris Langholz outlined how the business wants to “get serious” about poultry.

Brazil: Focus on sustainability

Brazil: Focus on sustainability

By Aidan Fortune

Brazil has hit the headlines once again for the wrong reasons but while one processor is under investigation, the entire meat industry is working to make the sector sustainable for the future.

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an agreement with the government of South Korea to place trade restrictions at the state level instead of the country level during any future highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detections.

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

By Keith Nuthall

China has said it will scrap the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it has been imposing on broiler product exports from the United States, following a long World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle over the issue.

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.

Clean food start-up JUST also counts a Saudi Arabian prince as one of its boardroom directors

Ex-BRF CEO joins lab-grown meat firm’s board

By Oscar Rousseau

The former CEO of Brazilian food company BRF, Pedro de Andrade Faria, has agreed to join the board of directors at JUST, a start-up growing real meat in San Francisco labs.

Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods

News in brief

Robotics firm Duravant buys packaging outfit

By Oscar Rousseau

Duravant, a robotics and machinery supplier to blue chip meat processors, has acquired Massachusetts-based Ohlson Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

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.

Flat rate payment changes will benefit taxpayers, claim US government

US flat rates on AI elimination proposed

By Aaron McDonald

US authorities have introduced new avian influenza (AI) rules, proposing flat rate payments to eliminate notifiable outbreaks of the virus at floor-raised meat poultry facilities.

Cargill wants to find innovative solutions to pressing food issues like waste and safety

Cargill to ‘accelerate’ innovation

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has partnered with two firms to help US start-ups scale up their business as the meat giant aims to address huge challenges like food safety and security.

Gelatin is in sweets and chewing gum, but the animal it derived from is not always listed on food packaging

Hindus have beef with US gelatin law

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under pressure from Hindus, who want labelling laws changed to reveal if gelatin, used as an ingredient in food products, contains beef or pork.

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).

Donald Trump's administration will not force companies to reduce salt in school meals

News in brief

Trump relaxes salty school dinner rule

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat producers do not need to restrict salt in school meals for the 2018-19 academic year, after the Trump administration said companies needed more time to reformulate products.


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