Russia buys Brazilian pork as it lacks ‘choices’

Brazil's pork exports are falling, in spite of rising Russian imports

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Americans will eat slightly more chicken than last year's record amount

US set to eat record-breaking amount of chicken

New animal welfare regulations are due to come into force next year

New Zealand to improve animal welfare measures

Gallicoop is to invest in a new meat packaging plant

Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hilton Food Group has expanded the range of products it makes for online retailer Ocado

Hilton Food Group sees sterling drop benefit

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Industry & Markets

Meat production rises in Russia as the country targets a tenfold rise in exports

Meat production in Russia keeps growing

JBS president Wesley Batista was one of seven executives to enter a plea bargain in May

JBS puts more assets on the block with $40m Lakeside Feeders sale

JBS will now proceed with its $300 asset sale to Brazilian rival Minerva

Court lifts JBS asset freeze

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Products

The Alliance Group's investment in its venison plant signals intent to support the sector

Alliance Group boosts venison plant investment

Two Russian factories have been approved to export beef to Japan

Significant Russian beef exports to Japan imminent

Rising demand for alternative proteins could hurt New Zealand meat producers

Alternative proteins a risk to New Zealand meat sector

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Safety & Legislation

Phil Hogan said reformed policy would create a 'level playing field'

Brazil and EU team up to take on food security

One injury linked to consumption of the recalled hot dogs has been reported

Bone splinter find sparks 3,000 tonne recall of ‘beloved’ hot dogs

The infected cow does not pose a public health risk, USDA said

US BSE fears played down by industry

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Environment

Thai Union CEO Thiraphong Chansiri called the strategy a 'positive change'

Thai Union commits to sustainable fish sourcing

Meat business Inalca is looking to reduce its water usage

Italian meat processor ups sustainability via watertight deal

Russian meat producers remain upbeat despite the extended food embargo

Russian meat industry claims not to care about food embargo

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Livestock

Americans are strongly opposed to eating the country's mustang horses

Majority of Americans don’t support horse slaughter

Robert Lighthizer said too many Americans had been 'hurt' by bad trade deals

Trump’s new NAFTA goals backed by beef body

The EU-Japan deal is expected to boost meat sales

Experts praise EU/Japan EPA

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Retail

MLA claim Australia produces the 'greatest beef in the world'

New Australian beef marketing campaign launched

Alliance wants to 'reach a different level' in the UK's foodservice sector

Alliance Group targets UK foodservice market

Fast food franchising is viewed as a 'golden opportunity' in China's food industry

Fast food franchise wars in China

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Financial

Atria's sizable investment in production efficiency is starting to lift profit

Acquisitions assist Atria’s profit rise

HKScan has already cut 160 jobs this year amid market pressure

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

Octofrost CEO Rasmus Larsoon said the deal puts the business closer to its customers

OctoFrost Group buys Dutch Innotec Systems

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Analysis

Australian cattle prices are not predicted to fall below the pre-2013 levels

Cost of Australian red meat set to fall

Russian meat firms could benefit from a deal to export poultry to China

Russia eyes Chinese poultry trade as shortages loom

US meat exports are rising in a number of markets, including Japan and Mexico

US red meat exports grow in May

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Rotten pork from Denmark was found in a dump in China

Chinese authorities investigate dumped pork

Europol and Guardia Civil have arrested 66 people suspected of involvement in the scam

Horsemeat trading ring dismantled by police

JBS president Wesley Batista was one of seven executives to enter a plea bargain in May

JBS puts more assets on the block with $40m Lakeside Feeders sale

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