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26 February 2019
More Infected Polish Beef Found
CZECH REPUBLIC - Czech Television (CT) reports that more beef infected with salmonella, from Poland, made it into the country. ...
IFA Calls for Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action in Brussels on Beef Crisis
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to take urgent action in Brussels to drive home the magnitude of the Brexit situation for the Irish beef sector....
Researchers Find 14% of Sausages Mislabelled in Canada, Down from Last University of Guelph Study
CANADA - Sausage mislabelling in Canada is down, according to a new University of Guelph DNA barcoding study....
Search on for Scotland’s Top 'Scotch Brand' Product
SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019....
22 February 2019
Series of Tastings in Colombia Promote US Beef Liver
COLOMBIA - Increasing sales of US beef liver in the northwestern region of South America was the goal of a series of promotions organised by USMEF in partnership with a major importer and distributor based in Colombia....
23 January 2019
Canada's New Food Guide: Red Meat Belongs on Your Plate
CANADA - Canada’s new Food Guide, released by Health Canada today, highlights what we’ve known for decades - that a quarter of your plate should be protein....
22 January 2019
Industry Rallies Behind New Scotch Beef Campaigns
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland....
21 January 2019
Wagyu Beef Moves from Pastures to Petri Dishes
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab....
17 January 2019
Beef Healthier, More Sustainable than Ever Before
US - Recent reports question beef's role in a healthy, sustainable diet. Beef is healthier and more sustainable today than at any point in time. ...
14 January 2019
Could Wagyu Beef Protect Against Heart Disease?
NEW ZEALAND - As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease....
11 January 2019
Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef Strong, Growing
US - "Beef. It's What's For Dinner" rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. ...
Promising Outlook for US Beef in Newly Opened Moroccan Market
MOROCCO - As reported by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) in November 2018, Morocco is now open to imports of US beef. Monty Brown, USMEF representative in Africa, completed his initial visit to Morocco in mid-December....
10 January 2019
Japan Opens Market to British Beef
UK - UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan today (10 January 2019) opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef....
02 January 2019
'Texas Beef Nights' Showcase US Beef in Competitive UAE Market
UAE - Collaborating with major importers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to create and increase awareness of US beef, USMEF conducted special menu promotions at popular restaurants and steakhouses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Funded by the Texas Beef Council,...
17 December 2018
Cabinet Secretary Visits Scottish Retailer as Festive Rush Gets Underway
SCOTLAND, UK - Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, joined the team at a bustling Edinburgh Aldi store last week to offer support as the festive rush gets underway....
13 December 2018
Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
12 December 2018
McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
Seminars Aim to Expand Role of US Beef, Pork on China’s Menus
CHINA - Helping chefs in China’s restaurant sector gain new ideas for red meat dishes and sharing with them the attributes US beef and pork bring to those dishes, USMEF organised a pair of seminars in Shanghai led by Chef Jay McCarthy....
11 December 2018
Aussie Beef in High Demand Due to America's Love of Burgers
AUSTRALIA - In Western Australia a new abattoir in the Kimberley region has gone from strength to strength, despite it being a year of tough market conditions where Australia's largest cattle company pulled the plug on its Northern Territory abattoir....
06 December 2018
IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
05 December 2018
New GB-wide Campaign Highlights Red Meat’s Positive Health Role
UK - A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet was launched earlier this week (3 December) by Great Britain’s three red meat organisations....
Herders Advised to Ditch Traditional Cattle for Grade Cows
KENYA - President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged livestock farmers in Narok to shift to keeping grade cows to maximize their profits....
Survey Launched to Improve Neonatal Survival
UK - Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units....
03 December 2018
IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
US Beef Now Eligible for Morocco
MOROCCO - US beef and beef products are now eligible for export to Morocco. ...
27 November 2018
China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
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