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26 November 2018
Dozens Held Over Injection of Water into Cattle Before Slaughter
CHINA - Twenty-nine suspects were arrested and 20 of them were held in criminal detention for manufacturing and selling water-injected beef, local police in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said on Wednesday....
21 November 2018
Australian Beef to Feed Aussie Athletes at 2020 Olympics
JAPAN - Australian Beef has been announced as an official partner of the 2020 Australian Olympic Team, giving Australian red meat an unprecedented platform on the national stage under a new sponsorship deal delivered by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Steaks High as Beef Goes Blockchain
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government said Tuesday it will use blockchain technology to track beef through the supply chain to provide consumers with information about the source of their food....
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
Vion Introduces Innovation to Deep-frozen Market
GERMANY - German meat producer Vion is introducing a new deep-frozen range to the market under the COOL CUTS label....
Farmers Want Clarity on Future of Farming, Unions Say
UK - Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, NFU Cymru...
20 November 2018
Beef Farmers Could Boost Profits Through New Breeding Tools
UK - Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification....
Culinary Camp in Philippines Shares Advantages of US Red Meat
PHILIPPINES - Educating Filipino chefs and restaurant operators about the quality and value of US beef, pork and lamb, USMEF conducted a US Meat Culinary Training Camp in Bohol province, a popular tourist destination located in the central region of the...
19 November 2018
Scotch Beef on the Menu for World Cup Chefs
LUXEMBOURG - A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at Queen Margaret University recently in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup which kicks off in Luxembourg later this month....
FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
Burgers, Bangers Sizzled in the Heat
UK - Old favourites - burgers and bangers - were the winners of this year’s barbecue season, with burgers making an appearance at almost 40 per cent of all barbecue occasions....
02 November 2018
AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
01 November 2018
Genes that Could Lead to Improvement of Beef Cattle Identified
BRAZIL - Beef cattle improvement programs have focused for decades on promoting the rapid growth of calves. Now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as meat tenderness or ribeye muscle area....
31 October 2018
UK Meat, Dairy Showcased at SIAL Paris
PARIS - Quality cuts of beef, lamb and pork as well as a selection of dairy products from the UK were showcased in Paris last week at one of the largest and leading food fairs in the world....
30 October 2018
Border Seminar Designed to Ease Export of US Red Meat to Mexico
MEXICO - With a goal of assuring smooth and consistent movement of US red meat across key border points, USMEF participated in a border seminar hosted by COMECARNE (the Mexican Meat Council) in Veracruz, Mexico....
Food Fest Highlights US Beef in Germany’s Capital City
GERMANY - Introducing US beef to restaurant operators in Germany’s capital city, USMEF participated in Berlin Food Week, an annual festival that features consumer workshops, celebrity chefs and special menu promotions. ...
Industry-first Robotic Cattle Driver Improves Animal Welfare, Employee Safety
US - Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety....
29 October 2018
NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) highlighted the food safety and product labeling expertise of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat....
25 October 2018
EU Bans Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics in Farming
EU - The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming....
22 October 2018
Bad Bramstedt: Third Vion Site to Produce Beef with Animal Welfare Label
GERMANY - The Vion plant in Bad Bramstedt located in Schleswig Holstein has been certified as the third cattle slaughterhouse according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association....
Chinese Pros Educated About Ease of Cooking US Pork, Beef
CHINA - Increasing awareness of US pork and beef by engaging young professionals with an interest in home cooking, USMEF conducted four consumer cooking classes in Shanghai. Funded by the National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff Program, the classes...
18 October 2018
Workshops Highlight Advantages of US Beef for Middle East HRI Sector
UAE & QATAR - As part of an ongoing strategy to promote alternative cuts of US beef in the Middle East, USMEF partnered with the Emirates Culinary Guild (ECG) and Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) to conduct US beef workshops targeting the hotel, restaurant...
17 October 2018
US Steak Lovers Festival Promotes US Beef in Republic of Georgia
GEORGIA - Working to create awareness of US beef in the Republic of Georgia, USMEF conducted separate "US Steak Lovers" festivals in restaurants in the cities of Tbilisi and Batumi. Funded by Texas Beef Research and Promotion Council, the festivals were...
15 October 2018
Exporters Fly Flag for Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb & Specially Selected Pork
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Paris this week at SIAL - one of the world’s most influential food fairs....
09 October 2018
JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
04 October 2018
Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
01 October 2018
NCBA 'Strongly Supports' Expanding Trade with Japan
US - Last week (Wednesday, 26 September), it was announced that the United States and Japan are to pursue a bilateral trade agreement....
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