World meat industry news

Ukraine Shows Interest Expansion of Presence in Chinese Ag Market

  • 17 Aug 12:21

Ukraine Shows Interest Expansion of Presence in Chinese Ag Market Ukraine is interested in expanding the presence of its agricultural producers in the Chinese market, Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday. In particular, this year, Ukraine plans to start exporting fish products and animal feed to China, the agency said in a statement following the 6th meeting of the subcommittee on agriculture cooperation of the Chinese-Ukrainian intergovernmental commission. "The protocols of sanitary and phytosanitary requirements for oilseed meals and sugar beet pulp exports have been already agreed and initialed," Volodymyr Lapa, head of the agency, said in the statement. By the end of. Read more...

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive

  • 16 Aug 12:34

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for meat protein companies to enhance their food safety programs and operational efficiencies within their operations. “Managing food safety systems is increasingly more complex. Historical methods to track and analyze traditional food safety indicators are reaching their limitations. Customers need innovative solutions to help them,” says John Ruby, Vice President, PassTrac®Analytics. “This. Read more...

UK and China sign $257 mill. pork export deal

  • 16 Aug 12:33

UK and China sign $257 mill. pork export deal Seven businesses in England and Northern Ireland have been granted access to supply pork to China.This new deal is expected to bring a $257 mill. boost to the UK food industry. The new agreements include approval to export from five sites in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, County Antrim and County Tyrone. According to Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), shipping will not start for another two to four weeks while the administration is organised on both sides but producers are able to start packing product with a view to exporting. All of the plants were inspected by China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration. Read more...

World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan

  • 15 Aug 12:15

World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. "We've made some upgrades to our current offering. We've increased the resistance; we've changed from stainless to now we offer a coated aluminum product," said Austin Baker, Director of Ventilation with Hog Slat. "This was able to cut back on our shipping costs for that fan itself as well as increase the strength and rigidity. The way that this X brace is now mounted into our fan, we've isolated it from the housing itself which cuts back on the vibrations that the fan's putting out." Hog Slat has. Read more...

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia Global Market Report August 08th 2017

  • 15 Aug 12:14

Genesus Global Market Report: Russia Global Market Report August 08th 2017 The live pig price in Russia is 118 Roubles ($1.96) per kg. With only a small number of new farms coming on line at the moment and sanctions in place until at least January 2019 there is little to considerably impact on pig price. Simon Grey General Manager Russia CIS and Europe. There are new farms under construction and to be started next spring. However, these pigs will not hit the market until end 2018 and into 2019. When Russia started its major investment into new pig farms 12 years ago, there was a lot of European influence in farm design and genetically. It was a lot lower cost to bring pigs in from Europe by truck rather than Canada by plane. With. Read more...

American chicken is incompatible with European farming

  • 11 Aug 12:12

American chicken is incompatible with European farming Chicken has long been a sticking point in Transatlantic trade negotiations. For 2 decades Europe has banned poultry meat from the US on psytosanitary grounds – American chicken is treated with a mild chlorinated spray to reduce bacteria on its surface. Europe has historically argued that food safety should be a ‘farm to fork’ endeavour, and that simply minimising bacterial load by treating chicken at the slaughterhouse was not acceptable. Undercut by cheap imports Faced with the need to develop new trading partners as Britain leaves the European Union, there are fears that domestic production may be undercut by cheap imports from the States, where. Read more...

ASF update: Large farms in Lithuania and Latvia affected

  • 11 Aug 12:10

ASF update: Large farms in Lithuania and Latvia affected African Swine Fever is starting to cause problems on larger farms in various countries. Reports about outbreaks in commercial farms in Poland are now followed by infections in larger farms in both Latvia and Lithuania. The Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT) reported mid-Julythat an outbreak had been confirmed on a farm holding about 23,500 pigs, calling it ‘the largest ASF outbreak in Lithuania’. The farm is owned by UAB Berzu Kompleksas and is located in Jonava district. The VMVT reported that all pigs in the complex would be killed, and that 3km and 10km protection and surveillance zones have been installed. This incident is said to be. Read more...

Russia: Veterinary control system under scrutiny

  • 10 Aug 10:58

Russia: Veterinary control system under scrutiny Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselhoznadzor reported that some AI infected turkey meat has hit the retail market in several regions. This incident was related to the unprecedented production of infected meat that occurred all over Russia. This could have severe consequences for the country. The food quality control system in Russia was struck hard by a recent incident concerning turkey meat in stores all over the country, which was contaminated with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. The incident appeared to be Rosselhoznadzor’s biggest failure, while the country’s entire food quality control system also failed. In late. Read more...

Belarus Plans to Launch Poultry Exports to China by Summer 2018

  • 10 Aug 10:57

Belarus Plans to Launch Poultry Exports to China by Summer 2018 Belarus intends to start supplying poultry to China by next summer, head of the main department for foreign economic affairs of the Agriculture and Food Ministry Aleksei Bogdanov told the media on 8 August. According toBelTA, Mr Bogdanov said:"We delivered over $2 million worth of dairy products to China in H1 2017, up 72 times from the same period a year prior. Belarus has also been certified for exporting beef to China." In his words, Belarus is working on the organization of poultry supplies to China. "There are plans to certify poultry exports. I think we will fulfill this task by next summer and will then launch them," he remarked. Mr. Read more...

Ukraine pig herd dented by ASF

  • 9 Aug 10:53

Ukraine pig herd dented by ASF Ukraine has lost 11% of its domestic pig population due to African swine fever (ASF) since 2014, when the large-scale epidemic started in the country, Maxim Martynyuk, the country’s acting Agriculture and Food. Read more...