World meat industry news

Russian meat industry sees a surge in biosecurity investment

  • 19 Jan 12:14

African swine fever (ASF) and avian influenza (AI) are forcing Russian meat producers to pump more cash into biosecurity to protect their assets as the. Read more...

Russian poultry - high levels of antibiotics, microorganisms

  • 18 Jan 12:59

Russian poultry - high levels of antibiotics, microorganisms High levels of antibiotics have been found in poultry following an independent investigation of six Russian poultry firms.The investigation, carried out byRoskontrol,uncovered evidence of large quantities of antibiotics, dangerous bacteria and traces of injections of brine, used to increase the product’s density. According toPravda, almost all the samples of poultry showed higher levels of microorganisms, which exceeded the norm, with some up to 30 times higher. One sample of a product from a popular brand contained listeria and almost all the chicken leg quarters had traces of injections of brine, used to increase the weight of the product. The content of. Read more...

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products

  • 18 Jan 12:55

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products Russian scientists believe radiation could be applied effectively in the domestic meat industry, while the country’s nuclear corporation Rosatom has already developed commercial technology of ionizing radiation, which it is planning to promote to. Read more...

IKEA announces Better Chicken Programme

  • 17 Jan 11:28

IKEA announces Better Chicken Programme Scandinavian furniture giant Ikea has turned its sustainability credentials to poultry to launch a Better Chicken Programme.The iconic firm, which has 20 stores across the UK, wants its Better Chicken Programme to kick-start its ambitions for more sustainable agriculture for all major animals in its food supply chain. The Better Chicken Programme will: • Ensure broiler chickens are raised in accordance with criteria that promote better welfare; such as adequate space (max 30kg/square metre), lighting, enrichment and breeds with improved health outcomes; • Work towards responsible use of antibiotics; • Address key environmental impacts such as. Read more...

ASF update: Germany’s pig business is getting nervous

  • 17 Jan 11:27

ASF update: Germany’s pig business is getting nervous In Germany, with every day that passes the understanding is growing that African Swine Fever may creep into German territory in the near future. The topic is all over the press and there is an increasing call for wild boar shooting. The German Farmers’ Association (Bauernverband) recently asked to have 70% of Germany’s wild boar population shot to avoid the introduction of theAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) virus in Germany. For instanceGerman newspaperDie Weltreported about these requests. Increased hunting in German states Some German states appear more impatient. The German state North Rhine Westphalia, for instance, this month decided toallow the hunting. Read more...

Russia should leave WTO over EU pork row – officials say

  • 16 Jan 11:30

Russia should leave WTO over EU pork row – officials say Several top Russian officials have suggested the country should suspend its WTO membership, should its arbitration panel decide to fine Russia for introducing pork import restrictions towards the EU in 2013. The top officials can be found in the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia’s parliament. For instance Sergey Kalashnikov, deputy chairman of the council’s Economic Committee, was quoted as saying Russia would have to refrain from participation in theWorld Trade Organization(WTO), ‘probably completely’, if the WTO court would agree with the demands of the European Union (EU).“Russia should protect its interests” He. Read more...

4 reasons why you need to invest in Russia in 2018

  • 16 Jan 11:29

4 reasons why you need to invest in Russia in 2018 Even though 2018 is already in full gear, there’s still time to launch and develop your business plans in Russia. Let’s take an objective look at the factors that will impact the country’s economy over the coming year.The Russian economy gained momentum at the end of 2017, with GDP growth of 1.6 percent, which included a 2.5 percent expansion of the agricultural sector,saidPresident Vladimir Putin when speaking on Jan. 11. The government hopes for further growth, so is this a good time for potential foreign investors to make their move? We asked Russian experts to share their expectations for the year ahead, and list those sectors that offer the. Read more...

Russia’s dairy dilemma: Has the country finally learned to make exquisite cheeses?

  • 15 Jan 12:14

Russia’s dairy dilemma: Has the country finally learned to make exquisite cheeses? Since European cheeses fell victim to the Kremlin’s food sanctions several years ago, Russian producers have done their best to fill the void. But to what extent has ‘their best’ turned out to be good enough?Stepping into a Russian food store you won’t see any signs of the government’s sanctions. All kinds of cheese are on the shelf, from Parmesan and Tilsit to Camembert and Dorblu. The only difference since before 2014 is that the majority of these cheeses are now produced in Russia. Recently, one Russian company went so far as to buy 1,000 goats from France in hopes of becoming the largest producer of French-style, white goat. Read more...

WTO likely to be late in resolving dispute on pork

  • 15 Jan 12:12

WTO likely to be late in resolving dispute on pork The dispute between EU and Russia over the ban imposed on pork and live pigs it is unlikely to be resolved in time, considering that there are only 60 days to solve the case, following TASS. For now, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is looking to see if the original panelists in the dispute are available for arbitration duties. If not, other replacements will need to be found in order to continue with the arbitration, mentioned the source, cited by TASS. By now the arbitration court with WTO is examining "the EU's request to retaliate against Russia in the dispute Russia – Pigs (EU), under Article 22.2 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), on. Read more...

Russia uses army to tackle AI in Kostroma Oblast

  • 12 Jan 08:31

The Russian Army has been deployed to help deal with the aftermath of the largest outbreak of the avian influenza (AI) in Kostroma Oblast, where 600,000 chickens have been culled, according to a 9 January report in the Russian Gazette, the official publication. Read more...