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Cycles in China’s Pork Market
The sharp increase in pork prices during 2007 drew attention to the Chinese market’s volatility and cycles, highlight Fred Gale, Daniel Marti and Dinghuan Hu in a report entitled ‘China’s Volatile Pork Industry’ from the USDA Economic Research...
Antimicrobial Resistance – Veterinary and Public Health Concerns in Europe
Radical reforms of antimicrobial use in livestock are being contemplated for political reasons, according to David Burch of Octagon Services Ltd. ...
Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Canada’s Livestock and Meat Industry 2012
Ethanol has already contributed to the downsizing of the Canadian livestock industry through its impact on margins and livestock prices, and expansion of the ethanol industry will amplify the negative consequences, according to Kevin Grier (Senior Market...
Loyalty Cards Help to Trace Salmonella Outbreak
An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in France towards the end of last year was traced to dried pork sausage from one producer thanks to the use of supermarket loyalty cards, writes TheMeatSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
Nutrient Data for the New Year
Federal rules published in 2010 require specific meat and poultry products to carry new nutrition information starting from the beginning of this year according to the USDA ARS. ...
Red Meat Vital for a Healthy Diet
When Harvard University published its "Healthy Eating Plate" last September, there was something missing: red meat, writes Madeline McCurry-Schmidt from the American Society of Animal Science. ...
Carbon Labels on Groceries Need Simplifying for Consumers
New research in the UK indicates that the public find carbon labels on grocery products difficult to understand. ...
Agricultural Commodities: Beef & Veal
The Australian weighted average saleyard price for beef cattle is forecast to remain relatively high in 2011–12 at an average of 326 cents a kilogram (dressed weight), according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)...
Economic Implications of FDA's Food Safety Modernisation Act
The 111th Congress enacted the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which was signed into law by President Obama on 4 January 2011. This is the first comprehensive reform of FDA food safety policy since the Federal Food,...
Agricultural Commodities: Lamb
The Australian weighted saleyard price for lambs is forecast to average marginally lower in 2011–12 at 540 cents a kilogram, a decline of one per cent compared with 2010–11....
Key Elements of the New EU Food Labelling Regulation
One of the most important innovative elements of the new food labelling rules in the European Union is the mandatory nutrition information on pre-packed foods....
Optimistic Outlook for UK Beef Sector
With beef prices at record highs, optimism in the UK beef industry is growing. However climate change and consumer perceptions are two challenges reports Charlotte Johnston, TheMeatSite editor....
US Food Safety Policy Enters a New Era
ERS research conducted over the past two decades provides a number of lessons that can help identify efficient and effective means of implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010. ...
Assessment Of EU/ Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
After speculation over the impacts of a free trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur, the official impact assessment by the European Commission is that any deal with Mercosur would leave EU producers out of pocket....
Building Trust Through Quality Assurance
Building success in the market, both domestically and internationally, is based on building trust in the quality and safety of products and now more importantly trust in the ethical correctness of production, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris...
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