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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 03 March 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Canadian Pork Back in China

Canadian pork products have won their way back on to Chinese grocery store shelves after Canada secured the first certification agreement to allow pork imports to China, based on significant negotiations recogniSing OIE standards.

The development builds follows Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s recent mission to China and was announced by the agriculture minister during his trade mission to the OIE and Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

There could also be progress in the stalemate that has existed between Russia and the US over exports of poultry products.

According to reports from Russia, Federal Consumer Protection Service chief, Gennady Onishchenko, described the negotiations as 'rather productive'.

However, it has also been reported in Russia that Tyson Foods, the world's largest poultry meat manufacturer, has said it will reduce its poultry supplies by 10 per cent to Russia.

In the US, the stark reality of how much food poisoning incidents cost the industry has been brought hom by a new report.

In his report, The Health Related Costs of Foodborne Illness, former US Food and Drug Administration economist Robert L. Scharff estimates the total economic impact of foodborne illness across the US is $152 billion a year.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Future Of CAP Post 2013
With talks on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in full swing, Charlotte Johnston, TheMeatSite junior editor speaks with Tom Hind, Head of Economics and International Affairs for the National Farmers' Union (NFU) to find out what post 2013 holds.
Financial Crisis Still Hurting US Beef Trade
Long term cattle supplies in the US are going to fall by another one to 1.5 per cent over this year, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Healthy Food, Convenience and New EU Laws
Long term forecasts for worldwide meat consumption predict continued strong growth. Due to the fact that processed foods are always seasoned, and that a number of technological agents are used in meat production, the mood in the industry is positive.
UK Poultry and Poultrymeat Statistics - February 2010
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to December 2009.
US Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook - February 2010
according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) February 2010 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » NFU CONFERENCE - Opposition Launches New Agenda for Agriculture
 » NFU CONFERENCE - Call for Fairer Farm Gate Prices
 » Fishery Products Produced On Unapproved NI Premises
 » Govt Seeks to Use More British Food
 » Climate Change Up For Discussion
 » QMS Beefs Up London Campaign

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Inconsistent Appearance Throughout
 » Agriculture MEPs Back Study into New Quality Logo

   United States

 » Despite Tough Economy US Beef, Pork Is Faring Well In Japan
 » Smithfield Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer
 » Pressure on USDA to Tighten Policy on 'Natural' Label
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » RTC Weight Down Three Per Cent from Last Year
 » Changes To Ground Beef Purchase Programme
 » Safety Measures Follow ConAgra Explosion
 » CME: FI US Hog Slaughter Lower Than a Year Ago
 » Pork Production Down Compared to a Year Ago
 » BUBBA Burger Acquires New Plant
 » Townsends Appoints New Senior Management Team
 » Tyson Set on Integrating Acquisitions
 » Market Preview: Good News for Pork
 » Weekly Outlook: Pork Profits Claw Back Equity
 » Strong Demand Makes Wings Price Fly
 » New Case Alleges Pollution by Poultry Farms
 » CME: Sharp Fall in February Sow Slaughter
 » Foodborne Illness Costs US $152 Billion
 » Sara Lee in Repurchase Programme


 » Pigs Relax to Music Before Slaughter


 » Israel Slaughters More Pigs than Cattle


 » Marfrig Talks to Globoaves over Plants
 » Brasil Foods' 2009 Profit Reached BRR360 Million

 » Maple Leaf Reports Much Improved Quarterly Results
 » Canadian Pork Back in China


 » Meat Prices Will Correct Themselves, Says Minister


 » Push For US Beef Referendum Moves Forward


 » Japan Sees Firm Supermarket Sales of Imported Beef


 » DSM Announces Management Changes


 » Super Centre to Boost Chicken Sales

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo to Double Production at Penza Poultry
 » Russia - 85 per cent Meat Self Sufficiency by 2015
 » Russia, US Resume Poultry Meat Trade Talks
 » Russians Positive about Poultry Trade Talks


 » Call for Comments on Cargill Takeover of Goodman Fielder
 » Go-ahead for Tatiara Takeover


 » Hauliers in Support of Danish Crown’s Future
 » Hauliers in Support of Danish Crown’s Future


 » Argentinian Quality Beef Exports Slump

   New Zealand

 » NZ Beef Starts 2010 Strongly
 » Frozen Organic Oysters Available All Year


 » Polish Beef Exports See Continued Growth

   South Africa

 » Acquisition Boosts AFGRI Foods' Poultry Output
 » Importers, Producers Bicker over Poultry Trade


 » OIE Chief to Deliver Keynote Address at IPC Meeting
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation

 » RP Misses Chance to Export Pork to Singapore


 » EU May Test A Fifth of Indian Aquaculture Imports


 » Salmon Industry Assesses Earthquake Damage

That's all for this week!


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