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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 29 September 2010

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Wednesday 29th September 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial - Calls for More Standardisation at World Meat Congress

The World Meat Congress in taking place this week in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, and senior editor, Chris Harris, is posting regular updates on TheMeatSite.

Speaking at the opening of the Congress, outgoing president of the International Meat Secretariat (IMS), Paddy Moore, said that international trade in meat is expected to grow despite occasional setbacks through animal diseases, food safety scares and issues surrounding market access.

Global meat demand is expected to grow by between one and two per cent during the remainder of this decade, he said, and the industry has the prospect of feeding an extra 80 million people each year.

Speaking at the IMS beef committee, IMS Scientific Adviser, Professor Neville Gregory, warned that exporting countries trading with developing countries could face attacks from protest groups because of certain welfare conditions that might come under scrutiny.

At the same meeting, the Brazilian beef industry called for the IMS to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and World Health Organisation to set standard testing procedures for residues. Sebastiao Costa Guedes, the president of the Brazilian National Beef Cattle Council (CNPC), said that his country has experienced problems over residues in meat in recent times because many countries follow different standards and not the guidelines in Codex Alimentarius.

Frans Van Dongen from the Dutch meat industry told the Pig Committee of the IMS that the Secretariat should take a more active role in helping to promote free trade and reduce trade barriers.

And finally, continuing the theme of trade barriers, following talks at the World Trade Organization in Switzerland, Russia has lifted its ban on the import of US poultry products. On the other side of the world, China has announced it will levy anti-dumping duties of between 50.3 per cent to 105.4 per cent on imports of US chicken products.

Jackie Linden

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 7 new features this week:

Growing Global Market for Offal
Global exports of offal are worth about £140 million - about eight per cent of the total global meat product market, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Contrasting Prospects for Chicken Production in Africa & Oceania
Our last series of Global Poultry Trends about chicken meat covers the two very different regions of Africa and Oceania. Long-time industry watcher, Terry Evans, begins by contrasting the prospects for chicken meat production in these two areas exclusively for ThePoultrySite.
Electric Fork Lifts for Indoor and Outdoor Use
Electric forklifts represent roughly 55 percent to 60 percent of all lift truck sales in the United States and are used in almost every industry to transfer cargo, stock, and pallets, writes Gary Floyd from Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Alternative Cooling Procedures for Large Bone-In Hams
Almost all hams sold within the US are further processed with some hams being sold bone-in, rather than boneless, according to a study by Chad Carr and Larry Eubanks from the University of Florida.
International Meat Review - 16 September 2010
US beef exports in July were more than 20 per cent up on July 2009, according to the USDA's International Meat Review.
Japan - Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report
The outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Miyazaki is unlikely to have a significant impact on national cattle and pig production this year due to the fact that the disease was contained by the end of July without spreading further to neighbouring prefectures and other major livestock-producing regions in Japan, according to the latest Beef and Pork Market Outlook from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Brazil - Livestock and Products Annual Report
Beef production is forecast to increase in 2011 by 3.5 per cent and exports by 8.0 per cent, while pork output and exports will rise by 3.0 and 2.5 per cent, respectively. These are the predictions of Joao Faustino in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Online Book Shop
* Company News

World Meat Congress on Internet
ARGENTINA - For the first time ever, the World Meat Congress will be watched from all around the world.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News


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 » WMC REPORT - Call for Standardisation on Residue Tests
 » WMC REPORT - Sustainable Production for Global Meat Industry


 » Godrej Offers Start-Ups a Helping Hand

   United States

 » CME: Highlights from Latest Cold Storage Report
 » USDA Seeks Public Feedback on Organic Standards
 » UC Davis Team Unlocks Salmonella's Secret
 » Solid Operating Performance from Sanderson Farms
 » US Red Meat Output Up One Per Cent in August
 » Japanese Journalists Tour US Beef Industry
 » USAPEEC Rejects China's Chicken Import Duty
 » RTC Weight Six Per Cent Higher Than Last Year
 » Call for Withdrawal of GIPSA Proposal
 » Hagen Confirmed in USDA Food Safety Post
 » Ford Foundation Receives Donation
 » NPPC Wants Restrictions on Cuba Trade Lifted
 » CME: Decline in Weekly Pork Production Reported


 » Taiwan To Double Beef Import Quota From Paraguay


 » Steggles Ad Focuses on New Product Development
 » Imported US Beef Values Drop
 » How Meat Chickens are Farmed in Australia


 » Two New Poultry Facilities in Greece

   European Union

 » Marfrig Acquisition of Keystone Approved
 » EFSA Issues Update on Animal Cloning
 » COPA-COGECA Calls for Strong CAP
 » EU Pig Prices: The EU Market is Labile

   Russian Federation

 » Awards for Cherkizovo Products

   United Arab Emirates

 » Award for Abu Dhabi Automated Slaughterhouse

   United Kingdom

 » Conference Hears of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs
 » Increased Slaughterings In Driven By Greater Bull Kill
 » British Agriculture up for Food Service Challenge
 » Marketing Halal And Kosher Meat
 » Welsh Accreditation For Daysdrove Abattoir
 » Leap In UK Exports


 » Aussie Investors Eye NZ's Tegel Poultry
 » Russia Lifts Ban on US Poultry Meat at WTO


 » Minister Defends End to Poultry Import Ban

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation

 » Poultry and Food Expo Opens in Lahore

   South Africa

 » Tough Trading Conditions Hit Sovereign's Earnings

   New Zealand

 » Backyard Blackmarket Butchers


 » Poultry Meat Not the Only Source of Campylobacter


 » Bangladesh Anthrax Outbreak Hits Beef Industry
 » Minister, Celebrities at Venky's Opening in BD


 » €1.75 Million Boost For Irish Seafood Industry


 » China Imposes Duties on US Chicken Products


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Mexico


 » Industry's Support for Swine Traceability Strong

That's all for this week!


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