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TheMeatSiteNewsletter - 6 October 2010

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Wednesday 6th October 2010
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Editorial: WTO Rules on Chinese Poultry Export Row with US

Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland ruled in favour of China in its dispute over poultry meat imports to the US.

The WTO issued a report of the panel, supporting China over its complaint against measures taken by the United States, which have affected imports of poultry from China.

In the US, Russian and US officials are to inspect together poultry plants processing products for export to Russia.

Russian and US sanitary officials will begin a joint inspection of 33 US companies that want to supply poultry to Russia, according to the Russian food safety organisation, Rosselkhoznadzor.

Exports of Canada's pork products have managed to hold steady and even climb despite live hog output in the country continuing to decline.

Martin Rice, executive director of the Canadian Pork Council said: "Considering that Canada's live hog production is about 25 per cent smaller than it was five years ago, the level of pork product exports have been holding steady and in some cases have been a bit higher.

"We are going to start seeing lower processed pork numbers in Canada, but that is not likely to impact our export of those products."

In the UK, pork gained an increasing share of the retail meat market in August.

During August, the total meat market rose by one per cent while sales of fresh pork saw a dramatic rise of 11 per cent.

This is a continuing trend as the latest 52-week figures from the Kantar Worldpanel show the market has risen by two per cent and pork is five per cent better.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Fifth Quarter Value of Pig's Blood
Spray-dried blood products from pigs are fifth quarter products that can not only provide added income for the processor but can also be used as an important additive in the diet of weaning piglets, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Little Chicken Meat Trade Generally in Africa & Oceania
In general, countries in Africa and Oceania do not trade significant volumes of chicken meat, writes Terry Evans in this latest article in the series Global Poultry Trends exclusively for ThePoultrySite. Notable exceptions are South Africa, which now imports around 15 per cent of its requirements and exports from Australia and New Zealand, which have increased rapidly in recent years.
The Cause of Trichinosis and its Prevention
Trichinosis is an infection of humans caused by roundworms in the genus Trichinella, with infection resulting entirely from food sources, typiclaly undercooked pork. Alina Balaguero and Keith R. Schneider of the University of Florida explain the causes and its prevention, before and after slaughter.
The Role of Technology in Food Safety
High-pressure processing can bring food safety, increased shelf life and nutritional value as some of the benefits of a new technology in a changing world accroding to Dr Errol V. Raghubeer, Ph.D., Vice President, Microbiology & Food Technology at Avure Technologies.
Australia - Livestock and Products Annual 2010
The prospects for the Australian cattle industry are much better since the weather has improved, Mike Darby in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The number of pigs slaughtered is forecast to increase for next year.
Thailand - Poultry and Products Annual
Chicken meat output is predicted to increase eight per cent in 2011 to 1.38 million metric tons (MMT) from 1.28MMT this year, according to Sakchai Preechajarn, in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
* Global Meat Processing Industry News


 » Saudis to Invest in Brazilian Poultry, Grain

   United States

 » K-State Students Earn Fellowships in Meat Science
 » Senators Respond to China's Move on Chicken Trade
 » Idaho Senators Urge Reconsideration of GIPSA Rule
 » PQA Plus Programme Hits 50,000 Milestone
 » Food Labelling - Consumers Win Right To Know
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US


 » WMC REPORT- Kentucky Scientist Receives IMS Award
 » WMC REPORT - New President for IMS
 » Argentina‚Äôs Exports Remain In Short Supply
 » WMC Report: Sustainability And Global Meat Exports


 » WTO Rules on China's Dispute with US
 » Joint Inspections of US Poultry Plants Scheduled


 » China Welcomes WTO Decision on US Poultry Trade
 » Record Shipments Of Brazilian Beef Cleared In China

   United Kingdom

 » LMC Report: Seasonal Recovery In Beef Demand
 » Biggest Challenge Yet for Britain's Toughest Judge
 » Pork Sales Continue Upwards
 » CP Appoints Senior Commercial Manager
 » Top Christmas Turkey for Fourth Year
 » Cranswick Reports Positive Trading Performance
 » Supermarkets Making More And More From Milk
 » Concerns Over Beef Sustainability With Falling Prices


 » Trading Halted at French Pork Exchange

   New Zealand

 » Quality is Focus of New Poultry Facility
 » Meat Workers Will Not Replace Inspectors


 » ACMF Explains Why Retail Chicken Prices Must Rise


 » Many Pigs Get MRSA Infection in Slaughterhouse


 » Report Highlights Indonesian Growth

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Price Decline Stops Temporarily


 » Pork Product Exports Up Despite Output Decline
 » Key to Canadian Pork Industry's Long Term Viability Online Book Shop

 » Micarna Acquires Bernese Poultry Processor


 » Growth of Processed Poultry Stimulates Investment

That's all for this week!


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