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TheMeatSiteNewsletter - 13 October 2010

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Wednesday 13th October 2010
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Editorial: CCTV Cameras Could be Placed in Salughterhouses

In the UK, the British Food Standards Agency is to call on slaughterhouses across the UK to install CCTV systems as a tool to help protect animal welfare.

The move follows undercover operations by the animal rights group Animal Aid that the FSA says has shown breaches of animal welfare legislation at slaughter.

Now the FSA said it is recommending that food business operators install CCTV systems in slaughterhouses and actively monitor footage as a means to help protect animal welfare.

The FSA has recognised that the industry has not backed the installation of CCTV to monitor animal welfare as it says that the visual checks by the FSA staff should be sufficient.

However, it said that food businesses could be put under pressure to install CCTV by retailers.

In Ireland, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, stressed the critical importance of the Irish beef industry from an economic and social perspective and the contribution that it can make to economic recovery.

Speaking in Kilkenny at the Beef Expo Ireland 2010 event the Minister said: "Ireland's future economic growth will be driven by exports of goods and services which will generate jobs directly in the provision of those goods and services. Ireland is the largest net exporter of beef in the northern hemisphere and the fourth largest beef exporter in the world."

The Danish pig meat processing giant, Danish Crown has further expanded its empire with the acquisition of D&S Fleisch, Germany's fourth largest pig meat processor.

Danish Crowen said a German slaughterhouse for German pigs will offer access to the market, which will benefit the entire group.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 8 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Chicken Consumption Rising in Africa and Oceania
Concluding the Global Poultry Trends series on the global chicken meat situation for ThePoultrySite, industry watcher, Terry Evans highlights the trends in chicken consumption in Africa and Oceania. In both regions, uptake has risen over recent years but Africa lags well behind the world average, reflecting the generally poor economic situation there.
Modelling the Chicken
The design of most devices for handling poultry requires a “feel” for the size and shape of the product, write Colin Usher and Wayne Daley from Georgia Tech Research Institue.
US Sows and Market Pigs in Decline (October 2010)
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, TheMeatSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in October 2010 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - October 2010
The forecast of total US meat production is raised for 2010 but lowered for 2011, according to the latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
International Meat Review - 30 September 2010
The number of hogs and pigs in the US was up slightly on the last quarter but down year on year accordign to the International Meat Review.
Mexico - Poultry and Products Annual
Mexican poultry meat production is forecast to grow 1.5 per cent in 2011, a slightly higher increase than that expected for 2010, according to Zaida San Juan and Daniel R. Williams II in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Russian Federation - Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report 2010
Feed shortages resulting from this year's drought have accelerate the slaughter of cattle and pigs, according to Morgan Haas and Mikhail Maksimenko in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Mexico - Livestock and Products Annual 2010
While Mexican cattle inventories for 2011 are expected to decline in 2011, swine production is expected to increase slightly, write Zaida San Juan and Daniel R. Williams II in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » IFR Develops Method for Detecting Clostridium
 » New Carcase Grading Technology for ABP
 » Moy Park Appoints New Agriculture Director
 » Ada's Smoked Catfish Withdrawn
 » NBA Urges Processors To Help Future Beef Supply
 » Livestock Markets Key to Healthy Food Supply Chain
 » Pressure Mounts for CCTV in Slaughterhouses
 » NFU Looks To The Future Of Beef

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Acquires Zarechnaya Poultry Facility


 » Chicken Exports on Course for Seven Per Cent Rise
 » Marfrig in Brazil Top 50
 » Marfrig Completes Keystone Acquisition

   United States

 » New Members, Officials Announced by NCC
 » Hormel Subsidiary Closes Don Miguel Acquisition
 » NCC Responds to Latest TV Programme
 » Pathogen Reduction Conference at IPE 2011
 » Hog Slaughter Up from the Previous Week
 » CME: Seasonality Finally Catches Up with Pork Market
 » Large US Red Meat Presence At SIAL
 » CME: Impact of Corn Estimates on Livestock, Poultry
 » CME: World Meat, Poultry Trade Forecasts
 » Animal-source Foods Combat Poor Nutrition Online Book Shop

 » Maple Leaf Implements Value Creation Plan
 » Canada Looks To Promote Beef In China
 » US COOL Discriminates Against Canadian Imports
 » Government Backs SRM Incinerator at Abattoir
 » Improved Profit Margins Expected in Maple Leaf


 » Betagro Looks to Expand Export Sales in Asia


 » Chicken Meat Price Control Though Imports


 » Danish Crown Acquires German Pig Slaughterhouse


 » EU and South Korea Sign Free Trade Deal


 » Record Beef Exports To Indonesia In September


 » Teagasc And Dawn Meats Launch Dairy Beef Initiative
 » Dunbia Launches Supplier Group
 » Beef Industry Contributes To Economic Recovery
 » Cattle Trade & Prices Update

   Czech Republic

 » Czech Poultry Production Passes FVO Inspection


 » IPC Awards Go to Australia, Colombia

   New Zealand

 » Beef + Lamb NZ Builds Relationships in Europe

   European Union

 » SCoFCAH Implements New Animal By-products Rules

That's all for this week!


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