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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 17 November 2010

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Wednesday 17th November 2010
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Editorial: Consumers Concerned about Chemical not Bacterial Contamination

According to a new Eurobarometer survey, EU consumers, who are concerned about possible food-related risks, tend to worry more about chemical contamination of food rather than bacterial contamination or health and nutrition issues.

The poll showed most Europeans have confidence in national and European food safety agencies as information sources on possible risks associated with food.

In New Zealand, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) say improved market access in the Russian market will offer exciting opportunities for New Zealand sheep and beef farmers and industry.

The Government has announced the start of negotiations to agree a Free Trade Agreement with Russia, and the two organisations said this will advance New Zealand’s ability to trade with Russia.

The US Meat Export Federation reports that the global appetite for US beef and pork continued to grow in September, with American red meat exports maintaining solid momentum through the first nine months of 2010.

The Poultry Federation of India says that India has tremendous potential to increase its export of poultry meat provided it overcomes the constraint of limited processing plants.

"Potential to export poultry meat from India is tremendous. All the major poultry importing countries are around India. Being in the middle of market and competitive cost of broiler production are in favour of India," said PFI spokesman, Ricky Thaper.

However, insufficient poultry processing plants are in place to capture a big share of the export potential.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Danish Herd, Market Pigs Fall Back (November 2010)
By Jackie Linden, Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in November 2010 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis, including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Will High Cereal Prices Impact UK Cattle Supply?
Writing for TheMeatSite, EBLEX senior economist Mark Topliff looks at how high cereal prices will affect future cattle supplies.
Reducing Livestock Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Future growth in meat consumption is going to be driven by an expanding population, higher incomes and consumer preferences, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
Costa Rica - Increase in Pork Consumption Encourages Producers' Sector
Pork consumption is increasing rapidly in Costa Rica, according to Illeana Ramirez in the latest GAIN report from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
* Company News

Strong Interest Already in VIV Asia 2011
ASIA - Exhibition space at VIV Asia 2011 is in high demand, say the event organisers. VIV Asia 2011 takes place on 9 to 11 March 2011 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, BITEC.
ElSitioAvícola: Something New Every Day
WORLD – ElSitioAví publishes pertinent news every day and relevant articles almost every day; there is always something new to see.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Viet Nam

 » Toxic Residues Could Shrivel Shrimp Exports

   United States

 » Deboning Plant Puts Cagle's on Road to Improvement
 » First Commercial-Scale Advanced Biofuels Plant Open
 » IPE Programme: Benefits of Poultry Production
 » Fewer Turkeys Means Higher Thanksgiving Prices
 » No Link Between Red/Processed Meats and Cancer
 » CME: Beef Exports Grow, Pork Exports Decline
 » Turkey Products Recalled for Possible Listeria
 » New Import Rules Relating to FDA Refusals
 » US Red Meat Exports Continue Positive Trend
 » CME: Impressive Gains in Exports to Asia
 » USMEF Initiative Targets Underappreciated Pork Butt

   United Kingdom

 » Feed Costs Report Points the Way for Pig Industry
 » FSA Considers Charging for Controls at Meat Plants
 » NFUS Slams Meat Inspection Cost Recovery Plans
 » Farmers Face £21m Meat Hygiene Charges
 » BPEX Feed Report Points the Way for Pig Industry


 » Govt Invests in Research to Boost Poultry Industry
 » Maple Leaf Completes Sale to Fearmans Pork Inc.


 » Year-to-Date Chicken Exports Jump up in Value
 » Brasil Foods Posts Best Ever Operating Income


 » Canadian Pork Farmers Seek Details of Coles Ban
 » US-South Korea Free Trade Talks Stall
 » HKScan Acquisition of Rose Poultry Approved

   European Union

 » Industry Group Opposes EC over Mercosur Trade
 » MEPs Call for Solution to Livestock Crisis
 » EU Pig Prices: Germany is the New Number One
 » Research on EU Consumers' Perceptions of Food Risks


 » Fines Can Lead to Safer Meat, Says WUR Researcher
 » Mincemeat with Vegetable Protein


 » CPF Boosts 2011 International Investment Budget


 » Indian Poultry Exports Down


 » Namib Poultry Plans $72 Million Windhoek Plant

   South Africa

 » Astral Posts 'Solid' Result for Year


 » Supermarkets Dictating to the Pork Industry
 » Poultry Company Collapse Under Investigation
 » Aussie Pig Farmers Promise to Scrap Stalls by 2017


 » China Sells Stockpiled Pork, Sugar to Cut Prices


 » Yellow 'Majjal ta' Malta' Tag Brands Maltese Pork

   New Zealand

 » New Zealand to Improved Market Access to Russia


 » New Poultry Plant in W Hungary


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Chile

That's all for this week!


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