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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 25 November 2009

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Call for Clear COOL Labelling

The farming sector in the UK has sent out a clear message to the powers in Europe that it wants a policy of clear country of origin labelling laid down in law.

The National Farmers Union in the UK says that the labelling needs to "provide accurate, clear and relevant information so consumers can make an informed choice."

The NFU is concerned that the current guidelines are confusing and can be misleading.

Meanwhile, it appears that US beef is gradually starting to appear on the Taiwanese market again.

In the US pork production is down on a year ago, but in the EU pig meat prices are starting to stabilise.

The effects of the recession on processing companies, however, are clearly shown in the results from the giant Tyson, that this year has posted a loss of $537 million.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Harmonising E.coli Monitoring Across Europe
The European Food Safety Authority is to review the way the E.coli is monitored and reported and harmonise methods across EU countries, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris.
Beef Slaughter Figures on the Rise
The numbers of cattle being slaughtered in the UK over the last quarter has been gradually rising.
Campylobacter in Chicken Carcases
A US survey of the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken carcases after slaughter has found there is a great reduction between the times of Re-Hang and Post Chill, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
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* Company News

Meyn Introduces New WLD Whole Leg Deboner
NETHERLANDS - The demand for deboned poultry products throughout the world has created an intensive and vast growing market.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   New Zealand

 » Poultry Company Falls Fowl on GM-Free Claim
 » NZ Calf Kill Drives Exports
 » GM Feed Does Not Make GM Chicken

   United Kingdom

 » Leeds Research Finds New Piece of BSE Puzzle
 » Grimsby Smoked Fish Nets EU Approval
 » Cherry Valley Awarded Freedom Foods Accreditation
 » Job Losses Loom at Poultry Plant
 » Possible New Chicken Plant for Suffolk
 » NI Beef Price Comparisons
 » Call for Govt to Act over Antibiotic Resistance
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - November 2009
 » Farmers' Union Supports O'Kane Turkey Growers
 » Anniversary Cookbook with Every Turkey Order
 » Great Quality British Turkey: Just a Click Away
 » Bristol Academic to Lead Welfare Advisory Board
 » Technical Fault
 » Cherry Valley Has Two Good Reasons to Celebrate
 » Consumers to Have Clearer Food Labelling
 » AFBI and Avure Put Seafood Under Pressure
 » British Banger Supplier is 2009 Start-Up Star
 » Call for Europe to Adopt Clearer Food Labelling Handtmann
   Canada

 » Sask Pork to Focus on Range of Objectives
 » Animal Welfare Schedule Gets Favourable Response

   Ireland

 » Technology to Add €55k to Pig Profits
 » Dunbia Awarded for Innovation

   United States

 » Renderer Reports Sales and Income Fall
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US Trade with Caribbean
 » CME: Inventories Expected to Exceed Year Ago Levels
 » WSPA Builds Database of Humane Restaurants
 » Tyson Foods Names New Top Executives
 » CME: Pork, Beef Prices Constant, Broiler Rises
 » Case Continues in Poultry Litter Suit
 » Gas, Electrical Stunning Found to be Equally Humane
 » AMI Backs Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products
 » US Pork Production Down from a Year Ago
 » CME: Cold Storage Report Likely to Appear Bullish
 » Tyson Posts $537 Million Loss
 » Market Preview: Pork Exports on the Rebound
 » Meat, Poultry Companies Seek Ways to Sustainability
 » Two Decades of Workplace Safety Progress
 » Move to Ban Roxarsone in US
 » International Egg and Poultry Review
CFS Compact
   Denmark

 » Danish Crown's Beef Division Reports Profits
 » Danish Crown Gets International Recognition

   General

 » Tyson Group on Fact-Finding Visit to EU

   European Union

 » Commission to Tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance
 » EU Pig Prices: Steady Situation Throughout Europe

   Philippines

 » Philippines to Import Poultry Products to Meet Demand
 » Canada Offers to Sell Pork to Philippines

   Switzerland

 » WTO Investigates Poultry, Livestock Complaints
 » WTO Sets up Panel to Consider Poultry Trade Dispute
 » COOL Dispute Taken Up By WTO
 » Scientists Compare Poultry Carcase Interventions

   China

 » Pork 'Safe to Eat' Despite Infection Found in Pigs
 » Pigs Get ID Chips in Southwest China

   Malaysia

 » Disappointing Q2 Sales for QL

   Taiwan

 » US Bone-in Beef Will Undergo Normal Entry Checks



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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