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The MeatSite Newsletter - 3 February 2010

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Wednesday 3rd February 2010
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Editorial: Russia Sets Out Self-sufficiency Plan

Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has set out a plan to boost domestic food production and reduce the country's dependence on imports.

Russia' new food plan, which was worked out in line with its national security strategy until 2020, aims to increase domestic production of grain to 95 per cent of the country's requirements, sugar to 80 per cent, vegetable oil to 80 per cent, meat and meat products to 85 per cent, milk and dairy products to 90 per cent and fish products to 80 per cent.

In the US, the beef industry last week spelt out the urgent need it has to counter the threats that are coming from various anti-meat and other interest groups.

At the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Conference in San Antonio, Chairman of the Cattlemen's Beef Board Lucinda Williams said that the industry needs the beef checkoff system and it needs it to be responsive to everyone in it.

She said the industry needs to listen to its customers and it needs to be proactive.

She said the industry has to address the needs of the industry by providing a knowledge base and it needs to be prepared to respond to the resources of the industry's opponents and the anti meat agenda of much of the popular media.

A new report in the poultry industry in the US has shown that the injuries and Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among workers on the poultry line is decreasing as new ergonomic practices have been introduced.

The study, Ergonomics in the Poultry Industry: A Review of 25 Years of Industry Efforts, describes the industry's efforts in the prevention and early treatment of MSDs.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

System to Detect Poultry Contamination
Technology developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.
Innovations Between Hygiene and Flexibility
The process of demographic change in the industrial nations, especially in Europe, represents a major challenge to the food industry as a whole.
International Meat Review - 21 January 2010
Recently, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) released US red meat export and import numbers for November 2009, according to teh USDA International Meat Review..
Little Change Expected in South American Beef Exports
This year is expected to see some recovery in Brazilian beef production, although much of this is likely to be offset by a sharp fall in Argentina, writes Peter Duggan from the Strategic Information Services at Bord Bia.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » NCBA REPORT - Adding Value to the Beef Carcase
 » NCBA REPORT - Controlling Dust Controls E.coli
 » NCBA REPORT - Beef Industry Needs Fight its Threats
 » NCBA REPORT - Report Highlights Checkoff Spending Targets
 » Poultry Plant Switches to Environment-Friendly Boxes
 » Carcase Irradiation Plans Hit Block
 » Extension on Comment Period for Meat Products
 » Farmland Foods First to Receive USDA Designation
 » US Urge Taiwan To Repeal Beef Block
 » Food-Safety Products For Beef Packers And Processors
 » Notice on Nationwide Raw Chicken Parts Programme
 » Target Eliminates Farmed Salmon in All Stores
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Cattle On Feed Report Encouraging
 » Agreement Reached in Processing Workers' Dispute
 » FSIS Changes Poultry Parts Inspection Procedures
 » Tyson Adjusts Growing Case-Ready Meats Business
 » Progress on Ergonomics in US Poultry Industry
 » Launch of Alternative to Chlorine as Carcase Rinse
 » Weekly Outlook: Beef Industry Hopeful Of 2010 Recovery

   Australia

 » Free Range Pork Demand Prompts WA Piggery Deal
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   Ireland

 » Russia Resumes Imports of Irish Pigmeat

   Denmark

 » Danish Crown Increasing Market Share

   Canada

 » Health Surveillance Key to Maintaining Market Access
 » Safeguarding Ontario’s Food Supply and Animal Health
 » Food Poisoning Animal Feed Pathogen Legislation Demanded
 » NB Poultry Companies Told to End Dispute
 » Province's Stance Disappoints Poultry Processor

   United Kingdom

 » Pig Industry Support for EU Food Labelling Rules
 » New EU Salmonella Report Good News for UK Eggs
 » Competitions for Butchers and Bakers
 » A Very Merry Christmas for Pork
 » Top Industry Award for Northern Ireland Innovation

   China

 » Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products in 2009

   Singapore

 » Suppliers of Barbecued Pork Enter Consumer Market

   Czech Republic

 » Czech Meat and Milk Producers Struggle to Compete
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   Thailand

 » Betagro Extends its 'Green' Programme

   Bulgaria

 » EBRD Supports Bulgarian Meat Processing Sector

   Russian Federation

 » Russia's President Sets out Goal of Self-Sufficiency
 » Mixed Trading Picture for Cherkizovo in 2009

   Ukraine

 » New Poultry Farm Drives MHP's Sales

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Quotations Rise Throughout Europe
 » EFSA Reports on Causes of Campylobacteriosis

   Philippines

 » Hog Production Inched Up in 2009; Pork Supply Tight
 » More Output from Philippines Agriculture in 2009

   Belarus

 » New Rules for Pork Imports to Belarus

   Portugal

 » Turning Beef Fat into Biofuel
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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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