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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 30 June 2010

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Wednesday 30th June 2010
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Editorial: Chinese Meat Industry Moves Ahead

The China International Meat Industry Exhibition and Summit, taking place this week in Beijing, has seen the establishment of a new committee to oversee food safety issues in the Chinese industry.

The Complaint Mediation Committee of the China Meat Association will help to set standards, publicise new rules and legislation and handle consumer complaints and concerns about food safety.

The summit also saw the announcement of the 12th five year plan for the Chinese meat industry, which will see a growing investment in new technology and a commitment to streamline the industry and develop safe and higher quality products.

The summit has also seen closer ties and trading agreements between Canada and China for beef products.

In Europe, new legislation has been called for to ensure fair returns to farmers and transparent prices to consumers, by enforcing fair competition throughout the food supply chain.

Suggestions as to how to ensure fairness throughout the food chain, by tackling dominant positions, unfair commercial and contractual practices and late payments, and also by improving the bargaining position of farmers, are set out in a report drafted by French Green Party MEP José Bové.

In the UK, the National Beef Association has called for a greater effort to restore carcase balance in trade as it sees too much emphasis on the sales of minced beef.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Rising Human Population and Per Capita Consumption in Asia Boost Total Chicken Demand
In the final part of our series of special features entitled Global Poultry Trends about Asia for ThePoultrySite, Terry Evans explains that within five years, 60 per cent of the world's people will live in Asia. Combined with a growing demand for all meats there, this region will account for an increasing share of global chicken meat output.
Opportunities for Duck Production
Seen from a global perspective and in comparison to chickens, ducks are not an important source of food, but the duck is an important provider of both meat and eggs in Asia and particularly China, according to Richard Bird. Jackie Linden, editor of TheMeatSite, reports on his prediction that the growth of Chinese duck production will soon impact the industry and eating habits in western countries.
Stable Output but Lower Income for French Charcuterie
The French charcuterie industry had a difficult year in 2009, with total output stable at 1.3 million tonnes but total sales value for the year down by 7.9 per cent at €6.6 billion, according to figures released by the national charcuterie federation FICT, writes Peter Crosskey for TheMeatSite.
The Meat Security Net
Meat producers are embracing new technology as a way of ensuring product quality, traceability and foreign object detection, writes Richard Mills of Foss.
International Meat Review - 10 June 2010
US exports of agricultural products for the first quarter of the year estimated to value $104.5 billion, up from the previous forecast of $100.0 billion, according to the International Meat Review.
Grasselli
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   China

 » CIMIE: China Looks to Sustainable Production of Safe Meat
 » CIMIE: Meeting Global Meat Industry Challenges
 » CIMIE: Strong International Presence at Exhibition
 » CIMIE: CMA Develops 12th Five Year Plan
 » CIMIE: New Food Safety Committee Set Up

   United Kingdom

 » New Business Efficiency Project for Pig Supply Chain
 » Bulk Of NI Live Cattle Bound For Spain
 » Honour for QMS Export Manager
 » Increase Export Activity To Solve Carcase Balance
 » Reducing Consumption Will Not Cut GHGs

   United States

 » China an Intriguing Market for US Pork
 » Market Preview: New Thoughts on Pork Demand
 » CME: GIPSA's Livestock and Poultry Marketing Rule
 » Tyson, Pork Producers and Fareway in Iowa Promotion
 » US Companies Recall Beef Products over E.Coli
 » There's Something About Pork
 » FTA with Colombia Approved; US Producers Lose Out
 » Russia Agrees to Lift Ban on US Poultry
 » CME: Higher Retail Prices for Meat Expected
 » ConAgra Foods Reports Strong 2010
 » Three Per Cent Rise in Ready-to-Cook Weight
 » May Red Meat Production Below Last Year
 » NFU State Officials Participate in Dairy Workshops
 » US Livestock Slaughter Statistics
 » USAPEEC Elects Chairman, Executive Committee
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Huerta Receives AMSA Award

   Malaysia

 » Fomca: Buy Less Chicken to Bring Prices Down

   Canada

 » Focusing on Marbling to Maximise Value of Pork
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Brazil

 » Brazil Targets Middle East
 » Poultry Processor Wins New Arab Clients
 » Sadia/Perdigão Restructuring a Step Nearer

   Japan

 » Japan Foodservice Valued at ¥29.5 Trillion

   Australia

 » Solid Exports Ahead Of Korean Chuseok Demand

   General

 » China Open Doors To Canadian Beef
 » World Talks about Salt Reduction in Food

   Ireland

 » Beware of Brazilian Beef Standards, Warns IFA

   Germany

 » Choice Of Food Can Mitigate Climate Change
 » New Director Appointed to PHW Board

   New Zealand

 » Beef And Lamb New Zealand Ltd
   Mexico

 » Mexico Makes Meat Imports Easier

   European Union

 » New Food Price Legislation Needed, Say MEPs
 » EU Pig Prices: Inconsistency Throughout Europe

   France

 » Catching, Evisceration are Key for Campy Control
 » Good Biosecurity Helps Control Food-Borne Bacteria

   Denmark

 » Attempt to Identify Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens

   Ukraine

 » Russia Ends Ukrainian Poultry Ban

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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