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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 07 July 2010

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Wednesday 7th July 2010
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: International Markets Opening Up

In the international markets, this week, a delegation from Brazil will be arriving in Europe in a bid to unlock the negotiations over increased access for Brazilian beef.

While the UK and Irish farming unions have expressed concerns about a potential trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur countries, Brazil is seeking to have more farms certified for export and also to have greater access to the EU for its Hilton quota beef.

In China, the Canadian agriculture minister has had a successful trade mission alongside the Canadian cattlemen, finding new markets and better access for Canadian beef.

The USDA is calling for nominations from poultry processing plants for certification to be able to export to Russia now that the trade barriers over hygiene concerns have been lifted.

For the New Zealand beef industry, the closeness of a free trade agreement with South Korea is producing hopes of new markets and increased exports.

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a ban for cloning animals for food production.

However, according to some animal welfare groups the move also puts immense pressure on the European Commission to come forward with clear legislation to enforce the ban and ensure that no products from cloned animals or their offspring are put on the European market.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Myths and Benefits of Shellfish
Shellfish have been given the green light as far as healthy eating is concerned, writes TheFishSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
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.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - June 2010
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to May 2010.
International Meat Review - 24 June 2010
US exports and beef and veal rose in April according to figures from the USDA.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » Huerta Receives AMSA Award
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook: USDA June Acreage Report
 » Bison Products in E.coli Recall
 » US Companies Apply for Licence to Export to Russia
 » Recent Changes Have Created 'New Normal'
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US

   France

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

   Denmark

 » Attempt to Identify Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Ukraine

 » Russia Ends Ukrainian Poultry Ban

   Brazil

 » Sadia/Perdig√£o Restructuring a Step Nearer
 » Tyson Looks to Expand in Brazil
 » Brazilian Mission to Unlock EU Beef Negotiations
 » Brazil Pork Exports: Volume Falls but Value Higher

   United Kingdom

 » LMC Report: Improved Steak Demand In 2010
 » Export Conference Success

   Ireland

 » Opposing Mercosur Talks
 » IFA Accuses Lidl of Misleading Chicken Labelling

   Korea, South

 » Economic Growth To Spur Korean Meat Demand

   Canada

 » The Result of Improved Control Over Marbling
 » New Opportunities for Food Manufacturers Created
 » Trade Mission Advances Beef Access to China
 » Making Cattle Industry More Competitive
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   India

 » Drop in Production Perks Up Egg Price

   Uruguay

 » Supply Concerns for Uruguayan Beef Industry

   China

 » Chinese Beef Imports Jump 30 per cent

   New Zealand

 » Strengthening New Zealand-Korea FTA Progress

   Swaziland

 » All Swazi KFC Poultry is Halal

   Thailand

 » Saha Farm Invests for the Future

   Australia

 » Broilers: No Hormones, No Steroids, No Cages!
 » Aussie Pork Industry Battles Cheap Imports

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady or Declining
 » European Parliament Pushes for Cloning Ban

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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