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Editorial: Meat from Cloned Animals in the Food Chain

Meat from the offspring of a cloned animal has entered the food chain in the UK.

Of two bulls born in the UK from embryos harvested from a cloned cow in the US, one animal has entered the UK food chain.

Both of the bulls have been slaughtered.

While there is no evidence that consuming products from healthy clones, or their offspring, poses a food safety risk, meat and products from clones and their offspring are considered novel foods and would therefore need to be authorised before being placed on the market.

Also in the UK, the Food Minister urged other sectors in the food industry to follow the example set in the pig meat sector regarding country of original labelling (COOL).

Food Minister Jim Paice said food businesses, including supermarkets and processors, should do more voluntarily to improve country of origin labelling on food products such as meat and dairy.

In the US, the USDA is to re-consider whether chicken injected with water and salt may continue to carry the 'natural' label.

Recent developments have re-fuelled a long-running debate in the US over the meaning on the term 'natural' as it relates to the labelling of chicken.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas are Largest Producer and Exporter of Chicken
Continuing the Global Poultry Trends series exclusive to TheMeatSite, we turn the spotlight on the Americas. This region is the world's largest producer and exporter of chicken, writes Terry Evans.
Biocontrol of Bacterial Pathogens on Meat
Biocontrol is the use of one species, or a product derived from it, to control another according to a paper from J. Andrew Hudson, Craig Billington, Lynn McIntyre, Teresa Bigwood, Aruni Premaratne and Stephanie Brandtfrom the New Zealand Food Safety Programme.
Lower Global Beef Production in 2010
Beef output among leading global players looks set to fall in 2010 before recovering slightly in 2011 with export availability following this trend, according to Peter Duggan, Strategic Information Services, Bord Bia.
China Food Processing Ingredients Annual Report 2010
Despite the ongoing global economic crisis, Chinese GDP growth reached 8.7 per cent in 2009, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Its food processing industry was minimally affected by the downturn and achieved a new record high output of RMB4.5 trillion ($662 billion).
International Meat Review - 22 July 2010
US beef exports are rising according to the latest report from the USDA in the International Meat Review.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - July 2010
Defra reports that broiler slaughterings rose in June according to the combined monthly publication of the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to June 2010.
* Company News

Marel Achieves 'Sustainable Performance'
ICELAND - It was another good quarter for Marel, said the company's CEO as the financial results for second quarter 2010 were presented yesterday, 29 July, at the company's headquarters. A short profile of one of its poultry processing equipment customers highlights how the market in Turkey shows strong growth in branded and value-added products.
Marel Announces Strong Results
ICELAND - Meat and food processing equipment manufacturer Marel saw revenues for the second quarter of 2010 reach €136.1 million, an increase of 26.9 per cent compared to revenues from core business in the same period the year before when they were € 107.2 million.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » Meaning of 'Natural' Chicken Debated
 » New Beef Bulk Programme Launched
 » High Levels of DDGS Affect Pig Meat Quality
 » Hispanic Marketing Materials Increase Beef Sales
 » Pilgrim's Pride Makes Progress
 » Caution Urged On All Offal Exports To Viet Nam
 » Frozen Pork Stocks in June Down from Month Ago
 » 2011 AMI International Meat, Poultry And Seafood Convention
 » US Retaliates Over GM
 » CME: Hog Slaughter Lower Than a Year Ago
 » Weekly Cattle Outlook: Cattle Placement Up
 » New Cuts for Affordable Grilling Alternatives
 » International Poultry Expo Pre-Registration Open

   Thailand

 » CPF Sets Sights on Turkey and India
 » Salmonella Control Needed at all Stages

   Philippines

 » Philippines Hopes to Resume Pork Exports This Year
 » Philippines Hoping to Export Pork by 2010 End

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   United Kingdom

 » Call for Better Beef Prices
 » NBA Supports Use Of VIA In Abattoirs
 » Is Milk From Cloned Animal Sold In The UK?
 » Minister Calls for More Honest Labelling
 » New Funding to Beat Food Poisoning Bug
 » Beef and Dairy Products Lead NI Production
 » HSA Teams up with MVP Training on Duck Welfare
 » National PIG'nic Week Starts on Monday
 » Meat From Cloned Animals has Entered the Foodchain

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices Lower in 2009 Than Year Before
 » Group to Bolster Work Improving Food Supply Chain
 » EU Pig Prices: Quotations Steady

   China

 » Researchers Improve Detection of Trichinella in Pork
 » China Plans for Nationwide Cold-Chain

   Canada

 » Maple Leaf Foods Shows 'Steady Improvements'

   Germany

 » Study Finds Contaminated Pork Spreads Salmonella

   Netherlands

 » Safe Pork 2011

   Viet Nam

 » US Companies Warned over Viet Nam Offal Exports

   General

 » Sustainable Beef Production

   Australia

 » Good Seasonal Conditions a Cause for Optimism

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Pakistan

 » Commission Adjourns Industry Hearing

   Brazil

 » Brazilian Beef Exports Recover

   Lithuania

 » Rectory Foods Opens in Lithuania



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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