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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 8 September 2010

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Wednesday 8th September 2010
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Editorial: Call for Greater Stability in Food Markets

The FAO has called for greater stability in global food markets.

An FAO official this week said that food commodities markets will remain more volatile in years ahead and the international community will need to develop appropriate ways of dealing with this.

Responding to questions concerning the current turbulence on international food markets, Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development, said the G20 could take the lead in devising measures to ensure greater market stability over the medium and long term.

In the UK, the National Beef Association is urging more processors to make new efforts to develop the export market – and in so doing rescue themselves, and others in the beef sector, from avoidable long term supply problems created by the routine under pricing of prime cattle.

Turkey has sold its first batch of poultry meat to Russia after the lifting of a ban put in place by Russian veterinarians for food hygiene and safety reasons.

From the US, Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride have also started shipping poultry meat to Russia again.

Hong Kong will resume importing fresh poultry products from South Korea this week, lifting its four-month import ban following the outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Functional Testing of Silver Nanoparticles on Food Processing Surfaces
Food processing faces numerous challenges with controlling different strains of bacteria on the plethora of plant surfaces, writes Sean Thomas from Georgia Tech Research Institute.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - European Chicken Trade to Remain Steady to 2019
Much of the trade in chicken meat in Europe takes place between EU Member States and the total is expected to remain steady throughout this decade, writes Terry Evans in the second of a series of articles on trends in the region's broiler industry.
Is International Pig Meat Demand in Recovery?
Following a difficult 2009 for international pig meat trade as leading importing nations worldwide severely restricted their volumes purchased, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in their latest Global Outlook for Agricultural Commodities has predicted a recovery in international pigmeat trade, writes David Owens, Meat Division, Bord Bia.
Co-products with Added Value
The rising prevalence of self service prepacked fish is opening the door for co-product specialists, like Francois Meurice, the founder of Valofish, writes Peter Crosskey in the last in the series of features on teh French fishery industry.
International Meat Review - 19 August 2010
The latest export figures for US beef show a 265 per cent rise year on year according to the International Meat Review from the USDA,
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Pakistan

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Pakistan

   Brazil

 » Brazil's Pork Exports Rise in Value Again

   United States

 » Tyson's Waterloo Plant Temporarily Stops Production
 » Showing Beef Producers The Production Process
 » EEOC Sues JBS Swift over Discrimination
 » Consumers Key Focus of Proposed 2011 NPB Budget
 » Beef Capitalises On Lean Power
 » CME Report: Market Comments
 » Cattle Outlook: Weak Demand For Beef
 » Weak Economy, Strong Meat and Livestock Markets
 » First US Poultry on its Way to Russia
 » Hormel Expands Mexican Foods Portfolio
 » Blocking E. coli Bacteria Before They Move In

   United Kingdom

 » Preventing Spoilage In Cheese
 » Store Prices Hold Up Despite Poor Deadweight Trade
 » Evaluation of Assurance Schemes Commissioned
 » Call to Industry for More Effort on Exports
 » New Initiative: Young Scots Cooking with Red Meat

   China

 » Zhongpin Completes Pork Plant Expansion in Anyang

   France

 » French Angered by Burger Chain's Pork Ban
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Korea, South

 » Jump in Poultry Meat Imports to South Korea
 » South Korean Poultry Meat Back in Hong Kong

   General

 » Burger King Acquired by 3G Capital
 » Greater Food Market Stability Needed, Says FAO

   Australia

 » Coles to Source Only Hormone-free Beef
 » Cloned Beef Could Go on Australian Menu
 » Steggles Reinforces 'No Added Hormones' Message

   India

 » Kolkata Consumers Warned about Arsenic in Foods

   Malaysia

 » Integrated Halal Chicken Plant for Kuala Lumpur

   Turkey

 » Turkey Sells First Poultry Meat after Russian Ban
 » Turkey Reduces Duty on Import Fattening Cattle

   Canada

 » Government Supports Local Food Processors
   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Situation Generally Steady

   New Zealand

 » On-line Comment on Meat Sector Strategy

   Argentina

 » Argentine Meatpackers Suffer As Cattle Numbers Fall

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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