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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 15 September 2010

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Editorial: Supermarkets Attacked over Price Cutting

The UK's National Beef Association has launched an attack on the supermarket sector for offering beef and food products on the market at under their cost price.

The association is concerned that if the supermarkets continue to undersell beef as a lure, eventually it will be the consumers who will suffer, as beef cattle disappear from the farms.

The processing sector has called on the Food Standards Agency that controls meat inspection to control its own costs before hitting the industry with the full cost of inspection.

The British Meat Processors Association has called for serious consideration to be given to an alternative model of delivery of official controls, including delivery by a private sector provider, leaving the FSA to focus on its principal role as a science-based food safety regulator.

In New Zealand, Beef+ Lamb New Zealand is predicting that demand for beef will continue with exports driving the market.

For the US the value of beef exports has remained solid through July despite a slight dip. Exports are 40 per cent up on 2009 levels.

In the global pig meat market, Ireland has seen strong pork sales to Japan in the second half of the year.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Systems Approach to Effective Control of E coli
Lactic Acid Bacteria used as a pre- and post-harvest intervention can be a an effective control of E.coli 0157 according to a study caried out by researchers at Texas Tech and West Texas A&M Universities and the Nutrition Physiology Corporation.
GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Central, Eastern Europe's Chicken Consumption Set to Rise to 2019
Bringing our series of articles looking at the trends in the chicken meat industry to a close, experienced industry watcher, Terry Evans, turns his attention to future patterns of consumption in Europe.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - September 2010
The forecast for 2011 has been reduced as higher feed prices encourage cattle producers to keep cattle on forage longer and tempers pork, broiler, and turkey production gains, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
Setting the Fat Standard
Advances in analytical technology are making all important fat standardisation in ground meat production increasingly accessible.
International Meat Review - 2 September 2010.
On August 30, the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) released a special report, Japan’s Beef Market. The publication discusses the importance of Japan’s beef consumption to U.S. agriculture, according to teh USDA's International Meat Review.
Iraq - Poultry and Products Annual
Iraqi poultry production has risen markedly in 2010 due to better feed availability and an improving business environment, while imports are down so far this year, according to the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » No Link Between Red Meat and Colorectal Cancer
 » Smithfield Sees Sales Rise
 » Increased Value Opportunities For Producers
 » Russia OKs More US Plants for Poultry Exports
 » USDA Announces Purchase of Chicken Dark Meat
 » Pilgrim Pride Cited by US OSHA
 » American Humane Endorses New Poultry Stunning
 » Seaboard Buys into Butterball
 » FSIS Urged to Minimise Impact of Work Law Changes
 » Trachtenberg Joins USAPEEC
 » July Beef, Pork Exports Slightly Lower than June
 » CME: The Best and the Worst Times for Pork
 » Hormel on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
 » Exports Remain Strong Through July
 » CME: US Meat, Poultry Exports in July Mixed

   Venezuela

 » Imports of Argentina's Cheese and Chicken Rise

   United Kingdom

 » Initiative Gets Young Scots Cooking With Red Meat
 » LMC Report: Looking 10 Years Ahead For Beef Trade
 » Processors Call on FSA to Cut its Own Costs
 » Poor Offal Treatment Costs Farmers Million
 » Poultry Uptake to Grow but Costs Need to be Reduced
 » Arla Revels Aylesbury As Location For Mega Dairy
 » Farmers Challenge Food and Farming Foundation
 » Carcase Utilisation Key To Future Beef Industry
 » QMS Launches New 'Behind the Label' Campaign
 » Cheap Beef Threatens UK Landscape
 » Moy Park Returns to Profitability

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   Australia

 » Beef Exports To Japan Rise Six Per Cent In August

   Canada

 » Manitoba Celebrates 21st Season of Great Tastes
 » Burger Recall over E.Coli
 » CFIA: Proposal for Regulatory Imported Food Sector
 » Tight Supplies, Strong Demand Restore Profitability

   New Zealand

 » Beef + Lamb New Zealand Releases New Season Outlook

   Denmark

 » DC Employees Honoured by Danish Crown Prince
 » HKScan Buys Rose Poultry

   India

 » Chicken Consumption Rising

   Argentina

 » Countdown to World Meat Congress

   Ireland

 » Pork Sales to Japan Grow Despite Challenges

   Brazil

 » JBS in Joint Venture with Jack Link's Beef Jerky

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Well-Balanced Market Situation

   Pakistan

 » CDGL Fails to Check Price of Poultry Meat

   Russian Federation

 » Chlorine-Treated Chicken May be Entering Russia
 » Cherkizovo Constructs Two New Farms
 » Russia Approves Spanish Processing Plants

   Korea, South

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: South Korea



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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