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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 5 January 2011

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Wednesday 5th January 2011
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: EU Meat Trade Gap to Widen

The EU trade gap in meat is forecast to widen and while the output of poultry meat and pig meat will increase over the decade, that of beef, sheep and goat is set to decline, according to Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2010-2020 from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Milk production is expected to increase again but only modestly.The medium-term outlook for EU agriculture depicts a mixed picture with regard to commodity market developments.

The outlook for EU agricultural markets remains subject to a number of uncertainties regarding future market developments as well as the macroeconomic and policy settings.

Meanwhile in Germany, the EU is demanding answers over the current animal feed dioxin scandal, which appears to be more serious and more widespread than first thought.

The discovery of the highly poisonous chemical, dioxin, in eggs and poultry last week has unleashed an investigation and triggered calls to reevaluate food safety regulations.

The European Union wants Germany to reveal the full extent of the dioxin scandal in Germany.

In the US, nutrition facts panels are to appear on labels of popular cuts of meat and poultry products in a new rule that forms an integral part of the USDA's efforts to educate consumers about nutrition and diets.

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will be making important nutritional information readily available to consumers on 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Reducing the Risks from E.Coli
Healthy ruminants harbour the human pathogen E. coli O157:H7 in their gastrointestinal tract and the organism can be shed in their faeces presenting potential food safety risks starting in the slaughterhouse, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris.
Processed Meat-Chicken and Fish Products in Indonesia
There is strong market potential for US ingredients in the Indonesian meat processing industry, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Food Processing Ingredients in Brazil
The Brazilian food processing industry was valued at US$ 173 billion in 2009. Analysts expect that the market will increase 4.0 to 4.5 percent in the next five years, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. This increase is driven by key market indicators such as higher income levels, single-living trends, health and wellness concerns.
International Meat Review - 9 December
The trade agreement between the US and South Korea could open markets for US meat exporters according to the USDA's International Meat Review.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Canada

 » Food Service Most Likely for Foodborne Illness
 » Action Plan Helps Ontario Beef Processors
 » Maple Leaf Foods Schedules Special Meeting

   United Kingdom

 » Last Chance to Come to QMS R&D Conference
 » Consumers Look for Red Tractor Logo
 » Export Markets Help Improve Price
 » Gafoor to Upgrade its Poultry Plant
 » LAA Calls for Uniform Levy Rate Rises
 » Rectory Food Group Spreads its Wings
 » Meat Industry Opposes FSA Full Cost Recovery Plan
 » Mechanical Grading to Start on 17 January

   Thailand

 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Thailand
 » Poultry Exports Forecast to Rise 12 Per Cent in 2011
 » GFPT Nichirei Opens New Poultry Processing Plant

   United States

 » Three Sacked over Animal Abuse Allegations
 » ConAgra Hit by Difficult Market Conditions
 » Passage of the Food Safety Bill Welcomed
 » CME: Animal Welfare in the Media & Meat Demand
 » Commercial Red Meat Production in November
 » Smithfield Report Finds Unacceptable Behaviour
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » RTC Weight Weight Up 12 Per Cent from Last Year
 » FSIS Publishes New Rule on Nutrition Labelling
 » CME Pork Belly Trade Dwindles
 » CME: USDA Cold Storage Report
 » Nutrition Facts Panels to Appear on Meat Products
 » Poultry Health, Welfare Programme for Penn State
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Vilsack Urge GE and non-GE Coexistence
 » CME: Factors Affecting 2011 Livestock, Meat Markets
 » Weekly Outlook: Pork Prices-Sky's the Limit for 2011?
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » Sanderson's Proposed Plant Faces Local Opposition

   Denmark

 » Danish Crown to Move Hadsund Production

   Australia

 » Swift Continues Worker Lock Out
 » Toll Acquires Poultry Transport Business
 » Beef Taste, Tenderness 'Marred' By Hormones

   Germany

 » FPSA and Messe Düsseldorf in Strategic Alliance
 » Concern Grows over Dioxin Scare

   Ireland

 » North Firm in Pig Meal Case to Pay €38m

   Spain

 » HP Technology for Dairy Products

   Korea, South

 » Tracking System For Imported Beef Launched

   Brazil

 » Meat Consumption and Production to Rise

   Sri Lanka

 » Sri Lanka Soon to Receive Poultry Imports
LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   Russian Federation

 » Russia Reverses Ban on Frozen Poultry Imports
 » Govt Approves Next Year's Poultry Import Quotas

   Philippines

 » Two Per Cent Poultry Growth Target Exceeded
 » Dealers Want Tariff on Imported Pork Offal to Stay
 » Call for Halt to Poultry, Pork Imports
 » Pork Producers Ham It Up for MBM Plants

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Christmas, New Year Show Steadiness
 » EU Pig Prices: Barometer Shows Downward Trend
 » EU Trade Gap in Meat Forecast to Widen
 » EC Approves Danish Crown-D&S Fleisch Acquisition

   Singapore

 » ICA Foils Raw Barbecue Pork Smuggling

   Netherlands

 » VION Guarantees Boar Taint-Free Pork

   India

 » Indian Company Starts Exports of Chicken Feet

   Oman

 » A'Saffa Considers Diversification Options

   China

 » Sumpo Raises Capital to Triple Capacity

   Hong Kong

 » Hotpot Alert as Pig Liver Linked to Hepatitis Virus

   Greece

 » DIAS Completes Share Capital Increase

   General

 » Kuwaiti Capital Backs Turkish Fish Firm

   United Arab Emirates

 » Asmak Aquaculture Set to Expand

   Mozambique

 » Company Exports More Farmed Prawns to Europe

   Azerbaijan

 » Poultry Producer Announces Plans for Joint-Venture

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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