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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 12 January 2011

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Wednesday 12th January 2011
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Editorial: Germany Gets Tough over Dioxin Poisoning

The discovery of dioxin contamination in animal feed in Germany has produced repercussions around the world.

Products have been withdrawn from supermarket shelves in the UK, although the Food Standards Agency has stressed that there is no risk to the public.

Products have also been traced to France and Germany.

However, the major effects have been with a ban on imports of pig meat and egg products by China and South Korea.

Now about 3,000 farms out of 4,700 that were closed in Germany have been given the green light to re-open, but the German government has vowed to take tough legal action against those responsible for the dioxin poisoning.

In the UK, a £1 million promotion for Scotch beef and lamb has given a boost to sales and recognition of the Scotch products.

In Australia, the latest floods that have devastated parts of Queensland have also hit beef processing as farms cannot transport their livestock to the process for slaughter.

Over the last week in the US, the death was announced of one of the stalwarts and pioneers of the modern meat processing industry - Don Tyson, the former chairman and CEO of Tyson foods.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Packaging that Knows When Food is Going Off
Packaging that alerts consumers to food which is starting to go off is being developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
International Meat Review - 6 January 2011
According to data from the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, the U.S. inventory of all hogs and pigs totaled 64.33 million head, the International Meat Review reports.
Food Processing Ingredients Sector in France
With more than 3,000 processors, the French Food Processing Sector is valued at $207 billion dollars, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Innovative product ingredients that can be promoted as beneficial for diet and health offer the best new opportunities for U.S. exports to France. The main imported ingredients for processing are meat products, fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables based products, beverages, wine and alcohols, milk and dairy products, and cereal based products.
EU Beef Market Prospects
Following difficult trading conditions due to weak market demand, particularly for higher value cuts, the European beef market has shown signs of stabilising over recent months as a combination of tighter availability and a more positive currency situation has helped the trade, says Padraig Brennan from Bord Bia.
* Company News

New Sales Appointments at Bettcher
US - Samuel C. Collup has joined Bettcher Industries as Regional Manager responsible for sales and service activities for Bettcher’s Whizard Trimmer and AirShirz scissors product lines.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Thailand

 » Betagro Raises Capacity to Meet Export Demand

   General

 » Russia, Belarus Agree on Meat, Dairy Trade
 » Registration is Open for IPC Spring Meeting
 » DuPont to Acquire Danisco for $6.3 Billion

   Australia

 » Poultry CRC Collaboration Challenges Campylobacter
 » Floods Hit Beef Supplies
 » Robot Makes the Cut at Linley Valley

   Finland

 » Rise in Pork, Dairy Products Prices Forecast
   United Kingdom

 » Strong Beef Demand In November
 » Award for Cranswick's Gluten-free Sausage
 » Scotch Meat Brands Soar after £1m Promotion
 » New Levy Income Should Lift Beef Exports
 » Making Shellfish Safer To Eat

   United States

 » Retail Staple Food Prices Edge Higher
 » Death Reported of Don Tyson
 » CME: Broiler Sector Shows Little Appetite for Growth
 » Kosher Poultry Plant Closes
 » FSIS Issues Instructions on RTE Processing
 » Supply of Red Meat, Poultry Expected to Fall
 » AMI Calls for More Funding for Agricultural Research
 » Hormel Hosts Quality Assurance Meeting at AMI Expo
 » Further Objection to Proposed Chicken Plant
 » Market Preview: Chicken, Lean Hog Futures
 » USDA and FDA Discuss Food Safety Oversight
 » Tight Supplies Characterise 2011 Livestock Outlook

   Germany

 » Dioxin Ban Lifted on Some Poultry Products
 » Germany Minister Promises Action on Dioxins
 » China Halts Pork, Egg Imports in Dioxin Scare

   Brazil

 » Brazil Resumes Processed Meat Exports to US
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Brazil

   China

 » Omojo Chinese Health Products Brand of the Year
 » Farm Produce Prices Rise on Holiday Demand

   Norway

 » What is Norwegian Food’s Big Advantage?

   Korea, South

 » South Korea Avoids German Pork, Poultry Imports

   Cyprus

 » Pork Prices Going Up by 35 Cents a Kilo

   European Union

 » Dioxin Monitoring has to be Strengthened
 » EU Pig Prices: Market Defies Dioxin Problems

   Philippines

 » Chicken, Pork Imports Jumped in 2010

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Doubles US Beef Quota

   Ireland

 » Lower Turkish Beef Import Tariffs Continue

   Oman

 » A'Saffa Foods - New Identity, New Brands

   Japan

 » Frozen Beef Imports Surge In Japan
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   Netherlands

 » Edible Insects Produce Less GHG than Livestock

   Malaysia

 » Demand for Pork Products Prompts Price Increase

   Italy

 » IPC Returns to Rome for Spring Meeting

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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