Meat, Fish & Eggs

PerkinElmer introduces speedy fipronil detection device for eggs

05 Sep 2017 --- US biotechnology company PerkinElmer is introducing a fipronil detection device that identifies pesticide levels in eggs within minutes. As the fipronil egg scandal still rocks the food industry around Europe and elsewhere, the multinational is putting forward a solution: Qsight Triple Quad LC/MS/MS.

Report: Recalls of UK meat at highest since 2002

09 Aug 2017 --- According to a report from Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, recalls of chicken and other poultry meats are at their highest level since 2002. It has also been revealed that chicken has overtaken red meat as the most popular meat to be consumed in the UK. 

EU, Canada, and US battle for China’s pork market, claims Rabobank

24 Jul 2017 --- Global pork trade is facing new dynamics, driven by price developments, new trade deals, and more challenging business environments, according to RaboResearch’s latest Global Pork Quarterly. “While China’s pork imports have begun to slow down, other traditional importing countries have reported significant growth,” says Chenjun Pan, RaboResearch Senior Analyst – Animal Protein. 

Plant-based Impossible Burger expands in Northern California

24 Jul 2017 --- Umami Burger introduces the Impossible Burger to its Northern California locations in partnership with Impossible Foods on Friday, July 21, becoming the first better burger restaurant group to feature the famous plant-based burger in the Bay Area. Successfully debuting at nine of Umami Burger's Los Angeles stores in Spring 2017, the popular Impossible Burger will expand to restaurants in Soma, Marina, Oakland and Palo Alto.

Record Corruption Fine for Brazilian Meat Firm

01 Jun 2017 --- A record US$3.2 billion fine is to be paid by the Brazilian meat giant JBS over a series of corruption investigations. Private investment holding company for JBS and controlling shareholder of the world's largest meatpacker, J&F Investimentos, will pay the record fine as part of a leniency deal that has been struck.

Naturex Announce Breakthrough Microbial Solutions for Meat Products

31 May 2017 --- Naturex has developed two groundbreaking natural and taste-free antimicrobial ingredients for the prevention of spoilage in meat products.

Brazil Meat Scandal Continues to Rock Exports as Demand Takes a Hit

29 May 2017 --- The Brazilian company at the heart of a recent meat scandal, JBS, has temporarily suspended beef production at 33 out of 36 of its plants. However, production is set to resume this week, the company reports. JBS is the largest meat processor in the world and has been embroiled in a food fraud scandal since March this year causing demand for Brazilian beef to take a battering.

Irish Food Board Launch Campaign to Boost Beef Sales in Italy

10 May 2017 --- Irish Food Board, Bord Bia have launched its new trade communications strategy for Irish beef in the Italian market at Tuttofood in Milan, where many of Ireland’s top meat companies are represented in the Origin Green pavilion.

Secretary Perdue Announces Arrival of First Shipments of US Beef to Brazil

05 May 2017 --- Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that the first shipment of fresh US beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus. The entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market ushers in promising long-term economic opportunity for US beef producers.   

Green Plains to Acquire Cattle Feed Yards from Cargill

27 Apr 2017 --- Green Plains has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire two cattle-feeding operations from Cargill for $36.7 million, excluding working capital. The transaction includes feed yards located in Leoti, Kan. and Yuma, Colo. and will add capacity of 155,000 head to the company's operations. Upon completion of the acquisition, Green Plains Cattle Company will become the fourth largest cattle-feeding operation in the United States with total capacity of more than 255,000 head.

Campylobacter, Salmonella Led US Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses in 2016

24 Apr 2017 --- Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016, according to preliminary data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) report provides the most up-to-date information about foodborne illnesses in the United States.

“No Growth Hormones” Prioritized as a Key Claim for US Meat & Dairy Consumers

20 Apr 2017 --- Consumers are increasingly interested in how their food is produced and look for claims such as no growth hormones, no GMOs, no antibiotics, etc. on their food products. Many studies have focused on consumers’ willingness to pay for individual food attributes, but have not ranked which production attributes consumers say are most important to them.

New Study Offers Insights for Pork Producers

19 Apr 2017 --- What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers.

Seafood Industry Joins Fair Trade Revolution

18 Apr 2017 --- Fair trade products within the seafood industry are now on the rise in the U.S., thanks to a growth in consumer interest about how fish and shellfish arrive on their plate. 

Meat Technology Ireland Launched

18 Apr 2017 --- Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, was launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.

Technomic Reveals Latest Trends in Consumers Attitudes Toward Poultry

07 Apr 2017 --- Chicken remains consumers’ protein of choice while turkey shows room to grow, according to Technomic’s recently-released 2017 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report. 

Brazilian Beef Bans Lifted but European Farmers Warn Against Food Affected by “Fraud”

28 Mar 2017 --- European farmers’ association and agricultural cooperative Copa Cogeca is calling on the EU Commission to take stronger action against Brazilian meat imports to the EU as the aftermath of the scandal continues.

Seafresh Supplies DNA-Traceable Shrimp in High-Tech Move to Clean up Global Supply Chain

21 Mar 2017 --- DNA technology tracking the exact “farm to fork” journey of shrimp is being used in a new traceability program to guarantee greater transparency and to help the seafood industry shake off controversies of the past involving child labor, excessive antibiotic use and poor quality. 

China, Chile and EU Suspend Brazilian Imports in Wake of Adulterated Meat Scandal

21 Mar 2017 --- As the scale of the Brazilian meat scandal causes shockwaves around the world, the European Union, China and Chile suspend meat and poultry imports as the country faces stiff backlash to the scandal involving meat-packers who have been selling rotten and substandard produce for several years. And the entire country’s meat industry is coming under the spotlight as importing countries as well as Brazilian meat eaters learn more about the adulterated meat scandal. 

DSM and Evonik’s Alternative Source for Omega 3 Fatty Acids From Natural Algae

13 Mar 2017 --- Just like humans, animals also need their daily intake of essential, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in their diet to ensure healthy growth. Until now, these fatty acids have been added to aquaculture feed and pet food almost exclusively from marine sources such as fish oil and fishmeal. DSM and Evonik now provide an alternative omega 3 source that is the first to offer both EPA and DHA and will be aimed at initial applications in salmon aquaculture and pet food.