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Return of deadly bird flu strain prompts agencies to rethink approach

The UN’s agriculture and animal welfare bodies have called for the development of a robust detection and response system to check a resurgent outbreak of an avian influenza strain that can be lethal for humans. 

Indian crackdown on illegal meat slaughter, smuggling

India’s chief minister for the state of Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath Yogi, has ordered a crackdown on cow smuggling and illegal slaughter. 

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese specialist producers.

News in brief

Japan: corn supply crisis eases

Feed manufacturers in Japan, under pressure in recent weeks due to a supply shortage of corn arising from the cold weather in the US, told Reuters the crisis has eased.

Vietnamese pork regularly contaminated with bacteria, finds study

Pork sold across Vietnam’s wet markets regularly carries food poisoning bacteria, such as Salmonella, according to researchers.

Dateline Southeast Asia

H5N1 outbreak progresses in northern Malaysia

A week after the first cases of H5N1 avian flu were found in northern Malaysia, the outbreak has spread to more districts, though at the time of writing no human infections have been reported.

China’s hunger for Brazilian beef eases drop

Early trade figures for the start of the year indicate Brazil’s top beef markets, Hong Kong and China, eased the burden of falling sales over January and February.

Ingredients firm to build massive animal feed factory in China

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company is targeting Chinese growth with plans to build a new animal feed factory in central China and add aquaculture production lines to another factory in Nanjing.

China

Pork over-capacity making things too uncertain for Smithfield growth

Over-capacity in the world’s biggest pork market has prompted the chief executive of WH Group to exercise caution over expanding its Smithfield’s pork processing operation in China.

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Thai chicken farmers stamping out slavery win government recognition

Over 1,000 chicken farmers will receive a certificate from Thailand’s government that states the broiler growers adhere to strict anti-slavery standards. 

Russia’s Miratorg targets Asia for $100m export push

Russian meat company Miratorg wants to see its export revenue rise to as much as $100m this year, and a major product push at a Chinese trade show is underway to satisfy this ambition. 

China direct

Chinese meat major refocuses on established markets from emerging ones

New Hope is anticipating a fourfold rise in business after announcing plans to expand into new established markets as part of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative to promote exports.

FOODEX JAPAN 2017

Japan halal: Manufacturers urged to boost shelf life to cash-in on Middle East exports

Increasing the shelf life of halal products is the single factor that could help Japanese firms boost sales to the Middle East, and in turn help meet the government’s 1 trillion yen target for food exports by 2019.

Singapore steps up avian influenza prevention measures

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has moved to reassure consumers that the nation’s poultry and poultry products are safe for consumption following an outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in the neighbouring region of Kelantan in Malaysia. 

FOODEX JAPAN 2017

Kangaroo versus Kobe: Can Aussie protein take on premium beef in Japan?

Increasingly health conscious Japanese consumers can be persuaded to skip Kobe beef in favour of top-of-the-range kangaroo, claims a pioneer of the Australian industry.

Halal food manufacturers are destined to appeal even to non-Muslims

Halal is no longer the sole domain of Muslims, and is instead “a new culture many countries are keen to embrace” as they seek healthier and more sustainable food supplies.

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Vietnamese production base keeps costs low for Belgian insect meal producer

Entobel is aiming to achieve 100,000 tons a year of insect meal production by 2025.

Investigation reveals ‘horrific’ export of livestock ‘tortured’ in the Middle East

Europe’s livestock exports to the Middle East are under fire after a clandestine investigation revealed “horrific” footage detailing animal abuse, including alleged torture of cows in Lebanon. 

Kuwait lifts trade ban on UK lamb in £15m deal

A ban on United Kingdom lamb to Kuwait has been lifted, following a new deal worth £15 million ($18m). 

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