Meat

Egypt cattle row provoking a storm in Australia

Egypt cattle row provoking a storm in Australia

By RJ Whitehead

In a move to calm an issue that is threatening to turn into a populist political bun fight, Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has issued a statement relating to cattle exports to Egypt, confirming that Australian animals...

Middle-class now the primary consumer of beef in China

Middle-class now China's primary consumer of beef

By Ankush Chibber

China’s rapidly growing middle-class is driving growth in the consumption of beef and meat products, a new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed.

Chinese must make tough choices on corn and pork

Chinese must make tough choices on corn and pork

By RJ Whitehead

The author of a report suggesting that China’s corn imports are in line to explode by 2017, today cautioned that the government will have to walk a tightrope in balancing pork prices with domestic corn productivity.

Listeria-killing Listex P100 given FSANZ approval

Listeria-killing phage product gets FSANZ approval

By Mark Astley

Listeria-killing Listex P100 has been approved for use in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first bacteriophage product for food safety to be permitted for use in Australasia.

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

US food exports jump 27% in the Philippines

By Ankush Chibber

The Philippines has emerged as a top destination for US food and beverage manufacturers, says the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Kiwi sheep meat faces EU blues, says report

Kiwi sheep meat faces EU blues, says report

By Ankush Chibber

New Zealand’s sheep industry is facing export challenges, with European economic uncertainty almost certain to hit their prospects going forward.

NZ backs premium beef

NZ backs premium beef

By Ankush Chibber

New Zealand’s government has opened the door for local beef and dairy farmers to take part in a new initiative to produce high-value marbled beef for the premium segment both at home and abroad.

Illegal channels to China a threat to New Zealand beef

Illegal channels to China a threat to New Zealand beef

By Ankush Chibber

Chinese authorities are clamping down on smuggling ofNew Zealand beef and other meats into the country – although the mainstream New Zealand beef industry says it has little to worry about.

New Zealanders eating less red meat: Survey

New Zealanders eating less red meat: Survey

By Ankush Chibber

New Zelanders are eating less meat than a decade ago, a new research report found, but are still eating on par with other major meat-eating nations.

Cochineal insects

Warning over cochineal extract in Japan

By Ankush Chibber

Authorities in Japan have sounded an alert over cochineal extract, a commonly used food colorant, over fears it could trigger intense allergic reactions amongst consumers.

FSANZ is set to overview sulphite usage in Australian foods

Sulphite safe foods in Australia?

By Kacey Culliney

‘Nearly all’ Australian foods comply with authorised sulphite levels and this data will be used to compile dietary exposure estimates for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

Taiwan now checking Australian beef imports...

Australian beef now under surveillance in Taiwan

By Ankush Chibber

Taiwan has intensified checks on Australian beef imports after recent inspections by Taiwanese officials revealed the presence of growth drugs in samples allegedly from Australia and New Zealand.

There's no soy drought for Asia Pacific...

Soy foods surging at a 6.4% CAGR in Asia Pacific

By Kacey Culliney

Rapid development underpinned by large population bases in China, India, Indonesia and Korea is driving fast growth of soy foods in Asia Pacific, with an overall surge pegged at CAGR 6.4% for the region, according to a report.

Taiwan bans poultry product exports amid bird flu outbreak

Taiwan bans exports amid bird flu outbreak

By Kacey Culliney

Taiwan has placed a ban on all poultry product exports and almost 60,000 birds from two farms in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in two farms.

Ducks in Australia found with bird flu but chicken deemed safe

25,000 Australian ducks gassed amid bird flu fears

By Ankush Chibber

Australia has activated a national disease emergency plan after an outbreak of deadly bird flu was confirmed following the discovery of infected birds at two free-range duck farms near Melbourne in south eastern Australia.

Indian government to boost production of protein-rich foods

India to push production of milk, eggs, meat and fish

By Ankush Chibber

The Indian government is considering boosting production of protein-rich food such as meat, fish, eggs and milk in a bid to curb inflation – with the prime minister involved in discussions.

New Zealand goes premium with lamb meat

New Zealand goes premium with lamb meat

By Ankush Chibber

A new sheep industry initiative will see the New Zealand lamb industry step into the premium meat markets worldwide much on the lines of Japan’s famous Wagyu beef.