The meat industry in Pakistan is hoping an upcoming government budget will promote investment enabling the sector to hit a government target of doubling the country’s export earnings from the global halal food market by 2018.
Indian buffalo meat exports have risen by 10% to US$4.78 billion in the financial year ending March 2015, according to provisional data released by India’s Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics on 8 May.
The Pakistan government has reversed a decision to increase a health certification fee charged for assessing meat and meat products, three weeks after it was issued, after meat exporters opposed the move. The Federal Ministry of National Food Security...
Authorities in the earthquake-stricken Kathmandu have banned the sale of meat and the slaughtering of livestock, including poultry, across the Nepali capital, because of concerns about disease. Meat traders in the rest of Nepal have already been affected...
Australia’s push to re-define its agricultural produce under a unified name - ‘True Aussie’ that signifies products are clean, green and safe - is helping the country’s meat exporters, claim industry leaders.
Pakistani meat exporters are optimistic that the Iranian government will lift an import ban imposed in early 2014 on Pakistan-produced meat, following a meeting last Wednesday (22 April) between the country’s trade ministers.
The leading trade fair for the Chinese meat industry, Meat Expo China, is to be co-organised for the first time by Messe Frankfurt, after it signed a deal with the Chinese government subsidiary, the Circulation Industry Promotion Centre (CIPC).
The Australian government is to begin consulting on moves to introduce improved country-of-origin labelling (COOL), to cater for consumer demand for more consistency and clarity when it comes to the food they buy.
South Korea is continuing to fight outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which despite a cull of millions and a vaccination programme have not yet been eradicated.
By Julian Ryall, in Tokyo, and Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi
Tokyo-based Mayekawa Manufacturing Co is in talks with officials of India’s Andhra Pradesh state government to bring Japanese technology to the state’s large poultry industry. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, visited Japan in...
The north Indian state of Haryana has enacted a new cow protection law that bans even the sale of canned beef and increases the prison term for slaughtering cows (including oxen) from five years to 10 years.
Australians have some of the highest meat per capita consumption rates in the world and consume 121.2kg of meat per capita/year, according to data from the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
While Indian meat dealers are struggling to overcome the newly imposed ban on oxen and bull slaughter in the western state of Maharashtra, they continue to face attacks on their cattle transport vehicles, GlobalMeatNews has been told.
Beef traders in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, are in a desperate situation as the state government has started to implement a newly-approved law that bans the slaughter of oxen and bulls for religious reasons.
By Lee Adendorff, in Lismore, Australia; and Jens Kastner
A boom in Australian live cattle exports to Vietnam looks set to continue this year, thanks to favourable currency conditions, the depletion of the Vietnamese herd by exports to neighbouring China, and increasing demand for fresh quality beef from Vietnamese...
Industry leaders, researchers and scientists wound up a three-day international poultry show and seminar in Dhaka on Saturday (21 February), vowing to improve food safety to help create a substantial Bangladesh processed chicken export sector by 2018.
Buffalo meat supplies in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, have stopped after an indefinite strike was called by butchers and traders to protest against the alleged harassment by Hindu religious groups.