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Along with the EU, camel milk products have been approved for export to the US and Canada.

UAE camel milk gets EU green light and looks to new markets

By Jim Cornall

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has announced the European Commission has approved the UAE’s Camel Milk Residue Monitoring Plan and continues to allow the export of UAE camel milk to the 27 EU countries for 2021.

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

India on the rise to become top bovine meat exporter

By Keith Nuthall

Major shifts in the power of exporting countries within the meat and livestock sector in the past decade have been identified in new statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The EU and UK have put down the boxing gloves to make progress in Brexit talks

New Zealand meat industry concern over Brexit quota rumours

By Aidan Fortune

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the New Zealand Meat Industry Association have expressed concern over reports that the EU and UK have reached a “deal” to split the EU’s WTO tariff rate quota following Brexit.

Phil Hogan will lead a diplomatic offensive to halal-dominated food markets in the Middle East

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

By Oscar Rousseau

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat traders.

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European Parliament votes in favour of strict new palm oil measures

By Louis Gore-Langton

Today the European Parliament voted to implement tough new palm oil resolutions, which if enforced would see its elimination from use in biofuels and enforce stricter regulations on production and certification throughout the continent. 

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China drives global lobster demand as supplies tighten

By RJ Whitehead

An increase in demand from China, combined with tight global supplies, has caused a surge in lobster prices, with the European Union reporting a 38% spike year on year at the start of February.

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Exploring the legal status of edible insects around the world

By Massimo Reverberi

Entomophagy is a new phenomenon in the West, and as a result it is rarely regulated. This leads to public institutions like food agencies, customs and health departments often finding themselves helpless in the face of new product development based on...

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Chinese astaxanthin wins EU novel foods approval

By Lynda Searby

Competition is hotting up in the astaxanthin space, as Novel Food authorisation for BGG’s AstaZine line of natural astaxanthin ingredients marks the entry of a new player into the European carotenoid market.

Prices Danish Crown paid to members for pigs were down on last year

Danish Crown sustained by demand from Asia

By Rod Addy

Demand from Asia sustained Danish Crown’s sales in the face of greater challenges in its UK market in the past year, according to chief executive Jais Valeur.

Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan will also discuss the EU-Vietnam free trade deal

Europe’s meat players join trade mission to Asia

By Oscar Rousseau

European meat and poultry players have joined EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan on a “diplomatic offensive” trade mission to capitalise on Asia’s economic growth.

Ireland wants to export beef to China which is steadily expanding meat imports

Ireland making headway on China beef deal

By Aaron McDonald

The Republic of Ireland has welcomed “very positive” talks and “constructive engagement” with China over plans to open the market for beef exports.

Rabobank expects China's pork prices to peak in the next six months

Chinese pork consumers set to suffer

By Oscar Rousseau

The global upswing in pork prices is bad news for Chinese consumers who will have to pay record prices for pig meat this year, claims Rabobank.

Here's what Brexit could mean for food and drink manufacturers

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Brexit: what it means for food and drink manufacturers

By Michael Stones

As food and drink manufacturers study the impact of British voters’ historic decision to quit the EU, we explore how the vote may impact on the sector’s prosperity, based on the predictions of two leading campaigners – on either side of the argument –...

Much of Turkey's food regulation is harmonised with EU law making it a hassle-free country to do business  - although there are some notable exceptions, such as GMOs, nutrient profiles and maximum salt levels. © iStock

Spotlight on Turkish regulation: 'It's an easy market to enter'

By Niamh Michail

Harmonisation of Turkish and EU food law make it an easy and attractive market for foreign companies, but on issues that affect public health - such as nutrient profiles, health claims, GM food and salt reduction - the country is forging its own path. FoodNavigator...

Germany and Spain have overtaken Denmark as Europe's top pork exporter

China’s pork imports booming

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

Beef imports to Japan from Europe were worth ($5.1m in the first half of 2015

Japan lifts ban on Danish beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

Japan has ended its 15-year ban on the imports of Danish beef after long-running mad cow disease fears were addressed by European politicians.

EU could soon ease Fukushima produce restrictions

EU could soon ease Fukushima produce restrictions

By RJ Whitehead

Japanese media have reported that the European Union may no longer require radiation screening for some food products imported into the bloc from the beginning of next year.

Danish probiotics major signs JV in Korea

Danish probiotics major signs JV in Korea

By RJ Whitehead

Biocare Copenhagen, a Danish probiotics company, will enter the Korean market through a partnership with local health food manufacturer and distributor Health Balance.

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

The challenges of selling insects in Europe

By Niamh Michail

EU regulation is confusing but with growing consumer demand, it's still an attractive market. FoodNavigator spoke to five companies about the challenges of selling insects in Europe.

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