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China to visit UK beef sites soon

China could launch a wide-ranging inspection of Britain’s beef industry this year, as progress to unlock the Asian market moves forward, Meat Trades Journal can reveal.

Double delight for UK exports

British meat exporters were in jubilant mood last month after the government tied up multi-million pound export deals with China and the Philippines in the space of a few days.

Seven UK pork processors given China access

Seven businesses in England and Northern Ireland have been granted access to supply pork to China following the agreement of a new export deal. 

RSPCA awarded grant to grow China animal welfare standards

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has received a bursary from the US foundation, the Open Philanthropy Project, to support its long-term work in China to improve animal welfare standards. 

Pork exports to China more than double for 2016

Pork shipments to China reached 1.6 million tonnes (t) in weight for 2016, more than double the previous year. 

Great British sausage slump

Sausages are about as quintessentially British as you can get. Sadly, the Great British provenance story – now a feature of government food trade rhetoric post-Brexit – may not be doing much for UK sausages. 

Asia Pacific tipped as ‘important’ pork market

UK pork exporters have been told to consider the Far East as a potential market.

Pork exports see value rise, though volumes decrease

Shipments of pigmeat sent from the UK experienced a fall in volume for November last year. Despite this, sterling’s weakness has meant that the value of shipments remained higher compared to the same period the previous year. 

Devro profits for 2016 in line with expectations

Casings producer Devro has reported that underlying operating profit for 2016 is predicted to be in line with expectations. 

Top trends 2017: Consumers are looking for an international twist on flavours

As we settle into 2017, what flavour trends can the industry expect to get used to for the year ahead? 

China demonstrates 'ferocious' hunger for beef

The UK is moving closer to a beef deal with China and the next big step is scheduled for 2017. 

Welsh meat industry hoping UK-China beef deal acts as springboard for local lamb

The Welsh meat industry is hopeful the UK’s trade negotiation with China over a beef deal could act as a springboard for its PGI Welsh Lamb. 

Research shows pork prices contribute to increased Christmas dinner costs

The Mintec Christmas Dinner Index 2016 has shown that the cost of Christmas dinner is set to be 1% more expensive this year, but still lower than the 2013 and 2014 prices. 

British beef eyes up China

Progress has been made in exporting British beef into China, following a successful visit by Chinese officials.

Devro predicts 10% sales drop in 2017

Sausage casings company Devro has today announced that sales volumes for 2017 will be 10% lower than previously anticipated. 

China lifts ban on Italian pork

Are British pork exports to the highly prized Chinese market really at risk from humble Italian sausages?

UK beef and pork prices up thanks surge in exports

Average wholesale prices of beef and pork have increased markedly over the last few months, driven by growth in exports and a spike in summer meat consumption. 

UK pork exports decrease

Shipments of UK fresh and frozen pork experienced a year-on-year (YOY) fall of 7% to 14,300 tonnes (t) for the month of July, said AHDB Pork. 

Ireland welcomes “very positive” progress on beef access application to China

The Republic of Ireland has been engaging in productive talks with China to gain access to its beef market. 

Devro benefits from weakened sterling in first half of 2016

Casings producer Devro has reported a stable first half of the year.

AHDB outlines huge potential for exports to Asia

The impact of Brexit on trade could be partly offset by rising demand for meat in Asia, according to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of exports at AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Industry to focus on meat exports post-referendum

The aftermath of the EU referendum will enter the spotlight at the 12th Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Meat Export Conference, to take place in Warwick on 29 June. 

Insect larvae should be used in animal feed, says EU project

Insect larvae reared on manure should be used in animal feed as a “priority”, according to the European Commission. 

Critical cocktail hits lamb exports

A “critical cocktail” of low consumer purchasing power, punitive exchange rates, cheap imports and supply surfeits have forced UK lamb exports to dip by nearly a quarter in the last 12 months, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) latest Market Bulletin. 

Devro enters period of financial risk

Scottish manufacturer of sausage casings, Devro, is entering a phase of "operational risk”, according to the investment management firm Shore Capital. 

Devro set for an increase in pre-tax profits

Manufacturer of collagen meat casings, Devro, is set to report an increase in pre-tax profits at the end of the financial year, according to Investec. 

Fears raised over antibiotic-resistant pigs

Concerns have been raised in the UK after pigs resistant to last-resort antibiotics - used on humans when all other medication fails - have been found. 

East dominates EU pork exports

The month of October saw China double shipments of EU pork exports, taking volumes to 182,300 tonnes, according to AHDB Pork. 

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New book examines food fraud forensics

A new book covering food fraud and the science behind it has been launched.

Karro Food Group has been commended on creating opportunities in China
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Karro Food receives congratulations for progress in the East

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment, Jonathan Bell, has offered his congratulations to Karro Food Group following the news that the company’s pork plant has been provisionally recommended for approval to export to China.

Provisional approval for Northern Ireland to export pork to China

Northern Ireland processors have been provisionally approved for exporting pork to China. 

Experts point to impact of meat consumption on global warming

A new report has highlighted the relationship between the consumption of meat and the impact it has on global warming.

Devro expansion plans remain on track

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro’s plans to establish new plants in the USA and China remain on track to commence production in 2016.

Eblex eyes China for beef and lamb

Eblex is hoping that beef and lamb will follow in pork’s footsteps in securing market access to China, to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

Dunbia targets business from China

Northern Irish meat processing giant Dunbia has its sights firmly set on winning business in China, according to Invest Northern Ireland.

China agriculture and food counsellor appointed

The UK’s first agriculture and food counsellor in China has been appointed, to help increase British food and drink exports to the country.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

China to be a key focus for Eblex conference

Eblex has reported the impact of trade with China on British beef and lamb markets will be a key topic of its annual conference next month.

Karro announces strong increase in earnings

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has announced an EBITDA improvement of £10 million in its first year as an independent business.

UK sheep delegation visits China

Representatives from the British sheep industry are visiting China to explore possible export opportunities to the country.

Export feature: Meat on the move

Despite the efforts of the ‘eat less meat’ brigade, per capita consumption of meat in target export markets is rising, and the UK should be looking to capitalise, finds Georgi Gyton.

Bpex and Eblex stage Chinese trade mission

Bpex and Eblex mounted another trade mission to China during the World Meat Congress in Beijing earlier this month.

UK and China to start beef and lamb talks

The UK and China are in negotiations that could see the export ban on British beef and lamb being lifted for the first time since the BSE outbreak 30 years ago.

UK pork exports on the up

Bpex has reported record pork export figures as China becomes a high performing market for British pork.

Organic suppliers look to China for exports

With organic demand in China growing the UK Soil Association Certification (SAC) has teamed up with its Chinese counterparts to make it cheaper and simpler for UK suppliers to export.

Casings: International investment

Most shoppers will look at the brand, the recipe, the price, the promotional offer and probably the country of origin of the meat used when buying sausages, but far fewer will give a moment’s thought to the casing.

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