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07 October 2016
National Panel Ranks Hypor Maxter Pork First for Flavour and Quality
GLOBAL - A new pork product line launched in October 2015, that is produced nearly exclusively by the Hypor Maxter sire and sow lines has ranked first in a national consumer trial that compares hams for...
06 October 2016
Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
23 September 2016
Pulled Pork Campaign Brings In Millions of Pounds
UK - The second phase of a promotion campaign for pulled pork brought in £13 million for the industry, according to levy board AHDB Pork, which ran the campaign....
Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
21 September 2016
Scientists Develop Method for Detecting Parasite Causing Toxoplasmosis in Ham
SPAIN - Scientists from the universities of Granada and Valencia have made the most comprehensive global study to date on the presence of 'Toxoplasma gondii' in cured ham....
14 September 2016
Hypor Boars Score a Cut Above the Competition for Meat Quality
US - Both of Hypor’s Duroc boars made the final cut at MoonRidge Foods (MRF), based on their exceptional meat quality. MRF recently invested $52 million into a new, niche pork processing plant in Pleasant...
30 August 2016
Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
25 August 2016
Rabobank: US Pork Exports Depend on Mexico, Ractopamine
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for pork, poultry and beef animal protein. A new report from Rabobank says pork exports rely on two key factors. ...
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent...
27 July 2016
What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of pork out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
22 July 2016
Quality Based Pork Grading System Would Benefit Canada's Pork Market
CANADA - Canada Pork International says creation of a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what already exists in the beef industry, will ensure the right product is selected for right market...
08 July 2016
Quality Based Pork Grading System Offers Potential to Improve Canada's Global Competitiveness
CANADA - Canada Pork International is confident creating a pork quality based grading system, modeled after what is already in place in the beef industry, will give Canadian pork an edge in the international...
24 June 2016
New Technique Reduced Salmonella in Ground Meat by 90 Per Cent
US - An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research at the University of Nevada, Reno. ...
13 June 2016
Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Revisions Unveiled at World Pork Expo
US - Revisions to the voluntary Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) 3.0 were announced during World Pork Expo in Des Moines. The updated program reflects pork producers’ commitment to continuous...
11 May 2016
How to Remove Environmental Pollutants from Raw Meat
SPAIN - Six months ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer associated consumption of red meat and processed meat to cancer risk. However, in its analysis it made no reference to some carcinogenic...
10 May 2016
Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
15 March 2016
Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Worth $300-500 Million Annually
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian says the ability to assure customers that Canadian pork is free of Ractopamine is worth $300 million to $500 million per year to Canada's pork industry, writes...
29 February 2016
Pork Origin Testing Stepped Up in UK
UK - Isotope testing of pork and pork products for their origin is being stepped up by AHDB Pork from once a quarter to monthly....
26 February 2016
American Meat Survey Reveals Shoppers' Preferences
US – Shoppers recognise the variety of nutrition benefits meat and poultry offer, and place a high value on convenience, variety and transparency when making purchasing decisions in the meat aisle, according...
05 January 2016
Taiwan Election Candidates Discuss US Pork Imports
TAIWAN - The three election candidates for Taiwan's leadership engaged in a heated discussion about whether Taiwan should import pork from the United States that contains the leanness enhancer ractopamine....
11 December 2015
Sampling Finds No More Chloramphenicol in Live Pigs
HONG KONG - Following up on a case early last month in which urine samples from pigs supplied from a farm in San Tin, Yuen Long, tested positive for the prohibited veterinary drug chloramphenicol, the...
25 November 2015
Antibiotic Free Pork Demand Unlikely to Overtake Commodity Pork, says Vet
CANADA - A veterinarian with Davidson Swine Health Services says, despite its growing popularity with consumers, demand for antibiotic free pork is unlikely to overtake that of commodity pork, writes Bruce...
20 November 2015
Glowing Nanotubes Can Show When Meat Has Spoiled
CHINA - Researchers from China have shown it is possible to detect the deterioration of meat by using flurorescent nanotubes....
06 November 2015
New BEUC Report Unveils Dishonest Meat Labelling
EU - Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices unveiled...
02 November 2015
Hog Outlook: Down Week for US Hog Market
US - The US economy grew only 1.5 per cent during the third quarter. That is far less than what is needed for robust meat demand. The World Health Organization released a report linking processed meats...
21 October 2015
High Demand for Danish Crown Antibiotic Free Pork
DENMARK - Danish Crown has extended its antibiotic free pig production trials following high demand for the pork produced....
19 October 2015
New Study Reveals Antioxidants for Meat Preservation
INDIA - Authors from Punjab Agricultural University have identified 27 natural ingredients that can be used as antioxidants to preserve meat....
15 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label, said agriculture...
25 September 2015
Canadian Pig Code of Practice Reflects Producers' High Standard of Animal Care
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council's Animal Care Technical Group says Canada's revised Pig Code of Practice is a verification of the high standards of care Canadian pork producers provide...
07 September 2015
Meat Protein Can Help Protect Heart Health, Study Shows
UK - Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
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