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Canadian beef farmers fight US meat label rules

An organization that represents Canadian beef farmers said Friday it is seeking an injunction while a court in the U.S. hears its case against country of origin meat labeling. Full story

PFT: Vikings complete the first-round Trifecta

In April, the Vikings used three first-round draft picks.  As of this morning, none had signed their rookie deals. Now, all have agreed to terms, completing a Trifecta that presumably included no salted, cured meats. Following defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (No. 23) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (No. Full story

News Summary: Live Nation grooving to local grub

FARM AID: One of the nation's premier concert promoters is overhauling its concessions to serve only local produce and humanely raised meats. Full story

Vote deals lethal blow to Poland's kosher meat industry

GOLINY, Poland (Reuters) - The abattoir in this small town in western Poland has a special dormitory to house the more than 30 Jewish men designated by Israel's chief rabbi to oversee the production of kosher beef there. Full story

Jewish groups assail Polish ban on kosher slaughter

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliament on Friday rejected a government-backed bill that would have allowed slaughterhouses to produce kosher meat, angering Jewish groups who said the decision violated their religious rights. Full story

Shuanghui's $4 billion loan raises $5 billion so far

LONDON (Reuters) - The $4 billion loan backing Chinese pork producer Shuanghui International's $4.7 billion bid for U.S. meat processor Smithfield Foods <SFD.N> has raised $5 billion from banks so far and could rise to $9 billion, banking sources said on Friday. Full story

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Meat groups sue USDA over meat labeling rule

U.S., Canada meat groups ask court to block U.S. labeling rules

Red meat tied to worse colon cancer outcomes: study

U.S. approves a horse slaughterhouse, sees two more plants

Hormel cuts full-year profit outlook; shares fall

Eating more red meat tied to higher diabetes risk

Big investor urges Smithfield breakup over buyout

Shareholder urges breakup of Smithfield, not takeover

Mexico says it may suspend U.S. trade preferences over meat labels

With big U.S. pork buy and diet shift, China now asks: "Where's the beef?"

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  Smithfield CEO on the Hot Seat

Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope is testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee today over concerns about its sale to a Chinese meat producer. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (R), offers insight.

  Golden Corral fires manager in food mishandling

The food buffet company Golden Corral says it has fired the manager at one of its Florida franchises after a viral video shot by an employee showed meat covered with flies near a dumpster.

  Activist Investor Urges Smithfield Breakup Over Buyout

Starboard's Jeff Smith explains why he believes selling Smithfield Foods piece-by-piece will breakout greater value for the company than a planned sale to a Chinese meat company.

  USDA beefs up labels on meat

US Shoppers have more information about where their meat comes from, due to new federal labeling rules. NBC's Peter Schuneman reports.

  Beef Retail Prices Up

Lean ground beef is up 21 percent to $4.81 per pound, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it could turn more consumers to cheaper cuts of meat.

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