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  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, March 23- Major fast-food chains in South Korea and Hong Kong have pulled chicken, beef and pork off their menus as they scramble to reassure customers about food safety as Brazil's meat scandal crisis intensifies. China and Hong Kong are the top two importers of Brazilian meats, last year buying nearly one-third of the $14 billion worth of meat...

  • Maggi, a former state governor and a billionaire soy farmer, told a Senate Committee that his main concern was that China and Hong Kong have not yet taken a definitive stance on their bans of meat from Brazil, the world's biggest producer of beef and poultry. China and Hong Kong are the top two importers of Brazilian meats, last year buying nearly one-third of the $14...

  • SAO PAULO, March 22- Brazil's two largest food processors are striving to restore confidence in their quality controls as they pursue plans to list overseas units after a scandal over alleged bribery of health officials that triggered bans on Brazilian meat exports. The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil.

  • BRASILIA, March 22- Brazil's meatpacking industry has been badly damaged by a police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices, and could lose upward of 10 percent of its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday. Maggi told a Senate Committee that the main concern was with the China and Hong Kong not having...

  • Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attends the Gatcombe Horse Trials

    The Queen’s daughter has caused division in the agriculture industry after saying that genetically-modified (GM) crops could be beneficial.

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • GARNER, Iowa/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports. Pork producers contacted Trump's transition team soon after the Nov. 8 election to stress that...

  • LAPA, Brazil, March 21- Brazil's federal police and agriculture ministry said late Tuesday that sanitary and corruption problems found in the nation's meatpacking industry were isolated incidents and that the nation's food safety system nationwide was robust. But Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland all announced partial or all-out bans on...

  • NEW YORK— The parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains on Tuesday named a new CEO to replace Andy Puzder, who last month withdrew his nomination to be Labor Secretary under President Donald Trump. CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. says Puzder will be replaced in April by Jason Marker, who most recently was president of Yum Brands Inc.' s Kentucky Fried...

  • This is a $2,000 pizza

    The editors at Zagat introduced us to this $2,000 pizza. Covered with 20g of 24K gold (1g just over $39), there is a total of about $800 worth on this pie.

  • LAPA, Brazil, March 21- Brazilian authorities on Tuesday began scouring meat plants closed after a probe into corruption by health inspectors and the alleged sale of rotten products, as Hong Kong dealt a blow to the world's top beef and poultry exporter with an import ban. China is the largest consumer of Brazilian meat, followed by Hong Kong.

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • ZURICH, March 21- Switzerland has banned imports from four Brazilian meat processing facilities as part of Europe- wide safety measures, Swiss authorities said on Tuesday. "A total of four facilities have been barred from exporting meat products into the European Union or Switzerland," the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office said. China and the European...

  • MOSCOW/ ZAGREB, March 21- Russia's biggest bank Sberbank is doing everything possible to support troubled Croatian retailer Agrokor, to which it is a major lender, Sberbank's Chief Executive German Gref said on Tuesday. Gref added to reporters in Moscow that Sberbank did not want to manage a retailer in Eastern Europe. Agrokor, the biggest Croatian private...

  • BRASILIA, March 21- Brazil's President Michel Temer said on Tuesday that the alarm cause by the discovery of irregularities in meat industry controls was unfounded because very few meatpacking plants were involved.

  • MOSCOW, March 21- Russia's biggest bank Sberbank is doing everything possible to support Croatia's Agrokor, to which it is a major lender, Sberbank's Chief Executive German Gref said on Tuesday. Gref added to reporters in Moscow that Sberbank did not want to manage a retailer in Eastern Europe. Agrokor, the biggest Croatian private company and also the biggest...

  • BEIJING— An American business group appealed to China on Tuesday to ease import restrictions on agricultural goods including genetically modified seeds and other biotechnology, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support for free trade. The American Chamber of Commerce in China wants a quicker review of foreign...

  • SAO PAULO/ BEIJING, March 20- China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. As the scandal deepened,...