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PORK’S SLOGAN IN JEOPARDY

Meatingplace.com reports that several motions and rulings over the holidays in the Humane Society of the United States’ case against USDA regarding the sale of the “Pork: The Other White Meat” slogan to the National Pork Board may put the entire arrangement in jeopardy.

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CHINA CORN CROP

The record corn crop China was counting on to sustain its huge pork habit is coming up short. Drought and late-season rains have stunted yields, according to the Daily Journal & Bloomberg.

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PORK UPDATE

China, the world’s biggest consumer of pork, has agreed to resume imports of the meat from 14 U.S. plants and warehouses, ending restrictions that had been in place, in some cases for more than year.

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PORK ON THE MENU AGAIN

After a week of controversy surrounding its abrupt removal of pork dishes from the national menu for federal inmates, the government did an about-face late last week and put pork roast back on the prison bill of fare.

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IPPA PROMOTION

October is National Pork Month, and Illinois pork producers and Culver’s restaurants are teaming up to “Bacon Up”! All month long, bacon will take over restaurant counters and guests will be encouraged to add bacon to their ButterBurger® or sandwich orders.

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CHINA PORK PRICES

The pickup in China’s consumer inflationary rate was mainly due to a recent increase in pork prices which jumped 19.6% from a year ago.

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MEAT MERGER

Poultry company Perdue Farms will buy natural meat maker Niman Ranch, which is Chipotle Mexican Grill’s biggest pork supplier. The acquisition was announced Tuesday.

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PORK EXPORTS TO CHINA RISE

Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork producer, increased shipments to China by 45% in the first half of this year, Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Sullivan said.

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HSUS LAWSUIT

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is breathing new life into a previously dismissed lawsuit alleging pork checkoff funds were indirectly used to benefit the lobbying efforts of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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PORK REMAINS FAVORITE

Pork continues to be the fastest-growing protein for the foodservice industry over the last four years, according to a new study by Chicago-based Technomic Inc. affiliated with the National Pork Board’s Pork Checkoff program.

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