Peta 'irresponsible'

Animal rights group Peta has branded parents who feed their children meat as child abusers. Peta says meat ruins children's health. MLC has dismissed its campaign as irresponsible.

Dawn buys TMI

Irish cooked meat ingredient company Dawn Farm Foods has acquired the UK's TMI Foods for an undisclosed sum. TMI makes microwave cooked bacon, 'pigs in blankets' and grilled vegetables for foodservice, retail and manufacturing.

Brazil diplomacy

Food safety commissioner Markos Kyprianou is visiting Brazil this week in an effort to calm concerns in the EU about the country's lax welfare and veterinary standards. He will see an abattoir and a ranch.