Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).
Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company report. The deal includes the Severnayay and Voiskovitsy farms, which jointly produce 180,000 tonnes (t) of poultry per year.
The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.
A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.