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Miratorg invests to double meat production capacity

Russian meat giant Miratorg is to invest RUB160 billion (US$2.5bn) on production projects in the next five years in an effort to double its pork and beef capacity and increase its international standing.

By the end of 2016, Miratorg aims to export up to 15% of the meat it produces

Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments to existing regulations.

TPP agreement welcomed by trade bodies

International meat bodies have reacted favourably to the successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Serb meat sector counts cost of Croatia border closure

The meat industries of Serbia and neighbouring countries are counting the cost of a six-day border closure between Serbia and Croatia, sparked by Europe’s refugee crisis.

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Maple Leaf aims for global food safety standard

Maple Leaf Foods has announced that the company will require all of its protein, ingredient and packaging suppliers to become food safety certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standard in 2017.

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Devro completes PV acquisition

Devro’s acquisition of PV Industries has been given the green light by European competition authorities.


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