A Jamaican woman faces drug charges after US authorities busted an attempt to smuggle $700,000 worth of cocaine into New York concealed in a box of Jamaican beef patties.
Brazilian meatpacker BRF plans to capitalise its new halal subsidiary OneFoods and may look to raise funds via a stock market flotation.
A discovery of Brazilian horsemeat laced with naproxen in Belgium has sparked calls for tough controls over EU imports of horsemeat.
Russia plans to increase meat exports tenfold to 1 million tonnes a year by 2020, according to Alexandr Tkachev, the country’s minister of agriculture.
HKScan Finland has boosted its foothold on the beef market through its acquisition of the remaining half of Paimion Teurastamo (Paimio Slaughterhouse) from Wellcapita, based in Turku, Finland.
Finnish food company Atria has penned a contract to start trading large volumes of pork with China, a milestone the meat processor’s CEO described as “historic”.