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.
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.
International meat bodies have reacted favourably to the successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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.
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.
Devro’s acquisition of PV Industries has been given the green light by European competition authorities.