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The meat industry is a fast paced sector and its vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments within the sector, be they processor expansion or the changing market conditions around the globe.

JBS to appeal blocked $300m asset sale

JBS plans to launch an appeal after a Brazilian judge blocked its sale of meat firms in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to rival Minerva in a nine-figure deal.

KFC Australia’s ‘logical next step’ is home delivery

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Australian arm is branching into home delivery. 

Autopackaging boosts meat packager’s production rates by 30%

Japanese barcode firm SATO has collaborated with Dibal and Mecatronic to deliver a 30% increase in production rates for an unnamed European meatpacker.

JBS announces major asset sale to cover debt

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has put a string of its assets, including Northern Irish poultry firm Moy Park, up for sale to raise R$6bn ($1.8bn) to pay off debt.

Rising pig supply creates 260 Danish Crown jobs

Danish Crown is hiring 260 new workers months after the pork giant feared an abattoir closure was needed to ease under pressure exports hit by falling pig numbers.

Tyson Foods vice president elected chairman of US poultry council

Marc Killebrew, vice president of international sales at Tyson Foods has been elected chairman of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC), succeeding former incumbent Steve Monroe. 

EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat

Tougher food safety checks on Brazilian imports prevented meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella and E.coli from entering Europe, according to a senior EU official. 

Russia’s Cherkizovo, Miratorg reveal meat export plans

Russian meat giants Cherkizovo and Miratorg have revealed strong immediate targets for export growth amid even more ambitious long-term plans to grow international trade.

Cargill may be planning Chinese beef deal

Cargill may be one of the first meat companies to capitalise on newly-approved trade rules governing US beef exports to China.

Brazil’s JBS appoints two executives

Meatpacker JBS SA has appointed Gilberto Xandó to its board of directors and Marcelo Proença as global head of compliance.

Minerva to reopen beef plant closed in 2015

Brazilian meatpacker Minerva SA will reopen its Mirassol D’Oeste cattle slaughterhouse in July, nearly two years after it shut the plant and axed hundreds of jobs.

US and China agree on beef that can go east

US beef sales to China could soon be reinstated now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised trade rules covering traceability and types of meat eligible for export.

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Hard Brexit breakdown ‘opportunity’ for meat trade

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win a Conservative majority in the general election may soften the government’s hard Brexit rhetoric, benefiting the country's meat industry.

Serbia’s meat quality label will lift quality and sales

The president of a key Serbian meat industry association has told GlobalMeatNews that a new meat quality label will help raise standards among her country’s manufacturers and processors, boosting sales...

Russian meat giant to create up to 200 new jobs

Multi-species meat processor Cherkizovo Group plans to create up to 200 new jobs this year as it prepares to become one of Russia’s biggest turkey producers. 

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Meat packaging firm creates 30 jobs with $3m factory investment

US-based Package Concepts & Materials will add a large production facility to its South Carolina factory, creating up 30 new jobs.

Carnibona to axe 230 jobs and close Czech plant

Meat processor Carnibona Group plans to close its plant in Plzen, Czech Republic, lay off 230 employees and shift the facility’s production to another factory owned by the firm. 

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Research firm Cobb promotes poultry expert

US-based poultry research firm Cobb-Vantress, Inc has promoted Dr Aldo Rossi to vice-president of research and development for the company.

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Meat crime ‘not a big deal’ in Spain

While Spanish police have busted two separate meat crime operations within the last month, the National Meat Processing Industries Association of Spain (ANICE) has claimed illicit activity is rare. 

Imported pre-cooked pork belly hits Australian producers

Australian pork farmers are coming under further pressure, with the growth in demand for ribs and belly leading to a rise in imported produce.

Booming meat plant to play key role in Russian turkey surge

Cherkizovo Group’s turkey plant, run in a joint venture with Spain’s Grupo Fuertes, hit full capacity this week and company executives hope to double the factory’s throughput.

India’s cattle ban could ‘halt’ beef exports

The Indian government’s ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter is likely to have dramatic impact on its billion-dollar cattle export trade.

JBS appoints Tarek Farahat as chairman

Beleaguered Brazilian meatpacker JBS has appointed the former Procter & Gamble chief Tarek Farahat as its new chairman of the board.