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Hungarian meat processor creates 60 new jobs

Hungarian meat processor MCS Vágóhíd Kft has launched its new pig slaughterhouse in Mohács and plans to increase workforce this month, senior company representatives claim.

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JBT targets South American market following acquistions

South America is a key target market for Tipper Tie and Cooling & Applied Technologies (CAT) following their takeover by food and drink processing machinery supplier JBT Corp towards the...

EU hits out at South Africa's poultry dumping protest

The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit-hit chicken processors to cut jobs. 

US-UK trade deal could take place in two years

A new trade deal between the UK and the US, which includes meat, could be established in as little as two years, according to experts. 

Welsh and New Zealand sheep industries to discuss trade

Representatives from the New Zealand sheepmeat industry will meet with the Welsh red meat levy board today, Thursday 2 February 2017, to discuss the future of trade relations.

K+G Wetter upgrades factory unit

Meat processing machinery designer K+G Wetter has upgraded the grinding booths at its Germany factory in Biedenkopf, a move that should aid food safety.

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New merger targets automated cattle slaughter

Newly created Frontmatec plans groundbreaking automated cattle slaughter developments, Henrik Andersen, who has just become chief executive of the business, has revealed.

US pork sector praises Trump after UK trade talk

US President Donald Trump has found little praise of late, but the US pork industry has applauded its commander-in-chief for his bombastic pursuit of a UK trade deal.

South African government responds to poultry crisis

South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has begged meat processors not to close plants or cut jobs as the response to the poultry “crisis” makes progress.

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Atlas Meat Company forced to recall pork products

Colorado-based processor Atlas Meat Company is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding. 

Loss-making Chinese semen provider looks to breed success

The slump in demand and pricing for dairy cattle is prompting one of China’s leading distributors of semen and pure-bred breeding cattle to expand into the beef feedlot and processing...

MEPs hop into action on rabbit farming welfare

Member States of the European Union are encouraging rabbit farmers to phase out conventional battery cages. 

Poultry exports drive growth for Ukraine’s MHP

Export sales grew by nearly 50% in the 12 months up to December 2016 for Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP. 

New Zealand: Trump’s TPP axe a ‘significant blow’

New Zealand Beef + Lamb chairman, James Parsons, has lamented US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), claiming the protectionist move will hurt exports.

US meat industry wants Asia deal as Trump kills TPP

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has called on President Donald Trump to negotiate a bilateral trade deal with Asia after he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

HKScan’s €80m plant ceremony diverts attention from profit gloom

Meat processor HKScan has celebrated the topping-out ceremony of its “ambitious” €80m poultry plant days after issuing a second gloomy profit warning.

Russia targets huge growth in meat exports

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.

‘Historic’ day as Atria closes China pork deal

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”.

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Crown Food grows canned beef production lines

Crown Food Europe has increased its production facilities in response to growing demand for canned corned beef. 

Hong Kong adds to avian flu blocked list

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has banned the imports of poultry meat and products from Egypt, the Odessa and Chernivtsi Oblasts...

Hungarian group Bonafarm eyes stake in meat processor

Hungarian food processing conglomerate Bonafarm is in talks to acquire a stake in local meat processor MCS Vágóhíd Kft. 

Industry welcomes US decision to lift embargo on French beef

The United States authorities have lifted an embargo on French beef imports after 19 years, the French Agriculture Ministry has said, and European meat producers are delighted. 

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US meat industry welcomes UK exporters

Meat exporters from the United Kingdom arrived in the US last week to receive training on how to meet beef and lamb import requirements. 

Expansion of Japanese beef bowl chains to drive Chinese meat consumption

Two of Japan’s biggest conglomerates are planning huge expansion of their ‘beef bowl’ fast food chains across China in order to compensate for low growth in a saturated Japanese marketplace. ...

O’Brien Fine Foods to take over Faughan Foods

O’Brien Fine Foods, owner of the Brady Family ham business in Ireland, has announced it is to acquire Faughan Foods.