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Cobb-Vantress expands sales and technical teams

US poultry processor Cobb-Vantress has made appointments to its sales and technical teams.

Booming Asian mega farms are an ‘economic risk’

Investors should not get overexcited by the risky Asian meat industry as booming production may not translate to soaring profits, a FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative report has claimed.

No Belgian chicken meat has tested positive for banned insecticide

Belgium’s food safety body, the Federal Authority for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC), has confirmed not a single sample of the tested chicken meat has been found to contain traces of fipronil, the toxic insecticide that has sparked a Europe-wide recall for millions of eggs. 

Asia: Bird flu outbreaks see 200,000 birds culled

Hundreds of thousands of birds have been culled in the Philippines and Laos after both Southeast Asian countries reported avian influenza (AI) outbreaks.

CCTV to be mandatory in English slaughterhouses

The British government has announced plans to make CCTV mandatory in all abattoirs in England.

Polish salmonella crisis might undercut EU formaldehyde ban

Poland is unhappy that the European Commission is opposing the use of formaldehyde while it is in the middle of a salmonella crisis.

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Lab-grown meat firm in talks to license tech

Hampton Creek has confirmed the Silicon Valley start-up is in talks to license its lab-grown meat technology to some of the world’s biggest meat companies.

Demand for quick meat to fuel poultry processing machinery growth

Demand for easy-to-cook meat will have a positive knock-on effect on the poultry processing equipment sector, which analysts expect to be buoyed by demand for added-value chicken.

Kerry Group sees half-year revenue growth

New technology and acquisitions, particularly in the Americas, by the Kerry Group has seen a growth in revenue for the first half of the year.

US audit questions Canadian meat inspection

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) audit of Canadian meat, poultry and egg inspection systems has raised "significant questions" that “need to be addressed”.

Dutch test chicken meat amid huge egg recall

Dutch food safety officials have begun spot-checks on meat-giving chickens, reared on farms housing egg-producing birds treated with the toxic insecticide fipronil, which has sparked a massive egg recall.

Brazilian chicken sales start to recover

Global Brazilian chicken exports are starting to grow again after the rotten meat scandal, with sales slightly ahead of last year.

Unlabelled meat found in one in five sausages

One in five sausages from Canadian grocery stores tested by researchers contains meat that does not appear on the label.

Meat export crisis averted as dockworkers agree contract extension

US meat exporters shipping goods through West Coast ports let out a sigh of relief after dockworkers extended contracts, putting to bed fears of crippling cargo delays. 

JBS hires former USDA food safety chief

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has appointed the former head of the US government’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to overhaul meat quality control, following earlier claims of unhygienic standards.

Tyson Foods condemns ‘misleading characterisation’

A report from environmental group Mighty Earth, which targeted Tyson Foods for allegedly heavily contributing towards a large ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico, has been condemned by the meat company. 

Polish meat producer creates 140 jobs

Poultry producer Lech Drób plans to invest some PLN 21 million (€5 million) and create at least 140 new jobs at new facilities in Zalewo, north-east Poland.

Russian struggle against GMO feed hurts meat business

Russian sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor plans to improve the country’s control over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the domestic food and feed market, according to a government plan on food quality improvement.

Tyson Foods restructures to become more ‘agile’

One of the US’ leading meat producers, Tyson Foods, has restructured its organisation in an effort to support its growth strategy. 

Product range drives plump growth for Pilgrim’s Pride

A diverse mix of chicken products bolstered income for US poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride, which soared by more than 50% in the second quarter.