SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Global Meat Trading and Processing

Regions > Thailand

News in brief

World Steak Challenge sees surge in global interest

The number of participating nations in this year’s World Steak Challenge has increased by 60% since the inaugural event kick-off at London’s Hyde Park in September 2015.

Thailand: chicken sector to boost standards following abuse claims

Two government departments in Thailand alongside the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association (TBA) will improve conditions in the chicken industry, following claims of modern-day slavery.

Animal welfare is under the spotlight in Australia

Australian meat companies could lose out in Asian markets if they focus too much on animal welfare, Dawson Bradford, president of the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) has warned. ...

Chinese boom and Mexican gloom for US pork

Exports of American pork enjoyed solid growth in the last 12 months, but business with Mexico, a key US pig meat market, continued to wane.

CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector

Poultry business CPF Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. 

Modern-day slavery at Thai poultry farms risks 'polluting' supply chain

Poultry meat importers risk “polluting their supply chains” by relying on Thai producers that abuse workers’ rights and must press them to uphold the law, according to a prominent migrant...

‘Controversial’ study says meat and sugar equally bad

Meat is just as bad as sugar when it comes to obesity causes and national dietary guidelines should recommend eating less meat, according to Australian researchers.

Meat smuggling undermines livestock trade in Southeast Asia

The common market launched on 1 January by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has so far failed to promote a sustainable increase in legitimate intra-ASEAN meat and livestock...

FAO: Global price of meat up

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

News in brief

BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Meat demand rises in Myanmar

Meat consumption in Myanmar has grown due to an influx of tourists and investment, while a limited manufacturing base presents new opportunities for international suppliers.

China calls for lower meat consumption

Chinese people need to eat less red meat, a leading Chinese government health agency has recommended in a landmark review of the country’s eating habits.

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Cambodia’s first abattoir readying the starter’s gun

Cambodian meat distributor SLN Meat Supply Pty has told GlobalMeatNews it will start operating a major industrial slaughterhouse this summer.

News in brief

Thailand tipped as key market for Australian beef

Thailand has been earmarked as a potential processing and distribution hub for Western Australian live cattle exports, according to a government report on trade opportunities in south-east Asia.

Thai Union finds work for 1,000 axed staff

International seafood processor Thai Union has given jobs to more than 1,000 workers who were made redundant in a restructuring of its external supply chain.

BRF 'attentive to investment'

Brazilian food producer BRF has revealed a “strategic plan of globalisation” as its $496m acquisition of three companies across Asia, Europe and South America nears completion. 

BRF in ‘final stage’ talks with two firms

BRF is close to acquiring two more firms after buying Golden Food Siam (GFS) for $360m and said its ambitious expansion plans in Argentina and the UK have “intensified”.

Russia sees sharp drop in poultry exports to Asia

Russia has seen a 22% fall in poultry exports in the first 11 months of 2015 compared with the same period in 2014.

Seafood company enjoys robust profit rise

International seafood firm Thai Union has recorded double digit profit growth for the third quarter of the year, buoyed by its acquisition of three rival firms, MerAlliance, King Oscar and...

TPP tariff data boosts meat traders market potential

Details of cuts to tariffs attached to meat and livestock traded between signatory countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have now been released, helping traders identify new market...

News in brief

Thailand to request Japan raise pork import quotas

Thailand will ask Japan to increase import quotas for foodstuffs including cooked pork, when officials from the two countries meet later this month.

On demand Supplier Webinars

Science behind Dow Food Solutions
Dow Pharma & Food Solutions
All supplier webinars