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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...

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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.

Russian export strategy shifts east

Russia is to focus on exporting meat primarily to Asian countries in the next few years, according to the country’s Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev. He estimates that, in two to...

US funds pandemic animal disease action

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

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Australian meat firm signs plant deal with Thai processor

Adelaide-based meat manufacturer Thomas Foods has signed an agreement with Thai processor Charoen Pokphand Group that is expected to result in the construction of a new processing plant in South...

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company...

WTO panel tackles China poultry dispute with EU

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel will be formed to rule on China's claims that the EU has broken its WTO commitments by restricting market access to Chinese poultry...

Substantial pig and pork processing project planned for China

Thai food conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) has teamed with a Singaporean partner for a RMB4 billion pig farming and pork processing project in northern China as part of an ambitious...

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Chareon Pokphand to invest $500m in India

Thailand-based Chareon Pokphand is to invest $500m over the next five years in its Indian division, in an effort to double turnover.

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UK gains access to Thai market for beef and lamb

The UK is to celebrate gaining access to Thailand for its beef and lamb with a special dinner next week.

Bangladesh poultry producers aim to create major export sales

Industry leaders, researchers and scientists wound up a three-day international poultry show and seminar in Dhaka on Saturday (21 February), vowing to improve food safety to help create a substantial...

Thailand extends MBM supplies from US plants

An additional 11 meat and bone meal (MBM) facilities in the US have been approved to export to Thailand, according to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Charoen Pokpand Group to boost its investments in Russian division

Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokpand Group intends to invest US$2bn in increasing its production capacity in Russia between now and 2020, with plans to launch a pig production unit in...

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LPAI outbreak in Laos poultry flock

Two hundred birds have been destroyed after low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a poultry farm in Luangprabang, Laos.

Japan’s poultry market could benefit from high beef and pork prices

With high market prices expected for beef and pork during the remainder of the year, Japan’s low-priced broiler meat could be at a competitive advantage, according to the latest Global...

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Cargill sees earnings up in Animal Nutrition and Protein arm

US-based Cargill said earnings rose "significantly" in its Animal Nutrition & Protein business, reflecting the positive impact of recent acquisitions.

Quality, brand and health sell meat in Asia

The three key selling points for meat in Asia are “quality, brand and health”, according to Victoria Santini, head of Asia at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

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UK ingredients firm targets Asia with meat coatings

UK-based food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients has continued to increase its global presence with the launch of a new company in Thailand.

World poultry industry faces turbulence

The global poultry market is experiencing turbulence due to a number of issues ranging from escalating feed prices and avian influenza (AI) outbreaks, according to experts from Rabobank.

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Isotopic testing techniques taken up worldwide

The training of staff in isotopic testing techniques has been taken up as part of a food safety project by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in response to the...

Meat products recalled by Santa Maria Foods

Approximately 8,895lb of meat products are to be recalled by Canadian firm Santa Maria Foods Corporation, after it was found they had been imported without inspection.

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that...

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Cargill to invest millions in Thai poultry plant

US meat processor Cargill has announced multi-million investment to upgrade its integrated poultry facility in Thailand.

H7N9 bird flu threatens global poultry outlook

The outbreak of H7N9 in eastern and central China could threaten the outlook for global poultry sales, according to the latest quarterly poultry report from Rabobank.

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