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Robots to deliver pizzas in Europe

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises will use robots to deliver pizzas to customers living near to selected stores across Germany and the Netherlands in a new robotics project aiming to hit the...

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Cargill CEO stands up for free trade

In a time of creeping protectionism threatening to destabilise the balance of free trade, David MacLennan, CEO of agri-business giant Cargill, has made an impassioned defence of global commerce.

Industry reaction as UK triggers Article 50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told Brussels that Britain wants to exit the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

Polish meat processor posts record sales

Polish meat processor ZM Henryk Kania has reported record sales of PLN1.29 billion (€303 million) for 2016, up 25.3% on last year.

Leaders from Brazil and EU to tackle meat 'crisis'

European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Brazil on a three-day mission to ensure imported food is safe for consumption, following claims Brazilian meat processors bribed government officials and sold rotten...

Farm body wants ‘action’ after Brazil meat scandal

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has urged Brussels to enforce stronger action on Brazilian meat imports, following allegations that meat processors bribed government officials to turn a blind eye to rotten...

Mexico eases beef trade tax

The Mexican government will allow a huge volume of international beef to enter the country tax-free this year.

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German firms hikes plastic prices

A German business making sealants for the food and drink industry said it plans to increase prices by 15% in April. 

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Food safety and packaging webinar airs today

Readers seeking packaging solutions to combat microbial spoilage and preserve and extend shelf-life can listen to the advice of three experts in the field in a free online forum set...

Smoked meat traders find export joy in Japan

European dried, cured and smoked meat producers are poised for a rapid expansion of export sales to Japan, with growing demand for such products that cannot be satisfied by Japanese...

Brazil meat scandal: EU says trade ban ‘inaccurate’

The international embarrassment facing Brazil over its rotten meat scandal has deepened after Hong Kong joined China in banning meat imports, although Europe is yet to follow suit.

Russian agribusiness invests to beef up food safety

Russian agro-industrial organisation Miratorg has invested over RUB75 million ($1.3m) to improve quality control at its giant beef production site.

Brazil meat scandal: trade hits back after police sting

After a major investigation showed evidence of rotten meat being consumed in Brazil and exported over the last two years, Brazilian meatpacking industry associations have accused the police of exaggeration.

Romanian company to expand cattle farms

Romanian cattle breeder Karpaten Meat Trading will expand its three beef farms in Sibiu to a total of 6,500 head thanks to rising demand for Angus beef.

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Cypriot chefs receive a taste of British beef

A host of Cypriot chefs benefited from workshops in preparing and plating Quality Standard beef from Britain to cater to a growing number of tourists. 

Time to enter World Steak Challenge

The World Steak Challenge is back for 2017 and the competition is starting to heat up already.

Brazil rocked by rotten meat scandal

Brazil has been engulfed in controversy after police launched a massive raid on the country’s meat processors, some of whom stand accused of corruption and selling rotten meat.

Three fish feed producers start partnership

Three aquaculture feed producers from Ireland, the Netherlands and Brazil have joined forces in a strategic partnership to spearhead the trawl for sustainable fish food solutions.

Investors increase pressure to cut antibiotics use

A $2bn coalition of investment firms have issued an antibiotics report as leading financial institutions grow increasingly concerned that overuse of livestock drugs could hit profits.

St Patrick’s Day harnessed to promote Irish meat

Irish festival St Patrick’s Day will inspire food body Bord Bía to promote Irish food, such as beef, across a string of countries from Stuttgart, Germany to Shanghai, China on...

Irish food giant to lead new joint venture

Aidan Cotter, former chief executive of Ireland's Bord Bía, has been named chairman of the board of a joint venture between ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Group.

China’s hunger for Brazilian beef eases drop

Early trade figures for the start of the year indicate Brazil’s top beef markets, Hong Kong and China, eased the burden of falling sales over January and February.

New jobs at French packaging plant

Packaging firm Linpac will create jobs and training opportunities after pumping over €7 million into a new production line at its Pontivy factory in France.

Polish meat processors to merge

Polish meat processors Unimięs and ZM Peklimar have unveiled plans to merge with local industry player Madej Wróbel to create what could become one of the country’s largest meat processing...