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EU poultry verdict changes little

Export refunds are still denied to EU poultry traders after a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling constituting the latest development in a seven-year saga. 

Meat export packaging webinar probes latest innovations

The latest breakthroughs in meat export packaging will be explored in the fast-approaching Packaging for Export webinar, taking place next Tuesday (September 26).

First-half volume growth for Hilton Food Group

International success in Ireland, Sweden and Australia has helped meat packing firm Hilton Foods to a strong first half of the year. 

Pork export prices hit two-year high

Global pork export prices are now at their highest point in over two years, driven by high-cost European pig meat.

Brazil tape may have 'repercussions' for Batista

Prosecutors have claimed a taped conversation between billionaire tycoon and former chairman of JBS Joesley Batista and another witness threatens the terms of a leniency deal that plunged Brazil’s President...

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Edible insect firm enlisted by IKEA

Insect protein producer Flying SpArk has joined IKEA’s first-ever scheme designed to help start-ups devise big ideas to solve pressing global issues.

Food colours target vegan meat substitutes

A red food colouring range has been served up to help plant-based meat substitute producers make clean-label packaging claims to attract growing numbers of health-conscious shoppers.

Polish meat processor pumps €19m into new plants

Polish poultry meat processor Konspol has unveiled plans to invest a total of PLN 80 million (€19 million) this year, with the aim of developing and upgrading its capacities.

Kobe producers welcome EU recognition, but warn of limited supplies

Beef producers in the European Union (EU) could face restrictions on using famous beef names such as Kobe and Tajima to market their home-grown beef once an agreed-in-principle EU-Japan free...

Hilton enters supply agreement with Tesco

Specialist retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Tesco Central Europe. 

Finnish meat processor restructures pig plant

Multi-species meat processor Atria is mulling plans to centralise pork production at its Nurmo factory in a bid to save over €1 million (m) per year.

Packaging firm Krehalon wraps up new shrink film line

Netherlands-based food packaging supplier Krehalon has rolled out a line of shrink films it has promised will “reinvent” fresh meat packaging.

McDonald’s sets out vision to reduce antibiotics

Fast food super-giant McDonald’s has updated its vision on reducing the usage of routine antibiotics in its supply chain on an international level. 

Multivac to expand Enger production facility

Multivac is to invest €2.5 million in the expansion of its Enger site in Germany.

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Danish Crown CEO on the 'perfect' Chinese market

Danish Crown has tapped into China’s booming e-commerce market as it boasts the “perfect combination” of factors needed to fuel economic growth, CEO Jais Valeur exclusively told this site.

World Steak Challenge

Grain better than grass for steak, survey finds

For the third consecutive year, a grain-fed cow won the World Steak Challenge, giving it a 100% success rate. 

Swiss meat prices are higher than any other country

Meat prices in Switzerland are the highest in the world, according to a new study, but are these astronomical costs really so unsavoury?

Danish Crown in deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba

Danish Crown has penned a deal of “enormous potential” to sell meat on Tmall, a digital retail platform owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. 

Chinese giant linked to Moy Park bidding war

Chinese pig and chicken giant New Hope Group is rumoured to have joined a fierce bidding war for Northern Ireland poultry processor Moy Park.

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Comeragh Mountain Lamb seeks protected status

A consultation has been launched for Comeragh Mountain Lamb to be granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the EU. 

Belarus plots reforms to expensive meat subsidies

Belarus plans to reform its profligate state support scheme, backing its domestic meat industry, with the aim of making it more efficient and profitable, according to a spokesperson for the...

French cattle to learn from UK breed

The French cattle industry has signed a deal that will see it receive genetics from a UK breed.

Smithfield Foods buys Kansas City Sausage Company

Smithfield Foods Inc has announced the full acquisition of sausage producer and processor Kansas City Sausage Company.

JBS net income drops in second quarter

JBS suffered a mammoth 80% year-on-year drop in income for the second quarter of the year, due to growing net financial expenses. 

UK and China sign £200m pork export deal

The UK has signed a new export deal with China to supply pork products.

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