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Rising sales ease pressure on Finnish meat producer

Finland-based meat processor Atria has reported an upturn in first-quarter sales thanks to improved conditions across the food supply chain.

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

Romanian meat business aims at retail expansion

Romanian meat company SuperStar Com Srl plans to open at least 10 retail stores this year, adding them to its existing chain of 23 outlets.

Ukraine poultry company sees strong export growth

In the first quarter of 2017 Ukraine’s largest poultry processor MHP exported 49,150 tonnes (t) of poultry, 60% more than during the same period of the last year, the company’s...

Digital shift may boost EU organic meat imports

Organic meat importers may be boosted by digital certification system, which the European Commission says will make the EU “a global leader in traceability" and the collection of reliable organic trade data....

Vaccination tackles lumpy skin disease in SE Europe

Mass vaccination of cattle succeeded in containing lumpy skin disease in south-eastern Europe in 2015-16, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Gluten-free meatballs ‘opportunity’ for Irish butchers

After fresh research showed demand for gluten-free food is on the rise in Ireland, Bord Bía told this site there is a gap in the market for gluten-free meatballs.

Schools and public bodies drive demand for Swedish meat

Swedish public institutions have been buying substantial and growing amounts of domestically sourced meat between 2012 to 2016, and this trend is projected to continue, a survey has said.

Ukrainian firm’s global chicken sales continue to fly

Ukrainian agro-industrial company MHP has reported rising exports of chicken to global markets, particularly in Asia and North Africa.

Marvellous meat products – in pictures

Two Greek chefs have published a book in their native country chronicling the recent history of meat development and creating 40 outrageously creative meat products.

Irish government's meat innovation base to create jobs

Meat Technology Ireland (MTI), an industry-led research base tasked to help red meat processors develop technology that can lead to new jobs, has been launched by the Irish government. 

Leading lawyer joins South African poultry crisis fight

A leading human rights lawyer, who has prosecuted war criminals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has joined a protest group campaigning to stop exporters dumping unwanted chicken in South Africa.

Latvian meat business to invest up to €7m next year

To expand and modernise its facilities, Latvian meat producer Putnu Fabrika Ķekava (PF Ķekava) plans to invest between €6 million and €7m in its next fiscal year, according to senior...

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Watch: Brazil meat scandal

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal sent shockwaves through the animal protein industry – so naturally it is the best place to start in a new series of videos titled ‘Meat The...

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Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

No health risk from Brazil’s meat scandal, says envoy

The Brazilian government is taking urgent and comprehensive action to fight corruption and collusion between food inspectors and Brazil’s meat industry, an envoy to Brussels has told this site. ...

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Thai firm in £60m takeover of UK food business

Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has agreed a deal to acquire UK-based Westbridge Food Group Limited for £60m.

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Ukrainian company opens cutting factory in Slovakia

Agro-industrial firm MHP has opened a new processing facility in Slovakia as the company aims to increase meat sales to the European Union (EU).

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Australian volumes help drive Hilton Food profit

An increase in production capacity in Australia and favourable currency conditions have helped Hilton Food Group to revenue and profit growth in 2016.

EU to launch robotic pizza delivery

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...

Lamb scarcity in Georgia while exports rise

Georgia has been suffering from a shortage of lamb during the past few months, evidenced by rising prices in the domestic market. 

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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.

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...