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Russia loses appeal over EU pork import ban

Russia has lost its appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling over its blanket ban on imports of pigs and pork products from the European Union (EU).

Profit up for South African foodservice corporation

Multinational foodservice giant BidCorp has reported a 20% rise in half-year profit less than a year after its spin-off from Bidfood (formerly Bidvest Foodservice).

Online forum explores packaging advances for meat safety

Suppliers seeking an edge in the fight to kill germs and boost shelf-life through packaging innovations can access a free online forum held on 23 March, featuring EU and US...

Animex considers options for new meat processing plant

Polish meat processor Animex Foods Ltd has unveiled plans to open a new meat processing facility in either Poland or Romania, and create up to 3,000 new jobs as part...

Q&A: Why checkweighing technology is key for the future

An expert at Switzerland-based food and pharma machinery producer Mettler Toledo weighs in on the role of advanced checkweighing technology and its uses for the future.

Farmers kill thousands of pigs in disease-hit Latvia

Latvia has culled more pigs in the past two weeks than in the last three years, due to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks. 

Polish meat business lifts sales as cash injection looms

Poland’s meat processor Gzella Poland sp. z o.o. increased its year-on-year sales by 40% in 2016 with the business eyeing expansion as ABP Food mulls investment in the high-flying firm.

Brazilian meat giant's foodservice web drive

BRF Europe has launched an online foodservice platform as the Brazilian-owned meat giant pumps resources into a new strategy to expand in Europe’s growing foodservice market.

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State of the industry: flight or plight?

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China’s top online meat sales trends

Chinese males aged between 28 and 35 are the sweet spot for vendors of meat in China’s booming online commerce.

Bord Bia targets Eastern Europe with Poland office

Ireland’s Bord Bia has welcomed Irish prime minister Enda Kenny to its Polish office as the country targets meat export growth in Eastern Europe.

IPPE 2017

Meat scientist: nitrates good for body

Nitrates benefit human health and are present in far greater quantities in leafy vegetables than in processed meats, contrary to recent media coverage.

HKScan to cut 150 jobs after ‘weak’ results

Troubled meat processor HKScan will cut up to 150 jobs and review its business model as profits continue to fall, according to its CEO

Hungary orders poultry indoors amid bird flu concern

Hungary’s chief veterinarian Lajos Bognar has ordered the nation’s poultry industry to keep birds indoors as the country grapples with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HAPI).

US pork sector praises Trump after UK trade talk

US President Donald Trump has found little praise of late, but the US pork industry has applauded its commander-in-chief for his bombastic pursuit of a UK trade deal.

Poland’s QFG investment creates 1,200 jobs

Polish meat processor QFG plans to invest PLN400 million (€92m) to expand and upgrade its output capacity, creating 1,200 new jobs by the end of 2022, according to senior company representatives.

EU lifts Ukraine poultry ban as disease fear eases

The European Commission has lifted a trade ban on Ukrainian poultry exports, imposed in December 2016 following a regionalisation move for highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Polish meat processor invests €27 million and eyes foreign expansion

To expand and modernise its output capacity, Polish meat processor Sokolów SA completed investments worth close to PLN120m (€27m) in 2016, with plans afoot for more investment this year. ...

Meat processors show leadership in animal welfare

Poultry firms Noble Foods and Cranswick, both UK-based, top the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW).

WTO sets deadline to resolve Russia’s EU pork ban

A final decision on Russia’s toxic and long-running trade ban on EU pork exports is set to be published within the next six weeks, according to the World Trade Organization...

ABP part of consortium picked to lead food innovation

ABP Food Group is part of a winning European consortium selected to lead “ground-breaking food research” by the prestigious European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Thai CPF continues expansion with €49.5m SuperDrob stake

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has signed a preliminary deal to acquire a 33% stake in Polish poultry processor SuperDrob SA less than a fortnight after its big money Bellisio...

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

Top news stories from the festive holiday

US tariffs on European Union (EU) meat exports, mergers and a string of avian influenza outbreaks are just some of the biggest stories you may have missed over the holiday...

CP Foods thaws US with $1bn Bellisio takeover

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) has flexed its financial muscles with a $1.075bn takeover of frozen specialist Bellisio Foods and a 33% stake in Poland’s SuperDrob.