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Polish meat processor raises sales despite wage growth pressure

In the first six months of this year, Polish meat processor ZM Henryk Kania managed to increase its sales by 15% to a total of PLN 684.7 million (€159.4m) despite...

EC offers millions to help Poland's ASF-hit pig farmers

Poland’s pig farmers have secured €9.3m in funds from the European Commission (EC) to support producers who have been hit by African swine fever (ASF).

Polish meat processor relaunches production, eyes new plant in 2018

Polish meat processor ZM Olewnik has relaunched production activities at its facility in Świerczynek, following a fire that partly destroyed the plant last January, generating losses of about PLN 100...

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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?

Polish salmonella crisis might undercut EU formaldehyde ban

Poland is unhappy that the European Commission is opposing the use of formaldehyde while it is in the middle of a salmonella crisis.

Demand for quick meat to fuel poultry processing machinery growth

Demand for easy-to-cook meat will have a positive knock-on effect on the poultry processing equipment sector, which analysts expect to be buoyed by demand for added-value chicken.

Mini kabanoski in a cup hits Polish grocery shelves for the first time

Meat processor ZM Henryk Kania has launched mini cocktail sausages and kabanoski packaged in cups – the latter of which has not been seen before in Poland, the company has claimed.

Polish meat producer creates 140 jobs

Poultry producer Lech Drób plans to invest some PLN 21 million (€5 million) and create at least 140 new jobs at new facilities in Zalewo, north-east Poland.

Devro aims for future growth in China

Asian and Russian market growth proved to be profitable for casings manufacturer Devro in the first half of the year, but China has been tipped by the business to be...

News in brief

Pigs culled as African swine fever strikes Romania

Several pigs have been culled after Romania was hit with its first-ever outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). 

EU pig production increases but farmgate prices remain steady

The number of pigs being produced within the European Union seasonally has been increasing. Citing data from the European Commission, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) forecasts that this will continue to...

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European pig sector to share intel on gas stunning

Trade bodies backing the EU pig sector will start sharing information on gas stunning amid pressure from welfare activists who have long campaigned against the practice.

Ajinomoto set to thaw Europe with multi-million euro takeover

Japanese food giant Ajinomoto has fired up its European growth plans with the acquisition of France’s frozen food business Labeyrie Traiteur Surgelés (LTS) for an undisclosed sum.

Ingredion improves meat yield with new starch

Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has launched a new clean-label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. 

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Acquisitions assist Atria’s profit rise

Two takeovers in the past 18 months have helped Finnish meat processor Atria post what its CEO called “delightful” profit and sales growth. 

Brazil and EU team up to take on food security

Brazil and the European Union are throwing their joint support behind agricultural production and working together to tackle food security concerns.

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

An earnings decline across HKScan’s biggest Scandinavian markets saw the struggling Finland-based meat processor post a €20.8m pre-tax loss in its half-year results.

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat...

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