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EU checks expose ‘serious risk’ from Brazil meat

Tougher food safety checks on Brazilian imports prevented meat and poultry contaminated with salmonella and E.coli from entering Europe, according to a senior EU official. 

Pork firm eyes new factory after spending millions in 2016

JBB will investment in a new meat curing facility after the Polish meat processor completed a number of investments last year, including the construction of a meat cutting factory. ...

Meat sector facing new trade tariffs post-Brexit

UK meat exporters may have to negotiate trade tariffs on a country-by-country basis with over 100 nations upon exiting the European Union (EU) on 29 March, 2019.

Hard Brexit breakdown ‘opportunity’ for meat trade

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win a Conservative majority in the general election may soften the government’s hard Brexit rhetoric, benefiting the country's meat industry.

Deadline approaching for World Steak Challenge

Steak producers have less than a week to enter this year’s World Steak Challenge. 

Smithfield acquires three Polish meat companies

US pork giant Smithfield Foods has acquired Pini Polska, Hamburger Pini and Royal Chicken from Poland-based Pini Group for an undisclosed sum.

Modified antibiotic won't change meat sector plans

A modified antibiotic that is more potent to bacteria and could make it easier to fight life-threatening superbugs is unlikely to change meat industry plans to cut medicine use.

Romanian meat company to boost exports as sales rise

Romanian meatpacker CIA Aboliv to post revenue of €18 million in 2017 - an increase of 20%from last year - and raise the share of exports in its sales to...

Global progress made to address antibiotic reduction, says OIE

More countries are warning industry stakeholders about the risks of antimicrobial resistance than they were two years ago, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Poland's QFG begins work on €40m slaughterhouse

Polish meat company QFG has begun construction work on a new poultry slaughterhouse due to be opened in the first half of 2018 in Radom, central Poland.

Polish meat firm nets contract with top football league

One of Poland’s largest meat producers, Henryk Kania, has become an official sponsor of the country’s top football league, Ekstraklasa, for the next season.

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Polish meat firm eyes takeover of local producer

Polish meat company Gobarto SA has signed a preliminary contract to purchase local meat distributor Jama sp. z o.o.  under a deal with an initial value of PLN 12 million...

Poor results continue as HKScan cuts 160 jobs

Beleaguered meat processor HKScan has endured more decline, and a company-wide restructuring bid to avert further pain will lead to 160 job losses. 

Danish Crown offers more cash for pigs

Danish Crown will pay extra money per kilogram of pork delivered to its abattoirs as the meat processor aims to reverse a supply decline that could hit jobs.

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.

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....

Polish meat business to invest €26m in new factory

Polish meat business Agro-Rydzyna plans to invest PLN 110 million (€26 million) by 2020 to increase production at its Kłoda meat plant and build another processing facility in Poland

News in brief

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.

UAE ban for Croatian poultry as bird flu hits country

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a number of live bird and poultry product imports from Croatia, following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

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. ...

Smithfield Foods targets takeover of Polish meat firms

Smithfield Foods has applied to the Polish competition watchdog UOKiK to obtain the permission to acquire local meat processing firms Pini Polska, Hamburger Pini and Royal Chicken, part of Pini...