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Pilgrim’s Pride investment creates 155 jobs

Pilgrim’s Pride has announced plans for a multimillion dollar expansion of its poultry processing facility in Kentucky, leading to 155 new jobs.

Russian import ban extension slammed

Russia’s plan to extend its import ban to a range of EU, US, Canadian, Australian and Norwegian food exporters until December 31, 2017 has been met with criticism from the...

Denmark could lose pork exports to EU under TTIP

If the EU strikes a major trade deal with the US, a flood of American pork exports could lose Denmark a significant portion of its EU export market share, an...

US pork board appoints William Even as CEO

The National Pork Board in the US has appointed fourth-generation farmer William (‘Bill’) Even as its new CEO.

Cargill ‘committed’ to meat growth

Expansion in the meat industry remains a key priority for Cargill after the billion-dollar agricultural trader announced its acquisition of cooked protein business Five Star Custom Foods.

Cargill in Five Star Custom Foods acquisition

Agricultural trader Cargill has made its second big investment in a week after signing an agreement to acquire Texas-based cooked protein specialist Five Star Custom Foods.

Myanmar’s fast-food industry attracts US attention as sanctions ease

US fast-food firms could flood into Myanmar after the easing of US-imposed sanctions to improve bilateral trade and allow more financial transactions to take place.

Hot dog merchandising effectiveness measured

Analytics company Quri has launched a project to measure the success of performance driven merchandising for 14 food items, including hot dogs, across 1,000 Walmart and Target stores in the US. 

Cargill and JFC deal creates 1,000 jobs

Agricultural trader Cargill has entered into a joint-venture with Philippine fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to build a poultry factory, leading to 1,000 new jobs. 

US body calls for raw chicken laws

Mandatory labelling for raw and stuffed poultry is urgently needed to stop consumers becoming sick and confused, the National Chicken Council (NCC) warned the US government.

TPP will toughen US beef industry and bolster trade with Japan

The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will help US beef producers be more competitive in the global meat industry, an influential study has suggested.

Bosch boosted by double-digit growth

Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

EU-Chile deal signals new style of organic food trade

The EU has chiselled a template for international organic food trade with its agreement with Chile - a deal that could boost bilateral meat sales. 

Burgers are a ‘good source’ of nutrients

The majority of Americans think burgers are nutritious, but Generation Y (or Millennials) demands healthier options for consumers - and animals.

Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen sworn in as drug-fed pork tensions rise

Tsai Ing-wen has been sworn in as Taiwan’s first female president, promising to push for dialogue with China, but the leader faces continued pressure over US pork imports.

Norway under pressure from TTIP to lower meat tax

Norway could face pressure to lower its meat import tariffs should it seek a trade agreement with the US to compete with the planned EU-US Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership...

McDonald’s among 11 in trans fats phase-out pledge

Eleven of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, including fast-food chain McDonald’s, have pledged to reduce industrially produced trans fats globally within the next two years.

US beef arrives in South Africa

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

Ajinomoto Windsor in massive meat recall

Ajinomoto Windsor Inc has issued a recall of approximately 47,112,256 pounds (lb) of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over potential listeria fears.

News in brief

State-owned Alaskan slaughterhouse up for sale due to fiscal crisis

The US Board of Agriculture and Conservation (BAC) is to privatise the Alaska-based Mt McKinley Meat and Sausage (MMM&S) plant. 

Pilgrim’s Pride continues recall, taking total to over five million pounds of products

US-based chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride has now recalled over five million pounds (lb) of products between 7 April 2016 to 13 May 2016, confirmed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association join forces

Industry trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), USA, have entered a strategic marketing alliance.

JBS announces restructure plans

Brazilian beef processor JBS SA has announced a restructure of its business that would see the formation of new company JBS International. 

US challenges China over WTO violation

US trade representative Michael Froman has announced that the US will be challenging China over breaching World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

Rising demand helps Tyson grow income in second quarter

Tyson Foods has posted successful second-quarter results, citing product differentiation as the reason behind its growth. 

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