The main point of contact between the industry and consumers, the trends coming through from retail affect everyone back down the chain. Processors and traders must stay up to date with the latest consumer habits or risk losing ground.
05-Dec-2013 - European meat processor Hilton Food Group has signed a lucrative deal to supply a UK retailer with more fresh meat products.
29-Nov-2013 - Poultry production in the Ukraine is set to grow by 10-11% in 2014, which will be an increase of 1.32-1.33m tonnes (mt) on 2013 levels Aleksandr Bakumenko, chairman of the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine, told a press conference in Kiev.
28-Nov-2013 - Poland’s poultry production increased by 6% to 793,000 tonnes (t) in the first half of 2013, according to a report released by state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).
28-Nov-2013 - Spanish food organisations have produced a series of industry standards for their sector to adopt in a bid to disperse the negativity caused by the horsemeat scandal and prevent it happening again.
28-Nov-2013 - US meat bosses have urged their government to do more to increase meat exports from the country, following an announcement by the European Commission to triple financial support for exports.
27-Nov-2013 - Price inflation in Irish supermarkets has fallen to 2.9% – despite sitting above 4% for the last year – which analysts have said is a welcome boost for shoppers.
27-Nov-2013 - Welsh Lamb is making inroads in Germany and has improved in popularity among international consumers, Welsh meat bosses were told at a recent industry conference.
26-Nov-2013 - Kettyle Irish Foods has secured contracts worth £1m to supply premium dry-aged beef and lamb to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
26-Nov-2013 - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is currently pushing the visibility of US pork in China as the Chinese holiday season approaches.
25-Nov-2013 - European supermarket group Carrefour has announced its future waste reduction targets, as well as its current achievements.
25-Nov-2013 - Wendy’s, the world’s third-largest fast-food burger chain, has announced further sales of its restaurants to franchisees in a bid to generate a higher operating margin and stronger free cash-flow.
25-Nov-2013 - A new task force has been set up by the US’s National Pork Board (NPB) to understand and define pork industry challenges and its future.
22-Nov-2013 - Eight MEPs have tabled a Written Declaration to the European Parliament, calling for compulsory method of slaughter labelling on animals that have not been pre-stunned.
22-Nov-2013 - Canadian pig bosses have welcomed a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union before a House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture earlier this week.
13-Nov-2013 - Russia’s largest meat producer Miratorg has opened the country’s first high-tech meat processing complex for case-ready products, according to company management.
13-Nov-2013 - China’s central government is currently reviewing significant amendments to its June 2009 National Food Safety Law, including the closure of a grey area that has left space for so-called ‘recycling’ of meat products after they have expired.
11-Nov-2013 - US company Glass Onion Catering has recalled 181,620 pounds of ready-made salads and sandwich wraps containing chicken and ham due to fears of E.coli.
30-Oct-2013 - Croatia’s meat sector has started reaping the benefits of the country’s European Union (EU) accession in June, with officials lodging papers to ensure EU geographical indication for the Baranjski ‘kulen’ (sausage) from the Baranja region.
29-Oct-2013 - OSI Group is set to become the biggest value-added meat processor in Asia after opening two more plants in China, bringing its total number of facilities in the country to 10.
24-Oct-2013 - A UK-based upmarket retailer is planning to launch 10 new food stores in Paris, in conjunction with a French convenience store operator.
23-Oct-2013 - McDonald’s has announced relatively stable performance for the third quarter, with Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) still posing a challenge for the burger giant.
22-Oct-2013 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has withdrawn another batch of beef from a plant in Ontario over E.coli fears.
21-Oct-2013 - A leading international meat processor announced today that it will “discontinue” its primary pork production in Russia and all other production operations in Moscow.
21-Oct-2013 - The president of a US poultry company blamed for a serious salmonella outbreak has claimed that its chicken is safe, as consumer groups call for affected products to be recalled.
17-Oct-2013 - US Garden Fresh Foods is recalling another 6,694 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham due to fears of listeria contamination.
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