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EU poultry verdict changes little

Export refunds are still denied to EU poultry traders after a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling constituting the latest development in a seven-year saga. 

Tyson Kansas development plans on hold

Tyson Foods’ plan to build a major new poultry processing facility in Tonganoxie, Kansas has hit a snag following the withdrawal of support from the local government. 

Iberian ham finds its way back into Russian stores

Russia’s company Tavr has said it has mastered the production of Iberian ham at its Rostov-based meat processing plant, so the product – previously very popular among Russians but banned...

Hong Kong steps up Brazil checks following falsified meat certificates

Hong Kong has suspended imports from a Brazilian exporter and two Brazilian production plants following the discovery of falsified health certificates. 

Retail analysis

Poultry tops the charts in Australia

Michelle Perrett looks at how consumer habits in the Australian meat market have changed in recent times. 

National Chicken Council line speed petition comes under fire

The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) recent petition calling for the waiving of maximum line speeds in abattoirs has come under criticism from animal welfare groups. 

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...

Chinese poultry processor eyes African and Asian export opportunity

A leading Chinese poultry firm has gained a major boost to its export ambitions with a visit to its plants by a delegation of overseas agricultural and veterinary officials, organised...

Meat export packaging webinar probes latest innovations

The latest breakthroughs in meat export packaging will be explored in the fast-approaching Packaging for Export webinar, taking place next Tuesday (September 26).

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).

Premium Brands acquires Leadbetter Foods

Canadian food processor Premium Brands has acquired Ontario-based specialty food producer Leadbetter Foods.

JBS Australia lays off 40 staff

JBS Australia has come under fire for making 40 members of staff redundant at its Longford site in Tasmania.

Executive Summit to discuss industry trends

On the eve of Anuga 2017, a selected circle of national and international decision-makers from the food industry and food trade will discuss the latest industry trends at the Executive...

Lamb campaign cleared by Australian Advertising Standards Bureau

An advertising campaign from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), which attracted criticism over its depiction of Hindu god Ganesha, has been cleared by the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau. 

Olam International invests $150 million in poultry facilities

Olam International Limited (Olam) has opened a new poultry feed mill and day-old chick (DOC) facility in Kaduna State, Nigeria. 

Taiwan drops Japanese beef trade ban

Taiwan has dropped a 16-year-old trade ban on beef imports from Japan. 

José Batista back in JBS president role

The board of directors of Brazilian processor JBS has unanimously elected José Batista Sobrinho, founder of JBS, as its president. 

Tyson predicts record year for business

US processor Tyson Foods Inc has set out big ambitions for the year at a consumer conference. 

Digital solutions to debut at Anuga

Industry specialist CSB-System will be showing the latest digital solutions for the food industry at Anuga. 

South African poultry deal hits hurdle

A South African poultry merger has stalled after one of the parties challenged unclear terms imposed by the country’s Competition Commission. 

China to start importing meat from Russia

China has cancelled a ban on imports of ‘ruminant meats’ (beef and lamb), from 49 regions of the Russian Federation, according to a recent release from Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. ...

New products out in force for Anuga 2017

Meat, poultry and meat-alternative products will be in the spotlight at this year’s Anuga show. 

Pork exports from Spain fall in 2017

Exports of pig meat from Spain have seen a dip in the first half of the year. 

Online event tackles packaging’s potential to cut meat export waste

The countdown continues to a webinar exploring the latest advances and challenges in packaging used to transport meat exports long distances. 

News in brief

JBS boss Wesley Batista arrested on insider trading charges

Wesley Batista, CEO of meatpacker JBS, has been arrested by Brazilian police on suspicion of insider trading. 

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