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Brazil has strongly hit back at criticism from EU farm groups over its food production standards

Brazil hits back at Mercosur attack

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s top agricultural body has slammed Eurozone farm groups who criticised a controversial beef quota in the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks.

Clonakilty Food Company opened its new factory as it plots a course for growth

Black pudding factory opens in Ireland

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million euro investment has allowed artisan black pudding producer Clonakilty Food Company to open a new factory in West Cork, Ireland.

Indykpol aims to increase its production capacity by nearly three quarters

Polish poultry firm to launch investments, exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In the third quarter of 2017, poultry producer Indykpol SA invested PLN7 million (€1.7m) to modernise its meat processing facilities, and plans to launch a project worth some PLN105m (€24.9m) to expand the processing capacity of its plant in Olsztyn,...

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.

Has Europe been out-muscled in Asia's lucrative pork market by the US and Brazil?

Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

By Oscar Rousseau

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.