All news articles for October 2012

Hurricane Sandy takes toll on US meat firms

Meat firms hit as US hurricane takes its toll

By Arabella Mileham

American financial analysts have warned that meat producers and processors are losing business as the impact of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms to batter America, continues to cripple the eastern seaboard.  

Burger King profits down as sales grow

Burger King profits down as sales grow

By Arabella Mileham

Burger King (BKW) saw profits fall during the third quarter of 2012, with total revenues down 25.8% to $451.1m as a result of refranchising, the company reported yesterday.

GPS develops meat export catalogue

GPS develops meat export catalogue

By Carina Perkins

UK exporter GPS Food Group has launched a new meat export catalogue to help increase sales in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Russian-Chinese joint project for reindeer venison

Russian-Chinese joint project for reindeer venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia and China are to create a joint enterprise for reindeer meat processing, which will be the largest in Russia and has the potential to become the largest in the world.

Welfare awards recognise European achievements

Welfare awards recognise European achievements

By Carina Perkins

Some of Europe’s leading food companies were recognised for their contribution towards raising animal welfare standards at an award ceremony in Paris last week.

New poultry stunning rules may affect quality, warns Dutch firm

New poultry stunning rules may affect quality, warns Dutch firm

By Carmen Paun, Brussels

New European Union (EU) rules on animal welfare, applicable from January 2013, might affect the quality of EU-made poultry meat, a spokesman for a major Dutch poultry producer has told an international conference in Brussels on the protection of animals...

Danes set to achieve sow stall compliance

Danes set to achieve sow stall compliance

By Ed Bedington

Danish pig producers have announced they are confident of being ready in time for the EU’s partial ban on the use of sow stalls. According to the latest estimates from Denmark, the industry claims around 85% of its farmers are already keeping pregnant...

USMEF director warns Europe over food policies

USMEF director warns Europe over food policies

By Carina Perkins

Europe could be isolating itself from the world food market and risking food security by refusing to adopt new technologies, a leading figure in the US meat industry has warned.