All news articles for August 2015

Kamchatka boasts 44,000 reindeer

Russia targets venison production

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Major investment in Russian venison production is being made in Kamchatka Oblast by local venture Revival of Reindeer Breeding Development.

McDonald's: 'We're working with Tyson Foods to investigate the situation'

McDonald's faces criticism after animal welfare video

By Chloe Ryan

Tyson Foods has shunned a Tennessee farm producing chicken for McDonald’s McNuggets after an animal rights group posted gruesome footage online depicting birds being clubbed and stabbed with a spiked pole.

Unlabelled horsemeat was detected in a range of meat samples

US studies reveal mince contamination and mislabelling

By Chloe Ryan

Two years after the UK meat industry was rocked by the discovery of horsemeat in dozens of beef products, a new study in the US has discovered the widespread contamination of meat with other species, including horsemeat.

Rhodes Food Group makes a range of ready meals, pastries, pies and canned meat products

Go-ahead for South African merger

By Chloe Ryan

The competition commission in South Africa has given the green light to a proposed merger between Rhodes Food Group and Deemster.

Thomas: 'Momentous occasion'

Australian meat firm signs plant deal with Thai processor

By Chloe Ryan

Adelaide-based meat manufacturer Thomas Foods has signed an agreement with Thai processor Charoen Pokphand Group that is expected to result in the construction of a new processing plant in South Australia.

Kraft Heinz Foods was formed on 2 July

Kraft Heinz issues major turkey product recall

By Chloe Ryan

A multi-million dollar food recall affecting 938,000kg of Oscar Meyer turkey bacon products has been issued by Kraft Heinz Foods Company in the US after consumers became ill. 

Rabobank said an end to drought in many cattle-producing regions would enable Australian producers to rebuild cattle herds

Promising future for Australian beef

By Aaron McDonald

Strong international demand, a depreciating dollar and trade agreements are all contributing to a bright future for the Australian beef industry.