All news articles for October 2015

Chinese demand for fresh food from Europe may require investment on the trade route

Chinese demand for fresh expected to grow

By Chloe Ryan

China’s growing appetite for fresh food imported from Europe will require significant investment in cold supply chains throughout the main rail route, a new report from Rabobank and the agricultural university of Wageningen UR has revealed. 

The weakening Australian dollar is proving to be an advantage to the meat industry

Weak Australian dollar helps meat industry

By Chloe Ryan

The weak Australian dollar throughout 2015 has worked in the favour of its red meat industry, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has said, cementing its position as a net red meat exporting nation. 

The poultry industry is expected to grow to $289.16 billion by 2020

High expectations for poultry market

By Chloe Ryan

The global market for processed poultry meat is estimated to grow to $289.16 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% between 2015 and 2020. 

Pilgrim’s Pride's sales and profits both dropped in Q3 of this year

Pilgrim’s Pride sees sales drop in Q3

By Chloe Ryan

Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride has announced a fall in sales and profits for the third quarter of the year due to “continued challenges in the export market” and the strong dollar, the company said. 

The European Commission’s  proposals allowing EU member states to restrict or ban the use of genetically modified feed and food has been rejected

European Parliament rejects re-nationalisation of GM decisions

By Martin Todd

The European Parliament today comprehensively rejected the European Commission’s compromise proposals allowing European Union (EU) member states to restrict or ban the use of genetically modified feed and food on their territories. 

The number of ESBL bacteria found in Danish and imported broiler meat dropped in 2014

ESBL bacteria rates fall in Danish meat

By Chloe Ryan

Considerably fewer resistant ESBL bacteria were found in Danish and imported broiler meat in 2014 compared with the year before. It is the second consecutive year that a fall in the occurrence of this type of bacteria has been found in Danish broiler...

Two separate incidents of listeria monocytogenes have caused concern in the US

Listeria recalls hit US

By Chloe Ryan

American consumers have been warned about two separate instances of meat contamination where there is a risk of listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can kill those with a weak immune system and lead to miscarriage in pregnant women. 

Warnings over African swine fever have been issued by the Ukraine State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service

New ASF outbreaks raise concerns over future of Ukraine pig industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat industry executives in Ukraine have warned that African swine fever is posing a serious threat to the country’s pig industry, following the discovery of several new outbreaks of the disease, including in the Sumy, Poltava, Odessa and Mykolaiv Oblasts. 

Yum! has separated the Chinese division of its business

Yum! separates China business

By Chloe Ryan

The $31 billion company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has announced plans to divide its business into two publicly traded companies, with its business in China run as a separate entity from its franchises in the rest of the world. 

China is to resume imports of pork from the US

China to resume US pork imports

By Chloe Ryan

China, the world’s largest pork consumer, will soon resume imports from 14 US pork plants and warehouses, after halting some shipments last year over the use of a feed additive, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday. 

The Five Nations Beef Alliance has expanded to become International Beef Alliance

International beef alliance grows

By Chloe Ryan

A group of five nations that formed an alliance to collaborate on beef trade has now become seven, after Paraguay and Mato Grosso in Brazil became the latest members. 

Romanian companies Marcel and Morandi have set out ambitious targets

Romanian meat processors eye higher sales and exports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Two Romanian meat processors, Marcel and Morandi, are planning to significantly increase their revenues this year, with higher export sales driving improved results, according to senior company representatives.