All news articles for November 2015

The Qingdao site will bolster competitiveness on the global market

Meat firms in China and Australia strike $46m deal

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s Shandong Delisi Food will invest CNY300m ($46m) with Australia’s Yolarno Pty to develop a meat processing site in a deal both parties feel is a “win-win” scenario.

Israel could boost poultry volumes in embargo-hit Russia

Russia completes kosher poultry deal with Israel

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has officially approved exports of products from Israel’s poultry farms to Russia after four years of negotiations.

Denmark close to lucrative Chinese pork deal

Denmark close to lucrative Chinese pork deal

By Poorna Rodrigo

Danish heat-treated pork product exporters say they are tantalisingly close to selling into China, seven years after Bejing greenlighted these exports in principle.

Maple Lead job losses will help 'ramp up' their 'world-class supply chain'

Maple Leaf Foods cuts 400 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Canadian food processor Maple Leaf Foods has announced it will cut 400 jobs, with most of those to come into effect before Christmas.

Brazil has accused Indonesia of 'overly formalist behavior'

Indonesia delays WTO hearing on Brazilian chicken

By Keith Nuthall

Indonesia has used procedural tactics to delay the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes settlement panel hearing on Brazilian claims that the south-east Asian country has  illegally blocked its chicken exports.

Meat sanctions imposed on Turkey by Russia

Russia bans Turkey's poultry over downed plane

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has stopped the import of several batches of poultry meat from Turkey, weighing a total of 162 tonnes (t), claiming that the products were found to contain listeria. 

Without China, exports of EU pork would have fallen by -8%

China drives growth of EU pork exports

By Oscar Rousseau

Exports of pork in Europe reached the second-highest level on record thanks to a growing appetite for pork in China, new data from AHDB Pork has revealed.

MHP looks to boost poultry exports to Saudi Arabia

MHP aims to boost poultry exports by 25% in 2016

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

 Ukrainian poultry producer MHP plans to increase export sales of poultry meat by 25-30%, or 35,000–40,000 tonnes (t) in 2016, according to a report from the company’s CFO Victoria Kapelyushnaya. 

Danish Crown 'managing better than European competitors'

Danish Crown pays £28.4m extra to pig farmers

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish Crown – Europe’s largest pork producer – has paid its owners DKK300m (£28.4m) more than it did in 2014 citing “strong financial results”. 

Kidney failure for two consumers of Costco's chicken salad

Costco in E.coli chicken salad scare

By Oscar Rousseau

Rotisserie chicken salad with E.coli traces has caused the illness of 19 people across seven US states, health officials in Washington have claimed.

China to master industrialised cattle cloning in 2016

China plans cloning factory

By Oscar Rousseau

China is set to produce an extra one million cows a year… and they will all be clones.

August's influenza outbreak was 'staggering' says poultry council

US poultry will handle new virus ‘better’

By Oscar Rousseau

American poultry firms are now better equipped to deal with an outbreak of avian influenza (AI), thanks to improved biosecurity measures, risk management firm Moody says.