All news articles for December 2015

B Riley & Sons sent all 131 staff home on 16 December 2015

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B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

By Oscar Rousseau

Burnley-based abattoir, B Riley & Sons, has been forced to close down after experiencing ‘significant cashflow difficulties’ resulting in 131 staff have being made redundant just before Christmas. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

By Oscar Rousseau

From everyone at the GlobalMeatNews team, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a successful 2016.

Only 2.1% of the UK's pork exports end up in the US

UK pork processors eye US export savings

By Oscar Rousseau

Pork processors in the UK may soon enjoy costs savings with exports to the US, after an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) was reached this week.

Food analyst Eugene Gerden: tinned meat firms add 'fat and lard' over beef and pork in products

Russia's market filled with counterfeit meat

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

About 67% of all canned meat and large part of dairy production production at the Russian market is counterfeit, according to a study by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).

Zambeef has posted a 189% profit growth over the past 12 months

Zambeef experiences strong profit growth

By Oscar Rousseau

Zambia’s largest agri-businesses producer, Zambeef, has seen its operating profits rise by 189%, according to the company’s financial report.

First Cut Pure Australian Beef is now available online in China

Australian beef goes online in China

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian cattle producer Bindaree Beef Group has entered the realm of internet shopping and will start offering fine cuts of beef online in China. 

The UK bought 837kg of colistin to use on farm animals in 2014

Antibiotic-resistant pigs found in the UK

By Oscar Rousseau

Pigs resistant to last-resort antibiotics, used on humans when all other medication fails, have been discovered in the UK, sparking fears of an ‘antibiotics apocalypse’. 

Gallicoop's investment is expected to send sales past 2014's rise of 4%

Hungarian meat firms invest to boost capacity

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt and meat retail and wholesale trader Novro Kft have both invested to increase capacity and market presence in the Hungarian meat market.

The World Trade Organisation has agreed to scrap export subsidies

WTO scraps subsidies on meat exports

By Keith Nutall

Meat exporting countries worldwide will be scrapping export subsidies after a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Nairobi agreed on Friday 18 December to phase out distortive trade sweeteners.