All news articles for April 2016

AFK is a

BRF strengthens Oman operation with AFK stake

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s BRF, one of the world’s largest meat processors, has entered into negotiations with frozen food distributor Al Khan Foodstuff (AFK) to acquire full control of the Omani business.

Talks with Iran, Turkey, Algeria and Morocco are underway to boost Irish exports

Ireland seeks bilateral trade with Iran

By Oscar Rousseau

Ireland’s food body Bord Bia and 17 business leaders have visited Iran on a trade mission for the first time since sanctions were lifted to discuss a bilateral trade deal that includes meat products.

Pekka Pesonen: Meat industry paying for the politics of Russia's trade ban

Competition key to meat market growth

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

How to remain competitive in the face of falling meat consumption is the main challenge facing the meat and livestock industry, Pekka Pesonen, secretary general of EU farmers’ organisation Copa-Cogeca, told GlobalMeatNews.

British beef and lamb is finding a market in Barbados

Premium British meat plugged to Barbados

By Oscar Rousseau

Exports of British beef and lamb to Barbados present a “significant opportunity” for the meat industry, according to the UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Alpaca meat is being considered a superfood by some in Australia

Alpaca meat hot on Australia’s menu

By Oscar Rousseau

Think-tanks all over the world have called for the need to diversify protein to ensure a more sustainable food economy, but is eating alpaca meat a step too far? 

ADM's SUPERB can help

ADM launches soya ingredient for meat products

By Oscar Rousseau

US ingredients manufacturer Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has said it plans to launch a soya product that can be used to boost protein and fibre content in meat products at IFFA. 

Vilsack will arrive at Niigata, Japan on Thursday 21 April for the G7 summit on food security

USDA secretary on diplomatic mission to Japan and Vietnam

By Oscar Rousseau

Tom Vilsack, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary, has led a diplomatic mission to Japan and Vietnam to underscore the significance of bilateral trade, which includes reducing tariffs on meat.

K+G Wetter's labyrinth disk intercepts liquid products before they can reach the seal level

K+G Wetter raises hygiene standards

By Aaron McDonald

German-based machinery manufacturer K+G Wetter claims to have created “clever detailed solutions” to hand-cleaned machines.

Russia and Brazil are expected to see pork production rise, despite the global decline

China's cooling growth to drag pork production down

By Oscar Rousseau

As China’s economy drops down to single-digit growth, the global production of pork is expected to decline in 2016, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

BRF said it sees a

BRF expands operations in Asia

By Aaron McDonald

One of the world’s largest food companies, Brazil-based BRF, has announced the acquisition of a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This move is expected to accelerate the company’s international operations, especially in south-east Asia and the Middle...

Sial buoyed by exhibitor bookings

Sial buoyed by exhibitor bookings

By Oscar Rousseau

Food and drink trade show Sial Paris has confirmed 90% of its exhibitor space is already booked up, six months before the fair kicks off in October.