All news articles for May 2016

Brazil is the world's largest producer of soybeans, a legume found in almost all meat supply chains

HKScan to use ethical soy

By Oscar Rousseau

HKScan is committed to using responsibly sourced soybeans, a key ingredient used in animal feed, to halt the deforestation of South America.

The success of hot dogs will be measured by analytics company Quri

Hot dog merchandising effectiveness measured

By Oscar Rousseau

Analytics company Quri has launched a project to measure the success of performance driven merchandising for 14 food items, including hot dogs, across 1,000 Walmart and Target stores in the US. 

The halal market is expected to grow significantly over the next four years

Halal labelling expected to grow

By Oscar Rousseau

The prevalence of halal labelling is expected to grow by a quarter between now and 2020, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. 

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's top trade fair organisers, generating €645m in sales

IFFA cements place as leading meat trade show

By Oscar Rousseau

Organisers of Germany’s triennial meat processing machinery trade show IFFA have long claimed it is the “number one for the meat industry” and, on reflection, it’s hard to argue with this.

Cargill said the joint venture would help to improve food safety in the Philippine company

Cargill and JFC deal creates 1,000 jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Agricultural trader Cargill has entered into a joint-venture with Philippine fast food chain Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) to build a poultry factory, leading to 1,000 new jobs. 

The European Parliament is in favour of regulation on performance testing

EU toughens policy on livestock breeding

By Kitty So

The EU Council of Ministers has adopted streamlined breeding rules for livestock in the eurozone, while clarifying the rights and duties of EU breeders and the recognition process for breeding programmes, among other issues.

Current data on wholesale meat pricing is normally one month out of date

Pricing fear prompts beef transparency changes

By Oscar Rousseau

A system for recording the wholesale price of beef will be developed by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), following a probe into price transparency by the country’s competition watchdog.

Some Americans have apparently been eating raw chicken kievs

US body calls for raw chicken laws

By Oscar Rousseau

Mandatory labelling for raw and stuffed poultry is urgently needed to stop consumers becoming sick and confused, the National Chicken Council (NCC) warned the US government.

The FAO warns African swine fever could become a pan-European problem

Eastern Europe continues ASF struggle

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread into new territories in Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine and Russia, threatening the stability of the pig industry in these countries, according to reports from local veterinarians.