All news articles for September 2016

OSI now controls a company that can produce 120m broilers a year through the deal

OSI agrees poultry deal for US$45m

By Rod Addy

The government in central China is reporting that OSI has agreed to buy out full control of the joint venture poultry breeding and processing firm it runs in Henan province.

Tyson Foods: Investment needed to meet growing demand for case-ready protein

Tyson Foods investment creates 350 US jobs

By Oscar Rousseau

Tyson Foods will invest $27m to expand production output at its beef and pork processing plant in Iowa, US, leading to the creation of 350 jobs.

CP Foods will cut ties with meat suppliers involved in human trafficking or child labour

Thai chicken farmers stamp out slavery and abuse

By Oscar Rousseau

Over 400 poultry farmers supplying Thai chicken exporter CP Foods have pledged to stamp out abuse and exploitation of workers through the implementation of an anti-forced labour programme.

Phil Hogan wants to highlight the meat industry's role in the climate change agenda

EU agriculture chief plans major beef drive

By Oscar Rousseau

The European commissioner for agriculture and rural development, Phil Hogan, has confirmed Brussels wants to place a “bigger emphasis” on beef over the next three years.

Meat production in Japan is struggling to keep up with the growth in protein demand

Meat sales continue to rise in Japan

By Kathryn Wortley

Japanese meat consumption is growing so quickly it has pushed domestic per capita fish consumption to its lowest level since the 1960s, according to 2015 figures from Japan’s ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. 

Marfrig uses advanced technology to map cattle ranches and halt land expansion

Marfrig: halting deforestation ‘critical’

By Oscar Rousseau

Meatpacker Marfrig said halting deforestation and fighting slave-like labour conditions was “critical” to its strategy in Brazil as an independent audit praised the company.

Italian cured meat could be popular with China's middle class, according to analysts

China ends trade ban on Italian pork

By Oscar Rousseau

China has lifted its 17-year-old trade ban on Italian pork imports, in place since 1999 over swine vesicular disease (SVD) concerns.

Vladimir Putin wants radical measures to break the cycle of ASF virus outbreaks

Pig laws set for post-virus epidemic shake-up

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic in eastern Europe may trigger sweeping reforms in the pig industry, as conventional methods of fighting the disease have been ineffective.