All news articles for April 2017

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-33901” inside the USDA mark of inspection

Plastic bits cause recall of 60 tonnes of poultry

By Rod Addy

Foster Poultry Farms is recalling 131,880 pounds (60 tonnes) of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties after US shoppers reported discovering pieces of clear plastic packaging in the products.

PRE Brand products are sold in patent-pending vacuum-sealed packaging

US grass fed beef brand boosts sales channels

By Rod Addy

PRE Brands has expanded its US grass fed beef to New England in Shaw’s and Star Market outlets and online at Jet.com and has added 1/3 lb. hamburger patties to its lineup.

Metro’s retail sales in China have grown at an average of 10% a year in the past decade

China pork retailer nears deal with Metro

By Mark Godfrey

Retail giant Metro and pork retailer Yutu are nearing a deal that would enable China-based Yutu to boost distribution across Asia through stores operated by Germany-based Metro.

Brazil's pork production is expected to rise this year too

Brazil meat scandal: limited damage to pork

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil is continuing to grow its pork exports and even the recent meat corruption scandal had little to no impact on rising volume trade, Rabobank has claimed. 

China's e-commerce boom will be ignited by a rise in smartphone savvy shoppers

China braced for boom in online food sales

By Oscar Rousseau

Online food sales in China could double in the next decade, thanks to a massive upsurge in smartphone shopping, research firm IGD has claimed.

Beef prices will fall in 2017 - but will consumers see the benefit?

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

By Oscar Rousseau

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

MHP's activity is driving up the overall total of Ukraine's poultry exports

Ukraine poultry company sees strong export growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the first quarter of 2017 Ukraine’s largest poultry processor MHP exported 49,150 tonnes (t) of poultry, 60% more than during the same period of the last year, the company’s press service has revealed.

For the second year in a row, fewer people are eating at home in Japan

Japan’s meat appetite breaks records

By Kathryn Wortley

Japan’s meat consumption broke new records in the 2016 fiscal year (April 2015 to March 2016) according to recent data, with projected year-on-year growth set to be the fastest in five years.

Hayes: 'the addition of AdvancePierre aligns with our strategic intent to sustainably feed the world'

Tyson Foods in sandwich mega deal

By Oscar Rousseau

US-based Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire sandwich-maker AdvancePierre Foods in a $4.2bn deal that will expand the giant meat processor’s market share in prepared foods.