All news articles for October 2017

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Global ingredients and flavours company Kerry Group is helping the world’s largest halal meat business, Brazil’s BRF, launch clean-label meat products.

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

Russia says meat and livestock ban expansion made to fight smuggling

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia

The Russian government has justified its expansion of the range of meat and livestock products from the European Union (EU), USA, Australia, Canada and their allies as a strategy to defeat sanctions-busting smuggling of already banned lines.

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website JD.com

Smithfield taps into China’s huge online market

By Oscar Rousseau

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has penned an exclusive deal to sell meat on Chinese website JD.com, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.

Italian-owned meat processor to invest €4.2m in Hungary

Italian-owned meat processor to invest €4.2m in Hungary

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Italian-owned pork and poultry meat processor Kometa 99 Zrt has announced plans to invest more than HUF 1.3 billion (€4.2 million) in its meat processing plant in Kaposvár, Hungary, with the aim of increasing production capacity.

Kraft Heinz has made a pledge to significantly improve broiler welfare by 2024

Kraft Heinz plans to improve broiler welfare

By Aidan Fortune

US food processor Kraft Heinz Company has announced plans to expand its current animal welfare commitments to include higher standards for treatment of broiler chickens in its domestic supply chain.

Russia is reacting to sanctions imposed following its annexation of the Crimea and support for Ukrainian separatists

Russia widens meat import ban

By Keith Nuthall and Eugene Vorotikov

The Russian government has expanded the range of meat and livestock imports it has blocked from the US, EU and other countries imposing sanctions on Moscow.

Strategic growth planned for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Strategic growth planned for Sub-Saharan Africa

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry operators Tyson Foods Inc and Acacia Foods are to make investments in Zimbabwe-based processor Irvine’s Group as part of plan to target growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.