All news articles for December 2017

An African swine fever epidemic has piled pressure on local farms that supply pigs used to make bacon

Bacon prices skyrocket in Ukraine as pig supply nosedives

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The prices for bacon, the most popular national dish in Ukraine, have jumped 68% since January 2017 to UAH 100 (US$3.7), as the population of pigs at the backyard in the country keeps falling, the State Statistical Service has informed late November....

Eurodon has been focused to explore other proteins, with Russia locked in a fight against bird flu

Russia’s Eurodon to invest $350m in lamb production

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Eurodon, one of Russia’s largest turkey producers, is planning to diversify its business by investing up to Russian Roubles RUB20 billion (US$338 million) in the building of lamb production units within the country.

Brazil has strongly hit back at criticism from EU farm groups over its food production standards

Brazil hits back at Mercosur attack

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s top agricultural body has slammed Eurozone farm groups who criticised a controversial beef quota in the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade talks.

Clonakilty Food Company opened its new factory as it plots a course for growth

Black pudding factory opens in Ireland

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million euro investment has allowed artisan black pudding producer Clonakilty Food Company to open a new factory in West Cork, Ireland.

Indykpol aims to increase its production capacity by nearly three quarters

Polish poultry firm to launch investments, exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In the third quarter of 2017, poultry producer Indykpol SA invested PLN7 million (€1.7m) to modernise its meat processing facilities, and plans to launch a project worth some PLN105m (€24.9m) to expand the processing capacity of its plant in Olsztyn,...

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.