All news articles for September 2018

Russian processor margins squeezed

Perfect storm for Russian meat processors

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability for meat processors in Russia meat processors has hit one of its lowest levels ever, as the industry finds itself caught between high prices for raw materials and weak purchasing power among consumers.

Canned meat producer expands storage facility

Konshurt opens new storage facility

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish canned meat industry player Konshurt sp. z o.o. has opened a new storage facility in Jarosław, in the country’s south-eastern region of Podkarpacie, where the company previously used a leased building for storage purposes.

EU pig production rises

EU pig production is up

By Michelle Perrett

European Union (EU) pig production in the second quarter of 2018 has increased by 190,000 tonnes (+3%) compared to the same period last year, statistics from AHDB Pork have revealed.

Australian meat and livestock exports on the rise

Australia red meat and live exports grow 13%

By Michelle Perrett

Australian red meat, offal and livestock exports reached AU$13.78bn, up 13% year-on-year in the year ended June 2018, the latest statistics from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has revealed.

New Zealand processor reveals new branding

New corporate branding for Alliance Group

By Michelle Perrett

Alliance Group, the New Zealand red meat co-operative, is marking the next stage in its transition into a food and solutions company with the launch of a new corporate identity.

AMR risk low in pork and chicken

Antimicrobial resistance levels revealed in pork and chicken

By Michelle Perrett

The risk of acquiring antimicrobial resistance (AMR)-related bacterial infections is very low in pork and chicken as long as they are cooked and handled hygienically, a new report from Public Health England has revealed.

An ad focusing on pig welfare was deemed misleading (stock image)

Advertising complaint upheld against vegan charity

By Michelle Perrett

Two complaints in the UK were upheld against Viva!, a vegan campaigning charity, by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was made by the National Pig Association (NPA).