All news articles for February 2019

UK animal welfare groups have called for an end to non-stun slaughter

Animal welfare firms urge DEFRA to end non-stun slaughter

By Ashley Williams

UK-based animal welfare organisations the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association have sent an open letter to the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to ban non-stun slaughtering of animals.

Trump's call for the USMCA deal to progress has been welcomed by the meat industry

NCBA welcomes Trump’s ‘quick passage’ of USMCA

By Ashley Williams

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has hailed US President Donald Trump’s call for a swift congressional approval of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

Negotiations are reportedly underway and a deal could take several weeks to finalise

Tyson Foods in talks to take over Foster Farms

By Ashley Williams

US meat processor Tyson Foods is allegedly in discussions to acquire privately-owned poultry business Foster Farms, according to American broadcaster CNBC.

Almarai said the move would further enhance its footprint for expansion in the foodservice channels

Almarai acquires Alamar Foods’ Premier Foods business

By Ashley Williams

Saudi Arabian-based dairy manufacturer Almarai has reached an agreement with Alamar Foods, a franchise operator for the foodservice industry in the Middle East, to acquire all of its shares in its Premier Foods business.

The sheep meat sector is likely to be the worst hit by a no-deal Brexit

UK levy board warns of Brexit impact

By Aidan Fortune

UK levy organisation the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has outlined the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on the meat industry.

The seized meat products did not follow EU food safety rules

Ireland seizes 3.7 tonnes of Romanian meat

By Ashley Williams

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confiscated 3.7 tonnes of various meat products, imported into a Dublin port from Romania.

Miratorg is turning its attentions to the offline retail market to sell its meat

Russia’s biggest meat producer closes online store

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has closed its online store, with the company no longer planning to sell meat through the internet platform, Nina Teltsova, official spokesperson of Miratorg told GlobalMeatNews.