All news articles for March 2019

Ukraine poultry exports at risk

Ukraine poultry exports to the EU jeopardised

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The European Commission may more than triple the duty-free export quota on boneless chicken breasts for Ukraine poultry companies, bringing it to 70,000 tonnes (t) per year, if Ukraine agrees to some import duties on in-bone chicken breasts.

Chinese authorities crack down on black market pork

Chinese authorities crack down on black market pork

By Mark Godfrey

A spate of prosecutions against black market pork processors and vendors has been unleashed in China’s ongoing battle against African swine fever, which has caused huge damage to the country’s pig sector.

Dunbia was handed a record fine for non-compliance of TSE regulations at its Preston site (stock image)

Dunbia given £266,000 fine by FSA

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor Dunbia has been fined more than £266,000 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the failure to remove parts of the animal designated specified risk materials.

New VLAM director announced

New general director for VLAM unveiled

By Michelle Perrett

Filip Fontaine is set to take over as general director of VLAM, Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board, replacing Frans De Wachter who will retire on 1 July 2019.

Hilton fights off Brexit uncertainty

Hilton Food Group reports growth despite Brexit concerns

By Michelle Perrett

International meat processing business Hilton Food Group has revealed it has taken “mitigating action” and believes it is “sufficiently resilient” to withstand Brexit uncertainties, as it unveiled an increase in turnover and profits for the 52 weeks ended...

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.