All news articles for April 2019

Brazilian ASF strategy group created

Brazilian meat industry creates ASF strategy group

By Aidan Fortune

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), and the Department of Animal Health and Livestock Inputs of the Ministry of Agriculture have created a strategy group to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF).

Members of the Plastics Action Alliance at the launch of the group

Plastic Action Alliance sets out goals

By Aidan Fortune

Irish food businesses, operating as part of the Plastics Action Alliance, have set out their objectives to help reduce the use of plastic packaging in their operations.

Red and processed meats have been linked with bowel cancer in a new report

Meat and bowel cancer link raised by research

By Aidan Fortune

New research has found that people who eat red and processed meat within Department of Health and Social Care guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

Central Valley Meat acquires Harris Ranch Beef

By Aidan Fortune

California beef processor Central Valley Meat Holding Company is to acquire integrated beef business Harris Ranch Beef Holding Company, including its wholly owned subsidiaries, Harris Feeding Company and Harris Ranch Beef Company for an undisclosed sum....

Dr Karsten Maier has been appointed new secretary general of the UECBV

UECBV appoints new secretary general

By Aidan Fortune

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has appointed Dr Karsten Maier as its new secretary general of the organisation.

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

USDA to amend meat labelling regulation

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced plans to amend labelling regulations to remove duplicate net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry...

Chinese farms given ASF testing permission

Large Chinese pig farms to test for ASF

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese Government has given the go-ahead for larger pig farms to test for African Swine Fever (ASF) to help curb incidents of the disease.

Irish farmers feel Brexit crunch

IFA demands Brexit compensation

By Aidan Fortune

Irish beef farmers have called for compensation from the Government and the EU over losses suffered, estimated to be more than €100m, due to the Brexit process.

Polish meat production comes under fire

EU audit criticises Polish beef meat production control mechanisms

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

The European Commission has released a report on the audit of Poland’s beef production control mechanisms following the country’s sick cow slaughter scandal, and the subsequent investigations of numerous member states into the beef meat’s distribution...

MHP discloses new plans on international expansion

MHP discloses new plans on international expansion

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine poultry giant MHP intends to continue acquiring foreign poultry producers and processors, not only in the European Union (EU), but also in the Middle East and Africa, the company has said in a statement posted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange website....

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

Cargill embraces AI monitoring technology

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to improve the poultry production process, Cargill has invested in monitoring technology along its supply chain that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to detect health issues.