All news articles for May 2019

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

ASF anti-viral drugs to be developed

By Aidan Fortune

Belgian biotechnology company ViroVet is to partner with animal disease research body Pirbright Institute to development antiviral drugs to combat African Swine Fever (ASF).

Croatian meat business invests in expanding capacities

Croatian meat business invests in expanding capacities

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Croatian meat producer and processor Vajda has invested more than HRK 50 million (€6.8m) in modernising and increasing its production capacities in Čakovec, in the country’s northern region.

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

A tax on meat products has been deemed

Meat tax idea deemed ‘too simplistic’

By Aidan Fortune

A jury in a mock trial debating a meat tax has found that it’s “too blunt a policy tool” to be effective and that all ultra-processed foods should be subject to a levy.

Ireland joins fight against ASF

Ireland joins fight against ASF

By Aidan Fortune

Irish Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has issued advice to the public about African swine fever (ASF), the risk it poses to the pig sector in Ireland, and what can be done to prevent the introduction of this...

Beyond Meat to open European facility

Beyond Meat and Zandbergen to open new facility

By Aidan Fortune

Plant-based meat alternatives provider Beyond Meat has expanded its partnership with Zandbergen World’s Finest Meat to develop its produce at a new manufacturing plant in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands.