Industry & Markets

Interporc revealed that significant demand from non-EU countries boosted sales

Non-EU growth demand ramps up Spanish pork exports

By Ashley Williams

Spanish meat organisation Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc) has outlined the “extraordinary evolution” of the Spanish pig sector, as 2018 exports exceeded €4.8m for the first time.

Muyuan Foods Co will invest CNY500 million to build a slaughtering and processing capacity

China breeder increases slaughtering capacity

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s leading pig breeding firms is building a massive new slaughtering capacity as it seeks to diversify and bets on a long-term trend of consolidation in the pig breeding sector.

South Korea was one of the main drivers for US beef exports

Asian demand for US beef boosts exports

By Ashley Williams

Asian market South Korea “exemplified” the momentum of US beef exports in 2018, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

The Good Food Institute reacts to the US cultured meat agreement

Cultured meat deal ensures US does not ‘fall behind’

By Ashley Williams

Meat alternatives firm The Good Food Institute has defined the joint regulatory oversight of cultured meat as a “significant step forward” and said it ensures that the US does not fall behind other markets in cell-based meat production.

Avian influenza is among the factors for Russia's struggling poultry industry

Russian poultry industry in trouble

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Growth rates in Russia’s poultry industry were the lowest for the past two decades in 2018, with several dozen companies going bankrupt due to avian influenza (AI), rising costs and extremely low profitability

UK meat producers are aiming to take advantage of the re-opening of the Japanese market

British meat exporters eye Japanese market

By Kathryn Wortley

Last week, British beef and lamb producers were eyeing the Japanese market following the lifting of a 23-year import ban in January 2019, and with a presence at Japan’s Foodex, Asia’s largest food and drink exhibition.

NPPC said an outbreak of ASF would be

NPPC praises USDA’s ASF increased control actions

By Ashley Williams

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has hailed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for ramping up safeguards against African swine fever (ASF) entering the country.

Impossible Foods has entered its plant-based products into Singapore for the first time

Impossible Foods enters Singapore market

By Ashley Williams

US-based meat alternative firm Impossible Foods has finally confirmed that it has expanded its footprint into the Singapore market through its foodservice channels following months of rumours.

The PHT certification will help Tyson focus on areas such as biosecurity and disease recognition

Tyson Foods implements US Poultry welfare program

By Ashley Williams

US processor Tyson Foods has become the first chicken producer to implement the US Poultry & Egg Association’s Poultry Handling and Transportation (PHT) certification as part of its commitment to improving animal welfare.

The steps will further strengthen its measures against the disease

US introduces new ASF prevention measures

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has introduced additional steps to keep African swine fever (ASF) from entering the country.