Industry & Markets

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

French retailer Auchan has revealed plans to increase the production capacity of its meat processing plant in Tambov Oblast, Russia, to 70,000 tonnes (t) by 2020, in order to become fully self-sufficient in meat products on the local market, the company...

Founder of JN Meat International John Sashi-Nielsen celebrates winning the World Steak Challenge 2018

Winning the World Steak Challenge

By Aidan Fortune

With the World Steak Challenge less than three months away and promising to be the biggest yet, GlobalMeatNews caught up with the 2018 winner to see how it has changed their business.

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.

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.

Argentine beef proves popular in Japan

Growing demand for Argentine beef in Japan

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Argentine beef exporters have been encouraged by feedback at Japan’s largest food fair that they will receive regular and large orders for their products following the re-opening of this potentially important market in July 2018.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Maple Leaf Foods invests in plant-based facility

Maple Leaf Foods invests in plant-based facility

By Aidan Fortune

Canadian processor Maple Leaf Foods and its subsidiary Greenleaf Foods have expanded their reach into the plant-based foods sector with the construction of a US$310m facility in Shelbyville, Indiana, dedicated to this market.