Industry & Markets

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

UK meat exports rise 22% in 2011

By Melodie Michel

UK exports of livestock products rose 22% in 2011, reaching £2.3bn, according to industry levy bodies Eblex and Bpex.

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

Hilton Food Group reports positive 2011 results

By Melodie Michel

UK processor Hilton Food Group has reported a 13.6% revenue growth in 2011, driven by the opening of a new meat-packing facility in Denmark and the recovery of raw material meat prices.

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

‘Pink slime’ processor files for bankruptcy

By Melodie Michel

US ground beef processor AFA Foods has filed a bankruptcy petition, citing the ‘pink slime’ scandal that has been shaking the American meat industry for months.

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

By Melodie Michel

Meeting growing world demand for meat while preserving the environment is achievable with improved management practices and efficiency, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

Marfrig launches water management project

Marfrig launches water management project

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian processing giant Marfrig has launched a 'water footprint' project to monitor water usage in the production chain and improve sustainability and efficiency.

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

South Korea keeps ban on older US beef

By Leah Germain

Despite winning import duty concessions under the newly-enforced free trade agreement between the US and South Korea, American beef producers will still not be able to export beef over the age of 30 months. The import of older beef remains banned under...

Russia puts figures on livestock support

Russia puts figures on livestock support

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The total amount of livestock support within the Russian state programme for 2013-2020 will exceed RUB1bn (US$24.1bn), stated Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik at a recent press-conference.

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

‘Pink slime’ producer shuts down three of four plants

By Melodie Michel

Beef Products Inc (BPI), a major US producer of lean finely textured beef (LFTB), has announced the temporary closure of three of its plants, following a media and consumer campaign against ‘pink slime’.