The fast-food giant McDonald's has said that it is studying the possibility of "controlled atmosphere killing" in which chickens are gradually deprived of oxygen achieved through the use of an inert gas, such as nitrogen or argon.
Hilton Foods has invested €9.4 million in a start-up program that will see a new plant built in Drogheda in Ireland. The plant is expected to create 175 job opportunities and meat produced in the factory will be supplied to Tesco UK.
Uniq the European chilled convenience food group, is considering selling its UK poultry sector. The proposal has been influenced by the loss of the Burger King business, and the outbreaks of Avian flu, which has had a disproportionate impact on its poultry...
Irish beef and sheep production will decline because of changes to the Common Agricultural Policy, according to a new report compiled by FAPRI-Ireland. However, the report also shows that after an initial fall, prices are set to rise again by 2012.
The British Pig Executive (BPEX) says it is putting quality as the foundation that it intends to rebuild export markets. BPEX chairman outlined the strategy yesterday at Anuga, Europe's biggest food fair.
A nine-strong party of English exporters is heading for Germany to give the UK's meat industry a much-needed boost. The nine are all attending Anuga, Europe's biggest food event. The exhibition is being held in Cologne.