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Beef, lamb, pork and poultry will all be processed at the expanded packing facility

Hilton to expand New Zealand packing plant

By Aidan Fortune

Meatpacker Hilton Food Group plc has announced plans to expand its packing capability to New Zealand with an investment of NZ$54 million (m).

Strikes have taking place in India this year in protest against a meat crackdown

Indian state outlaws new meat shops

By Oscar Rousseau

India’s meat crackdown has gathered potency after the state of Haryana banned meat shops from applying for a licence to open shops in Gurugram.

Croatian meat business boosts capacity with $13m investment

Croatian meat business boosts capacity with $13m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Croatian meat producer PPK karlovačka mesna industrija d.d has completed an investment worth HRK 95 million (€13m) which enabled it to expand output capacity at its Karlovac plant in north-western Croatia.

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

Exclusive Aussie beef served up for Chinese holiday

By Mark Godfrey

With China’s two key Autumn holidays approaching next week one of Beijing’s leading meat processors has teamed up with a state-owned retail chain to distribute a range of high end Australian “barbeque beef” cuts.

Spam CEO named chairman

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Spam CEO named chairman

By Oscar Rousseau

The maker of canned meat Spam, US-based Hormel Foods, has named CEO Jim Snee chairman of the board of directors, after the retirement of former incumbent Jeffrey Ettinger.

Mercosur would be 'devastating' for EU beef, warn farmers

Brussels facing farmer fire over Mercosur trade deal

By Oscar Rousseau

A body representing EU farmers has warned Brussels bureaucrats not to accept cheap meat imported from South American trade bloc Mercosur, produced to poorer standards than European protein.

Henryk Kania estimates its food donations have helped feed some 50,000 people

Polish firm signs food waste deal

By Oscar Rousseau

Henryk Kania has become the first meat processor to sign a long-term deal serving meals to thousands of Polish children living in poverty.

US plant-based meat sales on the rise

US plant-based meat sales on the rise

By Aidan Fortune

Sales of plant-based meats in the US have risen 6% year-on-year, according to new data from Nielsen, the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute. 

Miratorg has added halal products to its ranges at branded stores

Miratorg introduces halal lines to range

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Miratorg has launched halal beef and chicken ranges at its branded stores in Russia for the first time, the company’s press-service has revealed. 

IKEA has recruited 10 start-ups to hunt for solutions to the world's 'big problems'

Edible insect firm enlisted by IKEA

By Oscar Rousseau

Insect protein producer Flying SpArk has joined IKEA’s first-ever scheme designed to help start-ups devise big ideas to solve pressing global issues.