Pork

Indykpol aims to increase its production capacity by nearly three quarters

Polish poultry firm to launch investments, exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In the third quarter of 2017, poultry producer Indykpol SA invested PLN7 million (€1.7m) to modernise its meat processing facilities, and plans to launch a project worth some PLN105m (€24.9m) to expand the processing capacity of its plant in Olsztyn,...

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.

DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

Left to right: Lui Rinaldi, Ettiene Snyman, Rinda Ho, Jason Spencer, Bill Wong and Jim McGuckin

Six appointments for efficiency-seeking meatpacker

By Oscar Rousseau

Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has hired six factory-level managers as the Australian company ramps up an efficiency-boosting drive across its slaughterhouse and two factories.

Donald Trump's administration will not force companies to reduce salt in school meals

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Trump relaxes salty school dinner rule

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat producers do not need to restrict salt in school meals for the 2018-19 academic year, after the Trump administration said companies needed more time to reformulate products.

HKScan was praised by prosecutors for cooperating with Estonian police during the investigation

‘Money laundering’ claim hits HKScan

By Oscar Rousseau

Axed HKScan Baltic bosses Teet Soorm and Mati Tuvi have been detained by Estonian prosecutors, accused of “money laundering” and “harmful transactions”.

Phil Hogan, commissioner for agriculture, called the announcement a 'significant step change' in CAP reform

‘Fear’ and concern raised as EU reforms CAP

By Oscar Rousseau

Farm groups have issued a mixed response to the European Commission’s plan to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by giving member states more powers.

Hormel's capture of Columbus Manufacturing is its third takeover of 2017

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Hormel completes $850m takeover

By Oscar Rousseau

Hormel Foods has clinched its acquisition of deli meats producer Columbus Manufacturing for US$850m.

Expansion is firmly on the cards for the Croatian pork processor, following the capital injection

Croatian meat processor to invest €5.2m to upgrade plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Croatian meat processor Gavrilović d.o.o. has obtained an investment grant of about HRK19.66 million (€2.6m) from the country’s government to finance a number of investments at its plant in Petrinja, Croatia.

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From trust grows success

The award winning company Wünsch’s Fleischspezialitäten sets new quality standards for meat products – using machines made by K+G Wetter.