Atria is to cut 17 jobs at its Jyväskylä plant

Atria to axe 17 staff in Finland

By Oscar Rousseau

A tough trading year has forced Nordic meat processor Atria to cut 17 staff as the firm restructures production.

The UK aims to find markets for all parts of the carcase to sustain supply lines

UK zeros in on meat export targets

By Rod Addy

UK meat suppliers are closing on export deals with South Korea and Taiwan and building trade with the US, Japan and Mauritius after announcing a £34m agreement with the Philippines, according to levy body the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...

Smithfield Renewables will aim to keep the company on track to cut emissions by quarter

Smithfield Foods creates clean energy unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Virginia-based pork processor Smithfield Foods has set up Smithfield Renewables, an initiative to power its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and spark sustainable energy projects.

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).

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

Gallery: Meat product innovation at Anuga 2017


Meat product innovation at Anuga 2017

By Aidan Fortune

With over 160,000 visitors over the course of five days, Anuga is the perfect place to showcase a new product to the world. As part of this year’s show, the organisers have earmarked new products from across the categories for its Anuga taste Innovation...

No US pork deal with Thailand

No US pork deal with Thailand

By Oscar Rousseau

Thailand and the US did not strike a deal to drop what one industry insider called a “de facto ban” on American pork imports when the two countries met in Washington recently.

Food safety experts claim Russia needs to rewrite its meat traceability laws

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

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.