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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”.

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.

MHP expands Ukraine poultry farm to fuel export program

MHP expands Ukraine poultry farm to fuel export program

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukrainian agricultural holding MHP will double production performance at its Vinitsia Poultry Farm, up to 520,000 tonnes (t) per year by 2021, in order to supply a higher volume of chicken meat for export.

Chile could pump more beef into Europe, but would truculent EU farmers welcome such as move?

EU and Chile meat sectors could benefit from revised trade deal

By Charles Newbery, Diana Yordanova and Keith Nuthall

The Chilean meat and livestock industry has welcomed the launch of talks between the European Union (EU) and the South American country on upgrading the current 14-year-old free trade deal between the two jurisdictions.

ZM Henryk Kania thinks women-only meat snacks could be a high growth, albeit niche, market

Women-only meat snack lands in Poland

By Oscar Rousseau

Feeling guilty about that extra piece of cake? Don’t. A polish meat processor has launched a “no remorse” meat snack targeted exclusively at women.

Reducing on-farm antibiotic use could 'jeopardise' animal health, the NPPC claim

WHO call to ban antibiotics ‘wrong’

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call to stop farmers and the food industry from using powerful antibiotics preventatively is “wrong” and “ill-advised”, a US trade body has said.

Italian-owned meat processor to invest €4.2m in Hungary

Italian-owned meat processor to invest €4.2m in Hungary

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Italian-owned pork and poultry meat processor Kometa 99 Zrt has announced plans to invest more than HUF 1.3 billion (€4.2 million) in its meat processing plant in Kaposvár, Hungary, with the aim of increasing production capacity.