Fifty-nine outbreaks of ASF have been reported in Ukraine this year

Is ASF out of control in Ukraine?

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

African swine fever is taking a heavy toll on Ukraine’s pork industry, as there are now no regions free of the disease in the country, state veterinary body Gosvetphitosluzba has claimed.

The move is part of the businesses improvement plans

HK Scan to cut 211 jobs

By Aidan Fortune

Finnish processor HKScan is planning to cut up to 211 jobs as part of a plan to “improve the profitability and competitiveness of the business”.

The Chinese group is to purchase land with a total surface of 90,000 square metres

Chinese poultry meat producer to expand in Serbia

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Chinese poultry meat producer Qingdao Rongxing Foods Co is planning to construct a logistics centre in Indjija, in northern Serbia, as part of the company’s plans to expand its foothold in European markets, according to senior local government officials.

The antibiotic use in meat debate continues to divide opinion

Aleph Farms calls on USDA to promote clean meat

By Ashley Williams

Israeli-based Aleph Farms has urged the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote the clean meat movement, such as antibiotic- and pathogen-free products, to improve food safety.