Poland

Polish MPs have put forward plans to ban non-stun slaughter

Polish lawmakers draft bill to ban non-stun slaughter

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

MPs from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party have introduced a draft bill to ban non-stun slaughter. Meanwhile, the proposal has been protested by numerous meat industry associations, which say such a measure would significantly hamper Poland’s...

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.

Meat producers say a 'hard Brexit' - leaving the EU without a trade deal - would hurt the industry

UK meat industry warns of post-Brexit WTO tariffs

By Diana Yordanova

Meat sector organisations have warned a UK parliament committee that the industry will suffer dire consequences should Britain crash out from the European Union (EU) in March 2019 without having negotiated a Brexit deal with its current EU partners.

ZM Zakrzewscy has boosted its beef sites in a bid to increase exports to the EU, Canada and South America

Polish meat producer opens cutting facility to boost beef exports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat producer ZM Zakrzewscy has launched a meat-cutting facility, fitted with a total surface of some 3,000 square metres, with the aim of increasing its exports of beef to the European Union, according to senior company representatives.

Cedrob SA has received permission to acquire ZM Silesia SA

Polish poultry processor takes over local meat business

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In another move to consolidate Poland’s meat industry, local poultry processor Cedrob SA has obtained permission from the country’s competition watchdog UOKiK to take over a 100% stake in Polish meat processor ZM Silesia SA.

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.

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

By Oscar Rousseau

Rearing cows on grass is no better for the planet than commercial feed, and continued farming risks “devastating effects” to climate change if methane emissions are not urgently cut, new figures have suggested.