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European pig sector to share intel on gas stunning

By Oscar Rousseau

Trade bodies backing the EU pig sector will start sharing information on gas stunning amid pressure from welfare activists who have long campaigned against the practice.

Ingredion's new product, designed for chicken nuggets, improves water binding

Ingredion improves meat yield with new starch

By Aidan Fortune

Global ingredient solutions provider Ingredion has launched a new clean-label, potato-based functional native starch for cost-sensitive meat applications. 

Brazil's pork exports are falling, in spite of rising Russian imports

Russia buys Brazilian pork due to lack of choice

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil pork exports are down amid political turmoil, but Russia, which has alienated the world’s biggest pig meat traders, has little choice but to buy Brazilian.

Hilton Food Group has expanded the range of products it makes for online retailer Ocado

Hilton Food Group sees sterling drop benefit

By Aidan Fortune

UK-based meat packing business Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported solid financial growth for the year so far with currency fluctuations aiding progress.

Atria's sizable investment in production efficiency is starting to lift profit

Acquisitions assist Atria’s profit rise

By Oscar Rousseau

Two takeovers in the past 18 months have helped Finnish meat processor Atria post what its CEO called “delightful” profit and sales growth. 

HKScan has already cut 160 jobs this year amid market pressure

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

By Oscar Rousseau

An earnings decline across HKScan’s biggest Scandinavian markets saw the struggling Finland-based meat processor post a €20.8m pre-tax loss in its half-year results.

Octofrost CEO Rasmus Larsoon said the deal puts the business closer to its customers

OctoFrost Group buys Dutch Innotec Systems

By Oscar Rousseau

A Sweden-based manufacturer of machinery tunnels used to quick-freeze bulk meat products has acquired Dutch Innotec Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Phil Hogan will lead a diplomatic offensive to halal-dominated food markets in the Middle East

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

By Oscar Rousseau

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat traders.

World Steak Challenge will return again in 2018

World Steak Challenge – in pictures

By Oscar Rousseau

Don’t miss these pictures from our third World Steak Challenge, which welcomed beef producers from 17 countries, entering what they believed were the greatest sirloin, rib-eye or fillet steaks in the world.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council; Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister; and Jean-Cluade Juncker, President of the EC

EU and Japan FTA to boost beef and pork sales

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU and Japan have reached what the bloc is calling its “most important bilateral agreement ever”, with the main principles of a free trade deal that will enhance meat exports essentially done. 

Global pork prices were boosted by rising import demand in Asia

Meat prices rise for sixth month in row

By Oscar Rousseau

Global meat prices have increased every month this year up to June, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.