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Looking ahead to 2019 in the meat industry


What can the meat industry expect from 2019?

By Ashley Williams

As the year draws to a close, 2018 has certainly been a period of highs and lows for the international meat industry, but what significant milestones are processors expected to face in 2019?

Tönnies is aiming to establish itself in the UK market

Tönnies acquires Riverway Foods

By Ashley Williams

German meat firm Tönnies Group has acquired UK-based family-owned sausage producer Riverway Foods as part of its plans to expand market share in the UK.

UK consumers against treated meat

AHDB poll reveals UK’s lack of appetite for treated meat imports

By Ashley Williams

Over half of the UK public have admitted that they would buy less meat from supermarkets if hormone- and chlorine-treated products were introduced in a post-Brexit deal, according to an Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) survey.

UK exports to Canada have grown by 10.1%

UK exports to Canada grow 10.1%

By Aidan Fortune

UK exports to Canada have grown 10.1% since the provisional agreement of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

The UK's importing and exporting of pig meat has declined again

UK pig trade continues to drop

By Aidan Fortune

The UK’s trade in pig meat fell again in September, as both exports and imports declined compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from tax department HMRC.

The Brexit withdrawal agreement was finally unveiled to cabinet members

Trade group reacts to Brexit withdrawal proposal

By Ashley Williams

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has revealed that the UK and EU’s technical agreement for the Draft Withdrawal will provide “assurance” to its export markets.