Food

Overseas operations boost CPF’s sales

Overseas operations boost CPF’s sales

By Aidan Fortune

Thai meat processor Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) has reported an 8% year-on-year boost in net profits in 2017, driven by growing overseas business interests.

Ohlson Packaging works with top meat producers like Tyson Food and Maple Leaf Foods

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Robotics firm Duravant buys packaging outfit

By Oscar Rousseau

Duravant, a robotics and machinery supplier to blue chip meat processors, has acquired Massachusetts-based Ohlson Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

Cargill wants to find innovative solutions to pressing food issues like waste and safety

Cargill to ‘accelerate’ innovation

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has partnered with two firms to help US start-ups scale up their business as the meat giant aims to address huge challenges like food safety and security.

Gelatin is in sweets and chewing gum, but the animal it derived from is not always listed on food packaging

Hindus have beef with US gelatin law

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under pressure from Hindus, who want labelling laws changed to reveal if gelatin, used as an ingredient in food products, contains beef or pork.

Blockchain technology could help to build transparency in the meat supply chain

Blockchain technology to ‘trigger’ disruption

By Oscar Rousseau

Supply chain disrupter blockchain technology could improve efficiency, food safety and traceability of meat, but business will need to ditch the paper trail first, a report has claimed.

Smithfield has signed an exclusive deal to sell on Chinese website JD.com

Smithfield taps into China’s huge online market

By Oscar Rousseau

US pork processor Smithfield Foods has penned an exclusive deal to sell meat on Chinese website JD.com, expanding its presence in the world’s largest consumer market.

In little over a month, BRF confirmed the exit of both its CEO and vice-president

Brazil’s BRF says CEO to leave

By Oscar Rousseau

Pedro de Andrade Faria will step down this year as CEO of the one of the world’s biggest meat processors, Brazil-based BRF, in the wake of financial losses and a food safety sting.