Meat Processing

US-based Smithfield Foods claims to be one of the world's largest pork processors

Smithfield Foods targets takeover of Polish meat firms

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Smithfield Foods has applied to the Polish competition watchdog UOKiK to obtain the permission to acquire local meat processing firms Pini Polska, Hamburger Pini and Royal Chicken, part of Pini Group.

Investors praised Group of Butchers for establishing itself as a market leader

Group of Butchers joins Equistone family

By Aaron McDonald

European mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the majority stake in Group of Butchers from Nordian Capital Partners. 

Flouting home kill laws could see wrongdoers may face up to five years in prison

NZ government swoops on illegal meat operation

By Oscar Rousseau

An illegal yet sophisticated meat processing ring in greater Auckland has been shut down after a raid orchestrated by New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

QFG has opened its third processing plant in Poland

Poland’s QFG launches new meat processing plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat processor QFG has opened a new plant in Pionki, in the country’s central region. The facility is the company’s third meat processing plant in the Polish market. 

Fletcher's is an 'iconic' bacon brand, Premium Brands CEO George Paleologou said

Premium Brands to buy Fletcher’s for $5m

By Oscar Rousseau

Canadian food manufacturer Premium Brands Holdings Corporation is to acquire a range of assets from high-end bacon-and-sausage producer Fletcher’s Fine Foods, in a deal worth $5m.

Miratorg said defendants Pobeda were 'disinterested' in solving the outstanding debt issue

Miratorg wins lawsuit against indebted Pobeda

By Oscar Rousseau

A subsidiary of Russian meat packer Miratorg, LLC Bryansk Meat Company, has won a legal challenge against poultry supplier Pobeda, which allegedly owed the company millions in missed payments.

Haverick Meats before it burnt down. Image courtesy of New South Wales Fire & Rescue

Sydney fire: meat factory burns to the ground

By Oscar Rousseau

A fire at a meat processing plant in Banksmeadow, Sydney, has been extinguished after burning for two days straight, causing thousands of dollars in damages.

The KG-Wetter machines are polished to ensure they make a brilliant impression at IFFA

IFFA: KG-Wetter designs vacuum cutter for butchers

By Oscar Rousseau

German machine manufacturer KG-Wetter will present its new 120-litre vacuum cutter, made specifically for butchers and small-scale businesses, at the meat processing trade show IFFA in Frankfurt.