Middle East

Halal meat in Russia is expected to grow at a rate of 15-20% per year

Russia sees steady rise in halal meat products

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Over the next decade Russia’s halal meat market will grow at an average rate of 15-20% per year, opening up global opportunities for the country’s food industry and reaching a value of RUB600-RUB700 billion (US$1–1.1bn) by 2026, according to a study by...

Sales of processed meat in the Middle East and North Africa more than doubled

Meat processor BRF posts drop in profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian food processor BRF posted a near-quarter drop in pre-tax profits as the soaring price of corn dented pork and poultry operations.

MHP's CEO Yuriy Kosyuk said he was

MHP exports rise despite ‘low’ poultry prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Chicken meat exports climbed at MHP in the first quarter of 2016, despite the Ukraine-based agro-industrial grain and poultry producer reporting plummeting pre-tax profits during the period.

Russia wants to ship 200,000t of pork and poultry to Asian markets like Taiwan and China

Russian meat industry harbours export hope

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Over recent months, Russian authorities have finalised a number of meat export agreements in a bid to encourage domestic companies to expand their presence in foreign markets.

ECG's merger into NSF International will expand consulting and audit services

Food safety firms team up to tackle world markets

By Oscar Rousseau

NSF International and Euro Consultants Group (ECG) have announced a merger of the two companies to strengthen their presence in the European, Middle East and Asian (EMEA) markets respectively.

Bord Bía exhibited at Gulfood in Dubai for the first time

Irish food body exhibits at Gulfood for first time

By Rod Addy

Irish food body Bord Bía participated in Dubai’s Gulfood Manufacturing last week for the first time, with a relaxation of restrictions on Irish beef and sheep meat exports to Oman boosting activity. 

Moldovan farmers have appealed to the government to look for more lamb markets

Middle Eastern wars hit Moldovan lamb export sales

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Moldovan lamb exports have suffered as a result of armed conflicts in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen, according to a report from the association of sheep and goat breeders in the country.