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Danish Crown sees pork potential in China
DENMARK, Randers Growing demand for pork in China is proving to be a boom for Danish Crown.
Recall of Salmonella contaminated pork
DENMARK, Randers European pork provider Danish Crown has recalled a small amount of pork meat after batch samples tested positive for Salmonella contamination.
China Foodtech with a new date
BEIJING China Foodtech 2011 is now to be held on 30 November until 2. December at China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China.
USMEF to expand South Korea pork campaign
WASHINGTON, DC fleischwirtschaft.com - WASHINGTON, DC. Anticipating the approval of the United States/South Korea free trade agreement (FTA) in the coming months, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is launching an expanded and intensified campaign to promote U.S. pork to Korean consumers, importers and meat industry professionals.
Danish Crown considers investing in Danish workplaces
DENMARK, Randers fleischwirtschaft.com - DENMARK, Randers. Danish Crown's Board of Directors decided to approve the preliminary planning of a new cattle slaughterhouse in Denmark. This is the first step towards establishing state-of-the-art slaughterhouse technology for cattle.
EU struggles against dioxin scare
BRUSSELS fleischwirtschaft.com - BRUSSELS. The feed fat producing company in Germany, supposedly responsible for the current dioxin scandal, is bankrupt. While still hundreds of holdings remain under restriction by the German authorities, the source of the contamination of the fatty acids is still unclear.
Commission approves acquisition of D&S Fleisch by DC
BRUSSELS fleischwirtschaft.com - BRUSSELS. The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of D&S Fleisch of Germany by Danish Crown of Denmark. The operation was examined under the simplified merger review procedure.
European Meat Forum on regulation of food information
BRUSSELS The new EU regulation on food information threatens to make country of origin labelling mandatory for meat, and possibly also for meat products. Yet butchers from Greece through to Denmark all agree that this would be unworkable in practice.
Danish Crown votes for a limited company
Denmark, RANDERS fleischwirtschaft.com - Denmark, RANDERS. Danish Crown's Board of Representatives voted massively in favour of the formation of a limited company.
Danish Crown acquires German pig slaughterhouse
DENMARK, Randers fleischwirtschaft.com - DENMARK, Randers. Danish Crown announced the acquisition of the German company D&S Fleisch. The agreement is, among other things, conditional upon approval by the competition authorities, but both parties expect this approval to be obtained shortly.
Danish Crown cuts jobs across Denmark
Denmark, Randers fleischwirtschaft.com - Denmark, Randers. Danish Crown has initiated negotiations with the employees on the cutting of a total of 580 jobs. The redundancies will affect five departments in the company's Pork Division, the hardest hit being the department in Esbjerg where the closing-down of the evening shift will lead to the loss of 328 jobs.
Marel announces sale of operations of Carnitech
ICELAND fleischwirtschaft.com - ICELAND. Marel Food Systems hf, (Gardabaer, Iceland) has reached an agreement with the American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (AIAC) on the sale of the operations of Carnitech A/S in Stovring, Denmark, a non-core operating unit.
Study on consumers’ use of nutrition information
BELGIUM, Brussels Results from a European study on consumer use of nutrition information on food labels and their understanding of front-of-pack nutrition information, are now available ahead of print on the website of the Journal of Public Health.
Danisco signs agreement to acquire Sorbial
DENMARK/FRANCE fleischwirtschaft.com - DENMARK/FRANCE. Danisco has signed an agreement to acquire Sorbial, an agricultural biotechnology company.
New organisation: Danish Agriculture and Food Council
DENMARK, Copenhagen The new Danish Agriculture and Food Council (Landbrug og Fødevarer) will represent the agricultural and food industry of Denmark, which encompasses the many companies and organisations involved in Danish farm-ing and agribusiness.
WHO update on influenza A (H1N1)
SWITZERLAND, Geneva 20 countries have officially reported 985 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Danish Crown feels stronger after turbulent year
DENMARK Danish Crown increased it annual turnvover in fiscal year 2007/08 up to DKKm 46,972 (6,3 bn €). In 2006/07 revenue was DKKm 44,346. Number of employees in the current year is 25,059 (24,896).
EuroTier reports record number of visitors
GERMANY Some 130,000 animal farmers and experts from all over the world visited “EuroTier” and gathered information about machinery and equipment, genetics, farm inputs
Russia bans beef from Australian abattoir
AUSTRALIA Russia has included an Australian abattoir on a list of processors which are temporarily banned from exporting beef to the country.