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Food waste has environmental downside
DENMARK, Aarhus Far too much of the food produced goes to waste. This is not just a waste of resources – it is also something that has a needless detrimental effect on the environment. It is particularly the consumer who is responsible, but waste is also an issue in other parts of the food chain.
EMA stands for fresh meat and sausages
GERMANY, Bonn The detection of horse meat in convenience foods keeps the meat industry, retailers and authorities in Europe busy and worries consumers. The quality assurance schemes of the economy that have joined within EMA - European Meat Alliance enhance transparency with clear standards and regular inspections.
Atria records positive sales
FINLAND,Nurmo fleischwirtschaft.de - FINLAND,Nurmo. Fourth-quarter sales for the Finland-based food group Atria showed a €21.9 mill. year-on-year sales growth, with sales for the quarter totalling €360.6 mill.
Danish Minister supports transparency
DENMARK, Copenhagen Danish Minister Mette Gjerskov supports the publication of information regarding the beneficiaries of European agricultural funds.
DC Nordic CEO Resigns
DENMARK, Randers Karsten Deibjerg Kristensen has decided to leave Danish Crown following recent structural changes.
Increasing occurrence of MRSA bacteria in Denmark
DENMARK, Søborg In 2011, more Danes became infected with MRSA bacteria, and the number was the highest in over 25 years. This appears from the Danish surveillance report, DANMAP, for 2011.
Danish Crown names new director
DENMARK, Randers Danish Crown appointed Jesper Friis the new division director of the company's Pork Division.
Antibiotic residues in sausage target beneficial bacteria
DENMARK, Copenhagen Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage and make it safe for consumption, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the University College Cork.
Considerable price rises for beef cattle
BELGIUM, Brussels Grade E pig carcasses cost €160.86 per 100 kg in the EU on average in the first half of the year. This was €11.60, or 7.8%, up on the same period last year. The short supply also drove beef prices up to record historical levels.
United States tops list of food secure countries
THE UNITED KINGDOM, London The United States, Denmark, Norway, France and The Netherlands are the five most food-secure countries in the world, according to the Global Food Security Index (G.F.S.I.) released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.).
Renaissance of the Danish “Bacon Pig”
DENMARK, Aarhus The Danish Landrace 1970 - also known as the "Bacon Pig" - has received a genetic boost. By using frozen semen, "old" genes have successfully been re-introduced to the breed. This has huge impact on the preservation of the breed.
Win-win ending to the "hormone beef trade war"
FRANCE, Strasbourg EU concessions to help put an end to the 20-year hormone beef trade war with the USA and Canada were approved by the Members of the European Parliament.
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.