Business and Industry News for the meat sector
PlasticCooperation co-develops novel meat packaging material
THE NETHERLANDS, Geleen. Driven by a collaboration, DSM, SABIC, Cepsa, Fibrant, and Viscofan have created a casing made via advanced recycling of post-consumer plastics.
PorkRussia becomes a large net exporter
RUSSIA, Moscow. Imports fall to a historic low in 2020. Growing domestic production makes imports unnecessary.
GrowthInvesting in the future of the company
DENMARK, Randers. Danish Crown will increase its investment budget by 25% and will in the coming year invest around DKK 2 bn.
OlymelPrecautions against Covid-19
CANADA, Red Deer, Alberta. The company tested all 1,850 employees at the company’s pork processing plant.
SustainabilityCanada issues food waste reduction challenge
CANADA, Ottawa, Ontario. The Canadian government will invest C$10.8 mill. toward business models that prevent or divert food waste.
SesotecAppointment of a new CEO
GERMANY, Schönberg. Joachim Schulz plans to move forward with the realignment of the company.
MultivacOne of the "50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders"
GERMANY, Wolfertschwenden. The company is exemplary in terms of climate protection and sustainability.
Schur FlexiblesFinancing secures growth
AUSTRIA, Wiener Neustadt. The Austrian packaging producer is financing its long-term growth with Goldman Sachs, CDPQ, UniCredit and Deutsche Bank.
Animal welfareSpain introduced the IAWS Seal
SPAIN, Madrid. As a sign of the commitment on sustainability and animal welfare the certification seal “Welfare Commitment Certified” was born.
Consumer pricesLess gets through to farmers
GERMANY, Bonn. An ever smaller part of what consumers in Germany pay for food arrives at the farms.
AwardMeat Industry Promotion Prize 2020
GERMANY, Frankfurt am Main. The prize winners are Alfred Remmele Conde and Jan Schemmer.
Bird fluEFSA warns of rapid spread
ITALY, Parma. Scientists fear that the disease will quickly spread to countries that have not been affected so far.
PolandASF continues to spread
POLAND, Warsaw. In Poland, the situation has further deteriorated this year - pig farmers are calling for more support to cope with the crisis.
RactopamineProtests against hormone meat
TAIWAN, Taipeh. Thousands of citizens protested against imports of US goods. The problem is the use of a growth promoter.
African swine feverBelgium officially virus-free in the EU
BELGIUM, Brussels. More than two years after the first ASF case, the country can now hope to supply the global market again.
Trade with porkExports 2020 on record course
USA, Washington. The European Union and the United States recorded new record levels of foreign sales of pork in the first three quarters.
LivestockChinese pig herd recovers
UNITED KINGDOM, London. Production in China is expected to grow by 9% in 2021 as sow herds are rebuilt following the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.
Trade fairIFFA 2022 expands its focus
GERMANY, Frankfurt. In addition to its traditional focus on meat, IFFA will open up to alternative proteins from 2022 with the new sub-title, ‘Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins’.
PoultryEU imports and exports shrink
BELGIUM, Brussels. Exports, which have risen steadily in recent years, fell from January to September. The poultry flu could strengthen the trend.