Business and Industry News for the meat sector
TradeUK pork imports remain below last year’s levels
UNITED KINGDOM, London. UK pork exports during August were down both on the previous month and also compared to the same month last year.
ProductionChina sets 95% self-sufficiency target for pork
UNITED KINGDOM, London. A document recently released by the Chinese Government highlights their ambitions for food security in livestock sectors.
Maple Leaf FoodsOne year of carbon neutrality
CANADA, Mississauga. The company reaffirms ist commitment to lead in sustainability and introduces a new Carbon Zero logo on packaging.
SustainabilityHKScan will make all its packaging recyclable
FINLAND, Turku. The company will renew its packaging to be even more responsible: all packaging will be recyclable by the end of 2025 at the latest.
Video surveillanceMore animal protection at the slaughterhouse
SPAIN, Madrid. The Spanish Ministry of Consumption has opened the consultation procedure on the planned introduction of compulsory video surveillance in slaughterhouses.
BeefExports strongly declining
AUSTRALIA, Canberra. Australian beef exports this year are significantly lower than in previous years.
African swine feverNumber of infected boars continues to rise
GERMANY, Berlin. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute has now detected the disease in 70 wild boars in Brandenburg. Klöckner secures slaughter of animals from restricted areas.
Price LevelPork prices at a turning point
CHINA, Beijing. For the first time in a long time, prices are falling in China. Consumers benefit from this change.
Smithfield FoodsPresident and CEO retires end of the year
USA, Smithfield. Dennis Organ, chief operating officer, US operations, will succeed Kenneth M. Sullivan upon his retirement.
NutritionInsufficient knowledge about food
GERMANY, Berlin. Fewer and fewer young parents are able to prepare meals and are turning more often to unhealthy convenience foods, warns the AOK.
Climate-FriendlySupply chain initiatives will be key
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht. The growing focus on greenhouse gas emissions is rapidly driving changes in the red meat industry.
Pilgrim'sCompany to expand in Minnesota
USA, Cold Spring, Minn. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. announced that it will expand its Cold Spring poultry facility as part of a $75 mill. investment.
ChinaMeat imports continue at record level
CHINA, Beijing. In China, the demand for imported pork continues to rise, although stock levels are slowly recovering.
StudyPandemic heightens awareness of food safety
CHINA, Beijing. The study received input from respondents in the US, the UK and China.
J&F InvestimentosParent of JBS SA fined
USA, New York. J&F Investimentos, a parent of JBS SA, was pled guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
EU slaughter cattle marketYoung bulls in Italy under pressure
BELGIUM, Brussels. Prices for slaughter cattle in the EU have recently developed in different directions - slight gains were recorded for young bulls and heifers.
EU slaughter pig marketBottleneck in Germany is getting bigger and bigger
GERMANY, Bonn. Loss of slaughter capacity at Vion and Tönnies due to new corona cases aggravates marketing problems - in the Baltic States, Belgium and Italy, prices are falling.
ToenniesThomas Dosch now works for the meat company
GERMANY, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. Former Bioland CEO wants to make slaughter company more sustainable.
Consumer behaviorRussians eat more meat
RUSSIA, Moscow. Last year Russian consumers consumed larger quantities of almost all food products - the country is on the verge of self-sufficiency in meat.