Business and Industry News for the meat sector
ResultsCherkizovo struggled with prices and export opportunities
RUSSIA, Moscow. The company announced this week operating results for June and the second quarter of 2020.
Global TradeChina's imports rose rapidly in the first half of the year
CHINA, Beijing. China imported 4.75 mill. t of meat including offal in the first six months of the year, up 73.5% on the same period a year ago.
IndustryHerta appoints new managing director
GERMANY, Frankfurt. Herta bids farewell to its managing director in retirement. A woman, who can already point to several well-known employers in the food industry, takes over the helm.
TönniesSubsidiary may produce
GERMANY, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. Next stage on the way to the opening: The Tönnies daughter Tillman's Convenience is allowed to produce in Rheda-Wiedenbrück again under certain conditions. This was announced by the local authorities on Monday. The subsidiary of the Tönnies Group may n
Trade FairProFood Tech Chicago is cancelled
USA, Chicago. The partners of ProFood Tech decided to cancel the trade fair edition planned for 2021 in Chicago (13 to 15 April 2021).
Animal WelfareTyson received PAACO Certification
USA, Springdale, Ark. The company announced it is the first company to receive audit certification for all poultry across its supply chain from the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO).
ASFSignificantly more cases in the EU
BELGIUM, Brussels. The number of outbreaks detected in wild boar in the first half of 2020 was twice as high as in the same period last year.
TradeAnti-contamination measures restrict imports
CHINA, Beijing. China‘s meat imports are dwindling thanks to its tough measures against coronavirus contamination.
Covid-19Technicians may install Corona protection
GERMANY; Rheda-Wiedenbrück. Other divisions at the slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück may resume operations, but production is not included. Meanwhile Tönnies announces a Covid-19 infection in Weißenfels.
TönniesFirst step towards opening
GERMANY; Rheda-Wiedenbrück. At first the administrative staff are allowed to resume work on the Tönnies factory premises.
Alternatives Bell Food Group expands investment in Mosa Meat
SWITZERLAND; Basel. With this investment, the company underlines its claim to actively participate in shaping new trends in the convenience food sector and to take a leading role in the booming market for meat alternatives.
Working conditions Danish Crown also gives in
GERMANY, Oldenburg. Following Tönnies, Westfleisch, Westcrown, Willms and PHW, Danish Crown (DC) has also decided to voluntarily withdraw from contracts for work and services.
TradeAldi UK wants to maintain local supply chains
United Kingdom, Atherstone. The company commits to never selling chlorinated chicken or hormone injected beef.
TönniesOpening still unclear
GERMANY, Gütersloh. It is still uncertain when the large slaughtering and cutting plant of Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück will be able to resume operations.
SustainabilityPlant-based meat substitutes perform best
GERMANY, Dessau. Among meat substitutes, plant-based have the best environmental balance.
ForecastCorona accelerates the beef production decline
UNITED KINGDOM, London. Production of beef is expected to fall compared to 2019, by a greater extent than was forecast in the spring.
Protein marketPoultry benefits from volatile prices
THE NETHERLANDS, Utrecht. The global poultry industry is recovering from a storm that hit in the first six month 2020, and the outlook is gradually improving.
ExportsLowest monthly volume for 10 years
USA; Washington. The production challenges and economic headwinds slowed US red meat exports in May.
Slaughterhouse closuresWarning of overcrowded stables
GERMANY, Berlin. The German Federal Veterinary Association fears that the slaughterhouse closures will lead to overcrowded stables.