Business and Industry News for the meat sector
ChinaMeat imports at record level
CHINA, Beijing. The sharp increase in Chinese pork imports continued in April. Rising domestic production is causing prices to fall.
Vion Food GroupApeldoorn temporarily closed
THE NETHERLANDS, Apeldoorn. After the Vion slaughterhouse was closed by the Dutch authorities on Wednesday, production was allowed to restart yesterday.
MarketContinued turbulence damages consumers’ trust
UNITED KINGDOM. Global meat industry to decline by 5.3% to $ 1.3 trillion in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, says GlobalData.
GrowthDanish Crown resumes planning of new head office
DENMARK, Tulipvej. If everything goes according to plan, the company's new head office is ready to move in at the end of 2022.
Vion Food GroupCall for repeated preventive testing
THE NETHERLANDS, Boxtel. The company is taking immediate additional measures to contain corona infection within its companies.
AlternativesMarfrig and ADM unveil PlantPlus Foods
BRAZIL, Sao Paulo. The joint venture is offering plant-based food products for customers across North and South America.
Global TradeProcessing and packaging markets will continue to grow
USA, Palm Beach. The worldwide demand for meat products has been rising steadily for years and is projected to continue.
PorkChina is the biggest growth driver
BELGIUM, Brussels. Export revenues reached a new record level in the first quarter. Exports to Japan, Korea and Great Britain declined.
SlaughterhousesTesting for all employees in the Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS, Zoetermeer. The Central Organisation for the Meat Industry (COV) calls on all large and medium-sized slaughterhouses to test their staff for the coronavirus.
Consumer surveyShare of flexitarians increases
GERMANY, Berlin. Less and less Germans eat meat every day. Consumers see plant-based alternatives as a contribution to more animal and climate protection.
Green DealUECBV feels need for improvement of Farm-to-Fork strategy
BELGIUM, Brussels. The European meat sector feels need for further checks and balanced improvement of the published Farm-to-Fork-strategy to make sure what is stated to “leave no one behind”.
TradeCherkizovo starts turkey export to China
RUSSIA, Tambow. The company startet the export of turkey with a 27 t shipment from Tambov Turkey, a joint venture between the meat producer and Spain’s Grupo Fuertes.
CoronavirusDanish Crown records 100% negative test results
GERMANY, Essen. Strict precautionary measures and revised hygiene concept show results. The company records 100% negative test results according to their information.
SurveyLow acceptance for laboratory meat
GERMANY; Munich. The consumption of artificially produced meat is opposed by the majority of Germans.
Vion Food GroupMore corona infected people
THE NETHERLANDS; Groenlo. At the pig slaughterhouse in Groenlo further infections of employees with the coronavirus have become known.
DestatisMore pigs on the hook
GERMANY, Wiesbaden. North Rhine-Westphalia remains a slaughterhouse stronghold. The number of cows is decreasing noticeably.
Meat industry German cabinet wants to abolish work contracts
GERMANY, Berlin. This week in Berlin, the Federal Cabinet adopted key points for an "Occupational Safety Program for the Meat Industry". This was triggered by corona infections at several slaughterhouses.
US-MarketConsumers notice rising prices
GERMANY; Frankfurt. As the meat supply, labor and prices continued to dominate the headlines in consumer media coverage around the country, the week ending May 10 saw another enormous boost in both dollars and volume. Following two weeks that saw sales up around 50% over the same week last year
FranceCorona increases at slaughterhouses
FRANCE; Paris. Corona cases are also increasing in French slaughterhouses. More than 100 corona infections have now been detected in two slaughterhouses in the country.