Business and Industry News for the meat sector
US-MarketConsumers notice rising prices
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.
ResultsDespite Corona Danish Crown had a record first half-year
DENMARK, Randers. While the coronavirus crisis put Europe on stand-by, Danish Crown ended the strongest-ever six-month period in Group history.
ManagementVion changes supervisory board
THE NETHERLANDS; Boxtel. Vion announces that Martine Snels has joined its supervisory board as of today, Tom Heidman stepped down.
African swine feverPoland sees first successes
GERMANY, Frankfurt. Measures taken by pig farmers to increase biosecurity are paying off. The situation in the wild boar population remains critical.
CoronavirusWestcrown under quarantine
GERMANY, Dissen. Before closure, Westcrown is allowed to process any residual quantities of sow meat.
PorkHigher slaughter supports UK pig meat production in April
UNITED KINGDOM, London. In April, UK clean pig slaughter totalled 910,300 head, 2% more than in April 2019, according to the latest data released by Defra.
PandemicCorona cases in poultry slaughterhouses
GERMANY, Straubing-Bogen. In more and more slaughterhouses in Germany, Covid-19 infections of employees are increasing.
Meat IndustryPolitics increases the pressure
GERMANY, Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making sources of infection a top priority. The discussion about the working and living situation of contract workers reaches new dimensions.At the large slaughterhouses of Müller-Fleisch, Westfleisch, Wiesenhof and Vion in Bad Bramste
TönniesNo corona cases so far
GERMANY, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The corona tests at Germany's largest meat processor Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück have all been negative so far.
US-MarketSupply influences shopping behaviour
GERMANY, Frankfurt. Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery shopping continues to evolve, and the meat purchase along with it. Throughout the nonstop evolution of shopping patterns, there has been one constant: the meat department has been the undisputed sales leader of the perimeter. Wh
Corona infectionsFederal Minister of Agriculture warns the meat industry
GERMANY, Berlin. Rising infection figures in German slaughterhouses are calling Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner to the scene. She warns the industry to take responsibility.
ProductionNimo works with one of Germany’s largest turkey producers
SWEDEN, Kågeröd. The product handling company has now delivered a custom made vertical conveyor. The conveyor was designed, built, delivered and installed in only eight weeks’ time.
Trade FairMesse Frankfurt takes over Process Expo
USA, Chicago. Process Expo, “The Global Food Equipment and Technology Show”, has been held every two years in Chicago since 2011 and is the biggest trade fair for all food and beverage processing in the USA.
Meat industry German Bundestag deals with working conditions
GERMANY; Berlin. The corona outbreaks among employees of several slaughterhouses also calls the German Bundestag into action. The Green Party has requested a topical lesson this week on "Working conditions in the meat industry".
Agricultural TradeChina's imports growing strongly
CHINA, Beijing. Despite corona-related problems, China's meat imports almost doubled in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
SalesPackaging machinery manufacturing grows again
GERMANY; Frankfurt. The approximately 250 mainly medium-sized companies produced packaging machinery worth around € 7.3 bn.
Corona infectionsGerman meat sector under criticism
GERMANY, Bonn. In view of the high incidence of corona cases in slaughterhouses, the meat industry is coming under heavy criticism.
CoronavirusSlaughterhouses in focus
GERMANY, Frankfurt. After high infection rates among the staff of slaughterhouses, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein announced mass tests for all employees.
SustainabilityBiogas plant for Greek abattoir
GERMANY, Vechta. In the summer of 2020, the German plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower will start building a biogas plant in Veria, northern Greece.