Increased costs are inevitable
BELGIUM, Brussels Faced with all the new obligations which the new Food Information Regulation entails, European butchers are looking for practical and flexible solutions. This emerged clearly at the European Meat Forum held at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Female quota already fulfilled
BELGIUM, Brussels Jacqueline Riedinger-Balzer from Mundolsheim in Alsace is the new Vice President of the International Butchers' Confederation.
Poland's poultry production up 6% in H1 2013
POLAND, Warsaw Poland's poultry production increased by 6% to 793,000 t in the first half of 2013, according to a report released by the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).
Miratorg looks to Belarus for cattle supplies
RUSSIA, Moscow The Russian integrated meat and food producer Miratorg is considering procuring cattle from Belarus to supply Russia's largest meat processing plant, which the company runs in the Bryansk region next year.
Australian cattle numbers dropped down in Q3-2013
AUSTRALIA, Sydney Australian cattle numbers on feed fell 19% to 787,000 head, according to the September quarterly feedlot survey.
The Maschhoffs to acquire GNP
USA, Carlyle, IL The Maschhoffs, LLC, the largest family-owned pork production company in North America, and GNP Company, the Midwest's leading provider of premium quality chicken, announced today they have signed a definitive agreement whereby The Maschhoffs will acquire GNP Company and its subsidiaries.
Made in Europe 2014 for the Chinese Market
GERMANY, Frankfurt Under the title "Made in Europe 2014", the publishing house Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has published a new special issue in Mandarin, which presents the offers and services of several European suppliers to the Chinese meat market.
Operational changes announced
USA, Greeley Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced several operational changes to improve efficiencies as part of its goal to generate approximately $200 million in savings in 2014.
Hong Kong bans poultry products from Germany
HONG KONG Hong Kong has banned the import of poultry and poultry products from the German state of Thuringen with immediate effect, the city's Center for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said, according to Global Times.