Business and Industry News for the meat sector
Considerable increase of U.S. beef exports
USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a 19% increase of the U.S. beef exports from January through October 2007.
Saleyard prices higher in 2007-2008
AUSTRALIA Saleyard prices for cattle, lamb and mutton are forecast to average higher in 2007-08, as an expected improvement in seasonal conditions results in reduced turn-off.
PETA unveils torture of pigs with Smithfield hog supplier
USA Undercover video footage recorded by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) reveals abuse to mother pigs.
E. coli prevalent in cattle fed distiller's grain
AUSTRALIA Researchers have found that there was a prevalence of E. coli bacteria found in the manure of cattle fed dried distillers grains.
Senate clears Peru free trade agreement
USA The U.S. Senate approved the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement by a vote of 77 to 18.
China prepares for importing Brazilian pork
SOUTH AFRICA China has approved a draft veterinary protocol for Brazilian pork imports according to the US Meat Export Federation.
ConAgra Foods cuts sodium in its top-selling foods
NEBRASKA, Omaha ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced that the reduction of sodium in its products has removed about 2.8 million pounds of salt from Americans' diets annually.
FMD outbreak in South America
AUSTRALIA Ecuador’s Agriculture Sanitary Service (SESA) confirmed an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the province of Tenguel.
CEO transition with CFS
THE NETHERLANDS After nearly 14 years leading and growing CFS its CEO John-Ole Hansen announced his transition out of day-to-day management.
USDA forecasts record pork exports in 2008
USA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicts that U.S. pork exports will reach a new record in 2008, while beef exports are expected to remain steady.
Rising food prices 'concerning'
SOUTH AFRICA There is "deep concern" among the world's largest economies about rapidly rising global food prices.
Brazil strengthens export controls to the EU
AUSTRALIA Brazil has taken action by changing rules for animal movements and traceability.
Food system companies join forces
ICELAND Marel Food Systems and Stork N.V. announce that they have entered into an agreement on the acquisition of the Stork Food Systems division of Stork N.V.
EU cattle numbers decline
AUSTRALIA EU cattle numbers were down nearly 1% compared with 2006, totalling 74.9 million head, according to the May/June 2007 cattle census results.
Hormel reports strong performance in 2007
MINNESOTA, Austin Hormel Foods Corp. announced the largest dividend increase in the company’s history.
Taiwan rejects U.S. shipment; slow progress with Japan
AUSTRALIA Taiwan has rejected a shipment of US beef following the discovery of five bone chips in an 18-tonne container last week.
EFSA looks to the future
BRUSSELS The Summit on Food Safety organised yesterday in Brussels by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), jointly with the Portuguese Presidency and the European Commission, marks the first five years since the agency was created.
Scan AB proposes acquisition in Sweden
FINLAND, Turku Scan AB, the company responsible for HKScan Corporation’s Swedish business, has expressed an interest in acquiring the business of KLS Livsmedel. KLS is based in southern Sweden,
News in FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International 5/07
Contents of FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International No. 5, November 2007