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,