BMONutrition topics make good headlines
BELGIUM, Brussels 13th BMO Roundtable focuses on press reporting of meat consumption.
ASFFrance calls for measures after case in Belgium
FRANCE, Paris. France called for protective measures following reports that African swine fever had been detected in wild boars in Belgium near the French border.
Scottish IndustryNew chair welcomed to Quality Meat Scotland
SCOTLAND, Ingliston, Newbridge. Kate Rowell, who has been a member of the QMS board since April 2015, will take over the role on 1 October when current chair Jim McLaren steps down after almost eight years at the helm.
MLADry conditions bring elevated slaughter and lower carcase weights
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne. Challenging conditions led to increased cattle, lamb and mutton slaughter in July, as well as a decline in carcase weights across the board.
Price-FixingCCCS penalizes chicken distributors for non-compete agreements
SINGAPORE, Singapore. The CCCS has issued an Infringement Decision against fresh chicken distributors for engaging in anti-competitive agreements to coordinate the amount and timing of price increases.
New DataSoaring demand for plant-based foods
USA, Washington, DC. Following up on last year’s market data, GFI shares highlights of newly commissioned data from Nielsen on the US retail sales of plant-based foods. Total sales of plant-based foods now exceed $3.7 bn.
TransparencyVion: Symposium and open day
GERMANY, Emstek. To conclude the 25th anniversary of Vion Emstek, Lower Saxony’s Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Barbara Otte-Kinast launched a new camera surveillance system in the live animals area of the production location this week.
Corporate BrandingNew logo for Alliance Farmers’ Produce
NEW ZEALAND, Mangere. Alliance Group is marking the next stage in its transition into a food and solutions company with the launch of a new corporate identity.
DiscussionMeeting regarding use of animal cell culture
USA, Washington. USDA and FDA announce joint public meeting on use of animal cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.