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Editorial Jobs Boost at Danish Crown

In Denmark, Danish Crown is now securing 300 jobs in Denmark as well as an increased number of jobs at the company's facilities in other countries.

Kjeld Johannesen, CEO of Danish Crown, said: "We are extremely pleased that all the work which has been invested in DC Future is now resulting in a marked increase in the number of pigs supplied to Danish Crown slaughterhouses, and that it translates into more Danish jobs."

In the UK and the Netherlands, 2 Sisters, a subsidiary of Boparan Holdings Limited, has announced that it had purchased the Storteboom Group.

2 Sisters had previously announced its intention to buy the Dutch-based poultry business subject to approval by the Works Council and competition authorities. This has now been agreed and signals the further expansion of one of Britain’s largest private food businesses into Europe.

The Dutch arm of 2 Sisters, whose management team will remain largely unchanged, has expressed that it is keen to drive the company forward and access new markets.

Growth in dairy cow numbers has been the major factor driving reduced breeding ewe numbers and lowered lamb and mutton export production for 2009-10, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service Executive Director, Rob Davison.

Mr Davison says for the year ended 30 June 2009 Statistics New Zealand official breeding ewe numbers were 2.2 per cent (480,000 head) lower than previously estimated and the number of dairy cows was 3.1 per cent (140,000 head) higher than expected.

In the US, the American Meat Institute has called for performance standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter to be based on sound science.

It has also said in comments submitted on in response USDA FSIS Docket No. FSIS-2009-0034: New Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Young Chickens and Turkey Slaughter Establishments that they should be achievable and have a positive impact on public health.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

New Preservation Methods Increase Food Poisoning Risk
In response to consumer demand for more natural food, the food industry has reduced the amount of preservatives in food over recent years.
Five Year Plan for Chinese Meat Industry
The 12th five year plan for the Chinese meat sector is set to change the industry into a modern, streamlined, safe and efficient machine, ready to take its part in the 21st century global market, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - July 2010
Total US meat production forecasts for 2010 and 2011 are adjusted slightly, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for July 2010.
Finnish Agriculture and Rural Industries 2010 - Poultry Meat
The output of chicken and turkey meat in Finland has increased significantly since the country joined the European Union, according to Jyrki Niemi and Jaana Ahlstedt of Agrifood Research Finland.
Japan Broiler Market Outlook 2010
The on-going recession will continue to support consumption of broiler meat especially in the home, according to Kakuyu Obara, agricultural specialist in the latest GAIN Report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   Australia

 » Tough 2009-10 For Aussie Beef Exports
 » Beef Offal Prices Flat in June
 » Winter Tightens Cattle Numbers

   United States

 » China-New Zealand Move Forward on Beef Trade Deal
 » Directive on Safe and Suitable Ingredients
 » AMI Defends Importance of Meat in Diet
 » Groups Urge Immediate Action on FTAs
 » 2011 Good Husbandry Grants Available
 » Weekly US Cattle Outlook
 » US Sow Slaughter Down
 » Nolan Ryan’s Beef at Sun Harvest and SuperTarget
 » Food Safety Recommendations Progress
 » ARS Develops Chlorine-Free Carcase Sanitiser
 » Changes at USMEF
 » AMI on Poultry Foodborne Pathogen Standards

   Turkey

 » Turkey Prepares to Export to Iran
 » Turkey's Poultry Exports Jump

   India

 » Godrej Agrovet Continues Growth Trajectory

LIMA - Quality in Meat-bone Separation
   United Kingdom

 » Alec Jarrett Proves English Beef is the Best
 » FSA Commissions Campylobacter Research
 » Boosting Sales Of Beef
 » Fire Hits Wessex Foods
 » Reports FSA to be Scrapped Denied
 » EBLEX Organises Conference on By-Product Use

   Egypt

 » Egypt to Import Poultry Meat

   Italy

 » Growth in Italian Poultry Meat, Pig Sectors This Year

   Canada

 » Food Safety Campaign Targets People at Greater Risk
 » Movement Needed on Canada/South Korea Trade Deal

   Ireland

 » IFA Challenges Secretary General on Mercosur Talks
 » Irish Minister Meets EU Commissioner on CAP

   European Union

 » 2 Sisters Completes European Deal
 » EU Pig Prices: Prices Decline Across Much of Europe

   Philippines

 » Philippines Broiler Output on Upward Trajectory

   Norway

 » Castration with Anaesthetic Accepted in Norway

   Denmark

 » Danish Crown Creates 300 Danish Jobs

   New Zealand

 » Dairy Expansion Drives Drop in Meat Export Production

   Viet Nam

 » Livestock Review: Viet Nam

   Russian Federation

 » Russian Exporters Have High Ambitions



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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