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20 March 2014
Permission Granted for JBS Pork Plant Expansion in Kentucky
US - JBS USA's bid for expansion at its pork packing plant in Butchertown, Kentucky, has been given the go-ahead. ...
10 March 2014
Malaysia Tightens up on Unlicensed Poultry Slaughterhouses
MALAYSIA - Nearly 80 per cent of 2,000 poultry slaughterhouses in Malaysia are unlicensed and not registered with the Veterinary...
05 March 2014
HKScan Reorganises Production in Sweden
SWEDEN - As part of its strategic review in Sweden, leading Nordic meat producer HKScan Group is to improve its operational...
04 March 2014
Audit Arrangements in UK Meat Plants Reviewed
UK - The British Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation to review audit arrangements in approved meat establishments,...
Danish Crown Assumes Sole Ownership of Polish Company
DENMARK - Following a ten-year partnership with the Nordic meat company HKScan Group, Danish Crown is now taking full control...
03 March 2014
Sharp Year-end Decline in French Poultry Slaughterings
FRANCE - French poultry slaughtering figures recorded a sharp 11 per cent year-on-year drop in December 2013 with a total...
New Stunning System for Broilers Shows Promise
NETHERLANDS - New research from Wageningen University shows that broilers can be satisfactorily stunned when they are held...
27 February 2014
Peco Acquires Townsends' Poultry Plant
US - Peco Foods Inc. has contracted to acquire the physical assets of the poultry complex owned by Townsends, Inc. in Batesville,...
26 February 2014
Russia Planning to Increase Annual Poultry Meat Production by 2020
RUSSIA - Russia plans to produce more than 6 million tonnes of poultry meat per year by 2020 according to a statement from...
21 February 2014
End to Slaughter Without Stunning in Denmark
DENMARK - Slaughter without prior stunning - for example, for kosher and halal meats - is no longer permitted in Denmark....
19 February 2014
New Data Source for UK Meat Produers
UK - An online library of facts and figures about the meat industry has been launched by EBLEX and BPEX, available free to...
18 February 2014
High Standards Open up Canada Opportunity in Four States
MEXICO – Mexico’s beef industry could receive a boost after hearing it’s veterinary inspections are on a par with Canadian...
17 February 2014
Changes to In-spec Cattle From 1 April
UK - There will be 'significant changes' made to the in-spec cattle incentive structure from 1 April, the Livestock and Meat...
13 February 2014
Congress Group Urges USDA to Ban Slaughter of Downer Calves
US - A group of 72 members of Congress is calling on the US Department of Agriculture to close a loophole in federal regulations...
12 February 2014
New US Broiler Welfare Guidelines Go Further
US - The National Chicken Council has released the 2014 Animal Welfare Guidelines and Audit Checklist in what is describes...
NCBA's Roberts Says Cattle Industry Is On Fire
ANALYSIS - Amid record show attendance, Forrest Roberts, CEO National Cattlemen's Association, said US cattle farmers and...
11 February 2014
Atria Given Go-ahead to Buy Saarioinen
FINLAND - The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has given the go-ahead to the acquisition Saarioinen Oy by meat...
04 February 2014
New Meat Plant Opens in Omsk
RUSSIA - A new meat plant opened in Omsk this week as part of an agro-industrial cluster, which is part of the development...
New Programme to Support Animal Welfare at Slaughter
CANADA - The Canadian government is backing a new programme designed to promote the welfare of animals at slaughter....
29 January 2014
Alliance Launches New Interactive, Mobile-friendly Website
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance has unveiled a new website, the product of an almost nine-month redesign effort focused...
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