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Irish pig meat exporters may finally have access again to Russian market

Much to the joy of Irish pig producers  the World Trade Organization (WTO)  has  declared the Russian import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products illegal.
Russia imposed the ban on EU pig products more than two years ago in early 2014 following a limited number of African Swine Fever (ASF) cases in […]

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Simple production of vegetarian Bolognaise and other meatless foods

Vegetarian alternatives to meat and sausage remain a strong trend. Much of this is due to the growing number of flexitarians, people with substantially reduced meat consumption. To address this target group, Hydrosol has developed a system solution that lets manufacturers offer a wide range of meatless products, including vegetarian sausages like wieners, bockwurst, hot […]

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ADM launches soy protein fiber SUPERB

ADM launches SUPERB, a functional soy protein fiber developed to boost the protein and fiber content, control moisture retention and improve texture in meat products.
Derived from the cell walls of the soy bean seed (cotyledon), SUPERB consists of a matrix of protein and insoluble fiber, which offers increased water binding capabilities to manage moisture within […]

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MorningStar launches Veg Effect Calculator

Vegetarian food company, MorningStar Farms is on a mission to demonstrate to the world the power of choosing to eat less meat with the launch of the Veg Effect Calculator – an innovative tool to help people see the powerful impact a veggie meal can create on the environment.
With a few simple calculations, people can […]

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Hydrosol: an extensive portfolio of stabilising systems for vegetarian & sausage products

At this year’s IFFA, the leading international trade fair for meat processing, Hydrosol, a specialist in stabilisation for meat and sausage products, will present many new product ideas. The focus will be on stabilising systems for the simple and economical manufacture of meat products, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Interested visitors can discuss […]

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MEPs calls for mandatory country of origin labeling

Food safety MEPs have reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labeling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday 22nd March. Mandatory labeling would help maintain consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain more transparent, they say.
The motion for a resolution restates Parliament’s position in […]

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Sensient showcases two new product lines

In pursuit of its strategy to help customers simplify ingredient lists, Sensient Flavors is to showcase two new product lines.
These include:

Clean Label Capsicums: Blended, the company says, with natural antioxidants and natural anti-caking agents to ensure long-lasting bold colours and superior product quality, Sensient Natural Ingredients’ chemical-free Clean Label Capsicums will be featured in a […]

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Report: organic contains 50% more omega-3

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic. In addition to organic milk and meat, the nutritional differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. The study is said to be the largest systematic […]

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Separation of Sara Lee Completed

    Separation of Sara Lee Completed

The Hillshire Brands Company, formerly Sara Lee Corporation, has completed the previously announced separation of its international coffee and tea business – DE Master Blenders 1753 – and has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Hillshire Brands Company is the US leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and food service markets. […]

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Hillshire Brands Company is New Name For Sara Lee’s North American Business

    Hillshire Brands Company is New Name For Sara Lee’s North American Business

Sara Lee has chosen Hillshire Brands Company as the new name for its North American business. Sara Lee will become two independent pure-play, publicly-traded companies on June 28, 2012. DE Master Blenders 1753 will focus on international coffee and tea and Hillshire Brands will focus on meat-centric food products and foodservice operations. Hillshire Brands will […]

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Robust Performance by Danish Crown

    Robust Performance by Danish Crown

Danish Crown, Europe’s largest meat processor, has reported a 1.2% decline in first half profit to DKr733 million (Eur98.6 million), chiefly due to increasing commodity prices. Consolidated revenue increased from DKr24.7 billion in the first half of the previous year, to DKr27.6 billion, reflecting organic growth as well as the acquisition of D&S Fleisch in […]

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Double-digit Profit and Sales Growth at Hilton Food Group

    Double-digit Profit and Sales Growth at Hilton Food Group

Despite the difficult economic conditions, Hilton Food Group, Europe’s leading specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in twelve countries, made good progress during 2011. The group has reported a 10% rise in profit before tax to £24.5 million as it increased the volumes of meat packed by 6% and revenue by […]

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Morrisons Expands Food Manufacturing Capacity With Acquisition

    Morrisons Expands Food Manufacturing Capacity With Acquisition

UK grocery chain Morrisons has expanded its meat processing operations with the acquisition of a 105,000 sq ft facility in Winsford, Cheshire from Vion UK, part of the Netherlands-based meat co-operative. The site is a centralised fresh pork and lamb retail packing plant which has the capacity to expand into beef products and increase its […]

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Improving But Fragile Outlook for EU Meat Industry

    Improving But Fragile Outlook for EU Meat Industry

The outlook for the EU meat industry in 2012 will be positive for most players, although significant differences exist between the sectors and the various positions along the value chain, according to Rabobank. Supply discipline will be the key success factor for the EU meat industry’s performance.
In the beef sector, farmers are best positioned to […]

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Dunbia Extends Pork Business

    Dunbia Extends Pork Business

British and Irish meat processor Dunbia has expanded its operations through the purchase of English pork business Heathfield Foods. The deal increases the total number of processing facilities in the Dunbia Group to ten throughout the UK and Ireland.
 
Jim Dobson, managing director of Dunbia, comments: “The strategic location of the Heathfield Foods facility coupled with its strong […]

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Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

    Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

Irish food and drink exports in 2011 are expected to reach a record high of €8.9 billion, an increase of more than 12%, or almost €1 billion, on 2010 levels. This follows growth of €700 million in 2010 leaving Ireland’s food exports in 2011 some 25% ahead of 2009 levels. Meanwhile, against a backdrop of […]

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Cranswick Cautions on Profits

    Cranswick Cautions on Profits

UK meat processor Cranswick has cautioned that rising raw material costs undermined its margins and that operating profit for the first half will be below the corresponding period last year. The company is in discussions with customers about rising input costs but the extent and the time lag in recovering these together with other inflationary […]

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Cherkizovo Group Starts Meat Processing in Kalingrad Region

    Cherkizovo Group Starts Meat Processing in Kalingrad Region

Cherkizovo Group, one of Russia’s leading integrated and diversified meat producers, has commenced operations at the meat processing plant in the Kaliningrad region, which it acquired in 2010. The first production line is for smoked sausage and has a production capacity of 10 tonnes per day or 300 tonnes per month.
The plant was acquired in […]

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World Food Prices Set to Remain High

    World Food Prices Set to Remain High

High and volatile agricultural commodity prices are likely to prevail for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to the latest analysis published in the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s biannual Food Outlook. The report cites a sharp rundown on inventories and only modest overall production increases for the majority of crops as […]

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Record Year For Cranswick

    Record Year For Cranswick

UK meat processor Cranswick increased pre-tax profit by 8% to £47.1m for the year ended March 31st 2011 on underlying sales ahead by 4% to £758m with volumes up 6%. Operating profit at £48.7m increased by 6% and at 6.4% of sales was 0.2% ahead of the level achieved last year. The increase in operating […]

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Re-structuring of VION’s UK Sausage Operations

    Re-structuring of VION’s UK Sausage Operations

VION, Europe’s largest meat group, is proposing to re-structure its British sausage processing business which will result in the transfer of all operations currently undertaken at the Sheffield site to the VION Hall’s site at Broxburn in Scotland.
Both the Sheffield and Broxburn sites are under-utilised and operate significantly below capacity, which impacts on operational costs. […]

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£13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

    £13.7 Billion Wasted on Dumped Food and Drink in Britain

The cost of buying and throwing away good food and drink reached £13.7 billion last year, reveals new analysis by the Local Government Association, the voice for local authorities in England and Wales. The analysis, which combined the purchasing price of food which was not eaten with the cost to council tax-payers of sending it […]

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Record British Food and Drink Exports

  Record British Food and Drink Exports

Exports of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2010 to pass the £10b mark for the first time ever. UK food and drink export figures showed a healthy 11.4% increase on 2009 figures, bringing in a total of £10.83b, and highlighted healthy emerging markets amongst non-EU countries.
Amongst the highest […]

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Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

  Premier Foods to Sell Canned Grocery Operation to Princes For £182m

Premier Foods has agreed to sell its East Anglian canned grocery operations to Princes for £182m. The sale is in line with Premier’s strategy of reducing debt and follows the proposed disposal of its meat-free business.
The canned operations are part of the Premier’s grocery division and have two manufacturing sites in the UK at Long […]

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JBS Group Targets Sara Lee

  JBS Group Targets Sara Lee

The world’s largest beef producer JBS Group of Brazil is reported to be preparing an offer of $21 a share for Sara Lee, which would value the US-based food and beverage group at about $13.4b. Sara Lee is believed to have already rejected an offer of about $11b from JBS.
If successful this time, JBS is […]

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New £10 Million Facility For Linden Foods

  New £10 Million Facility For Linden Foods

Northern Ireland meat processor Linden Foods has opened a new state-of-the-art retail packing and product development facility in Dungannon. The facilities are the result of a £10m investment by the company which will create 85 new jobs over the next three years bringing Linden’s total employment figure to 520. Invest NI has offered assistance totalling […]

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €8 Billion Mark

  Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €8 Billion Mark

The Republic of Ireland’s food and drink export sales rose by 11% in 2010 to reach €7.9 billion. The increase, amounting to just over €800 million, was supported by a more stable consumer environment, reduced exchange rate pressures, and improved relative competitiveness. It was also boosted by rising global prices for most agricultural commodities.
“The strength […]

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Record Results at Danish Crown

  Record Results at Danish Crown

Reduced costs and improved results at its foreign subsidiaries were behind an increase in full year net profit from DKr1.16b to DKr1.65b (Eur220m) at international meat group Danish Crown. Revenue advanced from DKr44.76b to DKr45.21b at the group, which is Europe´s second largest pig slaughtering business.
Since May 2009, Danish Crown has been implementing an efficiency […]

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New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

  New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

New guiding principles on country of origin labelling to provide British consumers with clear, accurate information on the origin of their food have been published. The guidance, titled ‘Principles on Country of Origin Information’, has been developed by retailers’ organisation, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), in association with representatives of food manufacturers, commercial caterers and […]

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Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

  Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

Dunbia, the Northern Ireland-based red meat processor, has stated there is no truth surrounding the recent speculation about an alleged takeover bid by Brazilian company, Marfrig. Dunbia co-owner and group managing director, Jim Dobson says: “Recently there has been media speculation that Dunbia is in negotiations with Brazilian meat company, Marfrig. Dunbia can categorically state […]

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Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

  Northern Ireland Meat Companies Look to Growth in Global Markets

Northern Ireland’s £1.5 billion meat industry must work on strategies that will reduce costs and increase its ability to exploit opportunities that will grow in Europe and other global markets over the next decade. The business opportunities and threats, including rising feed and other costs, as well as consumer trends facing the local industry, which […]

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Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

  Strong Interim Results From Hilton Food Group

UK-based Hilton Food Group, the leading specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in Europe, has reported a strong underlying trading performance for the 28 weeks to July 18th 2010, with sales and profits up despite the difficult, pervading economic conditions across the continent.
Volumes grew overall by 11% and turnover increased by […]

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Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

  Approval For Vion’s Proposed Acquisition of Weyl

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Weyl by Vion, two Dutch producers of meat products. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA) or any substantial part of it.
Weyl is an international beef and calf processing company in bankruptcy. Weyl was founded […]

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VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

  VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

Netherlands-based VION, Europe’s largest fresh meat group, is creating an additional 250 jobs within its Scottish operations. A multi-million pound investment programme, together with the support and commitment of the workforce, and active partnership with the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scottish Enterprise (SE), has delivered a swift and positive return.
Approximately 150 new […]

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Cloned Meat Entered UK Food Chain

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has confirmed that meat from a cloned animal has entered the British food chain and has been eaten. While there is no evidence that consuming products from healthy clones, or their offspring, poses a food safety risk, meat and products from clones and their offspring are considered novel […]

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Rectory Foods Expands in Eastern Europe

Rectory Foods, the UK-based supplier of poultry, red meat, fruit and vegetables and food ingredients to the food service, wholesale, food manufacturing and retail sectors, has expanded its business in Eastern Europe with the opening of a facility in Lithuania. Established through its UAB Baltreka subsidiary, the new facility will be used to source, store […]

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