Linpac's investment in the Pravia factory could help increase production by 80 million units

Linpac invests millions to become 'leading innovator'

By Oscar Rousseau

Linpac has announced a multi-million euro investment to help the business deliver cost-effective and  sustainable plastic packaging products which, it claims, will firm up its position at the top of Europe’s food packaging pile.

Last year, Corbion reported annual sales of €918.3m ($1.16bn)

Corbion creates Dutch R&D lab

By Oscar Rousseau

Science-based food ingredients manufacturer Corbion has opened a new research and development laboratory in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, which it said would help the business accelerate innovation.

Plans for new measures to get pork back on its feet include reopening Russia's market

EU ministers rally to help 'bleeding' pork business

By Kitty So

EU ministers have told the European Commission to devise detailed assistance measures to help European pigmeat producers, following a debate at the EU Council of Ministers for agriculture on 14 March.

Eurogroup for Animals: time for the EU to

Europeans want farm animal welfare

By Oscar Rousseau

An overwhelming majority of European citizens want the political establishment to do more to improve the welfare of animals slaughtered for human consumption, according to a public opinion survey by Eurobarometer. 

Russia’s watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor says it sees no big safety issues in the market

Russian body expresses alarm over safety of sausages

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

About 75% of sausage products on Russia’s grocery shelves not only fail to meet quality standards, but could be dangerous to public health, according to a study by consumer protection organisation Roscontrol.

The EU's exceptional measures to help the crisis-hit industry do not include additional funds

Commission aims at emergency aid for meat sector

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU has said the agriculture industry is in a “state of crisis” and aims to roll out an emergency aid package to rescue the beleaguered sector from further turmoil.

Analysts question how badly the meat safety row will hit Auchan's Russian sales

Auchan faces Russian complaints over meat quality

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products samples, found in five Auchan outlets in Moscow and Moscow Oblast, contain excessive levels of E.coli, S.aureus, as well as tetracycline antibiotics, according to an investigation by Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor. 

Devro CEO Peter Page: We expect some

Devro entering tough period

By Oscar Rousseau

Scottish manufacturer of sausage casings, Devro, is entering a period of “greatest operational risk”, according to the investment management firm Shore Capital.

The pork analyst confirmed Russia is aiming for pork self-sufficiency by 2020

Q&A with AHDB Pork analyst

By Oscar Rousseau

Global pork prices are at their lowest levels in nearly eight years, according to a report from the UK levy board AHDB Pork. 

The KG-Wetter machines are polished to ensure they make a brilliant impression at IFFA

IFFA: KG-Wetter designs vacuum cutter for butchers

By Oscar Rousseau

German machine manufacturer KG-Wetter will present its new 120-litre vacuum cutter, made specifically for butchers and small-scale businesses, at the meat processing trade show IFFA in Frankfurt.

EU livestock is worth around €159 and the bill was created to help Europe tackle disease

Animal health body criticises welfare law

By Oscar Rousseau

Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has slammed the newly-approved EU Animal Health law for ignoring what it considers to be of the main causes of animal disease – intensive farming livestock practices.

Rigid plastic packaging is expected to boom, thanks to growth in emerging markets

Rigid plastic packaging market to hit $188bn

By Oscar Rousseau

A new report by London-based research firm Visiongain has said it expects the rigid plastic packaging market to reach $188bn by the end of this year.

Around 20% of meat producers

Russian meat industry braced for bankruptcy

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s meat industry could face a tsunami of bankruptcies across its poultry and red meat processing sectors within the next two years, the Meat Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has claimed.

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