EC strengthens bird flu measures
The European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health met last week to discuss again the avian influenza situation in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Ingredients firm to attend Eurocarne
Global ingredients giant Chr. Hansen is to attend Eurocarne, the 22nd International Exhibition of Meat and Meat Processing Industries. The event will be held in Verona, Italy, from 22 to 25 May 2003.
New pork pricing system in the UK
A new system for reporting deadweight pig prices is about to be launched in the UK which will bring benefits to the whole industry, according to the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC).
UK debates Halal slaughter
New proposals governing the humane slaughter of animals in the UK could have huge implications for Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as the British meat processing industry as a whole.
Europe's sheep population declines
Europe's sheep population fell by four per cent last year, according to figures released from the EU's December sheep census. Within the major sheep-rearing countries however, the rate of decline varied greatly.
Spaniards put faith in meat products
Meat consumption across Europe has taken a battering in the last few years. But a new report suggests that the Spanish are faithful consumers of meat.
EC responds to possible bird flu outbreak in Germany
Following the possible outbreak of avian influenza in Germany last week, the European Commission has decided to reinforce the control measures already put in place by German authorities.
World Pork Congress to address EU expansion
As the enlargement of the EU draws ever closer, the impact that this process will have on pork producers and processors within the new Member States is becoming a pressing concern.
Gelita to rebrand its national divisions
All national divisions of the gelatine manufacturing group Gelita will operate under the same name from 1 June 2003.
Europe says yes to tagging
The European Commission believes that the results of the Electronic Identification of Animals (Idea) project, presented yesterday, confirm the feasibility of electronically tagging cattle, sheep and goats.
Shortfall in Italian organic market
High volumes of organic meat imports are entering the Italian market as domestic supplies continue to fall short of demand, according to a new Organic Monitor report.
Belgian bird flu leads to mass slaughter
Following the death of a Dutch vet after exposure to bird flu, Beligium is stepping up its efforts to try and contain the current outbreak.
Duc looks abroad to combat declining sales
With the French poultry sector in decline as a result of falling prices, increased competition and overproduction, Duc is looking to foreign markets - and innovative products - to help it survive.
Cremonini returns to the black
Italian meat packer and foodservice operator Cremonini has reported net profits of €2.5 million for 2002, a welcome return to the black after the company incurred losses totalling some €13.5 million in 2001.
BHJ in cooperation with Danpo and Rose Poultry
The BHJ Group has made and agreement with Danpo and Rose Poultry to expand cooperation regarding utilization of by-products from the Danish poultry slaughterhouses through a joint venture.