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HKScan has already cut 160 jobs this year amid market pressure

Hard-hit HKScan posts €20m loss

By Oscar Rousseau

An earnings decline across HKScan’s biggest Scandinavian markets saw the struggling Finland-based meat processor post a €20.8m pre-tax loss in its half-year results.

EU veterinary experts are concerned Germany is at risk of an ASF outbreak

Russia continues to battle ASF virus

By Oscar Rousseau

African Swine Fever (ASF) poses a real threat to the meat markets of Central Europe and Asia, including China, according to Russia’s Agriculture Ministry and veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. 

HKScan's chief financial officer Tuomo Valkonen said the business wants to 'start exports to China'

HKScan reports drop in profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor HKScan has posted a slump in pre-tax profits, according to its interim trading results for the first half of 2016.

HKScan is planning to modernise output capacity of its bacon plant

Finland’s HKScan to invest €12m in Polish bacon plant expansion

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Finnish meat processor HKScan has unveiled plans to modernise and expand the output capacity of its bacon plant in Swinoujscie, in Poland’s north-western region. The investment is estimated to be worth some €12m, the company said in a statement. 

Despite the poor result, HKScan said its operating profit will improve by the end of the year

HKScan admits ‘unsatisfactory’ performance

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor HKScan has posted a drop in operating income for the first quarter of 2016 as price competition, coupled with a pork surplus in Scandinavia, caused a dip in performance.

Despite headwinds, HKScan's results mark a good year-on-year performance.

HKScan hit by struggles in Denmark

By Oscar Rousseau

Poor performance in Denmark hit HKScan’s fourth quarter results, although it has defied the effects of the Russian meat ban, African Swine Fever and stiff competition to boost annual pre-tax profit.

Eastern Europe could be hiding ASF outbreaks, claim Russian officials

ASF concern strikes Finland

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Pig producers in Finland fear the spread of African swine fever (ASF) from Eastern Europe to the Scandinavian peninsula, according to a report by the European office of environmental protection agency Green Front.

Evira fears ASF could spread to Finland via wild boar meat

Finland sets out boar embargo

By Chloe Ryan

The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is asking that no wild boar meat or food products made from boar should be brought into Finland from the Baltic countries or Poland.

Estonia has forecast that it will spend €12.7m this year alone fighting African swine fever

Poland, Baltics seek more cash for swine fever battle

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Baltic States and Poland are seeking more cash from the European Commission (EC) to help fight African swine fever (ASF), according to Kaspars Funts, a representative of Latvia’s Ministry of Agriculture.

There are concerns over the spread of African Swine Fever

OIE fears African Swine Fever will spread to Europe

By Chloe Ryan

The director general of the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE) is “not confident” African Swine Fever (ASF) is being effectively controlled around the world, and has expressed concerns that with no treatment and no vaccine, there is a “very important...

Several new outbreaks of the disease were discovered recently in Lithuania

Baltic countries continue to struggle with ASF

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

African swine fever (ASF) continues to hit pig farming in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, despite efforts by the authorities in those countries to contain the spread of the disease.

Russian turnaround lifts BBH

Russian turnaround lifts BBH

The completion of its nationwide distribution network and increased
investment in advertising helped brewer Baltic Beverages Holding to
shrug off a difficult first half for its Russian brewing business
and end the year with an increase...

Peanuts for protection

Peanuts for protection

A Swedish researcher has found that nitric oxide, naturally present
in the body's immune system, may play a positive role in protecting
against tuberculosis. A supplement of the amino acid arginine,
which is found in peanuts,...


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