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.
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.
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.
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...