HKScan was praised by prosecutors for cooperating with Estonian police during the investigation

‘Money laundering’ claim hits HKScan

By Oscar Rousseau

Axed HKScan Baltic bosses Teet Soorm and Mati Tuvi have been detained by Estonian prosecutors, accused of “money laundering” and “harmful transactions”.


Estonia gives green light to tax sugared soft drinks

By Will Chu

The Estonian Parliament are to introduce a levy to limit the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks to try to rein in rising cases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

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. 

Russia is to appeal against the WTO ruling on its pork exports

Russia may appeal WTO ruling on EU pig and pork exports

By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall

By the end of this month (September) the Russian government will appeal the recent ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) opposing Russia’s swine fever-related ban on European Union (EU) exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, according to...

The chicken processor hopes to use EU funds to partly finance its modernisation plan

Latvian poultry processor eyes €2.5m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Latvian poultry processor Kekava Poultry Farm plans to invest €2.5m to modernise its poultry breeding facility and raise export sales, according to chief executive Anris Pranckevicius.

The business expects the solar power site to cover 14% of its energy consumption

Estonian meat processor invests in renewable energy

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Saaremaa Lihatööstus OÜ has invested €7.5m in machinery, an overhaul of its cold storage facility, and a solar energy plant to power its meat processing site in Kuressaare.

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.

Atria said its efficiency in Estonia will

Atria sells pig farm in Estonia

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria has sold a facility in need of modernisation to pork farmers in Estonia for an undisclosed fee.

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.


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