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...
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...
Estonia’s pig industry is predicted to feel the effects of the country’s current problems in 2016-2017, as some farmers are expected to go bankrupt, while others will have to decrease production volumes, said industry participants.
Lithuania plans to resume supplies of pork to Ukraine in the months ahead, according to a statement from the country’s officials. Supplies have been banned since last year, following a series of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in the Baltic States.
A number of Latvian meat processors may close their businesses this year, due to the fact they will not be able to meet the EU’s new requirements on the quality of smoked meat products, according to reports from several meat companies.
Horsemeat has again been discovered in beef by-products produced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with as much as 15% horsemeat found in some products. Previously, only traces of horse DNA had been detected in the region.
Belgian supplier Puratos says its undisclosed acquisition this week of 17-year-old Latvian fruit fillings firm, Pure Food, is about expansion into the central and eastern European and Nordic regions – and the supermarket channel - but its artisanal customer...
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...
Reporting on the latest happenings from the Baltic State's meat
sector, we discover that Estonian processors are facing increased
costs due to EU carcass disposal regulations, the region's largest
meat processor has reported...
Dairy producers in the Baltic State of Lithuanian are in line to
receive up to €20 million in EU export subsidies for products
exported to third countries, the country's Institute of Agrarian
Economics is forecasting.
More than 777,000 bottled water cooler units were installed at the
end of 2003 across East Europe, 26 per cent more than in 2002,
according to the fourth report on East Europe Water Coolers from
drinks consultancy Zenith International.
Lithuanian grain producer Malsena says that its move towards
multi-functional food manufacturing has meant challenges finding
skilled staff to operate its new pasta line. In its quest the
company says that it will have to turn towards...
Icelandic-Lativian confectionery producer Laima has confirmed that
it is about to start caramel production in Uzbekistan in an attempt
to fend off increased competition once enlargement has taken place.
One of Lithuania's leading grain processors, Malsena, has announced
that it is to invest in a pasta manufacturing venture aimed at
diversifying its current product portfolio and turning its
Difficulties in the meat export market and cheap imports have been
troubling Baltic meat processors, with Estonia's largest processor,
Rakvere Lihakombinaat, reporting that its profits have been halved
in the space of a year...
Swedish food retail and wholesale group Axfood is to supply a
further 105 convenience stores under the terms of a new agreement
worth SK100 million. Meanwhile, Finnish counterpart Kesko has
shrugged off a relatively poor performance...