Meat Industry

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery

Ukraine meat industry on fast track to recovery

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Following several negative years, Ukraine meat producers are finally experiencing a surge in average profitability, on the back of major price rises in 2017, according to a recent study by the Ukraine Institute of Agrarian Economics (UIAE).

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French government plan to fine meat firms criticised

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

French agriculture minister Stéphane Le Foll’s plan to boost transparency in the meat industry will not halt the decline in France’s agro-food sector, according to meat organisation Culture Viande. 

Josep Bonet: Alimentaria will

Alimentaria can help boost exports of Spanish meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Alimentaria is one of Spain’s big food and drink trade shows. With 550 meat companies expected to attend this year, organisers hope the meat industry can use the show to establish a stronger presence in international markets.

In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58bn and employed around 53,000 people

Dow Chemical vows meat industry activity

By Oscar Rousseau

Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has pledged to be “more active” in Europe’s meat scene after the completion of an expansion to double its Methocel MX food-grade product line. 

30,000 visitors attended Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 Q&A with show director

Exotic meats prove popular in United Arab Emirates

By Rod Addy

Niche and exotic meat production is growing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with quail and camel increasing in popularity, according to Gulfood 2015 exhibition director Mark Napier.

Romania hopes planned cut in VAT will stimulate sector

Romania plans to cut VAT on meat to 9%

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Romania’s government is planning to lower the VAT on meat and processed meat products from the current rate of 24% to 9%, according to Liviu Harbuz, deputy head of the agriculture commission at the Romanian parliament.

Russian government plans development program for Crimean meat

Russia set to develop meat production in Crimea

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian government has prepared a preliminary development program for the recently annexed Crimean peninsula, which provides that the priority sectors for investment would be tourism, wine and meat production.

Russian government reduces support for meat industry

Russia reduces long-term support of meat industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian government is to cut funding for livestock production development for the period up to 2020 by more than 10 times, from RUB65bn (US$1.84bn) to RUB4.6bn (US$0.13bn), according to its press service.

Meat labelling in the EU

New EU labelling rules could disrupt trade, says industry

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

New national origin labelling rules for pork, sheep, goat and poultry meat made in the European Union (EU) could reduce the trade in meat products between the 28 EU countries, EU senior meat industry figures have warned.

Six-Second Project outlines first goal

Six-Second Project outlines first goal

By Nicholas Robinson

A children’s charity supported by the global meat industry has announced its first field project for combating poverty and hunger.

Hungarian meat industry fights fraud problem

Hungarian meat industry fights fraud problem

By Arabella Mileham

Hungarian pressure groups are pushing for a cut in domestic VAT in order to combat the high level of fraud being committed on sales of meat and other foodstuffs.


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