Poultry Meat

Polish MPs have put forward plans to ban non-stun slaughter

Polish lawmakers draft bill to ban non-stun slaughter

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

MPs from Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party have introduced a draft bill to ban non-stun slaughter. Meanwhile, the proposal has been protested by numerous meat industry associations, which say such a measure would significantly hamper Poland’s...

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DG SANTE slams ‘shortcomings’ in Brazil meat audit

By Joseph James Whitworth

An audit of the Brazilian official control system for beef, horse and poultry meat has found it is not fully or effectively implemented and has numerous shortcomings, according to a long-awaited report.

Brazil was top country of origin for recalls and notifications. Picture: ©iStock/MiroNovak

Brazilian meat checks drive European F&B alerts

By Joseph James Whitworth

Contaminated meat from Brazil was the driving force behind a rise in food and beverage notifications during Q2 2017, according to Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS.

Novi Monteživ has opened a new processing facility in Nikšić

Montenegrin meat processor launches new plant

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Montenegro-based meat processor Novi Monteživ has opened a new processing facility in Nikšić, in the east of the country. The move is in response to increasing demand for high-quality poultry meat in the domestic market, according to senior company representatives. 

Poland looks set to increase poultry meat production for the fifth consecutive year

Exports drive Poland’s expanded poultry meat production

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

In the first eight months of 2016, Poland’s poultry meat production rose to 1.6 million tonnes (T), a 17% increase compared with the same period a year earlier, according the state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ). 

Aaylex has announced a significant investment in its poultry division

Aaylex completes €16m investment programme

By Jarosław Adamowski

Romanian poultry meat processor Aaylex has completed a number of investments estimated to be worth more than €16m with the aim of expanding the capacities of its breeding facilities and slaughterhouse, and the launch of a new feed mill in Făurei in the...

Poland's chicken sector has invested heavily to become a key EU poultry exporter

Poland to expand poultry meat production and exports

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s poultry production could increase by 13% this year, leading the state-run Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ) to suggest the industry could grow chicken exports by 18%.

Hungary's plan to cut its chicken tax could stimulate consumption of poultry

Hungarian poultry sales to rise due to VAT cut

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Hungary’s poultry sales could increase by up to 5% next year due to the government’s decision to cut the value-added tax (VAT) on chicken, according to senior industry representatives.

Slovakia wants to boost its domestic poultry industry to reduce imports

Slovak government mulls poultry origin law

By Jaroslaw Adamowski in Warsaw

In a bid to stimulate consumption of Slovakian poultry, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture has submitted a proposal to require restaurants and cafes to inform customers of the origin of the chicken they serve.

SuperDrob is aiming to finance a number of expansion plants across Poland

Polish poultry processor eyes €45m investment

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish poultry meat processor SuperDrob SA has unveiled plans to invest at least PLN200 million (€45m) with the aim of raising its output capacity, building a new facility and expanding its sales, according to Jaroslaw Kowalewski, the company’s deputy...

MHP looks to boost poultry exports to Saudi Arabia

MHP aims to boost poultry exports by 25% in 2016

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

 Ukrainian poultry producer MHP plans to increase export sales of poultry meat by 25-30%, or 35,000–40,000 tonnes (t) in 2016, according to a report from the company’s CFO Victoria Kapelyushnaya. 

Domestic consumption of poultry meat grew by 8.6% in Bulgaria last year, compared with 2013

Bulgarian poultry industry gets boost

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Bulgaria’s poultry meat production rose in 2014, while red meat output fell, according to the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MZH).

Pigmeat production is forecast to grow 1.9% to 119.4mt this year

Pig and poultry meat to push up global production

By Georgi Gyton

World meat production is expected to increase by 1.3% this year, to 318.7 million tonnes (mt) according to the new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), driven predominantly by increases in pig and poultry meat production.

Among the EU member states, the largest market for Poland’s poultry meat was Germany

Poland’s poultry meat exports up 21% in 2014

By Jaroslaw Adamowski, in Warsaw

Poland’s poultry meat exports expanded by 21% to 709,000 tonnes (t) in 2014, with revenues of €1.4bn – an increase of 22% compared with 2013, according to data obtained by the state-run Agricultural Market Agency (ARR).

Russia plans to export meat to Angola in 2015

Russia to develop poultry meat export supplies

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia intends to boost exports of poultry meat to countries in the Middle- and Far East next year, according to agriculture minister Nikolai Fyodorov.

Turkey is enjoying the best growth indicators in terms of meat product supply to the Russian market

Turkey increases exports of poultry meat to Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the first nine months of 2014, supplies of poultry meat and seafood from Turkey to Russia rose by almost four-and-a-half times, with strong potential for further growth, according to Mehdi Eekr, Turkish minister of food, agriculture and livestock.

There have been 34 RASFF notifications for German poultry meat and products since 2011

Sampling and follow-up shortcomings in poultry meat audit

By Joseph James Whitworth

Official controls on poultry meat and products in Germany are largely met but deficiencies are found around sampling and reactions to positive results, according to a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

Iran is looking to export poultry meat to Russia

Iran eyes opening on Russian meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Iran plans to take advantage of tensions between Russia and the West by replacing some European meat supplies on the Russian market, say Iranian officials.

Poland's beef meat industry has seen exports up 3%

Poland’s poultry, beef exports expand in 2013

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat industry players have posted improved export sales for last year. In 2013, local firms exported 699,000 tonnes (t) of poultry meat, up 9% compared with a year earlier, according to data from the state-run Agricultural Market Agency (ARR).

Iceland must bring poultry controls in line with EEA legislation - EFTA

Iceland falls short in poultry meat controls

By Joseph James Whitworth

Iceland needs to improve the official controls of poultry meat production, according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) surveillance authority.

Iran to boost poultry exports

Iran to boost poultry exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov, in Moscow

Iran plans to dramatically increase its volumes of poultry exports this year, according to industry experts.

Brussels predicts halt to growth of EU poultry sector

Brussels predicts halt to growth of EU poultry sector

By Keith Nuthall

A European Commission food market data report has predicted the long-running growth on European Union (EU) poultry meat production will finally end next year (2014), registering an anticipated dip of 0.7%.

EU opens doors to Russian poultry imports

EU opens doors to Russian poultry imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The European Union has opened its market to poultry imports from Russia, just weeks after a similar agreement was signed with the Ukraine.

Ukraine given go-ahead for poultry exports to EU

Ukraine given go-ahead for poultry exports to EU

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine has finally been given permission to export poultry products to the European Union (EU), but it is only likely to send around 2% of its production to the Continent, experts say.

Russia and India top poultry production rise

Russia and India top poultry production rise

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia and India were the most rapidly developing countries in terms of production of poultry meat in 2011, according to estimates from leading Russian analytical agency Agroru.

Russia to reach poultry self-sufficiency this year

Russia to reach poultry self-sufficiency this year

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The index of poultry meat production in Russia has hit the levels predicted by industry representatives for the first quarter of 2012, leading them to claim that the country will become self-sufficient in poultry meat this year.

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The volume of poultry meat produced in Russia in January-February 2012 exceeded 500,000 tonnes (t) in carcase weight, according to data released by the Russian Federal Statistic Service.

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