Sokołów invests €26 million to boost production

Sokołów invests €26 million to boost production

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat processor Sokołów S.A. has completed investments worth a total of PLN 110 million (€26 million) this year to increase and modernise its production capacities and launch new products.

Clonakilty Food Company opened its new factory as it plots a course for growth

Black pudding factory opens in Ireland

By Oscar Rousseau

A multi-million euro investment has allowed artisan black pudding producer Clonakilty Food Company to open a new factory in West Cork, Ireland.

Cris-Tim SRL has invested €1.7 million in new products and increasing capacity

Romanian meat processor spends €1.7m on packaging and range

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Romanian meat processor Cris-Tim SRL has completed investments worth some €1.7 million (m), with the aim of upgrading its meat packaging capacities and developing its product range, according to senior company representatives. 

The meat processor plans to power the new plant with renewable energy

Polish meat processor to rebuild plant after fire

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Polish meat processor ZM Olewnik plans to rebuild its plant, which was significantly damaged in a fire last January, generating losses of about PLN100 million (€23m).

Russia's sausage market is feeling deep cuts thank to long-running supermarket discounts

Russian sausage producers wage war on discounts

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia’s largest sausage manufacturers are urging retailers to drop discount promotions as they look to halt a three-year fall in sales, the Gorbatov’s All-Russian Meat Research Institute (VNIIMP) claims.

Investors praised Group of Butchers for establishing itself as a market leader

Group of Butchers joins Equistone family

By Aaron McDonald

European mid-market private equity investor, Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the majority stake in Group of Butchers from Nordian Capital Partners. 

A third of Sokolow's revenue is made via meat exports to counties like Russia and the US

NY business recalls Polish meat

By Oscar Rousseau

New York business Asian Jade Customs Brokerage has recalled 762 pounds (lb) of dried pork sausages under Poland's well-known Sokolow brand imported from the country without being properly inspected.

Left to right: Uwe Vogels and Lukas Smykala from Red Arrow, Paul Verbruggen and Marc van Hout, GEA

IFFA 2016

GEA and Red Arrow scoop innovation award

By Oscar Rousseau

Machinery manufactures GEA and Red Arrow have jointly won a Fleischerei Technik (Meat Technology) award for their smokeless meat smoking machin

Russia’s watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor says it sees no big safety issues in the market

Russian body expresses alarm over safety of sausages

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

About 75% of sausage products on Russia’s grocery shelves not only fail to meet quality standards, but could be dangerous to public health, according to a study by consumer protection organisation Roscontrol.

Kalle says the introduction of value-added casing will reduce production costs by 20%.

Kalle brings casings innovations to IFFA

By Aaron McDonald

German-based meat casings company Kalle is to present a number of new value-added sausage casings at IFFA 2016, taking place in Frankfurt from 7-12 May. 

Jaume Planella Basquets gives a guided tour of the new facility

Noel invests in secret technology

By Oscar Rousseau

One of Spain’s biggest pork producers, Noel, has invested €30m to increase its processing and curing capabilities.

Impala Invest's takeover of Nikas is estimated to be worth €80m ($85m)

Dutch Impala, Greek Chipita eye southern European meat processors

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Dutch company Impala Invest BV and Greek food industry player Chipita have formed a partnership to jointly take over an as yet unnamed meat processing company based in southern Europe in order to expand their market presence in the region. 

WHO report hits already-falling bacon and sausage sales

By Lynda Searby

Three consecutive weeks of double digit falls in UK sales of bacon and sausages provide tangible evidence that the processed meat cancer scare has had an impact on consumer shopping choices, says market research firm IRI.

The awards will be presented at the show next month

Winners of 2015 FoodTec Awards announced

By Georgi Gyton

A number of meat equipment suppliers have picked up International FoodTec Awards, which will be presented at the Anuga FoodTec trade exhibition in Cologne, Germany next month.

Research project feeds into sausage culture development

Frutarom link with academia bears fruit for sausages

By Jane Byrne

A collaborative research project between Frutarom Savory Solutions and academia has fed into the development of a starter culture for raw sausage meat that the ingredients firm flags up as enabling a rapid lowering of the pH value while ensuring safety...


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