Slaughterhouse

Danish Crown said the 20 job cuts at its pork plant were 'very unfortunate'

Danish Crown axes 20 jobs at abattoir

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processor Danish Crown will cut 20 staff and let 100 fixed-term contractors go at its Ringsted pork slaughterhouse as a shortage of pigs makes evening work unsustainable.

Uganda's government has revealed plans to crack down on meat hygiene levels

Uganda cracks down on abattoir standards

By Aaron McDonald

The government of Uganda has announced plans to implement greater enforcements on abattoirs and butchery businesses that do not practise minimum hygiene requirements, according to Uganda’s Daily Monitor.

Israeli slaughterhouse closed indefinitely

Israeli slaughterhouse closed indefinitely

By Helen Arnold

Israel’s largest slaughter house is to be closed indefinitely, following an undercover report which exposed inhumane treatment of Australian cattle. 

Vion plans to double capacity at its Landshut plant

Vion announces investment in Bavaria

By Georgi Gyton

Dutch food group Vion is to double the pork processing capacity at its Landshut plant in Bavaria, as part of a multi-million euro investment in its Bavarian plants.

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

Focus on Denmark

The future of Danish co-operative slaughterhouses

By Melodie Michel

What sets the Danish pig industry apart is its co-operative structure, within which abattoirs are entirely owned by farmers. The first co-operative was created in 1887 and, by 1963, there were 77.

Audit slates Spanish slaughterhouse conditions

Audit slates Spanish slaughterhouse conditions

By Arabella Mileham

Spanish slaughterhouses have been criticised for poor animal welfare standards, after an audit carried out by the EU’s Food and Veterinary Office found that four out of seven slaughterhouses did not meet requirements.

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