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Wednesday 26 November 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Tesco commissions Anthesis Group to develop online sustainability community

Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply-base. The Tesco Supplier Network will help Tesco, suppliers and producers to drive sustainability across their businesses by fostering collaboration and innovation amongst suppliers and producers.

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Tuesday 25 November 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - Lloyd's Register, Bromma and German Lashing Robert Bock join debate at ICHCA Seminar

of Marketing and Product Business Development at Bromma Conquip, and Markus Theuerholz, Sales Manager at German Lashing Robert Böck will be providing separate addresses at ICHCA's Container Lashing & Securing Seminar, taking place at ECT's Delta Terminal, Rotterdam on 10 December.

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Paraguay

Paraguay - New marketing, sales and credit manager for Latin America

Cassiano Bevilaqua has been appointed marketing, sales and credit manager for Cobb-Vantress in Latin America. He is moving to the city of Guapiaçu to take up the new role where he will be responsible for planning and directing marketing strategies, and developing customer relationships, throughout the continent.

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United Kingdom

UK - ICHCA concludes 72nd Technical Panel meeting in Liverpool

The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) held the 72nd meeting of its ISP Technical Panel at the Port of Liverpool from 10-12 November 2014.

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Scotland

UK - Quality Meat Scotland Appoints New Marketing Executive

Graeme (24) has taken over the reins from Jack Broussine and will be leading the Specially Selected Pork marketing activity. Graeme will also be looking after independent retailers - including the successful Scotch Butchers Club – and the public procurement sector.

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Monday 24 November 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Cogent’s Signature Beef team keeps on growing

Richard Pettit and Becky Hurd have joined the UK’s largest beef stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd, to boost the company’s Signature Beef team in Scotland and the south of England respectively.

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United Kingdom

UK - Scotch Butcher Club Members excel at Smithfield Awards

A group of Scotch Butcher Club members are celebrating after scooping over 70 awards at the recent 2014 Smithfield Awards, an annual national product evaluation showcase contested by Q Guild butchers nationwide.

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Friday 21 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Horsemeat scandal detective R-Biopharm Rhone turns its sights on mis-labelling of fish

The food industry is turning to a Scottish-based company in the front line of the UK's defences against food contamination as concerns continue to mount about cheap fish being substituted for expensive fish without the consumer knowing.

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USA

USA - Who should control the catching of the Pacific’s protein?

Billions of dollars worth of tuna swim in the Pacific Ocean, until they are caught. That fishermen are so good at catching leads us to ask…

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Thursday 20 November 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS Australia Acquires Primo Group

JBS S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "JBS" or "Company"), communicates to its shareholder and to the market in general that it has entered today into a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the share capital of Primo Smallgoods Group ("Primo Group"). The business will be acquired through JBS Australia, a subsidiary of JBS S.A.

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Brazil

Brazil - Notice to Market

JBS S.A. (BVM&FBOVESPA: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "JBS" or "Company") informs to its shareholders and to the market in general that, pursuant to the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission (CVM) Ruling No. 358 dated January 3, 2002, as amended, that its wholly owned subsidiary JBS Foods S.A., through its subsidiary JBS Aves Ltda., announced today that an agreement has been entered into to purchase the totality of AMSE02 Participações Ltda. ("AMSE02").

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Lithuania

Lithuania - VPA Logistics, Klaipeda joins Easyfresh

Easyfresh are pleased to hereby announce the appointment of Klaipeda based VPA Logistics. VPA‘s Easyfresh geographical cover shall be Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Spain

Spain - Despite Ebola, West Africa is open for business

West African ports and shipping have seen limited impact of the Ebola crisis so far, but it’s only prudent that they remain on high alert. The two-day high-level TOC Market Briefing in Tenerife this December will assess this and other challenges facing the region’s maritime sector

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United Kingdom

UK - BRC v7 Briefings for Food Manufacturers and Ingredient Suppliers

Cert ID are delighted to announce 7 briefings on BRC issue 7 at highly preferential rates. Our comprehensive one day guide to the new Standard will fully equip you for your issue 7 audit.

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United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park announces a major investment in biomass technology and biomass fuel supply

Moy Park, one of the UK’s top 10 food manufacturers has secured major partnership investments in biomass technology and long term biomass fuel supply to improve sustainable fuel efficiency.

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Wednesday 19 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Dedication of Borders Farming Family Recognised with Scotch Beef Award

A Berwickshire farm, run by a dedicated family committed to producing top quality Scotch Beef PGI, was today (Wednesday 19th November) unveiled as the 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year.

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Tuesday 18 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Cattle and Sheep Margins Improved Despite Challenge of Spring 2013

Most cattle and sheep businesses saw an improvement in their margins during 2013 despite the exceptionally difficult spring weather, according to Quality Meat Scotland’s latest enterprise costings report.

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Monday 17 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Cattle and sheep prices strengthen but pig prices ease

Cattle and sheep farmers have seen some lift in prices over the past couple of months, however pig producers have seen farmgate prices fall by around 10p per kg deadweight (dwt) over the past 12 weeks.

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United Kingdom

UK - Fodder wins sausage award

Fodder has won a prestigious award in British Sausage Week’s celebration of the Great British Banger. The local food shop and café, based at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate took the honours in the traditional category with the Plain Pork sausage.

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United Kingdom

UK - Proceed with caution on new labelling laws for non-stun meat, urges NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the concept of new meat labelling laws that differentiate between animals that are stunned at slaughter and those that are not, but urges Farming Minister George Eustice and his colleagues to progress the idea with caution, to ensure all implications are fully understood.

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United Kingdom

UK - Pulling Pork Into the Spotlight

BPEX is launching a new pork promotion campaign in the Spring and details of what is happening will be outlined at the Regional Producer events.

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Wales

Wales - FUW leader welcomes £3.2m boost for Welsh red meat

A project worth well over £3 million to promote Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef in four European countries over the next three years was described by Farmers' Union of Wales president Emyr Jones today as a major boost for Welsh livestock farmers.

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Friday 14 November 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Identifying Pig Industry Priorities

A series of regional forums has been held by BPEX looking to identify burning industry issues that need to be addressed.

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USA

USA - The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom

The shale revolution’s sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play’s economics.

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Thursday 13 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Edinburgh Butcher Inspires Youngsters at Skills Scotland Event

A leading Edinburgh butcher joined Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) today (Thursday 13 November 2014) to highlight the wide range of career options available in the Scottish red meat industry among young people.

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Scotland

Scotland - Quality Assurance Standards – Annual Update Published

Around 10,000 livestock farmers who are members of Quality Meat Scotland’s cattle and sheep quality assurance scheme will shortly receive this year’s updated standards document, published today.

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United Kingdom

UK - Butcher to country's top chefs helps to provide festive treat for Thame Community

Thame’s elderly residents are in for a festive treat this year, thanks to the town’s award-winning butcher M Newitt & Sons.

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United Kingdom

UK - CLA urges those affected to respond to HS2 safeguarding consultation

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, says that people in Cheshire and Staffordshire along the proposed route of HS2 should make themselves aware of the latest consultation announced by HS2 Ltd.

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Wednesday 12 November 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Hydrovane launches new high-efficiency HR range of rotary vane compressors

Hydrovane, part of the Gardner Denver Group announces the HR Regeneration series; a brand new range of rotary vane compressors, designed to deliver significant energy reductions for operators requiring a reliable and efficient source of industrial air.

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United Kingdom

UK - Practical Training on Offer from BPEX

Everything from pig welfare and interpreting records to waste management and staff supervision are covered in the Pig Technical Managers Scheme being run by BPEX.

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Tuesday 11 November 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - ICHCA to host seminar on container lashing and securing

One-day ICHCA event will explore what can be done to improve the safety and productivity of container lashing and securing, both at sea and at the ship-to-shore interface

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Scotland

Scotland - Market Signals Encourage Confidence in Scottish Red Meat Industry

There are many market signals to kindle further confidence in the future of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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SierraLeone

Sierra Leone - Food businesses urged to be aware of supply chain disruption risks posed by Ebola

There are widespread accounts of farm workers abandoning their jobs in Ebola ravished regions. In Sierra Leone, approximately 40% of fields and farmlands are being deserted as workers fear Ebola outbreaks. Disrupting and ceasing regional trade, the Ebola outbreak is set to cause food shortages throughout the region.

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United Kingdom

UK - New committee launched to share vital information with farmers

A campaign has been launched by the National Beef Association (NBA) to educate beef farmers about the everyday health problems that face their herds.

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USA

USA - New M2M technology enables cost-effective, seamless tracking

WAM Technologies LLC (WAM), provider of wireless M2M solutions for remote management of refrigerated, intermodal and other transportation assets, has announced the release of VesselConnect, a GSM-based tracking system to monitor and control refrigerated containers on-board container and related ships. The new system is being launched at this year’s Intermodal Europe trade show in Rotterdam, 11-13 November.

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Monday 10 November 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park scoops top business award

Moy Park, one of the UK’s top 10 food companies has received an Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award for the best ‘Women Led Business’ in the Ulster region.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Finalists Show Passion and Commitment

The four finalists of the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award were unveiled today (Friday 7th November) by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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United Kingdom

UK - Matting is no walkover

Despite it being one of the first things to greet people entering a building, matting is something few people notice even though it plays a key safety role in the majority of commercial buildings by significantly reducing the risks of slipping on wet floors.

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Friday 07 November 2014


USA

USA - For whom will government’s proposed rules make food safe?

The Federal government’s Food Safety Czar, former Monsanto VP Michael Taylor, has placed government’s second round of proposed food safety rules on the table for comment. And so we ask…

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Thursday 06 November 2014


United Kingdom

Q Guild butcher Edwards of Conwy celebrates British Sausage Week

Q Guild butcher Edwards of Conwy celebrates British Sausage Week by sending thousands of bangers to Malaysia

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Wednesday 05 November 2014


Wales

Wales - Champion butchers add apprenticeship awards to their list of honours

Two champion young butchers from North East Wales have proved a cut above the rest by winning prestigious national apprenticeship awards.

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Tuesday 04 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Value of Strong Brands and Robust

The value to Scottish livestock producers of having strong brands and robust quality assurance schemes is without question, according to Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland Chief Executive.

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United Kingdom

UK - Sainsbury’s support for The Royal British Legion reaches an all-time high

Sainsbury’s is celebrating 20 years supporting The Royal British Legion by doing more than ever to raise funds during this year’s Poppy Appeal.

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Monday 03 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Outlook Remains Positive for Beef Sector

Farmgate beef prices have shown a significant recovery since hitting a low point at the beginning of July, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services.

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Friday 31 October 2014


China

China - CIMC Qingdao Dream Factory Give Birth to Its 1st Refrigerated Container!

On October 23, 2014, the new factory of CIMC Qingdao had its first 40ft HC ISO refrigerated container rolled off the production line.This means the new factory is ready for massive batch production after 1.5 year of facility construction. The new factory occupies a area of 580,000 square meters. Designed production capacity is 140,000 TEU maximum per year.

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Germany

Germany - Cobb Germany Hatchery Wiesenea Hatched 100 millionth chick

With pride Cobb Germany hatched its 100 millionth female Cobb 500 parent stock chick which was delivered to the broiler breeder farmer Mr Leszek Wasikowski, who housed 49.176 birds on the 8th October 2014.

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Pakistan

Pakistan - Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Ready to Set New Standards

4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum is going to be held on 1-2 November in Dubai to apply new standards in international Islamic microfinance organizations.

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USA

USA - Can we become green, without first becoming brown?

It has been said the quality of our lives depends on the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. If such is true, we ask…

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USA

USA - Dyadic International extends all convertible debt maturity dates

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic")(OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are used to develop, manufacture and sell enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, biopharmaceutical and industrial enzyme industries, announced today that it has entered into agreements with the holders of all of its outstanding 2010 and 2011 8% convertible subordinated notes (the "Convertible Debt") to extend their maturity dates to January 1, 2016.

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Wales

Wales - Support local farmers and butchers in Sausage Week, says FUW

The Farmers’ Union of Wales today called on people to support their local farmers and butchers by tucking into wonderful Welsh bangers during next week’s annual British Sausage Week (November 3-9).

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Thursday 30 October 2014


Scotland

Scotland - West Lothian Butcher Inspires Youngsters at Skills Scotland Event

A West Lothian butcher joined Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) today (30 October 2014) to increase awareness among younger people of the wide range of career options available in the Scottish red meat industry.

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United Kingdom

UK - Q butchers bid for glory

Q Guild butchers across the UK are battling to bag honours in the Smithfield Awards, their annual high profile product evaluation competition.

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Tuesday 28 October 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Animal welfare charges dropped against Cheshire abattoir directors

Animal cruelty charges against the directors of a North West abattoir have been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service due to insufficient evidence - just weeks after a separate investigation into alleged irregularities over horse passports at the same abattoir was also abandoned for the same reason.

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United Kingdom

UK - Certificates of Competence Relaunched

The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production.

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Monday 27 October 2014


Australia

Australia - WAPPA pursues positive pork progress

West Australian Pork Producers’ Association President, Richard Evison, has described the past year as one which saw the WA pork industry grow positively, while shifting focus to supply fresh product across Australia.

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USA

USA - New breeder specialist for Cobb World Technical Support Team

Cody Polley, who has wide experience of managing pedigree and grandparent farms for Cobb-Vantress, has been appointed as breeder specialist with the Cobb World Technical Support Team.

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USA

USA -Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations

The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks.

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Friday 24 October 2014


USA

USA - Which agriculture will feed the future: ecological or industrial?

Today’s agriculture supports 7.2 billion people; tomorrow’s agriculture will have to support 9.1 billion people, and most of them will live in cities. This leads us to ask…

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Thursday 23 October 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - 100th new poultry house for Moy Park

Moy Park’s ‘Plan to Grow’ programme has hit a significant milestone with construction beginning on the 100th new poultry house since the launch of the programme last year. Moy Park grower, Clive Marshall has commenced build on a new two-house site on his Dungannon farm.

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Wednesday 22 October 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - An ICHCA Seminar, Container Lashing and Securing 10 December

Despite the introduction of advanced vessel and cargo handling technology, the job of container lashing and securing remains a hazardous operation, with injuries and lives lost every month.

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Philippines

Phillipines - Moving into the Philippines

Business could be booming between Britain and the Philippines following a mission organised by BPEX and UK Trade and Industry.

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Tuesday 21 October 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS Notice to Market

JBS S.A., pursuant to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") Rule 358 of January 3, 2002, as amended, informs its shareholders and the market in general, that CVM has granted, on October 17, 2014, the application made on the same date by its wholly-owned subsidiary JBS Foods S.A. ("JBS Foods") for cancellation of the request for registration of the primary and secondary public offering of common shares and for registration as publicly-held company, considering the new schedule set for the transaction.

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Scotland

Scotland - Importer Rewarded for Commitment to Scotch Lamb PGI

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has today (21st October 2014) rewarded two brothers, who run a highly-respected French meat business, for their longstanding loyalty and commitment to Scotch Lamb PGI.

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Monday 20 October 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Increased Supply and Carcase Weights Influence Prime Lamb Prices

After the decline in prime lamb prices during July, August and September, prices lifted at the turn of the month, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scottish Red Meat Exporters Set Sights on Opportunities

Scottish red meat exporters attending one of the world’s largest food fairs in France this week appear confident there are opportunities for growth on the export scene.

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United Kingdom

UK - Faerch Plast launches world's first ovenable CPET Skin Packs for Meat and Poultry

Latest ultra-hygienic innovation allows consumer to place the product directly in to the oven or microwave without removing any of the immediate packaging

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USA

USA - Lifetime Achievement award presented to Bob Ickes

At the Louisiana Poultry Federation’s annual convention, Bob Ickes of Cobb-Vantress, Inc. was presented a Lifetime Achievement award for his 20 plus years of service and dedication to the federation as well as to the poultry industry in Louisiana.

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Friday 17 October 2014


France

France - 3 Innovative salt products won SIAL Innovation 2014 Selection

Executing innovation strategy in developing new premium low-sodium sea salt and gourmet sea salt products for retailers and food manufactures just paid off for Salt of the Earth Ltd. Three of the company’s innovative sea salt products won SIAL Innovation Selection 2014 awards. All three products will showcase at SIAL, Paris, October 19-23, 2014, at the Israel Pavilion: HALL 4, Salt of the Earth booth #M020, as well as in the exclusive SIAL Innovation area.

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Ireland

Ireland - Minister Tom Hayes TD launches final phase of €3 million investment by Oakpark Foods

Oakpark Foods is based in Cahir Co Tipperary and is a leading supplier of bacon and pork products to supermarkets in Ireland and the UK. The company also exports to Scandinavia and is currently planning to export to mainland Europe. Exports now represent 46% of sales and the factory currently has 85 full time employees. Employment has doubled in the past two years and a further 10 people will be taken on for the Christmas campaign.

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Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park appoints director of IS

Top 10 UK food company Moy Park has appointed Brian Acheson to the role of Director of Information Systems and Business Solutions.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scotch Lamb PGI Campaign Wins Scottish Creative Award

Hot on the heels of winning two awards earlier this year, a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) campaign to encourage consumers to understand the versatility, simplicity and speed of cooking with Scotch Lamb PGI has lifted an award at the Scottish Creative Awards.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scottish Exporters Prepare for Major Meat Showcase Event

Scotland’s red meat exporters will be flying the flag for Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI in Paris next week at SIAL - one of the world’s largest and most influential food fairs.

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United Kingdom

UK - Best young butchers in Wales aim to be top of the chops!

The annual search is underway to find the best young butcher in Wales, which could open the door to international success

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United Kingdom

UK - Cert ID Food Safety Training - Practical HACCP

HACCP systems are an integral part of any food industry business. They enable you to prioritise and control potential hazards in the workplace. HACCP team members will require training to meet the requirements of industry Standards.

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USA

USA - What can food words teach us about human history?

An ancient Chinese fish sauce that became the first widely-produced alcohol now commands grocers’ shelves as Ketchup. The journey of the word through time leads us to ask…

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Thursday 16 October 2014


Mexico

Mexico - Technical service appointment in Mexico and Central America

Leonel Mejía has joined Cobb-Vantress to augment the company’s technical service team covering Mexico, Guatemala and Panama.

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United Kingdom

UK - New Food Labelling Requirements Bristol 6th November

Cert ID's LAST EVER New Food Labelling Requirements course will not only take you through the changes, but will focus on case studies to assess how the changes will effect typical areas of your business, ultimately providing delegates with an action plan to assist you in its implementation into your own organisation. New legislation in force from 13th December 2014!

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USA

USA - Cobb Sustainability Report Achieves GRI ‘A’ Grade

The first sustainability report from Cobb-Vantress, Inc. entitled ‘Our Role in Building a Sustainable Future for the World’ has been awarded an ‘A’ grade by the Global Reporting Initiative.

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Wednesday 15 October 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Who are the biggest meat consumers in the world?

Across the globe, meat is a staple food enjoyed by an array of countries and cultures. From tender chicken in traditional Spanish paellas to juicy sausages cooked at quintessential British barbeques, meat is one of the most popular ingredients on the planet. According to recent statistics from the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the globe slaughters an estimated 58 billion chickens, 2.8 billion ducks, 1.3 billion pigs, 654 million turkeys, 517 million sheep, 430 million goats and 320 million cattle each year. But where does it all go? Read on for a glimpse at some of the world’s biggest meat consumers and how they use the protein rich fare.

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Tuesday 14 October 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Deadline has passed for Health and Safety Poster

Large numbers of businesses throughout the UK are breaking the law and risk being fined after new legislation introduced earlier this year now requires all workplaces to display a new and updated Health and Safety Law Poster.

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USA

USA - 4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum Logo Inaugurated in New York

Islamic finance is the best suited system for poverty alleviation that can be utilized both by Muslims and non Muslims as an system to cut down poverty dilemma from all over the world, it can also be utilized as an effective tool of financial inclusion as Millions of Muslims are financially excluded due to religious reasons, this was stated by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive Officer, AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) today at a local hotel (Sofitel Hotel) in New York in logo inauguration ceremony of “4th Global Islamic Microfinance Forum” (GIMF), which will be held on November 01-04 2014 in Dubai – UAE, jointly organized by AlHuda CIBE and Akhuwat. Delegates from Islamic banking, financial industry, Islamic microfinance, and Multiliteral organizationss and from more than 30 countries will be participation in this mega event.

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Wales

Wales - FUW Caernarfonshire highlights lamb price crisis and Glastir concerns during farm tour

The Caernarfonshire branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales has (Friday October 10) welcomed visitors including Conwy MP Guto Bebb at Llechwedd Hafod farm, Cwm Penmachno to discuss the current price crisis for lamb sales and to see various elements of the Glastir scheme.

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Monday 13 October 2014


Malaysia

Malaysia - Ross Asia Technical Association Holds Workshop in Malaysia

The Ross Asian team held a successful meeting in Melaka, Malaysia in response to strong customer interest and requests for more direct training and case study involvement in managing breeders and boilers. The program was designed to work through and discuss the latest technical information and promote best management practices that have emerged to support the Ross® 308 performance at all levels of production.

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Scotland

Scotland - Britain’s top butchers are hunting for glory in Scotland

Top butchers from across Britain will descend on Glasgow next week for the 2014 Q Guild Smithfield Awards – an annual contest to find the best burgers, sausages, pies and kitchen-ready products in the UK.

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Scotland

Scotland - Scotch Beef Club Event Recognises Dedication and Skills behind Scotch Beef and Lamb PGI

The dedication and skills of those involved in the production of top quality Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI were celebrated at an event in Perthshire today (October 13th, 2014) attended by HRH The Princess Royal.

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United Kingdom

UK - The growth of British meat market – how it is once again regarded as among best in the world

Since the global media picked up on the EU horsemeat scandal, the British meat market suffered quite a severe blow. Despite the fact that the majority of meat cuts were 100% genuine, local and international consumers began to doubt the authenticity of labels, packaging and even the meat itself. Thankfully, Britain is committed to rebuilding its reputation and thanks to the efforts of the nation, British meat is once again considered among the top markets in the world. And with EBLEX reporting that global meat consumption is expected to grow by 60-100% by 2050, the opportunities for British farmers are enormous.

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Friday 10 October 2014


Colombia

Colombia - Industry gets ready to discuss North and Latin American ports, shipping and logistics

Over 500 participants are due to attend next week’s TOC Americas conference in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss the changing face of trade flows and logistics in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Finland

Finland - Service reform at Helsinki Airport will attract international capital and new jobs

Finavia invests strongly in the development of Helsinki Airport. The commercial potential of the airport has also been noticed abroad. Significant investments in the development of Helsinki Airport made by new international service providers at the airport will have a positive effect on the economic growth of Finland as a whole.

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United Kingdom

UK - Game for success: FRIMA celebrates 15,000th VarioCooking Center®

Renowned game restaurant installs landmark multifunction unit; jugged hare, venison ragout and wild boar are ‘fantastic’ when cooked in hi tech appliance

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Ukraine

Ukraine - Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Ukraine is on the brink of committing economic suicide after imposing a crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers, while parliament prepares to vote on next year's budget, which aims for a continuation of the same.

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USA

USA - Billionaire Bill's Replica Burgers

They say hamburgers are environmentally incorrect, and so billionaires like Bill Gates and Li Ka-shing are investing in proprietary replica burgers. Their billions lead us to ask…

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Wednesday 08 October 2014


United Kingdom

UK - The growth of the British meat market

The growth of the British meat market – how it is, once again being regarded as among the best in the world.

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Tuesday 07 October 2014


USA

USA - Transition and Continuity in Management within KUHN GROUP

In January 2014, it was announced that Michel SIEBERT, President of KUHN GROUP, would step down from his operational duties at the end of September 2014.

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Wales

Wales - Young butchers make the cut for national apprenticeship awards

Two champion young butchers from North East Wales have proved they are cut above the rest by being shortlisted for prestigious national apprenticeship awards.

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Monday 06 October 2014


Brazil

Brazil - Notice to the Market: Fitch Upgrades JBS' Ratings to 'BB' with a Stable Outlook

JBS S.A. (JBSS3, "Company") communicates to its shareholders and to the Market in general that Fitch Ratings upgraded the Company's rating from "BB-" to "BB" with a stable outlook. The national scale rating was upgraded two levels, from 'A-(bra)' to 'A+ (bra)';

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France

France - New Cobb flock award presented in France

A new award for the top Cobb flock in France has been presented to the Jadault family of Menomblet, Vendée, working with the Boyé hatchery. Their winning flock of 8000 Cobb500 parents achieved 150.89 chicks during 39 weeks of production.

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United Arab Emirates

UAE - A new concept of “High Health, High Performance Horse”

The Regional Conference for the Middle East and North Africa of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), officially opened by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahed, Minister of Environment and Water of the United Arab Emirates, has brought together a diverse expert group of public and private representatives interested in the health and welfare of the horse. The objective was to discuss and identify possibilities to harmonise the existing regulations regarding the movements of International Competition Horses in order to facilitate their temporary exportations and importations, in line with OIE standards and the new concept “High Health, High Performance (HHP)” for horses.

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United Kingdom

UK - How modern farming technology improved the quality, taste and preservation of our meat

Britain has been farming livestock for centuries. However thanks to modern developments in farming technology, contemporary cuts are tastier than ever before. If you want to know more about today’s cutting edge techniques, read on for an overview of how modern farming technology has improved the quality, taste and preservation the meat that ends up on your plate.

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United Kingdom

UK - ICHCA-BIFA to host seminars on new Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units

ICHCA International, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, and the British International Freight Association will be hosting a series of practical seminars on the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for the Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs). Held from 21-30 October, the half-day events in Hull, Grimsby, West Yorkshire and Tees will focus on the new Code’s contents, its potential impact, and how it may be enforced globally.

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United Kingdom

UK - Lishman’s Joe Smith crowned young butcher champion

Joe Smith, an up-and-coming butcher at Lishman’s of Ilkley, was crowned Yorkshire champion in the 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition run by meat processing and retail butchery industry supplier Dalziel.

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USA

USA - Aviagen Appoints Dr. Alejandro Corzo as Global Head of Nutrition Services

Aviagen, the leading poultry breeding company, today announced that Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Corzo has accepted the position of Global Head of Nutrition Services. In his new role, Corzo will manage Aviagen’s global team of 8 nutritionists. He and his team of poultry nutritionists, collectively with more than 150 years of knowledge and experience, will ensure Aviagen continues to provide innovative nutrition technical support for the company’s global client base and Aviagen internal production operations. Dr. Corzo will also help lead innovative company research to keep nutrition technical advice current and relevant.

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Friday 03 October 2014


Spain

Can West Africa ports rise to the challenge?

Expert speakers to assess state of West Africa port sector at two-day high-level TOC Market Briefing in Tenerife this December

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Scotland

Scotland - Pig Prices Influenced by Complex European Market

The movement in pig prices over the year highlights a complex European pork market, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services.

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Wednesday 01 October 2014


Canada

Canada - Advice on how to reduce levels of repetitive stress injuries in pork packing plants

The Canadian pork industry is one of the world’s largest and most respected due to its high quality product and reputable client service. As one of the leading pork exporters, the Canadian pork industry has seen consolidation into a smaller number of larger slaughter houses and processing plants including the very large plants that can process more than 1 million hogs per year.

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USA

USA - Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade

Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.

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Tuesday 30 September 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Edwards of Conwy hold primary school art competition

Edwards of Conwy get the creative juices of 13 primary schools flowing with a food based art competition.

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Ireland

USA - WAM Technologies and AT&T collaborate on asset tracking solutions for shipments

Collaboration aligns expertise in wireless transport telematics with global data capabilities to provide M2M connectivity for refrigerated, intermodal and other transportation assets

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Monday 29 September 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Linden Foods teams up with Ulster Rugby

Linden Foods, the primal meat processor and retail manufacturer from Dungannon Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, will be an official supplier of meat and poultry to the Ulster Rugby squad for the 2014/15 season.

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Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd