Vietnamese yellowfin tuna supplier to recall products linked to scombrotoxin fish poisoning

USA – Truong Phu Xanh, a Vietnamese firm supplying yellowfin tuna fish is to initiate a voluntary recall of all its yellowfin tuna sold in the US after investigations linked scombrotoxin fish poisoning to the […]

China lifts ban on poultry imports from the United States

USA – China has reopened its market for poultry imports from the United States, bringing to an end the nearly five-year ban on US poultry products. China imposed a ban on all US poultry imports […]

Stakeholders call for reforms of Kenya’s poultry industry to curb influx of poultry products in the market

KENYA – Kenyan poultry products producers have called for reforms in the poultry sector with an aim of maintaining balance between local poultry producers and importers aimed at protecting the industry. Lobbies representing poultry farmers […]

Namibian meat processor Ohlthaver & List buys majority stake in rival company

NAMIBIA – The Ohlthaver & List Group has acquired a 60% stake in Hartlief Corporation Limited, a meat producer, a move that is in line with the group’s 2025 corporate strategy. This majority stake ownership […]

Zimbabwe’s poultry sector benefit from surging egg production amid declining meat output

ZIMBABWE – According to Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA), egg production in Zimbabwe increased by 35% to 12.6 million dozen of eggs in the third quarter of the year i.e July to September contributed majorly by […]

Burger King launches Unilever’s plant-based whoppers in Europe

EUROPE – Burger King is launching its plant-based Rebel Whopper in Europe made with patties from The Vegetarian Butcher, a meat-substitute producer owned by Unilever. The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the plant-based patties for Burger […]

Tiger Brands to dispose its meat processing unit amid struggles to lift performance

SOUTH AFRICA – Tiger Brands, a South African packaged food company is exploring the sale of its processed meats business, which was temporarily closed last year following the world’s largest ever listeria outbreak that has […]

Canadian food company Maple Leaf achieves major sustainability milestone

CANADA – Maple Leaf Foods, a Canadian meat and plant protein producer, has taken a massive step forward on its sustainability journey as the “first major food company in the world to become carbon neutral.” […]

Tyson Foods taps board member Dean Banks as new President

USA – Tyson Foods has announced that its board of directors has named independent director Dean Banks as the new president of the company, effective December 20, 2019. In his new role, Banks will oversee […]