Evonik introduces new solution to enhance food safety in poultry sector

THAILAND – Leading chemical specialty company, Evonik has introduced a new solution that enables poultry producers to make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety. The service product, ScreenFloX®, is a platform comprising […]

Cargill to close fresh and turkey production operations at Texas plant

USA – Cargill has unveiled plans of shutting down fresh and frozen whole turkey production at the company’s turkey and cooked meats facility in Waco, Texas, in November this year. Established in 1965, the plant […]

BRF offloads stake in Singapore-based joint venture for $12.3m

SINGAPORE – Brazilian meat packing company, BRF has sold its 49% stake in the SATS BRF Food joint venture in Singapore to SATS Food Services for SGD 17 million (US$12.3 million). SATS, a ground handler […]

Cold storage and logistics firm BigCold gets Food Safety System Certification

KENYA – BigCold Logistics, Kenya’s leading cold storage and logistics company, has received the Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000), becoming the first food storage and transport company in East Africa to get the […]

RCL Foods reports full year loss amid challenging operating environment

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African consumer goods and milling company, RCL Foods has reported an after-tax loss of R184m (US$12.08m) for the year ending June 2019, as increased pressure on its sugar and chicken […]

Tyson Foods acquires stake in Brazilian poultry firm Grupo Vibra

BRAZIL – Tyson Food has reached an agreement to acquire a 40 percent stake in the foods division of Grupo Vibra, a Brazilian producer and exporter of poultry products, for an undisclosed sum. Once completed, […]

Pilgrim’s Pride buys meat processor Tulip from Danish Crown for US$353.79m

UK – Pilgrim’s Pride, a meat processing company controlled by Brazil’s largest meat producer, JBS has secured a deal to acquire UK meat processor Tulip from Danish Crown in a transaction valued at £290 million […]

Stakeholders collaborate to remodel South Africa’s poultry industry

SOUTH AFRICA – The South Africa’s poultry industry is set to receive a major boost from a government-led master plan aimed at making local producers more competitive. The government, through the Department of Trade and […]

Maple Leaf Foods chief financial officer to stepdown, launches search for successor

CANADA – Maple Leafs Foods, a major Canadian consumer packaged meats company, has announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Debbie Simpson has decided to leave her position effective November 1, 2019. The company, house […]

Tyson Foods builds new facility to boost automation and robotics efforts

USA – Tyson Foods has established a new state of the art facility in Arkansas, US, designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food production plants. The Tyson Manufacturing Automation […]