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 […]

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 […]

Brazil’s BRF to invest US$120m in Saudi poultry processing plant

SAUDI ARABIA – Brazilian food processor, BRF has entered into an agreement with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority to invest approximately US$120 million in setting up its first chicken processing plant in the country. […]

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 […]