New 2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers sets out a new transformation agenda

UK – The new CEO of UK’s poultry manufacturing company 2 Sisters, Ronald Kers, has set out new plans of transformation and organisational changes in the first week of his reign. According to the company, the ex-CEO of Muller has also informed the colleagues of new ‘Framework for Success’ plan and spelled out his vision…

CDC and multiple states investigate Salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry

USA – Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and multiple states are investigating several multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. According to CDC, it made the last update on June 8, 2018, to which 88 more ill people have been reported and the most recent illness…

Nestle joins forces with six food companies to advance animal welfare standards

WORLD - Nestlé and six other food companies have joined forces through the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain. According to the company, the GCAW is the world’s first global food industry-led collaboration uniting major companies and animal welfare experts working towards improving standard…

Bidco Land O’Lakes in partnership with Coast Feeds launches poultry centre

KENYA - Bidco Land O’Lakes, a joint venture between the oil refineries firm Bidco Africa and American Land O’Lakes has launched the first poultry centre in Mombasa, Kenya. In partnership with Coast Animal Feeds, the venture will manage the centre serving as a one stop shop for farmers by providing quality feeds, supplements, information and…

Zimbabwe poultry sector embarks on restocking after avian influenza

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe poultry sector has unveiled an aggressive restocking programme after recovering from the outbreak of the avian influenza that killed one million chicken in South Africa and Zimbabwe. A report by the Livestock and Meat Advisory Council revealed that pre-laying broiler breeder birds increased from 130 000 birds in September last year to…

Salmonella outbreak affects 90 people in 26 states, CDC reports

USA - A salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has affected 90 people in 26 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC and public health and regulatory officials are investigating the multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products. According to the disease control centre,…

Zambeef to expand reach with a new Macro outlet in Kitwe

ZAMBIA - The food products and agribusiness company, Zambeef Plc is opening another of its popular Macro outlets in Wusakile, Kitwe as it expands its offerings on the Copperbelt. The new store is an addition to about 24 macro outlets it has opened across the country, and the company plans to launch more modern convenience…

2 Sisters Food Group announces major investment in Scottish plant

UK - 2 Sisters Food Group, a privately owned food manufacturing company, has announced a major investment into its Scottish Coupar Angus plant following funding from the Government-backed Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme. According to the company, the investment secures long-term future for key 2 Sisters site with quality Scottish chicken for UK…

NWK sells chicken and feed business to CBH for US$22m to focus on maize

SOUTH AFRICA - North West Co-operative (NWK), the 4AX-listed company has sold its chicken and animal feed business, Opti Agri to Country Bird Holdings (CBH) for US$22.32 million as it shifts its focus on maize business. The return to its core business follows a series of acquisitions said to have wiped out substantial shareholder value.…

China agrees to lift ban on imports of German poultry meat

CHINA - China has agreed to reopen its market to imports of German poultry meat, since it had stopped imports after an outbreak of the bird flu disease in Germany, according to German agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner. Reuters reported that Kloeckner said in a statement after talks in Berlin with Chinese agriculture minister Han Changfu…