JBS to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions by 20% by 2020

USA - JBS USA,a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S, has laid down its 2020 Sustainability goals, targeting to reduce its greenhouse gas emmissions by 20%, reducing water use by 10%, natural gas use by 20%, electricity use by 12%. Releasing its 2017 sustainability report, the company said it was on…

US farm recalls 207 million eggs in the US amidst Salmonella scare

USA - A US farm, Rose Acre Farms has recalled 207 million eggs supplied in the US after it was reported that more than 20 consumers became ill from suspected salmonella poisoning, reports Fin24. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the eggs from the facility in North Carolina could have been contaminated with…

Sainsbury’s to introduce touch-free packaging for its meat

UK - Sainsbury’s, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK has revealed plans to introduce touch free meat packaging, that allows customers who fear touching raw meat to cook them without directly touching the product. Their chicken products will be packaged in straight-to-pan plastic pouches, referred to as ‘doypacks’ within the industry to…

Bell & Evans to invest US$260m in new poultry harvesting facility

USA - Bell & Evans, the US poultry production and wholesale company will invest US$260 million in building a new poultry harvesting facility in Pennsylvania in its new expansion strategy in the US. The family-owned company investment will set up a new 560,000-square-foot facility, with four processing lines each capable of housing 600,000 birds a…

Israel’s Anlit launches high omega-3 supplements for pregnant women

ISRAEL - Israel-based and maker of high-quality children's dietary supplements, Anlit Ltd has unveiled a new, chewable DHA omega-3 supplements to help mother during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The fish-shaped supplements single-serving bite contain a high concentration of DHA as well as EPA (126mg DHA, 24mg EPA), for a total of 150mg omega-3 fatty acids, according…

Premium Brands acquires meat snacks producer Oberto Brands

USA - Premium Brands Holdings has announced the acquisition of the North American brand and manufacturer of beef jerkey and other protein based snack foods, Oberto. The purchase encompasses all of the assets and operating divisions of Seattle based Oberto Sausage company, and the transaction expected to close within the next four to six weeks.…

South Africa’s beef imports to remain flat as production to increase 4%

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa’s beef imports for the year 2018 are estimated to remain relatively flat at about 45,000 tons, close to 2017 which saw a decline in domestic beef supplies due to a severe drought in the preceding years. USDA reported that possibility to grow imports was suppressed by low demand for beef.…

Cargill invests US$20m to expand egg processing facility

USA - Cargill has invested US$20 million to expand its Big Lake, Minnesota egg processing facility in a bid to meet increasing customer and consumer demand for a greater variety of cooked egg products. The Big Lake expansion includes capabilities to pasteurize, mix and cook a number of additional egg products for foodservice and protein…

2 Sisters Food Group to close its Scotland plant over food safety concerns

SCOTLAND – 2 Sisters Group, UK’S biggest supplier of supermarket chain has confirmed it will shut down its Scotland plant with hundreds of poultry workers losing their jobs due to the closure. According to the Guardian, the site which employs over 450 people has been battling with issues concerning food safety and standards in the…

China’s beef production expected to increase to 7.4 million metric tonnes

CHINA - China’s beef production will increase by 1% in 2018 to 7.4 million metric tonnes (MMT), with its appetite for beef forecast to grow by 3% to 8.4 MMT, outpacing demand and leading to higher imports, according to a USDA report. China recently approved several new suppliers, most notably the United States, to help…