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 […]

FAO, Nigeria launch report on sustainable livestock development to stimulate growth

NIGERIA – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Nigerian government has launched the report on African Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050. Speaking during the launch in Abuja, the […]

Cargill’s new initiative to reduce greenhouse gases across beef supply chain

USA – Cargill has launched BeefUp Sustainability, an initiative committed to achieving a 30% greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity reduction across its North American beef supply chain by 2030. The initiative will focus on four areas: […]

Tanzanian government unveils plans of re-branding livestock company

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania has unveiled plans of rebranding the National Ranching Company Limited (NARCO), the producers of Kongwa Beef, in a bid to strengthen its operations. The decision targets to transform NARCO […]

Kenyan retailer Naivas Supermarkets suspends sale of red meat pending quality assessment

KENYA – Naivas Supermarkets has suspended the sale of red meat across all its stores countrywide to allow for the results of independent testing of its meat and assessment of its supplier base. This follows […]

Carrefour Kenya reassures consumers of meat quality as expose reveals unregulated use of preservatives

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya has reassured consumers across the country of consistent meat quality offered on its shelves affirming that it does not use preservatives to prolong the shelf life of meat. This follows an […]

Brazilian meat companies BRF and Marfrig end possible merger talks

BRAZIL – Brazilian meat processors, BRF SA and Marfrig Global Foods SA have called off negotiations for a possible merger as announced in May this year. The companies which were set to combine operations to […]

Tanzania Meat Board embarks on efforts to strengthen meat quality and safety systems

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meat Board (TMB) has embarked on a nationwide initiative to strengthen meat quality and safety systems in the country. TMB Registration Officer, Mr Geoffrey Sosthenes, says that the efforts seeks to […]

Danish Crown’s Tulip to invest US$12m in UK bacon plant expansion

UK – Tulip food company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danish Crown is investing US$12 million (£10 million) in capacity expansion at its Redruth bacon factory in Cornwall, UK. This is part of the company’s strategy […]

Nigeria to partner local varsities in US$100.37m programme to revive poultry sector

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unveiled a US$100.37 million (N36 billion) university-based programme that seeks to revive the country’s poultry sector. The programme will provide infrastructure that will support sustainable production […]