United States signs poultry regionalization agreement with China

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has signed a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. This action is part of the continuing […]

Kemin Industries launches new antimicrobial solution for the food industry in Asia

SINGAPORE – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient supplier for the food and beverage industry, has launched the BactoCEASE, its all-natural food safety solution for the meat, poultry and seafood to the Asia-Pacific region. Kemin explains […]

Hormel Foods acquires pit-smoked meats business Sadler’s Smokehouse

USA – Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, has reached an agreement to acquire Texas-based pit-smoked meats business, Sadler’s Smokehouse for US$270m. Hormel Foods said that it does not intend to change the […]

Cooks Venture raises US$4m to expand its regenerative agriculture technology

USA – Cook Ventures, a New York based next generation AgTech and food company committed to regenerative agriculture and supply chain transparency has raised US$4 million in funding led by Golden West Food Group. Founded […]

HKScan to invest US$6.62m in expanding poultry processing facility in Finland

FINLAND – Meat and food company, HKScan has unveiled plans of investing €6 million (US$6.62m) in the new slaughter process of its poultry unit in Rauma, Finland. HKScan expects the investment to significantly improve raw […]

Memphis Meats lands historic US$161m funding to accelerate commercial launch of cell-based meats

USA – Memphis Meats, a pioneer in the production of cell-based meat, poultry and seafood has raised a landmark US$161 million in its series B funding round, which will enable the company to bring its […]

Hilton Foods Australia inaugurates US$190m meat processing facility

AUSTRALIA – Meat packing business, Hilton Foods Australia has opened a new AUS 280 million (US$190.3 million) meat processing and distribution facility in Heathwood, Queensland. The state-of-the-art processing plant will utilise the latest robotic systems […]

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 […]