BRF to close down turkey meat production line in Mineiros

BRAZIL – BRF, one of the largets food companies in Brazil, has made plans to close down its turkey meat production line in Mineiros (GO) due to lack of market for the products. According to Business Insider, Jorge Luiz de Lima, the global vice president of the Brazilian food company's corporate efficiency, made the statement.…

Brazil’s food giant BRF names new chief executive officer

BRAZIL – BRF, one of the biggest food companies in the world, has named Pedro Parente as the new chief executive officer with the hope that the new CEO will give a successful turnaround. According to SeekingAlpha, the government commission; which approved the appointment, said the nomination of the new CEO faces no conflict of…

Aleph Farms calls on USDA to promote clean meat to improve food safety

ISRAEL - Aleph Farms, Israeli food technology start-up company, has called on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote clean meat for its compelling safety advantages, such as being antibiotic free and pathogen free. Alepha Farms made the request in response to the US Cattlemen's Association's (USCA) petition to the USDA to restrict the…

East Africa eyes Southeast Asia’s meat market through Hong Kong

ETHIOPIA - East African countries have declared an interest in entering the Southeast Asia’s meat and live animals market via Hong Kong under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In a statement, IGAD said penetrating the market through Hong could possibly eliminate the challenges its member countries are facing while exporting their products to MENA…

Tanzania lifts ban on some meat products from South Africa

TANZANIA - Tanzania has formally lifted the ban on meat product imports from some specific processing facilities in South Africa following the outbreak of listeriosis declared in the country by the Minister of Health early last year. A statement from the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) however indicated that imports from some factories associated…

UK watchdog probes on the allegations of meat traces in vegetarian foods

LONDON - Britain’s food watchdog said it was investigating allegations that traces of meat had been found in “meat-free” and vegan meals sold at the country’s two largest supermarket chains, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. According to Reuters, the FSA statement followed a report in The Daily Telegraph, which said an investigation by the newspaper had detected…

Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls chicken products on plastic contamination

USA - Tyson Foods, the American convenience food provider said it was executing a voluntary recall of 3,120 pounds, or 260 cases, of breaded chicken tenderloins supplied to foodservice establishments throughout the country over possible contamination with blue and clear pieces of plastic. The move was taken after a supplier of ingredient sent to Tyson…

Sainsbury’s and Tesco vegetarian ready meals found with meat traces

UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched an investigation into allegations that vegetarian and vegan ready meals from major supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Tesco contain traces of meat. An investigation by the Daily Telegraph disclosed that ‘meat free’ and vegan food sold at Britain's leading supermarkets contains traces of meat. Based on laboratory…

Zambeef opens new macro store to expand customer reach

ZAMBIA - Zambeef, one of the largest beef producers in Zambia has added a new Heroes Macro store to its chain of stores in the capital Lusaka as it strengthens its competence in international standards in the local food retailing industry. According to the company, the expansion was in pursuit of providing customers with quality…

Zambeef’s joint executive Tim Pollock resigns

ZAMBIA - Zambeef, Zambia’s food producer and retailer has announced that Tim Pollock, Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company resigned from the company effective 31st May 2018. The company said Mr. Pollock had left Zambeef for personal reasons and that he will be returning to the United Kingdom to focus on the development of…