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12 July 2017
Identifying, Assessing Risks of Food Contaminants as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken...
04 July 2017
German Pig Herd Stabilising
GERMANY - Following the marked decline in the German pig herd during 2016, provisional figures from the May pig census now indicate that numbers are stabilising, reports Bethan Wilkins, AHDB analyst....
08 June 2017
Germany to Resume Pig Exports to China
GERMANY - Germany had been the largest supplier of fresh and frozen pork to China and was also the second largest supplier of offal, reports Duncan Wyatt, lead analyst at AHDB....
16 May 2017
Study: Foods for Radioactive Substances Under Analysis
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested...
13 January 2017
German Pig Meat Demand Under Pressure
GERMANY - Consumer demand for pig meat in Germany has been under considerable pressure in the last five years. Recent data published by the German market information agency, AMI, indicates it is taking...
24 August 2016
German Pork Exports Register Steady Growth
GERMANY - Exports of fresh and frozen pork from Germany grew slightly in the first six months of the year, up four per cent to 886,000 tonnes....
07 July 2016
German Pig Herd Continuing to Decline
GERMANY - Provisional figures from the May pig census show that the number of pigs in Germany fell by 4 per cent since May 2015, to 27 million head....
03 June 2016
German Pork Exports Modestly Down in First Quarter
GERMANY - Exports of fresh/frozen pork from Germany fell slightly in the first quarter of 2016, down 6 per cent to 419.3 thousand tonnes, when compared with the same period a year earlier....
13 April 2016
Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
13 April 2015
German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling But No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the...
25 March 2015
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
03 September 2014
Grandin Praises German Slaughterhouse over Pig Welfare
GERMANY - Temple Grandin, the world-renowned American expert on animal welfare and animal behaviour, has highly praised the slaughterhouse of Vion Food in Crailsheim during an animal welfare training exercise...
30 June 2014
Westfleisch Sees Sales Hit €2.5 Billion
GERMANY - German meat processor, Westfleisch, saw turnover rise by 1.3 per cent over the last financial year to €2.51 billion....
06 March 2014
VION Announces Plan for Pig Plant Closure
GERMANY - VION has announced it intends to close down its Lingen plant following a 30 per cent fall in animals slaughtered and losses of millions of Euros....
10 October 2013
VION Promotes High-Welfare Pork at Anuga
GERMANY - Stefaan Vansteenkiste was delighted with VION’s interactions with visitors at Anuga, the world’s leading food fair. He highlighted that the main growth markets are in Asia as well as launching...
08 October 2013
Anuga 2013: VION Contributes to Improved Animal Welfare
GERMANY - VION takes a lead in improving animal welfare at Anuga 2013. ...
20 June 2013
Westfleisch Sales and Production Rise
GERMANY - German meat processor, Westfleish, has seen annual sales grow by more than 12 per cent year-on-year to €2.475 billion. ...
12 June 2013
Management Changes at VION Food Germany
GERMANY - VION's Food Food Germany Management Team has been changed in order to adopt a more directorial role. ...
27 September 2012
IFFA 2013: No. 1 Show for Meat Industry
GERMANY - For the next IFFA in Frankfurt in May 2013, the organisers report that all market leaders have signed up. Being introduced at the upcoming show are a new hall on packaging technology and the...
13 April 2012
Danish Crown Celebrates 10 Years in Oldenburg
GERMANY - Ten years have passed since the first slaughterhouse workers said “Guten Morgen” to each other at Danish Crown in Oldenburg....
01 February 2012
Tönnies Focus: Better Welfare & China Expansion
ANALYSIS - One of the largest pig processing company in Germany, Tönnies, has announced plans to expand in China and at home in Europe, it aims to raise pig welfare standards, writes Jackie Linden, senior...
13 October 2011
Danish Crown Attracts Strong Interest in Cologne
COLOGNE, GERMANY - Danish Crown’s employees are having an extremely busy time at the Anuga trade show in Cologne where many interested customers are dropping by....
17 January 2011
Danish Crown Fleisch Opens for Business
GERMANY - Yesterday (16 January), Danish Crown formally took over the German pig slaughterhouse business, D&S Fleisch, which is now called Danish Crown Fleisch. ...
08 October 2010
Danish Crown Acquires German Pig Slaughterhouse
GERMANY - With the acquisition of an abattoir in Germany, Danish Crown is reaching another milestone in its DC Future plan. ...
30 July 2010
Study Finds Contaminated Pork Spreads Salmonella
GERMANY - German scientists have found a match in Salmonella enterica sub-strain in pigs, pork and people. ...
13 October 2009
ANUGA REPORT - Brazil Companies Set to Grow
GERMANY - Further consolidation and more international company takeovers can be expected from the leading Brazilian meat processors, across the beef, pork and poultry sectors, writes ThePigSite senior...
06 March 2009
Denmark Secures Second Place in Germany
GERMANY - German purchasers consider German pork to be the best. However, Denmark holds a safe second place as the preferred foreign supplier of pork to the German market. ...
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