Close cooperation will be needed to halt the further spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Europe, according to the region’s animal health agency. Four European countries have reported their first cases this season, and an eighth outbreak has been confirmed in a Japanese poultry flock.
In a fast evolving situation, four European countries — Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden — have officially registered the season’s first outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry.
As a result of improved performance in all market areas, HKScan is reporting its best quarter’s profit for five years. However, significant challenges face the Finland-based meat company and others in this sector.
While Russia and Israel report further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, first cases of the season have been detected in western Europe. Wild birds at two locations in South Korea have tested positive for a related virus.
Amid a series of challenges in the South African poultry meat sector, Astral Foods is indicating to its shareholders better-than-expected financial performance over the past year. The latest forecasts for the sector in 2021 are also cautiously positive.
Following the detection of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chicken meat, two German NGOs are urging consumers to purchase only organic poultry. They are also calling for a total ban on the use of medically important antibiotics for food producing animals in the European Union (EU).
Following disappointing results for its poultry and meat businesses in the first half of the fiscal year 2020, Ukraine-based agri-food company MHP SE is reporting improvements in its third-quarter performance. The firm has also responded to allegation by local media reports that it was not paying its full tax obligations.