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UK Food Standards Agency chair leaving in 2020

Heather Hancock will become master of St John’s College, Cambridge
Heather Hancock, the chairperson of the U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA) will be leaving her post as she has been elected as the new master of St John’s College, Cambridge.
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Two more acquisitions by top French poultry firm LDC

Europe's largest poultry company acquires Société Luché Tradition Volailles and Marnevall
LDC Group has reported improved production and turnover for the first half of its fiscal year. The French-based poultry meat company has also announced new acquisitions in France and Hungary.
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Mediterranean poultry: Solutions for everyone in Córdoba

With the Mediterranean basin as a common factor among several countries, the WPSA will bring together specialists and scientists in Córdoba in favor of the regional poultry industry.
The Mediterranean is a basin in which 19 countries with different levels of development, economies, languages, cultures and religions converge.
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HKScan’s Swedish executive vice president resigns

Former HKScan executive Denis Mattsson will assume the position on an interim basis
Scandinavian meat and poultry company HKScan is in search of a new executive vice president for its Swedish market area, as Sofia Hyleen Toresson has turned in her resignation.
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UK egg producers fear end of import levies

If Brexit occurs, egg producers could face consequences, says British Egg Industry Council
The egg industry in the United Kingdom (UK) could be “massively undermined” if the present Prime Minister’s plans for Brexit become reality. And that could occur just 13 months from now.
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MHP poultry exports stable despite trade barriers

Year-over-year poultry exports decline, but exports from Perutnina Ptuj acquisition more than offsets that decline
Ukraine-based agrifood company MHP’s growth strategy through increased imports hit a snag during the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, with chicken meat exports seeing a slight drop.
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HKScan entering the plant-based protein sector

HKScan and Hes-Pro Oy sign agreement to cooperate in development and production of plant-based products
Scandinavian companies HKScan and Hes-Pro Oy have signed a cooperation agreement to develop, produce and launch plant-based protein products.
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Antibiotic resistance - 25 Global Actions for 2025

Announced to coincide with European Antibiotic Awareness day, veterinary medicines industry reveals a raft of investment and commitments to help confront ongoing issue.
Announcement of investment and training to prevent antibiotic resistance on-farm, will benefit all from poultry and livestock producers through to public.
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Staff key to good poultry welfare at slaughter

European Food Safety Authority publishes recommendations on poultry welfare around slaughter
Whether arising from inadequate training or skills, personnel failings may lie at the root of the most issues relating to poultry welfare at slaughter, according to a new European report. This applies whether the birds are slaughtered as part of the food chain, or for disease control.
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HKScan focuses on improving profitability

Company says growth will be driven by innovative poultry product portfolio, as well as meals and meal components
Following the publication of quarterly results that include positive earnings, Scandinavia-based meat company HKScan has announced a new 4-point strategic plan aimed at improving profitability.
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