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Cherkizovo reports fewer workplace accidents in 2019

Russian company took measures in 2019 to improve occupational health and safety processes.
In 2019, Russian meat, poultry and grain company Cherkizovo Group managed to reduce its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) from 14% to 1.71%.
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Sudden spread of avian flu in Poland, Vietnam

Cases are also reported in India, Taiwan and Bulgaria
In Poland and Vietnam, the avian flu situation appears to have deteriorated sharply, as more outbreaks are confirmed in new areas of each country. There are also further cases in Bulgaria and Taiwan, and details have emerged about a recent outbreak in India.
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HKScan to build logistics center for Baltic operations

Construction expected to be completed in August 2021
HKScan has signed a construction agreement with Estonian construction company Astlanda Ehitus to build a logistics center for HKScan’s Baltic operations in Harjumaa County near Tallinn in Estonia.
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European retailer Metro commits to cage-free eggs

Stores in western and southern Europe will transition by 2022, while stores in eastern Europe will convert by 2025
Metro Group - one of the largest retailers in the world - has committed source all its egg products from cage-free sources, including in the most challenging markets around the world.
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Cherkizovo reports more revenue for all business segments

Russian company recorded double-digit increases in revenue for its chicken and turkey businesses in 2019
Russia’s integrated meat company Cherkizovo Group has achieved double-digit increases in revenue for its chicken and turkey businesses, as well as smaller improvements for its pork and meat processing segments in its last financial year just ended.
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Avian flu breaks out in Bulgarian, Vietnamese poultry

New avian influenza cases have also been reported in the Czech Republic and Taiwan
Continuing the recent pattern of outbreaks, highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed for the first time in new areas of Bulgaria and Vietnam. Further cases have also been recorded in the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
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MHP eyes growth in Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Croatia

Company says it is planning a ‘sizeable greenfield project’ in Saudi Arabia
Ukrainian agrifood company Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) is planning what it refers to as a “sizeable greenfield project” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as possible expansion projects in Serbia and Croatia.
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Plukon acquires Spanish poultry company VMR

Dutch company is expanding its geographic reach, and its product portfolio
Netherlands-based poultry meat company Plukon Food Group has acquired Grupo de Gestion Empresarial Avicola VMR of Spain. This acquisition follows shortly after Plukon’s latest partnership with a vegetable processing company in the Netherlands.
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