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BRF to hire over 2,000 people during COVID-19 pandemic

Company also makes sizeable donation to help medical professionals deal with the pandemic
BRF announced it is hiring more than 2,000 people in an effort to help the company maintain its production and supply levels as global demand for meat and poultry products spikes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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VIV MEA postponed due to coronavirus

Event rescheduled for August 31 to September 2
The VIV MEA management team has decided to postpone VIV MEA 2020 to August 31 to September 2, 2020, in Abu Dhabi due to the situation report #39 from the World Health Organization published on February 28 in which the risk assessment for the regional level as well as the global level changed from high to very high.
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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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Saudi Arabia suspends imports from 2 BRF poultry plants

Poultry imports from facilities in Dois Vizinhos and Francisco Beltrao cannot ship to Saudi Arabia as allegations of feed and premix violations are investigated
Two BRF plants in Brazil have been suspended from exporting poultry products to Saudi Arabia, the company announced.
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Maple Leaf Foods CEO tweets anger over Iran airstrike

Mad because a Maple Leaf Foods employee's wife and child were killed, Michael McCain appears to place blame on Trump administration
Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain took to Twitter to express his anger after the wife and child of a Maple Leaf Foods employee were killed when a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet was shot down accidentally after Iran launched attacks on two Iraqi military bases housing American troops.
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VIV MEA expanded for 2020 show in Abu Dhabi

The exhibition has shown continual growth since its launch in 2016 and will offer a feed-to-food concepts that brings together supply and demand within the complete animal protein chain
VIV MEA 2020 is presented as the international trade show from feed to food for the Middle East and Africa.
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Cell-cultured food company to build plant in Israel

Future Meat Technologies completes US$14 million round of funding, plans to begin production at new plant in 2020

Future Meat Technologies, an Israel-based cell-cultured food company, completed a US$14 million funding round that will help the company build a new production facility near Tel Aviv.


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Top world broiler, egg rankings for 2019

A few companies continue to dominate our listings, but not everything stays the same.
The same leading poultry companies hold the top spots again in the ranking of top broiler and egg rankings this year, but that does not mean the industry is not evolving.
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Top Feed Companies: 102 companies rise to the top in 2018

Report highlights global compound animal feed manufacturers producing volumes more than 1 million metric tons in 2018.
The latest edition of WATT Global Media’s World’s Top Feed Companies listing reports 102 companies with more than 1 million metric tons of compound feed production in 2018.
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