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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
USDA announces new programme to expand meat processing capacity
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA), which will provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
AFBF president notes US effort towards ensuring competitive meat processing system
American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall commented on January 3 on the United States' "Biden-Harris Administration's Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain."
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Saudi investment organisation acquires meat processing plants in Australia
Saudi Agriculture and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC) announced the completion of the acquisition of two red meat skinning and processing facilities in Australia, in partnership with the Brazilian company Minerva Foods.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Canada and Ontario commit up to $7 million to expand capacity of meat processing plants
The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $7 million to rapidly increase processing capacity in meat processing plants across the province.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Minerva acquires meat processing plants in Western Australia
Minerva Foods, has made its first two processing plant investments in Australia, securing the Shark Lake and Great Eastern abattoirs in Western Australia.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
US to spend US$500 million on creating smaller meat processing facilities
The US government promised on July 9 to spend US$500 million to encourage the building of smaller meat processing plants located closer to farmers who raise chickens, pigs and cows with the goal of diversifying an industry now largely run b ...
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tyson contributes to investment supporting launch of AI applications in meat processing
Tyson Foods has joined ABB Technology Ventures, Tekfen Ventures and three other venture capital firms to invest a combined US$10 million into Soft Robotics, furthering the tech company's work in artificial intelligence applications used in ...
Monday, February 22, 2021
Ontario, Canada, aims to expand meat processing with $127,000 investment
Canada and the country's province, Ontario, are investing $127,000 to support a research initiative by Meat and Poultry Ontario (MPO), part of an effort to to expand Ontario's meat processing industry.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Strauss Brands meat processing plant in Wisconsin, US, gets approval, needs one more
The Franklin Plan Commission (Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, the United States) has recently endorsed Strauss Brands' proposal for a 152,000-square-foot meat processing facility.
Monday, July 27, 2020
China implements COVID-19 guidelines for meat processing companies
China's National Health Commission (NHC) introduced COVID-19 control guidelines aimed at meat processing companies, which include virus testing for imported livestock and poultry products, Reuters reported.
Friday, June 19, 2020
New US meat processing plant seeks quadruple growth by yearend
Republic Foods, a small meat processing facility 34 miles southeast of Kansas City, Missouri, is expecting to quadruple production by the end of the year, AgWeb reported.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Meat processing delays alter Canada's beef prices, supply
According to beef analysts, disruptions to the meat industry amid the COVID-19 outbreak will bring about changes in prices and supply in Canada's market, Global News reported.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
China bans four Australian meat processing plants
China has banned four major Australian slaughterhouses, which are understood to specifically relate to issues on labelling and health certificate requirements, reported Queensland Country Life.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Australia confirms first COVID-19 outbreak in meat processing plant
Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has confirmed Australia's first COVID-19 outbreak in a meat processing plant, which has been temporarily closed since Friday, reported Beef Central.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
US President Donald Trump orders all US meat processing facilities to stay open
The executive order was announced to protect United States food supply as major meat processing companies in the country announced closures to safeguard workers from the spread of COVID-19, reported Reuters.

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