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Tönnies with over 500.000 PCR tests

Chancellor Angela Merkel recently called on the German economy to do more to contain the corona pandemic and to offer all employees at least once a week rapid tests. The central associations of the German economy have now submitted their status report ...

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Belgian meat industry launches standard for pork

On January 1st, 2021 the new BePork quality standard was introduced by Belpork vzw. The generic quality assurance system combines the former Certus test seal program for pork with the CodiplanPLUS system for live pigs and corresponds to current market needs ...

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Evenord 2021 does not take place

Against the background of the ongoing corona pandemic, Evenord eG, organizer of the evenord trade fair, has decided not to hold the innovation fair for butchers and restaurants this year ...

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PR / Handtmann takes over the Dutch company Verbufa

Handtmann Group takes over Dutch mechanical engineering and trading partner Verbufa. Verbufa is an international company based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The company was founded in 1952 and employs around 40 people. Verbufa develops, delivers and implements machine solutions for the food processing industry and, as a trading company, sells machines and systems from market-leading machine manufacturers in the food processing industry ...

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Annual balance sheet 2020: Tönnie's market leader for organic meat

The Tönnies group of companies developed stably in 2020 despite the restrictions caused by the corona. After a strong first half of 2020, the balance sheet for the second half is, as expected, weaker. The corona-related closure of the plant in Rheda has an impact here ...

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Bell Food Group takes over ARYZTA's sandwich production

Hilcona, which belongs to the Bell Food Group, takes over the sandwich production of ARYZTA Switzerland. All employees and the production site will be taken over. Hilcona is thus expanding its market position in the growing area of ​​freshly made sandwiches ...

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Daily tests detect infections

In the daily PCR tests of all around 1.000 employees in the Hamm-Uentrop meat center, the external laboratories found a total of 39 positive cases over the past two weeks. The Westfleisch company has had all employees tested every day since last summer in order to identify and break infection chains as quickly as possible. Since then, more than 150.000 tests have been carried out in Hamm alone ...

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More animal welfare also becomes more expensive!

The Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, is promoting the conversion of livestock farming in Germany. Towards greater animal welfare throughout the animals' entire lifespan, greater social acceptance and reliable, long-term financing for farmers.

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Anuga and THAIFEX-Anuga Asia join forces in digital offers

Both this year's Anuga (October 9th-13th) and the newly scheduled THAIFEX-Anuga Asia (September 29th-October 3rd) are very well positioned so far. While the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages can currently boast a high occupancy rate comparable to the previous event, more than 70% of the previous exhibitors have also registered at Asia's most important F&B trade fair. Both fairs are planned in a hybrid format ...

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Animal Welfare Initiative: Retail is investing heavily

The trading companies in the Animal Welfare Initiative (ITW) are massively increasing their financial commitment in order to further increase the broad impact of the initiative. Because the interest of the pig farmers is great: A total of 2021 pig farms have registered for the current program 2023-6.832 ...

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