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Latest Interviews

Interview, part 2: Sanderson Farms' CFO 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

The US poultry sector has been under scrutiny in recent quarters, with a number of the largest processors named in a lawsuit alleging companies fixed prices and questions over the use of a key, weekly chicken-price index. Throw in tough market conditions, concerns over the trade priorities of the Trump administration and the rise of meat alternatives and there is much for poultry industry boardrooms to ponder. Dean Best chewed the fat with Sanderson Farms CFO Mike Cockrell.


Interview: Sanderson Farms on antibiotic-free 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Meat processed without the use of antibiotics has become one of the fastest-growing areas of the sector in the US. Fears over antibiotic resistance in humans, as well as the expanding underlying demand for food perceived to be cleaner or simpler, has driven a number of the country's processors to reappraise how they use antibiotics. One company that is so far refusing to go down the antibiotic-free path is poultry processor Sanderson Farms. Dean Best spoke to Sanderson Farms' CFO, Mike Cockrell, to find out more.

Latest News

China eases ban on Brazil meat exports 27 Mar 17

Dean Best

China, one of the Brazilian meat industry major international customers, was among a number of countries to either fully or ease bans on the country's imports that were introduced in the wake of the corruption allegations that have swirled around the sector.


UK food calls for EU free-trade deal post-Brexit 27 Mar 17

John Shepherd

UK food industry organisations in the UK today (27 March) urged the Government to negotiate "a smooth and orderly Brexit", including "tariff-free trade" in the medium term.


CapVest to buy UK pork firm Karro Food Group 27 Mar 17

Dean Best

UK-based buy-out house CapVest today (27 March) announced it is set to become the latest private-equity owner of local pork processor Karro Food Group.


New Zealand inks meat exports deal with China 27 Mar 17

John Shepherd

New Zealand's government has announced the signing of a trade deal with Beijing that will allow exports of chilled meat to the Chinese market for an initial six-month period.


Labeyrie Fine Foods names new CEO 27 Mar 17

John Shepherd

The CEO of the US and Latin America business of French dairy products group Lactalis. Frédérick Bouisset, is to join French group Labeyrie Fine Foods as its chief executive.


Australia to boost meat exports to China 24 Mar 17

John Shepherd

A deal to boost access for Australian meat exports to the Chinese market has been struck by the country's governments.

Latest blogs

Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice? 15 Feb 17

Dean Best

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?


JBS names board for international spin-off - and one name stands out 31 Jan 17

Dean Best

JBS, the Brazil-based meat giant, is in the process of listing of its international business and has this week named a clutch of directors that are set to sit on the spin-off's board.

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