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Just Food’s 23 most-read news stories of 2023

In a tumultuous 2023, the impacts of conflict in Ukraine and Israel, business failures and M&A caught your eye. Hershey…

Smithfield Foods terminates contracts at 26 US hog farms

American pork manufacturer Smithfield Foods is ending its grower contracts with 26 hog farms in Utah. The decision, the group…

Smithfield Foods to close US meat plant to “utilise capacity”

Smithfield Foods, the US meat business owned by China’s WH Group, is to close its Charlotte, North Carolina, pork processing…

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

The rise of plant-based products and the arrival of cell-cultured – or 'clean' – options as meat alternatives are trends…

WH Group slashes profit outlook on “challenging” US pork market

China’s WH Group has slashed its first-quarter profit outlook due to “challenging market conditions” in the US pork segment. The…

Meat industry actions contributing to labour shortages, FAIRR report claims

A hard-hitting report from an investor network on meat industry labour shortages has pointed the finger at the processors themselves.…

Public filings highlight food manufacturers’ interest in cybersecurity

The number of times cybersecurity was mentioned in the filings of companies in the food manufacturing industry was 40% higher…

Smithfield Foods sets out goals on plastic

US-based meat processor Smithfield Foods has announced new recyclable packaging and plastic reduction commitments to reduce the impact on the…

Smithfield Foods to reduce sugar, salt in products

Smithfield Foods, the US meat firm owned by China's WH Group, has committed to reducing sugar and salt across its…

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector. *This article is…