Vion leaving British meat industry

The Dutch-owned meat industry processor Vion NV has announced it is to leave the British meat industry, according to an item in the British Farmers Weekly magazine. The firm is the top EU producing company by meat volume according to Richard Brown of GIRA’s presentation to the Red Meat Sector Conference earlier this year. Producing 2.5 million tonnes (carcase weight equivalent) in 2010/2011, Vion deals principally in pork, but also beef, poultry and a small amount of sheepmeat. It entered the UK market in the late 1990s. According to the article, the UK operations for sale are pork, red meat and poultry units. Read more …

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