White House mum as trade war slaughters hog industry worldwide

Business Dec 28, 2018

White House mum as trade war slaughters hog industry worldwide

Ken Maschhoff, chairman of the largest U.S. family-owned pork producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise between the United States and China. His company, The Maschhoffs, has halted U.S. projects worth up to $30 million and may move some operations overseas. Investing in ...

Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

Business Jul 16, 2018

Japan to extend best-before dates for pork to help exports

The government is discussing plans to extend best-before dates for pork products to boost their export numbers, according to sources. The best-before periods for Japanese pork products are shorter than those for products from other nations, making a dent in their export competitiveness. The agriculture ...

National Aug 31, 2015

Muslim man on hunger strike after immigration gives him pork

The immigration control office in Yokohama erroneously provided a Muslim man in detention with pork, contrary to the dietary doctrine of his religion, prompting him to launch a hunger strike, officials said. The man, who was being detained for deportation procedures, found bacon in a ...