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Sri Lankan layer industry not generating more eggs

Rising egg prices in Sri Lanka indicate a shortage in local production. Former President of the All Island Poultry Farmers Association, Ajith Gunasekara, told...

Cargills set up Sri Lanka’s first GGP pig farm

Sri Lankan food processor Cargills has established the country’s first privately owned GGP pig farm with genetics from Genesus in the UK. The first...

Sausages enter the Hunger Games in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s sausage market is becoming more competitive as new entrants and old names battle for market share on the island, writes ZAHRAH IMTIAZ. “2023...

More Sri Lankan companies adopt Ussec’s sustainable soy label

Two more Sri Lankan companies, Pussalla Meat Producers and Jaya Farms have adopted the ‘Fed with Sustainable US Soy’ labels on their packaging. The...

Tariffs waived under Thailand-Sri Lanka FTA

Thailand and Sri Lanka signed an FTA set to start this year, under which Sri Lanka will waive import tariffs on Thai products like...

Energy costs slice frozen meat sales in Sri Lanka

Sales of frozen and processed meat in Sri Lanka’s smaller retail shops have slowed due to high electricity costs. Nirosh Lalantha, Head of Quality...

Imported eggs slapped with VAT in Sri Lanka

The price of imported eggs in Sri Lanka shot up after the government imposed a value-added tax (VAT). Eggs imported from India now cost...

New Anthoney’s scales new heights in food safety

New Anthoney’s Farms is the first poultry company in Sri Lanka to receive FSSC 22000 certification for food safety. The certification, based on ISO...

Sri Lanka bans imported canned fish to save local industry

Sri Lanka has temporarily banned canned fish imports as local manufacturers grapple with new taxes. The Canned Fish Manufacturers Association informed the Ministry of...

Sri Lankans feast on gourmet treats from Chutiduwa

Chutiduwa Farms launched its first ‘Gourmet Cuts by Chutiduwa Farm Shop’ in October 2023 in Colombo to offer Sri Lankans high-quality processed pork, chicken,...

New products to help New Anthoney’s stay competitive

New Anthoney’s Farms Sri Lanka will focus on developing its further processed range as the company aims for higher margins. CEO Neil Suraweera told...

Sri Lankan egg prices cool after a heated December

Egg prices in Sri Lanka are expected to drop in the coming weeks as supply strengthens and demand drops following the festive season. Zaffar...

Thailand-Sri Lanka FTA benefits processed food and pet food

Thailand and Sri Lanka have finalized their free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations, which will be signed in February. The deal will benefit several Thai...

Sri Lankan farmers fear egg market crash with imports

Sri Lankan poultry producers fear that fresh egg imports will crash the market in the new year. Ajith Gunasekara, former President of the All...

Sri Lanka declares final corn import quota for the year

Sri Lanka plans to import 15,000 tons of corn through the State Trading Corporation (STC), likely from Pakistan. Mathalie Jayasekara, President of All Island...

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