The war of words between local and international poultry producers has intensified following the publication of a EU-funded report which found that the local industry’s recent demise was not caused by unfair offshore competition.

SA’s poultry sector has recorded a jobs bloodbath in recent years and has ascribed its demise to cheap chicken imports from Brazil, the US and Europe. This has brought it into conflict with SA meat importers who blame the lack of competitiveness of the local poultry industry for its woes...

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