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30 January 2015
Groceries Code Adjudicator Given Powers to Fine over Malpractice
UK - The British government is to give the Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers...
New Zealand Making Headway into Future
NEW ZEALAND - Premium lamb products with improved health quality and improved prices for New Zealand venison will make headway...
Animal Welfare at Slaughter Improving in UK
UK - Animal welfare in slaughterhouses in the UK is improving....
29 January 2015
What is the Methylmercury Risk in Seafood?
EU - Limiting consumption of fish species with a high methylmercury content is the most effective way to achieve the health...
Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new...
US Pork Producers Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The US National Pork Producers Council has thrown its support behind renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA),...
28 January 2015
Commission Could Offer Support to Pig Sector over Russian Import Ban
EU - The European Commission is to examine the difficulties that the pig sector is facing because of the ban on exports to...
Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peace-building and conflict resolution....
Norway Sets out New Controls Against Classical Swine Fever
NORWAY - The Food Safety Authority in Norway now has to give the go-ahead for pork products to be imported from Croatia,...
27 January 2015
EU Countries Still Not Complying with Sow Stall Ban after Two Years
EU - No action has been taken against European countries that are not complying with the EU-wide ban on sow stalls – a...
Call for Beef Forum Decisions to be Implemented
IRELAND - Irish farmers have called on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to ensure that the decisions of the Beef Forum...
26 January 2015
COOL Not to Blame for Drop in Live Cattle Imports to US
US - The economic downturn that sapped consumer demand — not Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) — caused decreased demand...
US Poultry Industry Welcomes New Food Safety Proposal
US - The aims of the recently announced US proposal to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter on poultry parts have been welcomed...
No-antibiotics-ever Chicken Products Launched for US Schools
US - US poultry processor Perdue Foodservice has launched seven no-antibiotics-ever chicken products for school lunch programmes. ...
Taiwan Stops Poultry Slaughter to Control Avian Flu Spread
TAIWAN - The Taiwan Council of Agriculture has brought in a four-day ban on killing chickens, ducks and geese in a bid to...
23 January 2015
Minister Updates Pork Industry on Exports to China
NORTHERN IRELAND - Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill this week met with representatives from...
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to lift its ban on the import of poultry meat...
BPEX Launches Refreshed Web Site
UK - BPEX has today relaunched its web site following a review and remodelling....
22 January 2015
Processed Meats Require COOL, say Food Safety MEP's
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already...
Korean Pork Chain Fully Traceable
SOUTH KOREA - Pork in South Korea has received the seal of full traceability from breeding to butchering from the start of...
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