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EU Health Claims Regulation - an Issue for Research
Following a growing consumer demand for healthy food, the nutritionists' focus now lies in functional food innovations with natural compounds such as lactobacillus acting probiotic in guts as well as on cholestrol-reducing fibres or cell-protecting antioxidantia. ...
Cod Mislabelling Disguises Cheaper Fish Products
Less expensive fish species are being labelled and sold as cod in Ireland, while the environmental impact of purchases is being concealed by product labels, according to a study published in the journal Fish and Fisheries. ...
New Steps to Classify Health and Safety of Shellfish
Steps are being taken in the shellfish industry together with the Food Standards Agency in the UK to improve the classification system for bi-valve beds around the British coastline, writes Chris Harris. ...
Study Shows Policy Effective in Reducing Packaging
Policies to reduce packaging are effective as long as they remain in place for at least five years and aim for an absolute reduction in packaging volume, experiences from the Netherlands suggest....
Product Recalls - Be Prepared
Twitter and social media are giving a new dimension to the way companies have to handle product recalls, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
Comparing Purchases of Eco-labelled Products
Ecolabels can help encourage sustainable consumption. A new study has compared the national organisation of environmental (eco and organic) labels and its impact on purchases of labelled products in 18 European countries....
Reforms Will Bring a Greening of the CAP
Towards the end of June new proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy are expected to come out of Brussels, writes TheMeatSite editor in chief Chris Harris. ...
BPEX Export Bulletin - April/May 2011
The British Pig Executive's (BPEX) Export Bulletin for April/May 2011 reports that pig meat trade in the EU is starting the rise and teh US is seeing a narrowing of prices. ...
Drug Resistant Salmonella in Turkey Samples
Laboratory investigation of the Salmonella Hadar strain linked to a ground turkey burger recall and 12 illnesses reveals that it is resistant to several antibiotics, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
Index Input Costs in French Agriculture
The new president of the national federation of farmers' unions (FNSEA), Xavier Beulin has advocated indexing input costs as a buffer against such phenomena as soaring cereal prices, reports Peter Crosskey. ...
MRSA Found Along Pork Production Chain
Recently published research from Germany shows that Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been identified at all stages of the pig meat production chain, with contamination rates highest in nasal swabs and lower on carcasses, meat at processing...
Livestock Farmers Have a Beef over Pricing Report
The vice president of the French national farming federation FNSEA, Christiane Lambert, has slammed "administrative zeal" on the part of economist Philippe Chalmin for his first outline report on the pricing of beef, writes Peter Crosskey. ...
Food Processing Ingredients in Brazil
The Brazilian food processing industry was valued at US$ 173 billion in 2009. Analysts expect that the market will increase 4.0 to 4.5 percent in the next five years, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. This increase is driven by key market...
Processed Meat-Chicken and Fish Products in Indonesia
There is strong market potential for US ingredients in the Indonesian meat processing industry, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
Brazil's Beef Sector Becoming More Sustainable
Brazil is more and more developing a sustainable livestock and agriculture production systems and moving away from the image of deforestation, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris. ...
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