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Further Regulation Will Not Restore Faith in Food Industry
Further regulation will not be enough to restore consumer faith in the food industry in the event of another food scare. ...
Receiving Sufficient Molybdenum in Diets
An adequate human intake of the mineral molybdenum is 65 micrograms per day, according to research carried out for the European Food Safety Authority. ...
Controlling Food-borne Hazards through Meat Inspection
Harmonised epidemiological indicators for food-borne biological hazards to public health that are related to beef animals and their meat that can be used in meat inspection should be drawn up across the EU. ...
Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
EU Regulation Changes View on Stunning at Slaughter
A basic requirement for humane slaughter of animals, including poultry, is that they should be stunned before slaughter by exsanguination, writes Chris Harris. ...
Prudent Use of Antimicrobials – What is Going on in Europe?
David Burch, a veterinarian at Octagon Services Ltd in the UK discussed with Roman Krejci, DVM, Swine Technical Manager with Ceva Animal Health in Libourne, France, the European approach to the prudent use of antibiotics for farm animals....
Enhancing Safety at Every Step in Food Supply Chain
Few would dispute that the emergence of chilled and frozen food technologies in the last century was a major advance for modern society, transforming all our lives and bringing convenience and choice. In Europe today, consumption of chilled and frozen...
Africa Offers Opportunities for Livestock and Meat Investment
Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris. ...
Slow Headway for Food Safety
Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow....
Call for New Research on E.coli in Cattle
E. coli O157 control through feed additives and cattle vaccines should be investigated, the Food Standards Agency has reported. ...
Egyptian Health Policy for the H1N1 Flu Pandemic Control
The political and social ramifications of the slaughter of pigs in Egypt following the outbreak of H1N1 influenza were extreme, producing the slaughter of thousands of pigs according to the findings of a new review....
No Rise in Risk Found with Visual-only Post-mortem Meat Inspection
A qualitative risk assessment carried out for the British Food Standards Agency to establish if post-mortem visual inspection of red meat (except pigs) and large game alone represents an increased risk to public health, as well as to animal health and...
Water Reuse in Poultry Processing Now Addressed in the HACCP Programme
The USDA-Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) indicated that if water is to be reused in a poultry processing facility, then this reuse water must be accounted for in the plant's HACCP programme. This requirement may cause some difficulties as processors...
Be Prepared for Food Recalls
Being prepared and planning are key elements in preventing food safety emergencies and in mitigating their public health and socio-economic impacts and should be developed as part of the response to emergencies....
Food Bug Forensic Tracking
Pork factories now rely on a new kit to examine suspect meat with a technique that was developed in an EU funded project called Biotracer....
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