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FSIS’s Modernisation of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule
The proposed Modernization of Poultry Inspection rule published in January 2012 provides many unique challenges and opportunities for the chicken industry writes Dr Ashley B. Peterson for Poultry Tech....
Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in EU 2012-2020
EU agricultural commodity prices are expected to stay firm over the medium term, supported by factors such as the growth in global food demand, the development of the biofuel sector and a prolongation of the long term decline in food crop productivity...
Irish Food and Drink Exports Pass €9 Billion
Irish food and drink exports have passed €9 billion for the first time and the country has seen its food exports to Asia rise by 75 per cent since 2010, according to a new report from Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
With Hot Air Treatment, Bacteria Fly the Coop
Poultry processors could use a forced hot-air treatment to dry cages (also known as crates) between transporting flocks, lessening the number of Campylobacter on cage flooring and thereby decreasing the potential for cross-contamination during live haul,...
Consumer Demand Impact of Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling
The United States implemented mandatory country of origin labelling (MCOOL) which became effective in March 2009 (USDA AMS, 2009a,b), write Glynn T. Tonsor, Jayson L. Lusk, Ted C. Schroeder, and Mykel R. Taylor in a research paper for Kansas State University....
Investment Opportunities for Ruminant Livestock in Developing Countries
Investment in the development of feed markets in Africa and South Asia could enable very large numbers of smallholders to participate more in the food value chains according to a report from the World Bank....
Salmonella in Imported Beef in French Food Poisoning Outbreak
An outbreak of Salmonella at a school in Poitier, France was caused by contaminated imported beef burgers, according to a Eurodurveillance report carried out by the food safety agencies and health offices in France....
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Trade Negotiations 2011-2012
Two events in the EU early in 2012 focussed the attention of the poultry industry on trade: the lifting of the ban on imports of fresh poultry meat from Thailand, and the publication of the decision of the European Council on the agreement between EU...
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Marketing Standards - Labelling of Poultrymeat
UN-ECE Standards, food information to consumers (including country-of-origin labelling) and the proposal for eco-labels on foods are among the topics on labelling addressed in the 2012 annual report from AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and...
Europe Needs Stronger EFSA and Stronger Risk Assessment Community
Europeans enjoy among the highest standards of food safety in the world, and according to the European Food Safety Authority’s Executive Director, the authority intends to preserve and build on that record....
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Food and Feed Safety
Progress on the implementation of the Salmonella standards, campylobacteriosis, Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM), Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is described Annual Report 2012 of AVEC, the Association of Poultry...
Slight Drop in Salmonella in Cattle
There was a slight decrease in teh incidence of salmonella found in cattle last year according to a report from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency of the UK. ...
China's Meat Industry Revolution
From a very limited ration of meat only for urban citizens to the world's largest meat-producing country, from a handful of processing facilities in major cities to thousands of modern meat packing and processing plants throughout the country....
Global Overview for Avian Influenza
Since 2003, H5N1 bird flu has killed or forced the culling of more than 400 million domestic poultry and caused an estimated US$20 billion in economic damage across the globe before it was eliminated from most of the 63 countries infected at its peak...
More Slaughter Plants Needed for Locally Sourced Meat
Demand for locally sourced products in the US has increased in recent years, but producers often claim that a lack of slaughter facilities is a key reason that it is not expanding more quickly, writes Chris Harris. ...
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