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Preparing for the Changing Landscape in EU Pork Safety
The British Pig Executive (BPEX) recently held a series of meetings highlighting the growing importance of Salmonella control on pig units, with speakers offering practical advice on minimising the risks of a farm becoming Salmonella-positive. Stuart...
Challenges in Reducing Campylobacter Contamination of Poultry
The issues facing producers and meat processors in reducing or even eliminating Campylobacter from poultry carcasses were explored at the Poultry Sessions at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 150th Annual Convention in Chicago in July...
IPPE Expands into New Areas
The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be bigger than ever this year with more than 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibition space and a range of new features and exhibitors....
IPPE to Offer Varied Educational Programmes
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be offering a wide variety of free education programmes for visitors....
Role of Science and Technology in Sustainable Intensification
There is widespread agreement that global food production will have to increase substantially in the coming years and decades in order to meet the demand of a growing global population. ...
Ante- and Post-mortem Meat Inspection of Pigs - a Welfare Diagnostic Tool
Tail-biting has a significant and greatly underestimated economic impact on the profitability of pig farming, Dr Dayane Teixeira and Dr Laura Boyle of Teagasc, Moorepark told the Teagasc Pig Farmers Conference in October. In their study, the estimated...
Effect of Chitosan against Salmonella on Chicken
Chitosan in solution has potential as an intervention to reduce foodborne pathogens on the surface of chicken skin contaminated with bacteria during storage, according to new research from the University of Arkansas....
Aqua Nor 2013: The Growth of Organic Fish Production
There is a growing demand for organic seafood around the world. While some will question the economic feasibility of producing organically, organisations and farmers at Aqua Nor 2013, in Trondheim, Norway, discussed how organic aquaculture has grown and...
Swine Nutrition and Management Systems that Alter Productivity and Carcass Traits
New technology has been implemented by pork producers over recent times to help them lower their cost of production. ...
Hygiene and Hygienic Design - Key to Improved Food Safety
Safety, quality and hygiene are more than ever before top priorities in the meat-processing sector. ...
Trends in Ingredients and Additives in Meat Products
With the global meat industry growing, the consumption of fresh meat worldwide has increased by three per cent a year over the past five years....
Activist Messages under the Microscope at Banff Meeting
How can the world of animal agriculture brace itself against a rising tide of activist attacks? One critical way is by better understanding the dynamics involved in the core messages these groups use time and again to drive a wedge between livestock industries...
Immunocastration and DDGS Effects on Pig Carcases
Although immunocastrating pigs led to lower carcase yields, the pigs had a better feed conversion, according to research by M. D. Asmus, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. L. Nelssen, R. D Goodband, and J. M. DeRouchey in a paper published for the K-State...
Safety First – Focus on Traceability
Food safety scandals, recalls of food stuffs, the outbreak of an epizootic disease – are topics that are frequently in the media spotlight and have a high priority in the public conscience. ...
Packaging for Safer Products with Longer Shelf-life
Trends in meat and food packaging are very much in line with the major demands of the meat industry in general....
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