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Meat Mythbusters
Using data gained through scientific papers, researchers at JSR's food quality centre aim to dispel some of the more frustrating myths associated with meat quality....
Livestock Resources and Environmental Issues in Asia
Livestock production is a significant and growing source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, range degradation and greenhouse gases, according to Benjamin Henderson (Livestock Policy Officer) and Henning Steinfeld (Chief of Livestock Information and...
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....
Assessing Effectiveness of Slaughterhouse Regulatory Regimes
Research into the social processes in place in slaughterhouses in the UK to gain insight into the potential impact of regulatory reform found that in general the current regulatory regime was effective in ensuring that meat was fit for human consumption....
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...
French Retailer with Hands-on Approach to Traceability
Just when traceability scares have retailers across the world running for cover, one French retailer can justifiably feel that more than 40 years of working alongside food producers has been vindicated, writes Peter Crosskey....
Why Fish is So Good for You?
Scientists of Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Jena University Hospital have decoded the antihypertensive impact of omega-3 fatty acids....
Physiological Responses to Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning and Implications for Welfare
Low atmospheric pressure stunning is a humane approach that has the potential to improve welfare of poultry at slaughter according to a new study from researchers at the University of Glasgow and Wagenigen University in the Netherlands....
Swedish Report Calls for Sustainable Food Consumption
In the western world, there is a need to reduce meat consumption to help reduce greenhouse gases, according to a report from the Board of Agriculture of Sweden....
Some Cheeses Exceed EU Contaminant Levels
Research from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) into cheeses on sale at supermarkets has shown that some exceed the levels of organochloride contaminants....
Effect of Feeding Budgeting Strategy on Carcase Characteristics of Finishing Pigs
Over and under budgeting during finishing have minimal impact on net returns, but as additional efforts are made to minimize feed costs in the finishing phase, formulating early finishing diets slightly lower than the pigs’ physiological needs may offer...
Hog Farming in Transition: The Case of China
Pork is a food of great economic, cultural and political significance in China, according to Kevin Chen (Senior Research Fellow, China Program Leader, International Food Policy Research Institute, Beijing, China) and Jimin Wang (Deputy Director General,...
Welfare, Carcase and Meat Quality of Pigs in Transport
The type of vehicle used to transport pigs and the location of the animal in the truck as well as the season of the year affect the welfare of pigs during transport....
Local Food Distribution Can Match Globalised Systems for Energy Efficiency
Some scientists have suggested that, when all potential inefficiencies are accounted for, local food distribution systems may be less sustainable than globalised systems. However, new research examining the behaviour of participants in local food networks...
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...
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