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09 May 2014
Zinc Content in Animal Feed Reduced
EU - The European Food Safety Authority is proposing a reduction of the maximum permitted content of zinc in feed for all...
European Council Adopts Provisions for Animal Plant Financing
EU - The European Council adopted a regulation laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food...
08 May 2014
ESPHM 2014: Italy's Pig Meat Market Held Back by Health Concerns
ITALY - The European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) opened today in Sorrento with a review of the Italian...
05 May 2014
Poultry Company Fined over Welfare Offences
CANADA - A Canadian poultry company has been fined more than C$92,000 for animal welfare offences....
Australian Authorities Clamp Down on Welfare Breaches in Live Exports
AUSTRALIA - Investigations in to live exports of cattle and sheep from Australia have found a series of breaches of the welfare...
02 May 2014
Hog Farmers Face PEDv Challenges
US - Hog farmers are dealing with a deadly pig disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv), and the threat of trade...
01 May 2014
Swine Fever Scare Closes Danish Crown Plant
DENMARK - The Danish Crown slaughterhouse in Herning was closed down on Wednesday because of suspected swine fever in a pig....
Pork Producers Call for Help to Expand Truck Washing
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping for federal and provincial government help to expand the province's truck washing...
25 April 2014
Brazil Investigates Atypical Case of BSE
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has launched an investiogation into a possible...
24 April 2014
Grant to Manitoba Beef Producers to Monitor Bovine TB
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to give a grant of C$297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available...
23 April 2014
US Farmers Call to Keep Ban on Brazilian Beef
US - US farmers have hit out at the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)...
What Does USDA's PEDV Monitoring, Reporting System Announcement Really Mean?
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Friday that it would initiate a reporting and monitoring system...
Australian Supermarkets Demand RSPCA Standards for Chickens
AUSTRALIA - Chicken growers across Australia are having to make changes to their operations following the decision by the...
21 April 2014
Colombia Battles to Control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
COLOMBIA - The authorities in Colombia are working to help pig farmers bring the current outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea...
18 April 2014
Pork Checkoff Updates Youth PQA Plus Programme
US - Consumers want to know how their food is produced. Through its Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus programme (PQA), the...
17 April 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products...
PED Blamed for Rising Pork Prices in Mexico
MEXICO - Outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) are reported to be widespread across Mexico and are being blamed for...
McDonald's Latin America Franchisee to Phase out Sow Stalls
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - McDonald's restaurant operator, Arcos Dorados, is to set out plans to source pig meat from group-housed...
14 April 2014
US Cities Praised for Resolutions to Stop Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
US - Campaigner against the overuse of antibiotics, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has praised the cities of Seattle, Cleveland,...
Freedom Food Launches New Online Suppliers Directory
UK - It is often easy to over-engineer the solution to a problem or a challenge, but for Freedom Food – the only UK assurance...
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