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Monday, July 21, 2014
China Lifts Ban on Brazilian Beef
CHINA/BRAZIL - China has lifted its ban on exports of Brazilian beef put in place following the discovery of a case of BSE in Paraná in December 2012....
Meat Safety Concerns Hit Chinese Fast Food Supplier
CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and beef beyond their shelf-life....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Farm Children Have Fewer Allergies
SWEDEN – Women and children spending time on dairy farms may be reaping major health benefits, research from the University of Gothenburg suggests....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Argentina Denies Animal Health Protocol Breaches
ARGENTINA – Argentina has hit out at US claims alleging animal health protocol breaches, accusing US ranchers of purposefully preventing beef imports....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development to hash out the ethics of “big food” marketing, writes...
Italian Dairy Group Praises Time Magazine Article For Backing Butter
ITALY – An article in Time magazine championing butter as part of a healthy diet has been welcomed by the Italian Dairy Association (Assolatte)....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Cattle Parasites Among FAO's Top Ten List of Human Concerns
GLOBAL - A 'Top Ten' list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and new guidelines are being developed to control them....
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Biogas, Livestock Help Family Enjoy New Lease on Life
CAMAROON - It's hard to imagine, but 90 percent of the 59,000 people in the village of Bamendankwe in the North West region of Cameroon live below the poverty line, writes Jacklyn Carroll, Global Communications Intern for Heifer International....
FAO Says Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict
IRAQ - A favourable crop forecast for 2014 is now in jeopardy as people flee their homes and farms during main harvest and amid the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the Iraq, reports the FAO. ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
China Serves up New Food Safety Penalties
CHINA - A revision to China's Food Safety Law had its first reading on Monday (23 June) and pledges tough sanctions for offenders, promising the strictest food safety supervision system....
Monday, June 23, 2014
Meat, Poultry and Fish Account for 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the value of those losses, writes Jackie Linden....
Monday, June 16, 2014
35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
Friday, June 13, 2014
China Takes Further Step With Dutch on Dairy
CHINA – Further diplomatic progress has been made in the bid to put more Dutch dairy produce on the Chinese market....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Dairy Benefits Outstrip the Bad, Say Australians
AUSTRALIA – Dairy food health benefits outweigh the health problems, according to the latest news from Australia....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Health Experts Launch Investigation Into CJD Death
US – Health services are investigating a case of variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD) following an autopsy on a patient in Texas....
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Greater Mexican Dairy Access for Argentina
ARGENTINA – Argentina’s dairy sector is set to deliver more milk to Mexican buyers after food safety auditors granted export access to a host of dairy plants....
Thursday, May 29, 2014
US Agencies Join Forces for Future Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
US - Federal agencies have agreed to join their expertise during investigations into foodborne disease outbreaks in future....
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
McDonald's: What is Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability Bob Langert attended the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting in February to talk with cattle producers about McDonald's plans for sustainable beef....
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Argentinian Health Status Remains After Brazil BSE
ARGENTINA – News of BSE in Brazil will not affect Argentina’s disease status, Argentina’s ministry of agriculture announced on Monday....
Call to McDonald’s to Source Beef Raised Without Antibiotics
US - Antibiotics campaigning Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter has called on fast food chain McDonald’s to keep a promise the company has made to stop using beef from animals raised using antibiotics....
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Russia Approves Six More Brazilian Meat Plants
BRAZIL – Six more meat plants are able to export to Russia following the decision of Russian food safety body Rosselkhoznadzor....
Friday, May 16, 2014
Italian Dairy Leader Sticks Up For Milk
ITALY – Milk is not something to fear but something to celebrate, according to an Italian dairy leader who says six billion people cannot do without it....
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching GSCOP
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Major Flaws Found in Brazil's Beef Hygiene System
BRAZIL – Brazilian meat safety standards have come under fire after a USDA audit found no standard guidelines on Specified Risk Material (SRM) in cattle....
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Irish Dairy Companies Go-ahead to Export to China
IRELAND - A Chinese authority audit of Ireland’s dairy sector, has shown that Irish plants fully meet the standards of China’s new food safety laws....
Friday, May 02, 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population of nine billion projected by 2050. ...
 
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