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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of the nation’s food needs will be produced from home...
Norway BSE Case Resolved
NORWAY – A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case has been finalised with confirmation of all risk animals being killed and incinerated....
Chinese Lift Ban on Irish Beef
CHINA - China has lifted its ban on Irish beef....
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
40 Per Cent More Beef Needed From World Herd
US - A campaign for a food secure world is gathering momentum and telling the cattle industry that it will have to increase production by 40 per cent in 35 years. ...
Monday, February 16, 2015
BSE Found in Beef Cow in Alberta
CANADA - A case of BSE has been found in a beef cow from Alberta in Canada....
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wholesale Meat Specifications Document Published
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published the Wholesale Meat Specifications Document (WMSD) for fresh beef, lamb, poultry, pork, turkey and veal on its website....
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Ten Years of Online Traceability for Safer Food in Europe
EU - TRACES – the European Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade – is celebrating its 10th birthday....
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
FSSAI Issues Draft Order on Use of Antibiotics in Meat, Poultry Products
INDIA - In order to curb the rampant use of antibiotics in meat and poultry products, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draft order that proposes to stop growing use of antibiotics as a growth promoter in food-producing...
Monday, February 02, 2015
Embrapas GAP Beef Cattle Program Focuses on Sustainable On-farm Practices
ANALYSIS - Embrapa's Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Beef Cattle program is a set of practices describing activities that should be applied on-farm, in association with measures to guarantee health, well-being and safety of workers. ...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Atypical BSE Case Confirmed in Norway
NORWAY – A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case has been diagnosed as atypical by Europe’s reference laboratory after officials were alarmed earlier this week....
Friday, January 23, 2015
Processed Meats Require COOL, say Food Safety MEP's
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee MEPs. ...
China Gives Green Light to Chile Red Meat
CHINA – Trade officials have finalised a deal opening the Chinese market for Chile frozen beef and lamb, ending two and a half years of negotiations....
Friday, January 16, 2015
Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said buying verified sustainable beef by 2016 is one of McDonald's key commitments....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Raw Drinking Milk: What Are the Risks?
EU - Raw milk can carry harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness. Implementing current good hygiene practices at farms is essential to reduce raw milk contamination, while maintaining the cold chain is also important to prevent or slow the growth...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Toddler Death Sparks Milk Safety Calls
AUSTRALIA – One dead toddler and four ill children should be enough to prompt regulators into vamping up milk standards, say farmers....
Ukraine Clamps Down on Raw Milk and Back Yard Meat
UKRAINE – A government directive to regulate back-yard meat and dairy foods processing is underway to harmonize Ukrainian food standards with those of the European Union....
Friday, January 02, 2015
World Expo 2015 Event to Address Food Safety
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to hold its second Scientific Conference with the theme 'Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together' in Italy in October 2015....
New Members Appointed to US Meat and Poultry Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
US Farmers Raise FMD Concerns over Meat Imports
US – US farmers have urged the US not to resume imports of meat from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)....
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Albania Set to Resume Meat and Agricultural Exports to Russia
ALBANIA - Exports of meat and agricultural products could restart between Albania and Russia following top level talks between between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Alexei Saurin and Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture Albania Vojo Brega....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Antibiotic Resistance is a Gut Reaction for Some Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Alternative Test for Identifying Horse Meat Developed
UK - A cheaper alternative to DNA testing as a means of distinguishing horse meat from beef, has been developed by scientists at the Institute of Food Research....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Compliance Warning Issued After Processor Safety Failure
ARGENTINA – Dairy food safety standards are being subject to a government health check after two processors fell short of the mark earlier this autumn....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
China Reopens to Brazilian Beef
CHINA - China’s market has been reopened to Brazil’s cattle farmers after a two year wait following a BSE scare....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Russia Approves Three More Dairy Plants
RUSSIA/BRAZIL – Confirmation from Russian sanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor has enabled three more Brazilian dairy plants to export cheese to Russia....
 
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