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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....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level won the support of the Environment Committee on Tuesday...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
EUROTIER – Global Concerns for a Growing International Farming Sector
GERMANY - Almost half the exhibitors at this year’s EuroTier, which opened this week in Hanover, Germany, come from outside of the country....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Dutch Body Joins Calls Against Swedish Milk Study
NETHERLANDS – A new study linking high milk intake with increased risk of fractures and cardiovascular disease is not “cause to modify existing dairy recommendations”, says a Dutch dairy body....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Swedish Study Reignites Milk Nutrition Debate
GLOBAL – Dairy industry experts have again defended milk’s nutritional value after a Swedish study linked milk consumption and lower life expectancy....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Beef Recalled over Anthrax Scare
EU - The Dutch food safety authority NVWA has recalled a batch of beef from the market over fears that it is contaminated with anthrax....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Russia Extends EU Food Import Ban on Safety Grounds
RUSSIA - Rosselkhoznadzor as announced the introduction of temporary restrictions on the import of some meat products from the European Union....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Market Analyst: How is Ebola Affecting Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - Increasing uncertainty in the spread of ebola has largely impacted livestock markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Dairy Foods Opposers Not Basing Argument on Fact
UK - Efforts to undermine the nutritional benefits of dairy products are becoming increasingly based on ill-informed opinion which betrays a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding, says The Dairy Council....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Chinese Firm at Centre of Food Safety Scandal Halts Production
CHINA - More than 300 workers have been laid off at OSI Group's subsidiary, Shanghai Husi Food and production is not expected to resume soon....
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