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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Top BSE Status Granted to Argentina
ARGENTINA – A southern hemisphere food standards delegation has praised efforts put in place by government bodies to prevent and monitor Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)....
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) proposal to allow imports of beef from several states in Brazil with a recent history of unresolved foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Plants Host Pathogenic Bacteria from Livestock Farming
NETHERLANDS - Disease-causing bacteria resulting from livestock farming can contaminate food products and find their way to humans....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Knowledge of Vulnerability in Supply Chain to Detect Food Fraud
NETHERLANDS - Food fraud has always taken place and there are incidents on a regular basis. To combat food fraud more effectively, information is required on which factors play a role in the vulnerability of organisations and the food chain for food fraud,...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
West-African Livestock Farming Offers Opportunities for Dutch Industry
NETHERLANDS - By investing in livestock farming, the Dutch industry can help improve food safety in West Africa. ...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Record Taiwan Exports Predicted to Slow for US
TAIWAN – Record US beef shipments to Taiwan in 2013 will likely falter slightly this year, according to the US Department of Agriculture....
Friday, April 04, 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Review Confirms Human Health Safety of Somatotropin for Dairy Cows
US - After reviewing the literature and after 20 years of its widespread use in dairy cows in the US, scientists have concluded that recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) has no adverse effects on human health....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dutch Safety Board Calls for Tighter Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Is Eating Red and Processed Meat as Harmful as Some Say?
ANALYSIS - Warnings over the potential risks concerning the consumption of red meat and processed meats and cancer have been circulating for several years....
Beer Marinade Could Reduce Levels of Harmful Substances in Grilled Meats
GLOBAL - Researchers are reporting that beer can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats when used as a marinade....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance Remains in Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
Monday, March 24, 2014
How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year....
More Traceability For Canada's Cows and Milk
CANADA - A dairy sector agri-marketing programme worth almost CAN$100,000 has received dairy industry support....
Friday, March 21, 2014
FDA Allows More Time to Comment on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update on the proposed rules under its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), allowing more time for comment on two areas of the Act - but not on the part on animal feeds....
Monday, March 17, 2014
Steady Increase in Incidents of Low Levels of GM Crops in Traded Food, Feed
GLOBAL - The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said....
Friday, March 14, 2014
Sustainability at First Milk Driven By 3Es Considerations
UK – Incentivising farmers to produce milk by quality not volume and reducing its Lake District site’s carbon footprint are two achievements in First Milk’s sustainability review....
Mexican Cattle Sector Has Lots to Do
MEXICO – The government has announced a range of improvements needed to take the Mexican cattle industry forward....
Russian Ban Cuts Third Off Paraguayan Beef Revenues
RUSSIA – The decision by state surveillance authority Rosselkhoznador to suspend buying beef from eight Paraguayan meat plants has cost Paraguay’s beef industry over US$60 million....
Monday, March 10, 2014
US Government Grants Beef Consultation Extension to Brazil
BRAZIL – Beef processors have been granted a 60 day extension for comment submissions on the draft rule for raw bovine meat export by the US Department of Agriculture....
Thursday, March 06, 2014
AMI Highlights Nutrition Benefits of Eating Meat
US - American Meat Institute (AMI) has urged the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to focus on the important benefits of meat and poultry in the human diet, adding that sustainability is outside the Committee's scope....
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
New Method to Determine Vitamin D3 in Milk
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has developed a new method for the determination of vitamin D3 in milk....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Major China Dairy Opens European Research Centre
CHINA – Yili group has unveiled a dairy research and development facility at Wageningen University. ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Germans Identify Second BSE Case
GERMANY – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has struck again in Germany, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported....
Monday, February 24, 2014
One Year On from Horse Meat Scandal – New DNA Tests Proposed
EU - The European Commission has given the go-ahead to a second round on DNA testing of meat products to find out whether horse meat is still being used fraudulently in products labelled as beef, writes Chris Harris....
Plant at Centre of Major Recall Could be Sold
US - The beef slaughterhouse and processor at the centre of a major beef recall earlier this month could be sold to a nearby meat company....
 
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