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27 April 2017
New Study Deems Dairy 'Excellent' Source of Protein for Children
US - Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in...
26 April 2017
T&T Lifts Ban on Imports of Corned Beef, Chicken Products
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - The ban on meat products imported from Brazil has been lifted by the Ministry of Agriculture....
24 April 2017
Improved Cold Chain Logistics to Safeguard Food Security
CHINA - Efforts have been started to accelerate the development of cold chain logistics, according to a plan issued by the State Council on 21 April....
20 April 2017
Study: Which Production Attributes are Most Important to Consumers
US - For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics, whether...
Australia to Ship Dairy Heifers to Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - West Australian cattle exporter Wellard will soon be looking for dairy heifers from Australia to fill contracts it has in Sri Lanka....
Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety with US of Mutual Benefit
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
19 April 2017
China, Ireland Sign Protocol on Beef Access
CHINA & IRELAND - China and Ireland on Tuesday signed a formal protocol on beef exports to China that paves the way to access for Irish beef to China....
18 April 2017
Top Chef Showcases Scotch Beef PGI to VIPs in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Over 150 of China’s business elite have enjoyed Scotch Beef PGI as part of a menu devised by one of Scotland’s top chefs....
13 April 2017
Saudia Dairy Wins Key Quality Certifications
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco), a leading dairy and foodstuff producer, said it has received two certifications in recognition of its uncompromising quality standards maintained across the manufacturing facilities....
11 April 2017
IFA in Brussels on Beef Markets, Brexit & Brazil
EU - Speaking at the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on beef last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the prospects for the EU beef market for 2017 look more positive than 2016. He said the latest forecast results on...
T&T Ambassador Lifts Ban on Brazilian Corned Beef
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - If some of the largest consumers of Brazilian meat such as China and the EU as well as several countries in the region have expressed confidence in the safety of the meat products from the South American country and lifted their import...
06 April 2017
Jamaica Lifts Corned Beef Ban
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda has announced that the temporary ban on the import and sale of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted with immediate effect....
05 April 2017
Russia Backs FAO Work to Tackle AMR with $3.3M
ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & TAJIKISTAN - Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe with...
04 April 2017
China, Australia, NZ Companies Sign MoU on Food Safety
CHINA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, consultancy PwC and New Zealand Dairy giant Fonterra have teamed up to develop a system that will track the global supply chain of food products, said PwC China....
Brazilian Meat Scandal to be Raised in European Parliament, Says IFA
EU - Following strong lobbying by IFA in Brussels over the last two weeks, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee Czeslaw Siekierski tabled an oral question for the plenary agenda...
Restrictions on Brazilian Beef, Poultry Still in Effect
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - The Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs, EP Chet Greene has announced that the restrictions on the importation of Brazilian beef and poultry will remain in effect until the local stakeholders deliberate later this week....
28 March 2017
IFA Pushes Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
27 March 2017
China, NZ Agree to Start Talks on Upgrading FTA in Late April
CHINA & NEW ZEALAND - China and New Zealand agreed to start talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in late April....
Crisis Slows Efforts to Reclaim European Beef Market
KENYA - The land invasions experienced in Laikipia County could slow down Kenya’s efforts to reclaim its beef export quota to the European Union, which it lost 25 years ago....
24 March 2017
Dominica, St Lucia Ban Corned Beef from Brazil
JAMAICA - Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil....
Saudi Arabia Halts Brazilian Beef, Poultry Imports
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
23 March 2017
CME: Key Countries Suspend Brazilian Meat Imports Due to Scandal
US - The scandal that has affected the Brazilian meat packing and processing industry in recent weeks continued to play out, with a number of key importing countries announcing that they would suspend, curtail or enhance inspections of meat from that...
IFA Reiterates Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
22 March 2017
IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
21 March 2017
China, EU Cut Imports of Brazil Meat Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
Brazil President Seeks to Calm Health Fears Over Beef Exports
BRAZIL - President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage their health concerns over a sector responsible for US$12 billion in annual exports....
Positive Drug Residues in Milk Tankers Down to 350 Loads in 2016
US - Just 350 tankers out of more 3.5 million loads of milk tested positive for drug residues in fiscal year 2016, ending 30 September, according to the National Milk Drug Residue Database. That’s a violation rate of 0.011 per cent, the lowest level...
 
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