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17 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some areas of concern remain....
11 August 2015
Salmonella Detected in New Norwegian Cattle Herd
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has discovered Salmonella Typhimurium in a stool sample from a calf with bloody diarrhea in a herd of dairy cows in Nordland, Norway....
05 August 2015
Value of Trade between India, Russia to Treble
RUSSIA – Bilateral goods trade with Russia and India will increase from $10 billion to $30 billion by 2025, talks between Russian and Indian trade delegations have revealed....
04 August 2015
China Opens Beef Floodgates for Brazil
CHINA – The value of Brazilian beef exports to China are tipped to increase almost twenty fold from pre-BSE scare levels in 2012....
22 July 2015
Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
16 July 2015
US Beef Access to South Africa Still Not Resumed
US - South Africa had committed in Paris to accommodate USDA’s request for recognition of its current negligible risk status under bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and resume its imports of US beef. ...
Blue Light Inactivates Foodborne Pathogens
SINGAPORE - A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have a strong antibacterial effect on major foodborne pathogens....
10 July 2015
Nofima Project to Help Prevent Meat Discolouration
NORWAY - Meat products can contribute to food waste, especially when food becomes discoloured, but a new research project at Norway's fish research institute Nofima aims to improve packaging and prevent discolouration....
09 July 2015
Brazil Moves Closer to Reopening Japanese Beef Access
BRAZIL – Talks to reopen market assess for Brazilian beef into the Japanese market advanced another step this week, with inspections now scheduled for August....
02 July 2015
South American Beef Ban Lift Meets Strong Farm Opposition
US - America’s farmers are “extremely disappointed” at a US government decision to allow beef imports from regions of Brazil and Argentina because of fears over foot and mouth disease risk....
29 June 2015
Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
26 June 2015
Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
How to Regain Consumer Trust in China’s Dairy Supply Chain
CHINA - Following some food safety scandals in China, the public there lost their trust in the food supply chain but Swiss-based food company, Nestlé, is helping to regain that trust, Jackie Linden reports. ...
24 June 2015
America Backs Mexican Meat Quality, Safety
MEXICO – Mexico is offering food and safety programmes that have boosted consumer confidence and certainty, a US Department of Agriculture official has said....
22 June 2015
FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces...
19 June 2015
Brazilian Minister to Intensify US Beef Trade Talks
BRAZIL – Brazil is closing in on opening up the US market to Brazilian beef and eyeing up further possibilities in the east....
16 June 2015
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
04 June 2015
E-coli Findings Prompt Tyson Ground Beef Recall
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., is voluntarily recalling approximately 16,000 pounds of 80 per cent Lean Ground Beef in 5-pound chubs, after findings of e-coli....
Call for Global Agreement on EU Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
03 June 2015
Costa Rican Food Chain Under Chinese Scrutiny
CHINA – China is assessing Costa Rican food safety to decide on whether dairy, beef and fish can be imported into the country....
02 June 2015
Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
28 May 2015
France Negligible Risk of BSE
FRANCE - France has been classified as a country with "negligible risk" from BSE....
26 May 2015
China Access Grows Again for Brazilian Slaughterhouses
BRAZIL – Brazil will soon have 26 meat plants authorized to export to China, potentially worth $520 million in annual sales, the government announced last week....
06 May 2015
Mexico Closer to Chinese Dairy Deal
CHINA – Ongoing negotiations for the export of Mexican dairy products to China are advancing after a round of food safety inspections, says Mexico’s government food safety body....
05 May 2015
Beef Scam Fears Force Scottish Government Probe
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef farmers have been given government reassurance that reasons for a sudden drop in cattle prices are being investigated....
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
22 April 2015
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained stable....
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