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20 October 2017
IFA Says Taoiseach Must Support French President's Move on Mercosur
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. ...
Eye-catching Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
18 October 2017
Malawi Lifts Cattle Slaughter Ban in Lower Shire
MALAWI - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has lifted the temporary ban on livestock slaughter and movement of livestock from Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje....
Armenia, FAO Expanding Cooperation in Food Safety, Cattle Breeding
ARMENIA - The Armenian agriculture ministry and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a new agreement to expand their cooperation, Iganti Araqelyan, Armenian agriculture minister, told journalists on Wednesday. ...
16 October 2017
First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
06 October 2017
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
Faster Salmonella Test Boosts Food Safety for Humans, Animals
US - A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella, a bacteria that is one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world....
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year....
05 October 2017
IFA Says EU Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
02 October 2017
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research....
29 September 2017
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
Researchers Target Animal Farming, Meat Intake to Avoid Post-antibiotic World
GLOBAL - A new study by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and partners analyzes and describes a comprehensive strategy for preserving antibiotic effectiveness by reducing antibiotic use in farm animals up to 80...
Japanese Beef to Arrive in Taiwan After 10-Year Ban
TAIWAN - After a hiatus of more than a decade, the first shipment of Japanese beef landed in Taiwan Thursday night due to the lifting of a ban, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
25 September 2017
More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials, FAO Warns
GLOBAL - A stronger global effort, including larger investments and improved surveillance measures, is required to ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, according to FAO Deputy...
Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade...
Talk of Lifting Japan’s Ban on British Beef Gives Hope to UK Firms
JAPAN - Succulent cuts of prime British beef could be back on menus in Japan as early as next year after a team of Japanese government officials carried out an inspection of UK beef production controls in mid-July. This was more than 20 years after the...
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Bruce Cochrane...
21 September 2017
CDC, Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk
US - People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health...
20 September 2017
Taiwan Lifts Import Ban on Japanese Beef
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s food safety authority has lifted its 16-year-old import ban on Japanese beef....
19 September 2017
Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
18 September 2017
Contaminants in Food: Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
15 September 2017
FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
13 September 2017
FeverTags Expands Team to Maximize Use of Novel Temperature Verification Technology
GLOBAL - FeverTags® LLC welcomes Jeff Baxter to its growing team of bovine professionals. Baxter joins the company as Global Sales and Marketing Manager....
12 September 2017
Biosensor Detects Adulteration of Horse in Beef Meat Within an Hour
SPAIN - The identification of horse meat adulterating others as beef meat is possible thanks to an electrochemical biosensor developed by the Complutense University of Madrid which is able to recognise a DNA fragment virtually unchanged in the more than...
08 September 2017
Report: Whole Grains Decrease Colorectal Cancer Risk; Processed Meats Increase Risk
GLOBAL - Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research...
25 August 2017
No BSE-infected Beef Imported from Alabama, Taiwan FDA Reports
TAIWAN - An inspection in July of five beef exporters in the United States determined that they did not procure beef from Alabama or slaughter any animals infected with mad cow disease, an official of Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday....
China Not on First List of McDonald's Antibiotics Cut
CHINA - Chinese diners may have to wait until 2027 to enjoy nuggets free of a certain antibiotics at McDonald's as the country is not among the markets where the chemical will be banned before that....
 
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