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03 February 2017
Russia Issues Temporary Ban on Beef from New Zealand
RUSSIA - The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective 6 February....
30 January 2017
Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease...
26 January 2017
Conference to Highlight Studies for Effective Management, Disease Reduction
UK - Disease management, vet and farmer partnerships and overseas practice will be the major talking points at the Action Johne's Conference on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester....
20 January 2017
Administration Pushes Forward with Organic Marketing Rule
US - The USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (ARS) has released its final rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
19 January 2017
DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA & CHINA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of...
Ag Department Announces Identification of Atypical BSE Case
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in an 18 year old cow, through its surveillance of ‘fallen’ animals (died on farm) at knackeries....
18 January 2017
Additives, Contamination China's Top Food Concerns
CHINA - Overuse of food additives and microbial contamination were the primary food safety problems facing China last year, according to the top food authority....
17 January 2017
Packaged Milk Industry Not Regulated for 40 Years
PAKISTAN - A National Assembly committee, stirred by the recent harrowing reports about adulterated milk being sold, came in for a greater shock when they visited the Ministry of Science and Technology for a briefing on the issue on Monday....
16 January 2017
Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies....
13 January 2017
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
09 January 2017
IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
Kyrgyzstani Milk, Meat Exporters Barred from Transporting Goods to Russia
KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Tolonbek Yrsaliyev told Tazabek on 6 January....
Milk Testing Lab Remains Non-functional Since Opening
PAKISTAN - The first ever milk-testing laboratory established by the KP government to counter the grave problem of adulteration in milk in Peshawar is still non-functional despite its inauguration by the district nazim one month ago as analysing milk...
03 January 2017
Stern Action Ordered Against Sellers of Adulterated Milk
PAKISTAN - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed that indiscriminate action should be continued against the elements involved in production and sale of substandard and unhygienic milk....
30 December 2016
PFA Fails to Take Milk, Water Sample from Dairies in Rawalpindi
PAKISTAN - The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has failed to take even a single sample of milk and water from dairies in Rawalpindi, which has allowed the milk mafia to continuously play with the lives of innocent public by selling unhygienic milk....
29 December 2016
Govt Issues Notice to Major Companies for Milk
PAKISTAN - The government on Wednesday issued a notice to almost all major providers of pasteurised milk, asking them to explain reports which show that their products are unfit for human consumption....
28 December 2016
Commission to Inspect Milk, Water Companies
PAKISTAN - The Supreme Court yesterday formed a local commission to inspect different milk and water companies with directions to Punjab Food Authority to ensure completion of reports on samples taken from the local companies....
NCBA Applauds USTR for Defending US Beef from European
US - Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union due to the EU's unfair treatment of US beef. ...
23 December 2016
US Renews Fight Against EU Ban on Hormone-treated Beef
EU - The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods....
19 December 2016
Vaccine Developed to Fight E.coli in Cattle
UK - After a decade of collaboration, staff at the Moredun Institute, the Roslin Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have developed the vaccine which is capable of controlling e.coli 0157 in cattle under experimental conditions. It remains to be...
07 December 2016
SA Reminds Namibia to Test Export Cattle for TB
SOUTH AFRICA - SA’s biggest beef import partner on the continent, Namibia, has fallen foul of the country’s tuberculosis (TB) testing standards, leading to a low-key trade dispute between the countries....
22 November 2016
Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
15 November 2016
BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
13 September 2016
Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
29 July 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
21 April 2016
Decrease Dairy Cleaning Costs with Table Salt and Tap Water
US - A safer option for cleaning milking systems on dairy farms may also decrease cleaning time and cost, according to a team of Penn State engineers....
21 January 2016
Meat Scientist Questions Beta-agonists' Impact on Beef Quality
ANALYSIS - Dr Wayne Vanderwert, a Missouri cattle producer with a PhD in Meat Science, said while he has no concerns about beta-agonists from a food safety standpoint, he is concerned about beta-agonists' impact on meat quality....
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