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06 December 2018
IFA Urges Minister to Explain Bizarre Figures, Name Factories
IRELAND - IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015....
Treated Imports Could Change Shoppers' Minds on Meat
UK - Allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to new AHDB research....
03 December 2018
IFA President Says Ag Minister Must Publish List of Factories Found Breaking Trim Rules
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there is a responsibility on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to release the names of the meat factory plants which have been fined for breaching regulations on carcase trim....
27 November 2018
Feihe Dairy Finds Right Formula for Growth
CHINA - Feihe Dairy, a domestic leader in infant and toddler formula production, has attributed its recent strong growth to consumers' deeper pockets, a commitment to quality and reforms in the dairy industry....
China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
21 November 2018
Steaks High as Beef Goes Blockchain
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government said Tuesday it will use blockchain technology to track beef through the supply chain to provide consumers with information about the source of their food....
Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
19 November 2018
FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
29 October 2018
Farmers Wanted for Progressive Groups
UK - Recruitment has started for the next two groups of forward-thinking English beef and lamb farmers to be part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s progressive groups....
16 October 2018
FrieslandCampina and Its Sustainable Dairy Chain
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers. ...
09 October 2018
Consumers Question Decision to Remove Manufacturing Date from Dairy Products
SAUDI ARABIA - A number of consumer protection experts believe that some dairy companies have removed production dates off perishable dairy products, the Makkah newspaper said in a recent report....
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
04 October 2018
Raw Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination
US - JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Arizona, establishment, has recalled approximately 6,912,875 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
24 September 2018
Arla Creates New Innovation with Simple Ingredients
GERMANY - As the consumer demand for healthy, natural products increases, Arla Foods has created a new innovation in fruit yogurts which has just hit the shelves in the German market. ...
Animal Health, Carcase Spec Key to Profitability
SCOTLAND, UK - The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday, 26 September....
Researchers Report First Evidence of ESBL Producing E. coli in US Retail Meat
US - A new study using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and whole genome sequencing to test extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing E. coli isolated from cattle for food production and from various retail meat products has shown that all...
19 September 2018
BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response
UK - Yogurt contains the natural sugar lactose sometimes alongside added sugars, which are combined to give a ‘total sugar’ figure on food labels....
12 September 2018
Arla Foods Responds to Post-Brexit Policy for New Agri Bill
UK - Today, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs has set out his post-Brexit policy for a new Agricultural Bill in the UK....
10 September 2018
EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
05 September 2018
Meat Prices Shoot Up Amid Ban on Cattle Transportation
UGANDA - People planning to buy meat in Kampala and other areas across the country will have to dig deeper as prices continue to increase amid a ban on the transportation of animals from the Ankole Sub-region. ...
04 September 2018
EU Wants to Settle Beef Dispute with US in Bid to Ease Trade Tensions
EU - The European Commission announced on Monday that it wants to get mandate from European Council to open negotiations with the United States in order to settle dispute on export of US hormone-free beef in a bid to ease trade tensions across the Atlantic....
28 August 2018
Demand for Imported Food Growing Steadily
CHINA - Chinese consumers' demand for imported food has been growing steadily as the standard of living in China improves, according to a statement from the General Administration of Customs....
06 August 2018
From Farm to Fridge: Milk Carton 'Sell-by' Dates May Become More Precise
US - The "sell-by" and "best-by" dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Cornell University food scientists have created a new predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria and when they emerge, according to research...
31 July 2018
Armenia to Switch to New System of Labeling Dairy Products
ARMENIA - To meet a requirement of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Armenia will switch to a new labeling of dairy products starting from January 2019, the chairman of the State Food Safety Service, Georgy Avetisyan, said at a meeting with producers...
27 July 2018
President Urged to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry ("the Barnyard") sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to ensure the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
13 July 2018
Korean Consumers Gain Access to Cargill’s Premium, Imported Beef
SOUTH KOREA - Cargill and Seoul-based AG Meat, a specialty import meat distributor are partnering to offer premium US beef brand, Excel®, in a new concept meat store called 'It’s Meat'. At 'It’s Meat', Korean consumers can now purchase high-quality,...
Aberdeen Angus Farmers to Benefit from Tesco's New Beef Contracts
UK - Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd, with 1,600 farmers in the UK set to benefit from new 12 month contracts which will guarantee a price above the standard market...
Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products....
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