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02 February 2021
Lights out: Brexit shuts off market for English cheese truckles
An English company that has long been selling its wax-coated mini barrels of cheese directly to European consumers says it can no longer do so because of Brexit, pushing it to consider new investment in France....
28 January 2021
Brexit red tape takes a bite out of Scottish beef industry
The UK’s decision to leave the EU trading bloc has left many small- and medium-sized farm businesses struggling to cope with extra customs checks and red tape....
21 January 2021
USDA announces new staff appointments
Read the list of individuals who will hold senior staff positions at the USDA as part of the new Biden administration. ...
16 January 2021
IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
08 January 2021
UK NFU welcomes government consultation into gene editing
The NFU believes that harnessing gene editing technology and biotechnology can help the UK reach its net zero carbon ambitions....
BMPA warns that the UK risks food shortages if food factory workers are not prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine
The British Meat Processors Association warns that the UK Government's failure to prioritise food processing workers for the coronavirus vaccine puts the country's food supply at risk. ...
07 January 2021
UK sets up consultation for gene editing crops and livestock
Plans to consult on gene editing – which could unlock substantial benefits to nature, the environment and help farmers with crops resistant to pests, disease or extreme weather and to produce healthier, more nutritious food – will be set out today...
04 January 2021
Chinese consumers are turning away from imported meat due to COVID-19 fears
Chinese supermarkets and consumers are embracing domestic meat as import numbers stagnate and concerns over food-borne transmission of the novel coronavirus continue....
Food Price Report: Families to Pay $695 More for Food in 2021
Meat and vegetables are behind the expected overall 3% to 5% increase in food prices in 2021, according to the annual Canada’s Food Price Report....
01 January 2021
UK meets the Brexit deadline and casts off into the unknown
The United Kingdom left the European Union's orbit on Thursday, turning its back on a tempestuous 48-year liaison with the European project for an uncertain post-Brexit future in its most significant geopolitical shift since the loss of empire....
28 December 2020
Farming organisations across the EU react to Brexit trade deal
Farming unions from the UK and the EU are breathing a sigh of relief after a post-Brexit trade agreement has been formalised, but warn that governments must act quickly to avoid border chaos....
24 December 2020
Research says confidence in Canada’s food system at an all time high
According to the 2020 public trust research conducted by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), Canadians are feeling more confident than ever about our food system....
22 December 2020
UK's new Global Tariff will offer some safeguards for farming sector
The government’s new import tariff regime will provide certainty for farmers by largely maintaining import tariffs at present levels, the NFU said after legislation implementing the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) was laid in Parliament....
21 December 2020
Food trends expert shares how COVID-19 is changing food service
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had devastating effects on the restaurant industry, and a University of Guelph food and agri-business forecaster expects many more changes still to come. ...
17 December 2020
British meat industry calls for an "orientation phase" after Brexit transition period ends
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is calling for an "orientation phase" from 1 January to account for the UK Government's lack of Brexit preparation....
14 December 2020
New shelf-life guidance from FSA could help cut food waste
New research findings have prompted the Food Standards Agency to extend its shelf-life guidance for red meat, potentially reducing food waste....
03 December 2020
China requires imported cold-chain food to undergo nucleic acid test before sale
China’s Administration for Market Regulation now requires imported cold-chain food products to undergo a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 before any products can be sold in China....
30 November 2020
Saudi Arabia suspends Turkish meat imports
The Turkish exporters’ union confirms that Saudi Arabia has formally suspended imports of meat, eggs and other products from Turkey earlier in November....
27 November 2020
China’s COVID-19 testing regime creates bottlenecks in meat trade
In a supermarket in downtown Beijing, refrigerator shelves normally filled with steak from around the world sit empty as tougher testing for the novel coronavirus creates supply bottlenecks and raises prices for importers....
26 November 2020
Beijing’s Xinfadi market suspends sales on fears of coronavirus transmission
Beijing’s Xinfadi market, which was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in June, has suspended sales and storage of cold-chain goods and aquatic products....
23 November 2020
Taiwan moves closer to trade deal with new US administration
Taiwan’s foreign minister voiced confidence on 21 November that the incoming Biden administration would support a long sought-after bilateral trade agreement....
22 November 2020
Canada moves to reduce food waste with new initiative
Canada's Agriculture Minister has launched the first two streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge as part of the country's wider food policy. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
Weekly beef and dairy digest: COVID-19 impacts trade flows and the US rethinks its posture towards China
Jim Wyckoff's latest update tracks market changes in China and outlines the latest updates in the US dairy industry. ...
Virtual tool launched by QMS to help farmers ‘Meat the Grade’
Livestock farmers will now have access to a free online tool which will help them to boost their bottom line by improving livestock selection and management for slaughter. ...
18 November 2020
China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
16 November 2020
New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
China detects traces of coronavirus on frozen meat and packaging from global exporters
The Chinese city of Jinan says that it has found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected traces of the virus on pork packaging from Argentina....
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