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12 December 2018
McDonald’s Announces Policy to Eliminate Overuse of Antibiotics in Beef
US - As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s has the opportunity to use its scale to tackle some of the most complicated challenges facing people, animals and the planet - and help drive industry-wide progress....
07 December 2018
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
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
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....
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
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...
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....
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....
29 June 2018
China Lifts Ban on British Beef
CHINA - British beef will soon be exported to China for the first time in more than 20 years, after the Chinese government lifted an import ban it imposed in the 1990s during an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow...
14 June 2018
CFIA Efforts for Release of SFCR Commended
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) congratulates and applauds the efforts of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the historic publication of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). ...
22 May 2018
Commissioner of Agriculture Promotes EU Beef in China
CHINA - China could shortly allow imports of beef from France, Germany and the Netherlands, which have been under embargo for almost 17 years, according to the EU Commissioner of Agriculture Phil Hogan, Yicai.com reported....
16 May 2018
UN Health Agency Aiming to Wipe Out Trans Fats Worldwide
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years....
10 May 2018
Kuwait Bans Beef Imports from Zimbabwe, South Korea Due to FMD
KUWAIT - The supreme food safety committee recommended banning all beef imports from Zimbabwe and South Korea, where foot and mouth disease has been detected. ...
07 May 2018
Aussie Cattle Industry Looks to Defend 'Meat' Label
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat"....
 
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