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25 June 2019
Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
Commission Stance on South American Trade Deal Not Credible, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy led IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday over the hypocrisy of the Commission doing a trade deal with South America....
24 June 2019
Seven Signatories of Letter Ignore Inconvenient Truth About Brazil, Says IFA
EU - Speaking from Brussels on Saturday (22 June), IFA President Joe Healy accused the seven Prime Ministers who signed a letter to Jean Claude Juncker backing a trade deal with South American countries of making a mockery of European farmers and the...
IFA Protest at EU Commission Office Over Sellout to South America
IRELAND - Yesterday (Sunday, 23 July), IFA President Joe Healy revealed plans to lead IFA National Officers and members of the IFA Livestock Committee in a protest at the EU Commission offices in Dublin at 8am this morning over the double standards of...
Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
17 June 2019
EU, US Reach Agreement on Imports of Hormone-free Beef
EU - On Friday, the European Commission shared with Member States the successful outcome of negotiations to review the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU....
14 June 2019
IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
13 June 2019
QMS Speaks on Importance of Making School Food Healthier
SCOTLAND, UK - Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has emphasised the importance of a balanced diet for children and people of all age groups....
12 June 2019
More Research Required on New Pathogens in Beef, Cow's Milk Products
GERMANY - According to the DKFZ, research has been carried out on cow's milk, cow's milk products and the blood serum of healthy cattle....
06 June 2019
Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
05 June 2019
Red, White Meats Equally Bad for Cholesterol, Study Says
US - Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a new study....
04 June 2019
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
29 May 2019
Govt Warning After US Recalls 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef
BAHAMAS - The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) has warned the Bahamian public that the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for over 62,000 pounds of raw beef...
27 May 2019
Japan Lifts Last Restrictions on Canadian Beef, 16 Years After BSE
CANADA - Japan has lifted its remaining trade restrictions on Canadian beef, 16 years after the discovery of a case of BSE in Alberta....
Coloured Beef Seized at Dhaka New Market
BANGLADESH - A mobile court conducted by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today seized around two maunds of colored beef from New Market area of Dhaka....
10 May 2019
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
03 May 2019
Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
01 May 2019
Food Packaging Claims Mislead Consumers with Ideas of Health
GLOBAL - Researchers have found that the type of healthy claims on certain food products can be completely uncorrelated with actual nutritional quality. ...
19 April 2019
US Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia
TUNISIA - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized US export certificates to allow imports of US beef, poultry, and egg products...
18 April 2019
QMS Responds to Cancer Report
UK - Responding to the results of a study published this week and part-funded by Cancer Research UK, Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said it was important to recognise there is no consistent evidence that red meat, or any...
17 April 2019
Even Moderate Red, Processed Meat Eaters at Risk of Bowel Cancer, Says Cancer Research UK
UK - People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer....
02 April 2019
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
01 April 2019
US Report Slams Taiwan’s Pork, Beef Restrictions
TAIWAN - Taiwan’s restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the US remain a major barrier to trade between the two countries, according to a US report that highlights significant foreign barriers to American exports....
28 March 2019
Maridi Municipality Bans Cattle Slaughter Along Streams
SUDAN - Municipal authorities in Maridi town in South Sudan’s Maridi State have banned slaughtering of cows along streams....
Eating Small Amounts of Red, Processed Meats May Increase Risk of Death
US - A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats - even in small amounts - may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease....
 
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