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16 February 2017
GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods....
15 February 2017
Robust Disease Surveillance Network More Vital Than Ever, Say Leading Vets
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust...
14 February 2017
DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA - 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 China...
09 February 2017
Livestock Diseases Feared to Hamper Korea's Meat Exports
SOUTH KOREA - A series of animal and poultry disease outbreaks in South Korea is feared to be a huge drag on the country's exports of meat and other livestock products, industry sources said Wednesday....
07 February 2017
Belarusian Meat, Dairy Companies Committed to High Quality Standards
BELARUS - Belarusian meat and dairy companies adhere to the highest standards of quality, Nadezhda Kotkovets, Deputy Head of the Presidential Affairs Department, told BelTA....
Russia Bans Imports of New Zealand Beef
RUSSIA - Russia has banned the import of beef and beef byproducts originating in New Zealand, Russia's Interfax news agency has reported....
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....
27 January 2017
Canada Adds Extra Funds for Key FAO Work on Food Safety
CANADA - Canada this week made an announcement to contribute an additional $1 million to international bodies that develop the standards for food safety and plant protection....
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...
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....
09 January 2017
Stewardship Policy Reduces Antimicrobial Use on Farms
UK - Evidence suggests the frequent use of certain antimicrobials (AM) in food-producing animals may reduce their effectiveness as treatments for both animals and humans. ...
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....
04 January 2017
China President Insists on 'Strictest' Controls in Food Safety
CHINA - China's top leadership called for "the strictest" measures to ensure food safety despite improvements in recent years....
28 December 2016
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. ...
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...
14 December 2016
EU Beef, Pork Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition
EU - The global trend for new and interesting food means people’s food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat that’s juicy and aromatic - qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking...
06 December 2016
Canadian Beef Industry Works to Sustainably Increase Production
CANADA - Canada has an opportunity to play a leading role in meeting rising global food production needs responsibly through investments in agriculture research across a variety of disciplines. ...
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...
23 September 2016
Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark....
22 September 2016
New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Beef Burgers
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
25 August 2016
Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
22 August 2016
Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
05 August 2016
Polymer Coatings Could Aid Food Safety in Processing Plants
US – One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings....
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. ...
25 July 2016
What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
22 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
11 July 2016
Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
CANADA - Just over a week after Mexico lifted its remaining import restrictions on Canadian beef, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef. The announcement came Friday, July 8, reports Sarah Mikesell. ...
04 July 2016
Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
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