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15 August 2019
Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. ...
01 August 2019
IFA Urges End to Beef Import Scandal; EU Beef Prices Being Damaged
EU - IFA’s National Council and Livestock Committee members yesterday held a protest at the EU Food & Veterinary Offices, in Grange, Co. Meath....
Summit Aims to Secure Profitable, Productive Scotch Beef Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday, 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times. ...
25 July 2019
Meat With Integrity Campaign Creatives Unveiled
SCOTLAND, UK - The creatives which are being used in a new campaign to raise the profile of the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials, were unveiled at a media launch in Perthshire yesterday (24 July)....
23 July 2019
Farming Unions: Measures Needed to Address Current Beef Price Crisis
UK - The Presidents of the four UK farming unions met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis....
19 July 2019
Levy Bodies' £2m Campaign Boosts Positive Messaging on Meat
UK - Millions more people across Great Britain are being exposed to positive messaging on meat as a result of a joint project from the levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales, now entering its second year....
18 July 2019
Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
Scottish Beef Burgers Readily Available but Not at all Supermarkets
SCOTLAND, UK - During a period of prolonged warm weather many in Scotland will be hoping to enjoy some high-quality Scotch Beef burgers....
12 July 2019
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
10 July 2019
Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
02 July 2019
China Suspends Canadian Pork, Beef Imports After Discovery of Banned Feed Additives
CHINA - Relations between China and Canada are now once again being strained as the former announced that it would no longer be accepting beef and pork imports from the latter. ...
01 July 2019
IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
25 June 2019
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
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
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...
07 June 2019
QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
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....
Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
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....
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. ...
08 March 2019
Steaks High Ahead of Scotland vs Wales Game
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland rugby stars Fraser Brown and Grant Gilchrist met up with renowned Scottish chef Jak O’Donnell this week to learn about the great taste and many health benefits of Scotch Beef PGI ahead of their Guinness Six Nations Test against...
04 March 2019
IFA: SuperValu Must Clarify Immediately Source of Product Sold as 'Argentinian Sreiploin Beef'
IRELAND - On Saturday morning, IFA was in SuperValu in Cashel, Co Tipperary, after members discovered product labelled as 'Argentinian strip loin steak' for sale on the shop shelf....
26 February 2019
Researchers Find 14% of Sausages Mislabelled in Canada, Down from Last University of Guelph Study
CANADA - Sausage mislabelling in Canada is down, according to a new University of Guelph DNA barcoding study....
14 December 2018
Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
13 December 2018
Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences
IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences....
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....
 
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