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20 October 2017
IFA Says Taoiseach Must Support French President's Move on Mercosur
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. ...
Eye-catching Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many...
17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
06 October 2017
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year....
05 October 2017
IFA Says EU Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
02 October 2017
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research....
29 September 2017
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
27 September 2017
IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
15 September 2017
FAO Commends High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
13 September 2017
Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
Belarus Starts Exporting Beef to China
BELARUS - The first Belarusian companies have started exporting frozen beef to China, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry said on Tuesday....
12 September 2017
Biosensor Detects Adulteration of Horse in Beef Meat Within an Hour
SPAIN - The identification of horse meat adulterating others as beef meat is possible thanks to an electrochemical biosensor developed by the Complutense University of Madrid which is able to recognise a DNA fragment virtually unchanged in the more than...
15 August 2017
Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
09 August 2017
Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record straight on what they do and why they do it....
03 August 2017
IFA Welcomes Resolution on ICBF Funding
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA welcomed the agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture, ICBF and tag suppliers in relation to the funding of ICBF, announced by Minister Creed this week. ...
28 July 2017
NCBA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill: 'Please Do No Harm!'
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) CEO Kendal Frazier this week testified on Capitol Hill in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and warned Congress against using the treaty’s renegotiation to resurrect failed...
18 July 2017
Taiwan to Conditionally Lift 16-year-old Import Ban on Japanese Beef
JAPAN - Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website....
17 July 2017
UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
11 July 2017
Belarus Gets Access for Beef, Poultry Exports to China, Says Official
BELARUS - Belarus has got the right to supply beef and poultry to China, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Deputy Minister Alexander Subbotin said on Monday....
Chain Transparency Increasingly Important for Dutch Consumers
NETHERLANDS - The sixth edition of the "Vion Consumer Monitor" shows that consumers are very positive about the quality of Dutch meat: over 65 per cent judges this to be 'excellent'. ...
07 July 2017
High-tech Ear Tags Tracking Aussie Live Export Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Technology monitoring Australian livestock in Vietnamese feedlots and abattoirs is being expanded in Australia so stock can be traced from conception to consumption....
05 July 2017
Retailers Encouraged to Support Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunities to build a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture was the focus of discussions led by NFU Scotland with supermarket retailers at the Royal Highland Show....
03 July 2017
IFA: Shortcomings in Brazilian Meat Industry Mean Inability to Deliver EU Standards
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the mounting evidence of a lack of basic controls in the Brazilian meat industry leaves the EU with no choice but to remove Brazilian beef from the Mercosur talks....
US Beef Returning to Chinese Dining Tables
CHINA - As Chinese and US representatives cut into a rib in Beijing on Friday to mark the return of US beef to China after a 14-year absence, customers in Shanghai also started to receive the US beef they had pre-ordered online via domestic retailers....
30 June 2017
Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public's risk of getting food poisoning....
29 June 2017
Rush Among Retailers to be First with US Beef
CHINA - China's major e-commerce platforms are racing to be the first to put US beef under their online sales portfolio, with the arrival of the first commercial shipment of the meat and its products to China due over the weekend, marking the end of a...
 
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