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06 April 2017
Jamaica Lifts Corned Beef Ban
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Commerce Minister Karl Samuda has announced that the temporary ban on the import and sale of corned beef from Brazil has been lifted with immediate effect....
05 April 2017
Russia Backs FAO Work to Tackle AMR with $3.3M
ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & TAJIKISTAN - Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe with...
04 April 2017
Restrictions on Brazilian Beef, Poultry Still in Effect
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - The Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs, EP Chet Greene has announced that the restrictions on the importation of Brazilian beef and poultry will remain in effect until the local stakeholders deliberate later this week....
Brazilian Meat Scandal to be Raised in European Parliament, Says IFA
EU - Following strong lobbying by IFA in Brussels over the last two weeks, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee Czeslaw Siekierski tabled an oral question for the plenary agenda...
China, Australia, NZ Companies Sign MoU on Food Safety
CHINA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, consultancy PwC and New Zealand Dairy giant Fonterra have teamed up to develop a system that will track the global supply chain of food products, said PwC China....
28 March 2017
IFA Pushes Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
27 March 2017
Crisis Slows Efforts to Reclaim European Beef Market
KENYA - The land invasions experienced in Laikipia County could slow down Kenya’s efforts to reclaim its beef export quota to the European Union, which it lost 25 years ago....
24 March 2017
Producers Prioritise FMD Vaccine Bank in Farm Bill
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony earlier this week....
Saudi Arabia Halts Brazilian Beef, Poultry Imports
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats....
Dominica, St Lucia Ban Corned Beef from Brazil
JAMAICA - Dominica and St Lucia are two of the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to announce a ban on the imports of corned beef from Brazil....
23 March 2017
IFA Reiterates Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
22 March 2017
Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
21 March 2017
China, EU Cut Imports of Brazil Meat Amid Scandal
BRAZIL - China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes...
Brazil President Seeks to Calm Health Fears Over Beef Exports
BRAZIL - President Michel Temer, confronting a corruption scandal tarnishing Brazil’s lucrative meat industry, met with executives and foreign diplomats to assuage their health concerns over a sector responsible for US$12 billion in annual exports....
Directorate Unveils Plans to Prevent Outbreak of Cattle, Sheep & Poultry Diseases
GAMBIA - Dr Duto Sainey Fofana, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services has unveiled plans to prevent the outbreak of new cattle, sheep and chicken diseases in the country....
16 March 2017
China's Quality of Agricultural Products to Improve
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers....
08 March 2017
Canadian Red Meat to Gain Billion Dollar Fund from CETA
CANADA - Despite concerns over unresolved technical issues, CETA is expected to open up a one billion dollar market for Canadian red meat products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
07 March 2017
OIE Reports Spread of Deadly Airborne Disease in Hazafon
ISRAEL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported four new oubtreaks of haemorrhagic septicaemia at four different farms located in Hazafon....
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
Botswana's Officials Urge Farmers to Monitor Livestock
BOTSWANA - Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock....
03 March 2017
China Sets Stronger Steps on Safety of Food
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude toward violations of laws, the national food safety watchdog said....
02 March 2017
Mozambique Vaccinates Cattle Against FMD
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, who works for Mozambique's veterinary authorities, has vaccinated cattle to prevent further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from ocuring. ...
17 February 2017
Over 1500 Egyptian Livestock Infected with FMD Since January
EGYPT - An official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture's General Authority for Veterinary Services revealed on Monday that the total number of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) infections among livestock since the first of January until 14 February...
New Livestock, Poultry Charges to Wait, Says Govt
ZAMBIA - The Government has said that it will engage stakeholders before implementing the new charges for poultry and livestock sectors....
Negri to Stop Spread of Contagious Brucella Virus in Livestock
MALAYSIA - The Veterinary Services Department has been directed to cull livestock found to be infected with the contagious brucella virus after sick cows were found in three farms....
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...
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
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