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28 August 2014
View news from European Union Macedonia and Romania Report Deepening Bluetongue Problem
EUROPE – Bluetongue virus has become established in central Romania and spread west across Macedonia over the last week, veterinary officials have confirmed....
View news from European Union Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
27 August 2014
View news from European Union Farmers in Outcry Over Prices After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
View news from European Union Russian Block to Have Modest Impact on EU Meat
ANALYSIS – Europe’s meat market will be less effected by Russia’s import ban than other food sectors, market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission are predicting....
19 August 2014
View news from European Union Copa Cogeca Welcomes EU Commission Move to Support EU Agriculture Sector
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis resulting from the Russian ban on agricultural products....
08 August 2014
View news from European Union Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
18 July 2014
View news from European Union Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
16 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector and future fishing opportunities....
View news from European Union Vion Food Restructures
EU - As part of a new strategy, Vion Food Group is to focus on cost reduction and investment in its operating sites....
11 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
View news from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
08 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat, Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term Agricultural Outlook....
24 June 2014
View news from European Union EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's number one exporter of agricultural and food products....
16 June 2014
View news from European Union 35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
12 June 2014
View news from European Union Work Underway on European Vector Database
EUROPE – Two European bodies are collaborating on a common database on vector borne diseases affecting animals and humans....
02 June 2014
View news from European Union Danish Crown Acquires Polish Meat Processor
EU - The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Polish meat processor, Sokolów, by Danish Crown....
30 May 2014
View news from European Union New European Parliament Needs to Show its Drive and #Act4Animals
EU - Eurogroup for Animals is currently analysing the results of the European elections to see how many candidates that supported the animal welfare pledge have been elected and hopes that the new Parliament will continue to work to protect the welfare...
20 May 2014
View news from European Union Animal Welfare During Transportation on EU Committee Agenda
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of May 2014 will take place in Brussels on 19 May 2014, with animal welfare during transportation and reducing food waste on the agenda....
16 May 2014
View news from European Union EU Cancels Tariffs on Ukraine Agricultural Products
EU - The European Union has given duty-free tariff rate quotas to the Ukraine for cereals, pork, beef, poultry and a handful of additional products....
14 May 2014
View news from European Union Young Farmers - What Are Your Needs?
EU - The European Commission has launched a study to identify the needs of young farmers and review agricultural exchange schemes for young farmers....
12 May 2014
View news from European Union European Council Adopts Provisions for Animal Plant Financing
EU - The European Council adopted a regulation laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health and plant reproductive material....
09 May 2014
View news from European Union Zinc Content in Animal Feed Reduced
EU - The European Food Safety Authority is proposing a reduction of the maximum permitted content of zinc in feed for all animal species....
08 May 2014
View news from European Union EU Registration - A Worldwide Quality Benchmark
EU - The EU registration for mycotoxin deactivation products is not only the legal basis for official mycotoxin claims. It is also a detailed evaluation with high standards for the efficacy and safety of a product....
17 April 2014
View news from European Union How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
View news from European Union Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
15 April 2014
View news from European Union No Time to Let European Beef Production Slip
EUROPE – European beef production should not fall according to domestic market demands, an industry spokesperson has said this week....
14 April 2014
View news from European Union Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
10 April 2014
View news from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
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