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11 July 2014
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....
View news from European Union Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given the go-ahead by the European Agriculture Committee....
04 April 2014
View news from European Union European Parliament. Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
02 April 2014
View news from European Union Compound Feed Production Down Marginally in EU
EU - Compound feed production for 2013 is estimated to have fallen by 0.2 per cent compared to the previous year, while further reduction is forecast for 2014 in a challenging environment for the feed and meat sectors....
View news from European Union Have Your Say on the EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural Policy. ...
27 March 2014
View news from European Union New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products....
26 March 2014
View news from European Union Antimicrobial Resistance Remains in Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
25 March 2014
View news from European Union EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising rules on organic farming and divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat....
24 March 2014
View news from European Union How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year....
View news from European Union Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister for Rural Development and Food....
19 March 2014
View news from European Union EU Feed Industry Moves Towards More Responsible Soybeans Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to be done....
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