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31 July 2020
What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
Selling meat during the COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, I, like many of you, was focused on working from home while also homeschooling my daughters. I was busy postponing and rescheduling several NCAT training events and figuring out how to best serve our ATTRA clients,...
28 July 2020
UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
17 July 2020
FAO and OECD warn that food commodities are still at risk of “market shock” due to coronavirus
The UN’s food agency and the OECD report that a “market shock” of tumbling agricultural prices could be part of a global recession triggered by a coronavirus epidemic....
15 July 2020
New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
13 July 2020
RSPCA dismisses UK Trade Commission
The UK's leading welfare charity criticises industry-led commission, saying that it lacks animal welfare representation. ...
06 July 2020
RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
30 June 2020
Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
26 June 2020
UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
FDA and USDA issue joint statement on import restrictions and COVID-19
USDA and FDA reiterate that there is no evidence of people contracting the novel coronavirus from food or food packaging. ...
22 June 2020
China’s food imports must be declared coronavirus-free
China’s customs authority has asked entities exporting food to China to sign a declaration that their goods have not been contaminated by the novel coronavirus....
18 June 2020
One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
China vows to improve hygiene in food markets after surge in coronavirus cases
Following a new COVID-19 outbreak, members of China’s Communist Party say that low standards of hygiene in China’s wholesale food markets and supply chain vulnerabilities need to be urgently addressed....
17 June 2020
UK and EU farmers united in call for free trade agreement
Farming organisations from across the EU have joined the UK's NFU in its call for an urgent breakthrough in trade talks in order to establish a UK/EU free trade agreement....
No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
China’s meat importers sound the alarm over delays at crucial port
China’s meat importers fear clearing delays and reduced demand after one of China’s major ports began screening for COVID-19 for all meat and seafood containers to prevent contamination....
16 June 2020
PM Johnson says Brexit deal feasible in July
Leaders from the UK and EU agreed on 15 June that talks on their future trading relationship should be stepped up to close a deal, with Boris Johnson suggesting a formal agreement could be reached in July with, “a bit of oomph”....
15 June 2020
Wholesale market in Beijing temporarily shut after new COVID-19 infections
Chinese authorities have temporarily shut a major wholesale agricultural market following a spike in locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in Beijing....
Brexit deadlock remains as new round of negotiations begin
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will begin a fresh round of negotiations with EU leaders on 15 June, keen to finalise the future of the EU-UK relationship....
12 June 2020
UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
08 June 2020
Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on certain goods to secure trade deal
In an effort to break the Brexit deadlock between the UK and EU and negotiate a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods....
05 June 2020
Industry leaders publish open letter on the value of animal agriculture
How livestock is supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 June 2020
UN world food price index hits 17-month low
World food prices fell for a fourth consecutive month in May amid economic upheaval from the COVID-19 pandemic and faltering demand....
02 June 2020
Brazil’s prosecutors make Marfrig agree to more worker protections amid pandemic
Meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has signed a settlement with Brazil’s labour prosecutors that will improve protections for workers amid COVID-19 cases in meat processing plants....
29 May 2020
UK farm vets urge Lords to reject Agriculture Bill
Farm animal vets push for a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" in an open letter to the House of Lords that urges them to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. ...
28 May 2020
China suspends Irish beef imports after BSE case
China has suspended beef imports from Ireland after a case of Atypical BSE was identified....
 
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