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10 February 2021
View news from Germany German Agriculture Minister champions the opportunities available in the livestock industry
German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner and German Agricultural Society (DLG) President Hubertus Paetow highlight the advances of the German agricultural industry in address at EuroTier Digital 2021....
09 October 2020
View news from Germany German minister calls for meatpackers to work longer hours after latest COVID-19 outbreak
Germany’s agriculture minister has called for state governments to allow slaughterhouses and meat packing plants to work longer hours to address a backlog of animals that built up on farms during the first wave of the coronavirus....
08 October 2020
View news from Germany New COVID-19 outbreak in Germany shutters meatpacking plant
A German slaughterhouse contending with a coronavirus outbreak has been ordered to close by health authorities....
23 September 2020
View news from Germany German police crack down on undocumented workers in abattoirs
German police have searched more than 40 businesses and homes in five different states as part of an investigation into foreign workers being illegally brought into the country to work in the meat packing industry....
29 June 2020
View news from Germany Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
21 May 2020
View news from Germany Germany vows to clean up abattoirs after COVID-19 outbreaks among workers
Germany has proposed banning the use of temporary subcontractors at meatpacking plants following a surge in coronavirus infections....
13 February 2020
View news from Germany Pea Instead of Soy in Animal Feed
GERMANY - By far the largest proportion of soybeans grown worldwide is used for animal feed. This is particularly problematic because soybean cultivation inflicts massive environmental damage on supplier countries. ...
10 January 2020
View news from Germany Claw Disease Tyloma Primarily Genetic in Cows
GERMANY - Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. ...
12 June 2019
View news from Germany More Research Required on New Pathogens in Beef, Cow's Milk Products
GERMANY - According to the DKFZ, research has been carried out on cow's milk, cow's milk products and the blood serum of healthy cattle....
15 May 2019
View news from Germany Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity
GERMANY - In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas...
09 April 2019
View news from Germany New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
21 November 2018
View news from Germany Vion Introduces Innovation to Deep-frozen Market
GERMANY - German meat producer Vion is introducing a new deep-frozen range to the market under the COOL CUTS label....
19 November 2018
View news from Germany Germany Tackles Viruses, AMR Bacteria in Foods
GERMANY - The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organised two symposia dealing with microbial risks in food in November 2018: "Food-associated viruses" (7 November) and "Antimicrobial resistance in the food chain" (8-9 November)....
30 October 2018
View news from Germany Food Fest Highlights US Beef in Germany’s Capital City
GERMANY - Introducing US beef to restaurant operators in Germany’s capital city, USMEF participated in Berlin Food Week, an annual festival that features consumer workshops, celebrity chefs and special menu promotions. ...
22 October 2018
View news from Germany Bad Bramstedt: Third Vion Site to Produce Beef with Animal Welfare Label
GERMANY - The Vion plant in Bad Bramstedt located in Schleswig Holstein has been certified as the third cattle slaughterhouse according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association....
11 September 2018
View news from Germany Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
07 August 2018
View news from Germany Vion Slaughterhouses Gain Recognition for Meeting Welfare Standards
GERMANY - Great recognition for the Vion Food Group: The two facilities in Buchloe and Waldkraiburg were the first beef slaughterhouses nationwide to be certified according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association for dairy cows and can...
16 January 2018
View news from Germany Vion Increases Holding in Hides Company BestHides
GERMANY - Vion yesterday announced that it has acquired 20 per cent of the shares of hides company BestHides GmbH bringing its share from 40 per cent to 60 per cent....
20 October 2017
View news from Germany Anuga Reveals Opportunities for US Beef, Pork in European Markets
GERMANY - While the overall focus of Anuga 2017 was on new products and innovation, USMEF expanded its strategy at the five-day food show to identify opportunities for US beef and pork in Europe and surrounding markets. USMEF’s participation was possible...
17 October 2017
View news from Germany Record-breaking Anuga for AHDB Exports
GERMANY - A record number of meat exporters joined AHDB at Anuga, the world’s biggest food trade fair, in Cologne, Germany last week (7-11 October)....
18 September 2017
View news from Germany Contaminants in Food: Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
12 July 2017
View news from Germany Contaminants in Food: Identifying, Assessing Risks as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities....
16 May 2017
View news from Germany Study Analyses Foods for Radioactive Substances
GERMANY - "Even though radiation emitting radioactive elements like uranium are only contained in small quantities in food, their chemical properties and radioactivity could pose a risk if they are ingested over a longer period in higher concentrations,"...
03 May 2017
View news from Germany US Beef Quality Showcased at HRI Event in Hamburg
GERMANY - USMEF partnered with key importers and distributors to help sponsor an event aimed at promoting US beef to HRI clients in the German market. ...
17 March 2017
View news from Germany Bord Bia Launches Major Irish Beef Campaign in Germany
GERMANY - Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has announced that a major new campaign to support Irish beef exports to Germany was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed in Stuttgart this week....
10 March 2017
View news from Germany Organic Starches to Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming...
25 January 2017
View news from Germany Scotch Beef, Lamb High Profile at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Two of Scotland’s most iconic foods – Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI – are enjoying a high profile in Germany over the next fortnight at International Green Week Berlin - the world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture....
12 January 2017
View news from Germany Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
GERMANY - Following the acquisition, Danish Crown will at a single stroke become the fifth-largest cattle slaughterhouse in Germany and a major player in the north European market for organic beef....
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