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04 June 2015
Call for Global Agreement on EU Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
26 May 2015
Argentinian Authorities Seize Goat and Sheep Meat
ARGENTINA – Animal health inspectors seized 600 kilos of sheep and goat meat last week from a vehicle contravening food safety regulations in western Argentina....
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
28 April 2015
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock...
20 April 2015
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained...
17 April 2015
USDA Revises Safe Ingredients List for Meat, Poultry and Egg Production
US - USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a revised directive updating the list of safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and egg products....
16 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
15 April 2015
German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease...
FDA Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released two reports that measure antimicrobial resistance in certain bacteria isolated from raw meat and poultry collected through the National...
09 April 2015
US Lamb Should Differentiate From Other Red Meats
US – Trends for more natural meat rearing processes could be a shot in the arm for America’s lamb sector, according to a North Dakota State University agricultural economist....
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
31 March 2015
Sheep Industry Queries Beef-Only Assurance Consultation
ANALYSIS – Questions are being posed over why life assurance should be reviewed for UK beef cattle and not for sheep....
27 March 2015
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
13 March 2015
North Dakotans Reminded of Role of Genetics in Beating Scrapie
US – Scrapie remains an issue in the US but efforts have “dramatically” reduced its prevalence over the last fifteen years....
05 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
12 February 2015
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
Anthrax Alert Blocks Import of Lamb Carcases
RUSSIA - Russian state inspectors from Rosselkhoznadzor in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol have seized a shipment of potentially dangerous lamb from being imported into the country....
10 February 2015
Ten Years of Online Traceability for Safer Food in Europe
EU - TRACES – the European Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade – is celebrating its 10th birthday....
04 February 2015
Analysis of Antimicrobial Data Confirms Human Animal Link
EU - The use of some antimicrobials in animals and humans will lead to resistance to these antimicrobials in bacteria from animals and humans....
29 January 2015
Campylobacter Cases in EU Stable – Listeria Rising
EU - The number of incidents of illness caused by Campylobacter across Europe appears to be stabilising, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority....
23 January 2015
China Gives Green Light to Chile Red Meat
CHINA – Trade officials have finalised a deal opening the Chinese market for Chile frozen beef and lamb, ending two and a half years of negotiations....
06 January 2015
EU Expects US Beef Sheep Goat Ban to be Lifted
EU - The US market is expected to shortly be reopened for imports of EU beef after 17 years, following the announcement that Ireland is to restart exports....
02 January 2015
World Expo 2015 Event to Address Food Safety
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to hold its second Scientific Conference with the theme 'Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together' in Italy in October 2015....
New Members Appointed to US Meat and Poultry Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
23 December 2014
Antibiotic Resistance is a Gut Reaction for Some Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
13 November 2014
Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at...
23 October 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health...
22 September 2014
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
16 September 2014
End of Food Test Funding Leads to Import Safety Concern
ANALYSIS - Reservations over food safety on imported meat and food products entering the UK have been voiced by veterinarians ahead of a funding withdrawal for non-statutory residue testing at...

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