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13 May 2015
US, Canada Ministers Looking to Work Together on COOL
CANADA - Assurances have been received that Canadian and Mexican concerns over US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling will...
12 May 2015
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Crucial to Canadian Livestock and Meat
CANADA - Canadian participation in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will be crucial to the future sustainability...
French Poultry Companies Fined for Price Fixing
FRANCE - The French competition authority, L’Authorité de la Concurrence, has fine the French poultry sector €15.2 million...
BRF Completes Lactalis Takeover
BRAZIL - The competition authority in Brazil has given the final go-ahead to poultry meat and dairy processor BRF for the...
11 May 2015
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and...
Ecuador Bans US Poultry on Bird Flu Fears
ECUADOR - Ecuador has banned imports of all poultry products from the United States....
What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include...
New President for Canadian Meat Council
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has elected Joe Reda as President and Chair of the Board for 2015-2016....
08 May 2015
French Government Gives Aid Package to Cattle Sector
FRANCE - The French government has stepped in to lend support to the French beef and dairy sector....
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading...
Pork Checkoff Backs Lean Meat in Dietary Guidelines
US - The US Pork Checkoff is backing recommendations in previous national dietary guidelines for the consumption of lean...
€300 Million Beef Data and Genomics Programme Launched
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a special Beef Data and Genomics...
New Training Requirements Significant Step Forward for Animal Welfare
UK - New requirements relating to the appointment, training and certification of Animal Welfare Officers in meat production...
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised...
06 May 2015
Canada Updates E.coli Policy
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has revised its policy to control E. coli in raw beef products....
Call for Ministerial Action over North-South Sheep Trade
IRELAND - Lamb processors must act in a responsible way to stabilise the market at this important time for the sheep trade....
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin...
05 May 2015
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security....
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain,...
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