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Editorial: EU Encourages Animal Welfare in Latin America

The European Commission is encouraging low-cost practices and educational strategies to promote animal welfare in Latin America by organising workshops.

The European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the São Paulo State University (FCAV-UNESP) are organising two workshops with the aim to improve animal welfare in Latin America.

In the UK, the Food Standards Agency has produced two new pieces of guidance that will reduce the administrative burdens of the meat industry and farmers, helping them to comply with the law while maintaining consumer protection.

The meat products regulation guidance aims to make the process of correctly labelling any added ingredients easier.

The second piece of FSA guidance is a one-page document that will help farmers to keep only the necessary records on animal feed, helping them to save a significant amount of time and money.

The Brazilian government has announced that they are voluntarily suspending exports of manufactured meat products from Brazil to the USA.

The suspension is expected to last until the Brazilian and US authorities can meet to discuss the way that biological and chemical residues in these products can be tested.

The ban on exports has had a small effect on trade for the giant JBS group and has seen Marfrig reorganise its export trade to the US from other countries.

Chris Harris



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Reducing Salt in Ready Meals
Today’s busy lifestyles leave little time to prepare meals from fresh ingredients, resulting in the popularity of ready prepared meals.
International Meat Review - 27 May 2010
Recently, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published US red meat export and import data for March 2010.
CDC Report Shows Success in Fighting E. coli O157:H7
The rate of a severe form of Escherichia coli diarrhea significantly decreased in 2009, reaching the lowest level since 2004, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Canadian Poultry and Egg Statistics - January to March 2010
The value of Canadian poultry products fell slightly last year according to Statistics Canada's quarterly report on the production, supply and disposition and value of Canadian poultry meat and eggs for the first quarter of 2010.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - May 2010
By Defra. This monthly publication combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to April 2010.
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* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » ARS Detects over 700 Antimicrobial-Resistance Genes
 » In The Cattle Markets
 » Pallets to Transport Food Need Food Safety Rules
 » CME: Pork, Beef Packers Keep 'Meat' Margins Positive
 » NPB Endorses Burger King's Fire-Grilled Ribs Debut
 » US Market Cools
 » Market Preview: Markets Send Mixed Messages
 » Slowdown in Retail Movement Reflected
 » USMEF: Export Markets See Fierce Competition
 » Lowest Stocks Of Frozen Beef Since July 2005

   Brazil

 » Brazilian Chicken Export Value Increases 18 Per Cent
 » Marfrig Redirects Processed Beef Production
 » Brazilian Processed Meat Exports to US Suspended

   Russian Federation

 » Cargill Invests for McDonald's Chicken Products
 » Russia Amends Fish Product Hygiene Rules
 » US Poultry Exports to Russia May Resume in June

   Canada

 » Creating Jobs at Canadian Blast Freezers

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   United Kingdom

 » Absolute Honesty Needed in Pork Product Labelling
 » Reducing Burdens In The Meat Industry And Farming
 » Red Tractor Clocks Up a Decade
 » Welsh Assembly Supports Merthyr Meat Plant
 » Welfare-Focused Pig Campaign Gets Support

   Korea, South

 » Korea's Imported Beef Market Grows 16 Per Cent

   General

 » South Asia Ready to Order More Beef
 » EU Opens Discussion of Animal Welfare in Latin America
 » EU-Canada Trade Talks Stumble

   Japan

 » Danish Pork Popular in Japanese Noodle Soup

   Ireland

 » IFA And Bim Host Seafood By-Products Seminar

   New Zealand

 » NZ Grass-fed Beef a Hit at Seoul Exhibition
 » Improved Market Access into Russia

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   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Prices Continue to Increase
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: EU

   China

 » No New Poultry Slaughterhouse for Hong Kong

   Malaysia

 » End to Market Slaughtering of Poultry at Muar

   Switzerland

 » Innovative UHT Processing System Launched

   Ukraine

 » Avangard to Construct Two New Poultry Complexes



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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