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Getting Essential Iodine in Food
Iodine is a necessary trace element to humans, and iodine deficiency can cause malfunctioning of the thyroid gland....
Brazilian Beef Industry Moves to Reduce its Destruction of Rain Forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven...
Report Finds Mandatory COOL Causes Meat Industry, Consumer Losses
Any policy that results in higher costs of compliance without a quantifiable benefit will likely have an adverse economic impact, and recent research shows mandatory country-of-origin labeling, or MCOOL, is one such policy....
EU Call for Action on Industrially Produced Trans Fatty Acids in Foods
The impact of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) on the health of citizens in the European Union has been the focus of political debate by Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the World Health...
Finalisation of FSIS's Modernisation of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule
The Modernisation of Poultry Inspection Final Rule in the US was published in the Federal Register on 21 August last year, 937 days after it was proposed. During that time, the chicken industry was negatively portrayed by the media, consumer groups, and...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
Changing Dietary Behaviour
Strong evidence now exists of the need to shift diets towards reduced levels of meat-eating among high consuming countries such as the UK to help address climate change, promote public health and help feed the world more fairly and humanely....
China/Australia Free Trade Agreement: Implications for Global Meat and Dairy
The ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and China in November, following negotiations that started almost 10 years ago, will open up a huge potential market for the Autralian meat and dairy sectors....
African Swine Fever – Growing Concern Across Europe
Concern is rising in Europe over the continuing increase in the number of cases of African swine fever that are being reported in the north eastern EU states....
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
Beef Veal Carcase Survey Shows High Salmonella in Dairy Cows Pre-evisceration
The preliminary findings of a Nationwide Survey on Beef and Veal Carcase Baseline being conducted by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service in to has shown that dairy cows have a higher incidence of Salmonella at pre-evisceration in the slaughterhouse...
Europe’s Retail Food Sector Losing Innovation
The scope for greater food choice and innovation in Europe is grows according to the number of new competitors coming onto the retail market....
Meat Species in Pet Foods - Not All Brands Follow Regulations
Although regulations exist for pet foods, there is growing evidence that products could be subject to food fraud....
Common Sources of Foodborne Disease in UK
Campylobacter is the most common foodborne pathogen in the UK, with an estimated 280,000 cases and 40,000 foodborne illness-related GP consultations according to the second Infectious Intestinal Disease extension study carried out for the Food Standards...
Need for Foodservice to Understand Expiration Dates
Foodservice operations need to understand expiration dates on meat and poultry packages and for a foodservice provider, documentation and appropriate handling of meat is very important according to Jeannine Schweihofer, Michigan State University Extension....
 
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