30-Apr-2013 - A new US study has suggested that consuming foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding red meat could help preserve memory in later life.
30-Apr-2013 - Canada’s beef industry is renewing its push for the approval of irradiation in meat processing plants, which it claims could help reduce foodborne illness from ground beef.
29-Apr-2013 - Meat processing company Atria Group has recorded strong growth of €19.8m in its net sales for the first quarter of 2013.
29-Apr-2013 - Ukraine has partly lifted restrictions on imports of cattle and small ruminants from Europe, while Russia and Belarus have tightened restrictions over Schmallenberg virus fears.
29-Apr-2013 - The European Commission has announced a series of three-year spending programmes to help meat producers from around the European Union (EU) sell their products at home and abroad.
26-Apr-2013 - Food safety officials in the Netherlands are launching an investigation into the meat processing industry in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
26-Apr-2013 - The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has hit back at a recent report which blamed the use of antibiotics in livestock for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
25-Apr-2013 - The US poultry industry has hit back at a report suggesting that chicken and ground beef are the biggest causes of serious illness in the US.
25-Apr-2013 - Australian beef exports to Russia have slowed despite a strengthening Russian economy, according to new data from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
25-Apr-2013 - Australia and China have signed a new agriculture agreement to expand co-operation on science, investment and trade.
24-Apr-2013 - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) stressed the importance of the US-Japanese economic relationship at a media briefing in Tokyo on Friday (19 April).
24-Apr-2013 - The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said there are still a number of “crucial” issues to be addressed in order to ensure a workable CAP for Northern Ireland.
22-Apr-2013 - As China continues to battle bird flu, authorities have reported another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Xinjiang province.
22-Apr-2013 - US cattle producers have welcomed a proposal to extend financial support for livestock farmers hit by extreme weather conditions.
19-Apr-2013 - ABP Food Group has announced it is exiting the frozen burger market with the sale of the Irish processing plant which produced a burger containing 29.1% horsemeat.
17-Apr-2013 - An Estonian meat company whose sausages tested positive for horsemeat has claimed that the contamination could have come from raw materials imported from Ireland.
16-Apr-2013 - The US government has given its agreement to Japan joining the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move welcomed by US meat bodies.
16-Apr-2013 - China has accredited 28 Australian cold store facilities and four red meat plants, which will allow exporters to consolidate meat shipments.
16-Apr-2013 - Sheep and beef farming leaders from across New Zealand will attend the first-ever major industry event that focuses on the environment and farming.
16-Apr-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have said that European consumers were probably not harmed through eating illegally contaminated horsemeat during the recent mislabelling scandal.
15-Apr-2013 - Massive support for the enforcement of country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules has been felt in the US, after a 35,600 signature petition was sent to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
11-Apr-2013 - Dutch food safety authorities are recalling 50,000 tonnes of beef over fears that it could contain horsemeat.
11-Apr-2013 - Horsemeat has again been discovered in beef by-products produced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with as much as 15% horsemeat found in some products. Previously, only traces of horse DNA had been detected in the region.
10-Apr-2013 - Singapore has lifted restrictions on meat imports imposed on seven regions in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
10-Apr-2013 - A “beef” steak on sale in a Swedish supermarket has tested positive for 100% horsemeat, the country’s food safety authorites have revealed.
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