14-Jun-2013 - European consumer knowledge and understanding of the meat market is low, which is contributing to a low Market Performance Index (MPI) compared to other goods markets, according to an EU report.
11-Jun-2013 - The European Commission has published its annual report on the EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), which showed that notifications were falling before the horsemeat scandal.
03-May-2013 - European poultry processor Moy Park has reported a significant recovery in earnings for 2012 despite tough market conditions.
03-May-2013 - An appeals court in the Netherlands has maintained the fraud conviction of a man who sold horsemeat as beef in 2012.
02-May-2013 - The British pig industry will start monitoring the UK food chain to ensure that illegal pork is not brought in from farms that are non-compliant with the sow stall ban introduced at the beginning of this year.
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.
24-Apr-2013 - Belarus has banned poultry imports from the Netherlands due to reports of avian influenza (H7N7), implementing the same restrictions on the country as those in Russia and Kazakhstan.
22-Apr-2013 - The European horsemeat scandal has not had any significant impact on demand for beef, according to the Rabobank Beef Quarterly Q1 report.
19-Apr-2013 - A combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for some EU lamb producers to boost exports and compete on a global scale.
17-Apr-2013 - Nearly 5% of products tested for horsemeat across the EU were positive, while 0.5% of those tested positive for bute, the European Commission stated yesterday.
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.
11-Apr-2013 - Dutch food safety authorities are recalling 50,000 tonnes of beef over fears that it could contain horsemeat.
02-Apr-2013 - Mechanically separated meat (MSM) from poultry and swine carries similar risks to non-mechanically separated meat unless produced using high-pressure production techniques, according to a scientific opinion published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
28-Mar-2013 - Russia has announced it will ban imports of chilled meat from Spain and the Netherlands due, in its opinion, to a lack of proper veterinary control in these countries.
25-Mar-2013 - An outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza has been reported on a poultry farm in the Flevoland Province of the Netherlands.
20-Mar-2013 - As the horsemeat scandal continues to spread across Europe and beyond, Simone Baroke, an analyst for Euromonitor, looks at the possible long term impacts.
18-Mar-2013 - More than 80,000 chickens have been destroyed on a farm in the Netherlands following an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza virus.
15-Mar-2013 - The European Parliament (EP) has backed budget cuts to the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) agreed last month by European Union (EU) heads of government and the move is expected to have a negative impact on EU livestock farmers.
13-Mar-2013 - A European Commission food market data report has predicted the long-running growth on European Union (EU) poultry meat production will finally end next year (2014), registering an anticipated dip of 0.7%.
12-Mar-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are to carry out a joint assessment on the potential human health risks of residues of the pain-killing drug phenylbutazone, known commonly as bute.
08-Mar-2013 - A biennial UK supermarket welfare survey is due to be extended across Europe for the first time, due to interest from companies on the Continent.
07-Mar-2013 - A new European study has claimed that eating too much processed meat, such as salami, ham and sausages, can increase the risk of early death from heart disease and cancer.
07-Mar-2013 - A group of US food and agricultural oganisations has praised the Obama administration for launching free trade negotiations with the EU, but has called for any deal to address barriers to US meat exports.
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