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07-Mar-2014 - The avian influenza (AI) discovered in the Netherlands is likely to be low pathogenic (LPAI), according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
06-Mar-2014 - One of China’s most respected agricultural experts has used China’s annual parliament – sitting this week in Beijing – to call for the establishment of a chicken reserve to rescue farmers from the current bird flu crisis.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Commission and the Lithuanian government are considering backing significant hunting and trapping campaigns to reduce wild boar numbers in regions where these animals have contracted African Swine Fever.
05-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) Council of Ministers has approved the use across the EU of ethyl lauroyl arginate as a preservative in heat-treated meat products.
04-Mar-2014 - China’s agriculture ministry is to set up monitoring networks for the H7N9 bird flu virus across the country’s provinces, cities and counties say government documents.
03-Mar-2014 - More than 40,000 chickens have been killed after H5N1 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was discovered at a farm in the Netherlands.
03-Mar-2014 - The European Union (EU) and Brazil are to boost their cooperation over health controls in their trade in meat and livestock, said a joint communiqué, released after a summit meeting in Brussels.
03-Mar-2014 - The Swedish government is to discuss "practical" initiatives to support Sweden’s high-cost pig farming sector, which is struggling to compete with cheaper imported pigmeat products.
28-Feb-2014 - UK animal welfare charity the RSPCA has succeeded in prompting a full enquiry into live animal exports from the port of Dover, as it calls for a nationwide ban.
28-Feb-2014 - While the first outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have now been registered in the eastern part of the European Union, in Russia, where the disease has raged for six years, veterinary specialists predict a further deterioration of the situation in 2014.
27-Feb-2014 - The European Union’s (EU) RASFF food safety alert service has warned of E.coli being detected in Brazilian meat cargoes exported to Europe.
26-Feb-2014 - Spain’s veterinary organisation is promising a tough response to a fresh outbreak of bluetongue disease in Spanish livestock.
26-Feb-2014 - The EU pigmeat market is likely to have seen "significant downwards demand", following Russia’s ban on imports after African swine fever (ASF) was discovered in Lithuania, according to a leading industry analyst.
24-Feb-2014 - Approximately 8,895lb of meat products are to be recalled by Canadian firm Santa Maria Foods Corporation, after it was found they had been imported without inspection.
24-Feb-2014 - Denmark’s Halal and Jewish societies must now rely on meat imports after the government announces a ban on non-stun meat products for animal welfare reasons.
24-Feb-2014 - The European Commission’s proposals to ban the farming of cloned animals and the sale of their meat came under fire yesterday from MEPs, who thought the European Union (EU) should take tougher action to prevent cloning.
21-Feb-2014 - Six European Union (EU) countries have proposed the introduction of a temporary veterinary certificate in order to resume supplies of pork to Russia, recently limited due to outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Lithuania and Poland.
21-Feb-2014 - UK pork exports for last year hit record high since 2000, exceeding 256,000 tonnes (t) with a value of over £325m.
21-Feb-2014 - European food safety leaders have reported the first fall in human cases of campylobacteriosis in five years.
21-Feb-2014 - A leading Ukraine meat supplier has announced a switch in strategy to reduce its exposure to the volatile Russian poultry market.
20-Feb-2014 - A ban on non-stun slaughter has come into force in Denmark as the country’s government says “animal rights come before religion”.
20-Feb-2014 - Giant US supplier Rancho Feeding Corporation has recalled approximately 8.7m pounds of products due to processing “diseased and unsound animals”, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
20-Feb-2014 - The European Commission is to coordinate a second set of DNA tests this spring, similar to those conducted last year, following the horsemeat mislabelling scandal, with the results being published by the end of July.
20-Feb-2014 - Kenya is due to host Africa’s very first donkey slaughterhouse, as a response to an ever-growing Chinese demand for donkey meat.
19-Feb-2014 - Anglo-Danish meat giant Tulip has announced what it described as “ambitious” plans to build upon its trade links with the Chinese pigmeat sector.
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