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South African poultry laws amended

Poultry processors in South Africa are facing major changes after the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, approved long-anticipated amendments to the Poultry Meat Regulations. 

Australian pork executive challenges quality assurance scheme

The outgoing president of the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) has used his final speech to the organisation’s AGM to question aspects of the industry’s quality assurance scheme....

Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals

Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments...

New laws put pressure on Chinese meat firms

China’s meat companies are feeling the strain of extra regulations, with a triple whammy of new laws increasing the costs of compliance according to industry executives and analysts.

US poultry body seeks alternative killing methods

The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting proposals on alternative humane ways of killing recently hatched chicks and poults that cannot be used commercially. 

Copa and Cogeca issues target warning to MEPs

Copa and Cogeca has called for “realistic and achievable targets” to be included in the Review of EU Air Quality Policy at a meeting of MEPs on Tuesday 29 September,...

Suppliers unmoved by new meat standards in India

India has released a draft of its first microbiological standards for meat and meat products. 

Major reductions in pig population forecast for Latvia and Estonia

Latvia and Estonia could almost halve the volume of pork they produce in the next few years, as both countries find themselves unable to halt the spread of African swine...

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Sanderson recalls poultry products

Sanderson Farms is recalling approximately 551,090lb of poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. ...

New pig vaccine developed by Ceva Sante Animale

A new vaccine targeting the pig respiratory condition porcine pneumonia has been launched by global animal health company, Ceva Sante Animale. 

JBS acquisition of Moy Park approved

The European Commission has granted European Union (EU) regulatory approval to Brazil-based meat producer JBS’ acquisition of UK-based poultry meat supplier Moy Park Holdings (Europe).  

Montana farmers meet with Congress over COOL

The Montana Farmers’ Union (MFU) has met with members of the US Congress to urge support for country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken. 

Symposium seeks to tackle pig salmonella

A three-day symposium to try and tackle Salmonella in pigs is being held in Germany this week. 

EFSA backs use of controversial binding agent in Europe

A controversial enzyme used to 'glue' together pieces of meat has been designated safe for EU use by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), despite the European Parliament’s concerns.

USDA detains contaminated chicken

Chicken products made by Aspen Foods, a division of Chicago-based Koch Poultry Company, have tested positive to the same salmonella enteritidis strain that sparked a recall by the US Department...

Chinese officials convicted of pig subsidy fraud

Two agricultural officials have been convicted in China of mis-managing a government subsidy scheme for disposing of diseased pigs. 

COOL labelling sanctions not cool, argues US

Canada and Mexico should dilute sanctions they want the World Trade Organisation (WHO) to approve in retaliation against Washington’s beef and pork country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules, the US has argued...

Dax Airscience launches new disinfection technology

A new disinfection technology can reduce bacteria on meat by 97%, its makers claim.

Antimicrobial guidance published by European Commission

Guidance on curbing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in livestock rearing across the EU, including the injection of eggs by poultry producers, has been released by the European Commission...

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New webinar on packaging

GlobalMeatNews is to host a webinar covering packaging and shelf-life extension.

Companies plead guilty to mislabelling halal products

Two US companies have pleaded guilty to conspiring to export falsely labelled halal beef products for sale in Malaysia, Indonesia and elsewhere.

MEPs call on European Commission to issue new animal welfare strategy

European Commissioners have been urged to publish a new animal welfare strategy for the period 2016-2020. 

Cloning vote splits EC and European Parliament

The European Commission (EC) has attacked the European Parliament’s vote today (September 8, 2015) to completely ban use of cloned animals and their descendants for domestic and imported food across...

US feed additives firm devises product to fight disease

An Iowa-based livestock feed additives firm has announced the launch of a new product it claims reduces foodborne pathogens such as campylobacter and salmonella.

European Parliament votes for comprehensive cloning ban

The European Parliament has banned the use of products from all cloned farm animals and their descendants, including imports and use of food from the descendants of cloned livestock.

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