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Undercover investigations by a string of animal rights groups has detailed how Irish calves have been exported to France in “horrific” conditions that breach European law.
US healthy meat producer Vermont Smoke & Cure has completed the elimination of antibiotics from its protein supply chain, the company has announced.
The rate of workplace injuries and staff sick leave in the US chicken industry continues to improve, according to health and safety figures for the white-meat sector.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is violating federal law by allowing the production and sale of foie gras, it was claimed in court yesterday.
Exports of pork from France have increased by 11% to 232,000 tonnes for the first half of the year, according to latest figures from France Customs.
The European Commission’s proposed criteria on how to identify hormone-changing (endocrine-disrupting) chemicals in pesticides and biocides are insufficient for regulatory use, according to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).
US meat processor Kane Beef has issued a voluntary recall of more than 60,000 pounds (lb) of meat after the detection of small metal fragments in its food.
Cargill has stopped using an antibiotic for disease prevention in its turkey flocks, following concern use of the drug in the food chain contributes to the threat of antimicrobial resistance.
A sting operation to investigate a New Zealand man believed to be selling meat illegally was carried out today by the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
Argentina is celebrating the renewal of a beef deal with China, despite a crackdown on antibiotics contamination which saw a large shipment of its meat destroyed by China.
Mexican and EU politicians are keen to strike a deal on organic meat standards to avoid European exports of organic meat grinding to halt in Mexico.
The US and Brazil have completed a long-awaited two-way trade deal for beef exports, with a flow of meat expected to start in 90 days.
An outbreak of anthrax has killed 1,500 northern deer in Russia and, with the figure set to rise, fears over exports of venison have begun to surface.
The common market launched on 1 January by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has so far failed to promote a sustainable increase in legitimate intra-ASEAN meat and livestock...
More than half a million birds have died thanks to a highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza strain that has torn through Baghdad and Wasit in Iraq.
A subsidiary of Russian meat packer Miratorg, LLC Bryansk Meat Company, has won a legal challenge against poultry supplier Pobeda, which allegedly owed the company millions in missed payments.
Senior figures in the Indian poultry industry are pushing the government to impose sky-high taxes on US chicken imports.
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has slammed a stunt from PETA in which animal rights campaigners dressed up as nuns on stilts preaching for a sin tax on meat.
Nations across west and central Africa are on high alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 tears through the region with devastating effect.
Meat sales in the southern Indian state of Kerala are expected to fall after the imposition of a 14.5% ‘fat tax’ on western-style fast-food items.
New guidelines have been adopted for the control of non-typhoidal salmonella in beef and pork at the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is to abolish the 10% VAT rate on breeding cattle and poultry, as well as breeding material, until January 2021.
Two people have died and seven have been hospitalised after eating meat contaminated with anthrax in Kazakhstan, according to the country’s National Economy Ministry.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has updated its advice on meat spoilage during storage and transport, following a request from the European Commission.
EU ministers have eased controls on livestock production within the EU that are designed to restrict the spread of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), such as BSE.