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24-May-2013 - Russian authorities have stated that German exporters have once again violated veterinary requirements, which has significantly undermined the chances of Germany returning to normal trading conditions with Russia.
24-May-2013 - Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has released draft regulations for its new Biosecurity Bill.
22-May-2013 - Earlier this year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its fourth annual Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report). The report found that SPS trade barriers imposed by emerging and established economies are posing a serious impediment to US meat and poultry exports.
22-May-2013 - North Korea has culled more than 100,000 birds in a bid to prevent bird flu from spreading, according to the country’s state media.
22-May-2013 - Food and agricultural organisations in the US are urging the Obama administration to negotiate a “comprehensive” free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union.
21-May-2013 - The global pork industry is being offered the chance to gain some valuable insight as the date approaches for the World Pork Expo, held in Des Moines, Iowa, US, on June 5-7.
17-May-2013 - Industry leaders in the UK have denied claims that abscesses and tumours could make it into pork products if Brussels relaxes pig inspection rules next week.
17-May-2013 - An Australian animal welfare group has called for the heads of the country’s political parties to give a personal guarantee there will be no more cruelty in the live export trade.
16-May-2013 - An Australian government investigation into alleged abuse of exported sheep in Kuwait has concluded that live export rules had been breached.
16-May-2013 - The ex-director of a meat processor caught up in the European horsemeat scandal has claimed that the fraud was carried out by a big organisation, which specifically targeted burger plants and ready meal manufacturers.
16-May-2013 - The government of China’s largest city, Shanghai, is building a blacklist of fraudulent food traders targeted for law enforcement, as a series of meat frauds have emerged nationwide.
15-May-2013 - UK animal welfare campaigners are stepping up a campaign in a bid to monitor the live exports of animals to Europe.
13-May-2013 - The horsemeat scandal has been described as an irritation to German consumers by the Federation of German Meat Industry (BVDF).
13-May-2013 - The Australian RSPCA has renewed calls to ban the live export trade following allegations of cruelty to Australian livestock in Egpyt and Malaysia.
10-May-2013 - Australia has been hit by yet another live export scandal after a welfare group released footage allegedly showing cruel treatment of Australian goats and cattle in Malaysia.
08-May-2013 - Ukraine has imposed a temporary ban on imports of pork and pork products from Belarus following an suspected outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).
08-May-2013 - Australian livestock groups have called on the government to include Egypt in the scheme for monitoring and controlling the welfare of exported Australian animals in their destination countries.
03-May-2013 - Australia’s livestock export industry has voluntarily suspended exports to Egypt after video footage showed “extreme” animal cruelty at abattoirs in the country.
03-May-2013 - The Canadian government has eliminated mandatory pre-market registration of meat labels in a bit to cut bureaucracy for the meat processing industry.
03-May-2013 - Sixty three people have been arrested in eastern China accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb.
03-May-2013 - An appeals court in the Netherlands has maintained the fraud conviction of a man who sold horsemeat as beef in 2012.
03-May-2013 - An Australian meat trading company has been fined $10,000 after it was found guilty of being in possession of meat imported illegally from Korea.
02-May-2013 - The US turkey industry has hit back at a report which claimed that ground turkey on sale in supermarkets was rife with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
01-May-2013 - Australian animal rights campaigners have slammed recommendations made by an independent review into the welfare of exported breeding livestock, warning that it failed to contain any measures that will prevent abuse.
01-May-2013 - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed plans to relax a ban on Italian cured pork meat products, which has been in place since the 1960s.
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