Britain could drop its expensive ban on eating cattle over 30 months old without significantly raising the risk of vCJD in people, according to a newly-published epidemiological analysis.
The European Commission-funded project CATRA (CAttle TRAnsport) calls for significant improvements to be made in the transportation of cattle prior to slaughter.
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published for consultation its strategy to tackle the problem of Campylobacter in UK-produced chicken.
Japan has asked 26 beef-exporting countries to provide country-of-origin certificates for beef shipments to help prevent the spread of mad cow disease.
ConAgra Poultry is recalling 129,000 pounds of chicken due to fears that a number of products may contain glass, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The EU's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health agreed late last week to re-authorise the export of live poultry and hatching eggs from certain parts of the...
The European Council of Agriculture Ministers has reached political agreement on revised and improved legislation on EU measures to control outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
eMerge Interactive has unveiled its VerifEYE Solo Handheld Meat-Inspection Device at yesterday's Tokyo's 2003 International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition (FOOMA).
Certain antibiotics common in food animal production actually reduce and inhibit the development of antibiotic resistance, according to new research.
European Commissioner for Agriculture, Franz Fischler, has defended his much maligned proposed amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that plants making ready-to-eat meat products must add Listeria-killing ingredients to their products.
FAO has said that the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Canada should not result in widespread hysteria in Europe and elsewhere.
The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has welcomed the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) announcement permitting the use of irradiated meat for school lunches.
A US survey has revealed that almost three quarters of Americans are concerned about the presence of antibiotics in meat production.
Ingredients and labelling hit the news again this week following revelations in the UK that chicken has been bulked up with water and hydrolysed beef and pork proteins - without...
A new tool for subtyping strains of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria that cause food-borne illness has been developed in America by USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Intensive livestock producers have warned that a proposed new EU environmental directive could have a significant effect on livestock producers.
A decision by the OIE, the world organisation for animal health, to modify BSE risk levels could lead to the UK having the same status as the rest of Europe.
The European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health met last week to discuss again the avian influenza situation in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has this week annulled the Commission's decision to end the ban on bovine products from Portugal, following a French-led legal challenge.
Statistics linking death and the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) from eating BSE infected meat may not be as startling as once believed.
Confirmation of a case of mad cow disease in Canada has resulted in plummeting shares within the meat processing and manufacturing industries.
New proposals governing the humane slaughter of animals in the UK could have huge implications for Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as the British meat processing industry as a...
Following the possible outbreak of avian influenza in Germany last week, the European Commission has decided to reinforce the control measures already put in place by German authorities.
The European Commission believes that the results of the Electronic Identification of Animals (Idea) project, presented yesterday, confirm the feasibility of electronically tagging cattle, sheep and goats.