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01-May-2013 - The majority of ground turkey products on sale in the US – including organic and antibiotic-free products – are contaminated with dangerous bacteria, a new report has claimed.
01-May-2013 - Canada’s eight largest supermarket chains have made a commitment to phase out sow gestation stalls over the next nine years.
30-Apr-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has advised the European Union (EU) to launch a series of studies to help assess the risk of Rift Valley Fever being introduced to livestock and humans in north Africa and the Middle East, potentially threatening Europe.
30-Apr-2013 - Canada’s beef industry is renewing its push for the approval of irradiation in meat processing plants, which it claims could help reduce foodborne illness from ground beef.
29-Apr-2013 - China’s Premier has called for vigilance against the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu spreading across the country, as authorities and experts point to poultry markets as the most likely source.
29-Apr-2013 - Ukraine has partly lifted restrictions on imports of cattle and small ruminants from Europe, while Russia and Belarus have tightened restrictions over Schmallenberg virus fears.
26-Apr-2013 - Food safety officials in the Netherlands are launching an investigation into the meat processing industry in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.
26-Apr-2013 - The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has hit back at a recent report which blamed the use of antibiotics in livestock for the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
25-Apr-2013 - The US poultry industry has hit back at a report suggesting that chicken and ground beef are the biggest causes of serious illness in the US.
24-Apr-2013 - US, Canadian and Mexican pork industry representatives have met to discuss common issues affecting the North American sector.
23-Apr-2013 - A New Zealand firm has come up with technology that reportedly gives processing firms real-time results when testing meat for contamination.
19-Apr-2013 - Russia’s consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has warned that it could impose a total ban on imports of poultry products from China over bird flu fears.
19-Apr-2013 - Russia’s veterinary services have said that they could lift the ban on turkey imports from the US by the summer.
17-Apr-2013 - Nearly 5% of products tested for horsemeat across the EU were positive, while 0.5% of those tested positive for bute, the European Commission stated yesterday.
17-Apr-2013 - An Estonian meat company whose sausages tested positive for horsemeat has claimed that the contamination could have come from raw materials imported from Ireland.
16-Apr-2013 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have said that European consumers were probably not harmed through eating illegally contaminated horsemeat during the recent mislabelling scandal.
16-Apr-2013 - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has warned that the current outbreak of avian influenza H7N9 in China will be difficult to control, because birds infected with the virus show no visible signs of illness.
15-Apr-2013 - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that government consumer protection agencies can identify meat companies selling products regulators consider unfit for human consumption, without being sued later.
15-Apr-2013 - Massive support for the enforcement of country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules has been felt in the US, after a 35,600 signature petition was sent to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
15-Apr-2013 - Five employees at a Wyoming-based pig farm in the US have been convicted of animal cruelty.
11-Apr-2013 - Dutch food safety authorities are recalling 50,000 tonnes of beef over fears that it could contain horsemeat.
11-Apr-2013 - Horsemeat has again been discovered in beef by-products produced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with as much as 15% horsemeat found in some products. Previously, only traces of horse DNA had been detected in the region.
11-Apr-2013 - China’s meat sector has told Globalmeatnews.com that demand for fresh meat is slumping nationwide because of the new outbreak of H7N9 avian flu centred on Shanghai.
10-Apr-2013 - An Australian trader has been convicted for being in possession of meat illegally imported from South Korea.
10-Apr-2013 - Singapore has lifted restrictions on meat imports imposed on seven regions in Japan following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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