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Following an urgent request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is assessing the current situation surrounding the avian influenza outbreak in Europe.
The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) has agreed to draft guidelines for the control of Trichinella spp in pork, marking a major victory for the US pork industry, according...
Pig welfare, advances in genetics, and strict hygiene practices were highlighted as key to Denmark’s success by leading industry figures at the International Pig Seminar this week.
More than CA$89,000 is being invested in a project by the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers to boost animal welfare practices, improve farm safety and increase return on investment (ROI).
A Swiss meat supplier has been accused of labelling horsemeat as beef, on top of other instances of "deception", in Europe’s latest adulteration scandal.
Pork containing MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has been detected during random checks by Sweden’s national veterinary institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska) inspectors.
In August 2014, Russia placed a ban on the import of all meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, milk and dairy products from the US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway, in response...
Laboratory tests conducted by Sweden’s National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) have given the all-clear on meat recalled by food group Axfood AB on 19 November.
US-based conveyor belt manufacturer Cambridge Engineering Solutions has announced plans to extend its sales operations to the UK in an “important step in [its] global growth plan”.
Equipment manufacturer Mettler-Toledo showcased its new products at a trade show in France on its Formula 1-inspired stage.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have warned that avian influenza’s “rapid spread” through Europe threatens the poultry sectors...
Irish red meat supplier Dawn Meats and French farming cooperative Terrena have announced a deal in which the former will acquire almost half of Terrena’s beef processing division Elivia.
Food IT specialist CSB-System International has launched a full traceability system for leading German meat processor Vion Convenience.
For grocery retailers in many markets, offering cage-free eggs and cruelty-free poultry meat has virtually become the new industry standard. The next point of public contention – namely the unpalatable...
Russia is negotiating with Israel on the launch of meat supplies, with the first deliveries likely to take place before the end of 2014, Russian officials have claimed.
A Northern Irish butcher’s has won top European accolades for its products at the Sausage Awards in Normandy, France.
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has announced it will have over 486,000 net square feet of exhibit space and 1,200 exhibitors at its upcoming 2015 show.
Russia claims to have completely covered the deficit in meat – in particular pork – that appeared in the domestic market after the ban on certain food imports in August...
Processing giant JBS SA has acquired Australian ham and bacon company Primo Smallgoods Group for US$1.25 billion, through its subsidiary JBS Australia.
Retail staff in French stores have been rewarded for their efforts in promoting Welsh Lamb.
The US’ National Pork Board has approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center.
Poland’s average meat consumption is forecast to increase to 71 kilograms (kg) per capita in 2014, a rise of some 3.5kg compared with a year earlier, according to figures released...
Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.
More cooperation and less competition is needed with the EU on lamb according to the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
A second outbreak of avian influenza has been discovered at a farm in the Netherlands, the country’s Ministry for Economic Affairs has confirmed.
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