All news articles for March 2013

Brazil aims for FMD-free status by 2014

Brazil aims for FMD-free status by 2014

By Carina Perkins

Brazil will be internationally recognised as a foot-and-mouth disease free country next year, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) has claimed.

Caution over Russian pork investment

Caution over Russian pork investment

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian food manufacturer Miratorg, which had planned to construct 10 large pig farms in the Kursk region of central Russia, has said it could be forced to stop building, due to the uncertainty on the domestic pork market.

Russia considers EU chilled meat ban

Russia considers EU chilled meat ban

Russia has announced it will ban imports of chilled meat from Spain and the Netherlands due, in its opinion, to a lack of proper veterinary control in these countries.

Schmallenberg arrives in Scotland

Schmallenberg arrives in Scotland

By Carina Perkins

Scottish authorities have confirmed that they now have evidence that the Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) is circulating in Scotland.

Improved tenderness in US beef

Improved tenderness in US beef

By Carina Perkins

US beef has a better eating quality than it did 10 years ago, according to a new study published in the Journal of Animal Science.

Atria reports net sales rise

Atria reports net sales rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Finnish food company Atria has announced a net sales increase to €1,343.6m in its trade report for 2012.

Concern over proposed Australian welfare standards

Concern over proposed Australian welfare standards

By Carina Perkins

Australian animal welfare campaigners have warned that the latest draft of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for sheep and cattle will do little to protect the welfare of livestock.

More investment needed in India's processed meat sector

More investment needed in India's processed meat sector

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Hygiene, quality and food safety will drive the sale of processed meat and poultry in India, but significant investment is required before these standards are achieved, an international conference on ‘Technology in Indian Food Processing Industry’ was...