All news articles for February 2014

Russia's African swine fever problems worsen

ASF situation in Russia continues to worsen

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

While the first outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have now been registered in the eastern part of the European Union, in Russia, where the disease has raged for six years, veterinary specialists predict a further deterioration of the situation in...

France increases it imports of UK beef

France increases intake of UK beef

By Georgi Gyton

The amount of UK beef imported by France went up 8% last year, according the latest figures from UK levy body Eblex.

African swine fever could impact pigmeat prices in 2014

African swine fever to impact 2014 pig prices

By Georgi Gyton

The EU pigmeat market is likely to have seen "significant downwards demand", following Russia’s ban on imports after African swine fever (ASF) was discovered in Lithuania, according to a leading industry analyst.

US study links the consumption of meat to Alzheimer's

US study links meat and Alzheimer’s

By Line Svanevik

A US study using mice claims barbecued, grilled or fried meat can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite conflicting evidence among experts.

Rosselkhoznadzor lifts ban on US turkey meat

Russia restores US turkey imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

From 24 February, Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor lifted restrictions on the supply of turkey meat from the USA, said service spokesman Alexei Alexeenko.