All news articles for May 2014

NPPC says Japan needs to eliminate all tariffs for US pork

Pork Council pushes for trade deal without Japan

By Georgi Gyton

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has teamed up with fellow US associations in a call to conclude current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations without Japan.

The British stand at the FHA show

Far East: contrasting shows in Singapore and Shanghai

By Georgi Gyton

Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) in Singapore (7-11 April) attracted a record 3,200 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors. The show demonstrated the economic buoyancy and the increasing demand for meat in Singapore itself and south-east Asia.

Straw was associated with reduced tail-biting prevalence

EFSA publishes scientific opinion on tail-docking in pigs

By Georgi Gyton

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) panel has published a scientific opinion on the issue of tail-docking in pigs, looking at risk factors and impact on animal...

There are suggestions that political motive is behind the closure

Ukraine pushes out Russian pork producer

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

One of Russia’s largest producers of poultry and pork, agricultural holding BEZRK-Belgrankorm, will close its business in Ukraine.

Exports of sheep to Ukraine could be stepped up

Canada hints at export opportunities to Ukraine

By Georgi Gyton

Canadian sheep and goat producers are hoping to expand their exports to Ukraine, following the signing of an agreement to allow exports of pure-bred sheep and goats to the country.

Iran has increased its poultry production by 12% year-on-year

Iran increases poultry production to avoid social unrest

By Georgi Gyton

In 1392 – the Iranian year equivalent to 21 March 2013 to 20 March 2014 – Iran produced 2.15 million tonnes (mt) of poultry, a rise of about 12% year-on-year, according to official statistics. Active support from the state has made this growth possible,...

The preservative is now allowed in most heat-treated meats

European Commission gives approval for meat preservative

By Andrew Byrne, in Brussels

The European Commission has approved the use of ethyl lauroyl arginate (E-243) as a preservative in most heat-treated meat products in the 28-country European Union (EU). But the Commission has retained a ban on its use in emulsified sausages, smoked...

The FAO said animal health was of paramount importance to its work

Further global collaboration on animal health announced

By Georgi Gyton

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) have pledged to boost their existing collaboration on animal health, in a bid to ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote...