All news articles for November 2014

The NPPC said it hoped the guidelines would remove some of the costly burden faced by US pork exporters

Pork producers see success with Trichinella guidelines

By Georgi Gyton

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 to the National Pork Producers’ Council (NPPC).

Pigs do not become ill from MRSA, says Olov Aspevall

Random tests find MRSA in Danish and German pork in Sweden

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Pork containing MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) has been detected during random checks by Sweden’s national veterinary institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska) inspectors.

While a negative impact is being felt by many suppliers, there are opportunities to be had

Russia’s import ban – the last thing we need?

By Lizzie Bonsall, Promar International

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 to the economic sanctions placed by the West on Russia as result of recent developments...

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US conveyor belt firm eyes UK market

By Eleanor Mackay

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”.

 The OIE and FAO have urged at-risk nations to step up biosecurity.

Biosecurity precautions urged over bird flu threat in Europe

By Oli Haenlein

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 in low-resourced countries, and have urged...

Dawn Meats will acquire 49% of Terrena’s beef processing division Elivia

Dawn Meats signs deal with French cooperative

By Oli Haenlein

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.

Poultry welfare coming to the fore – but not for all

By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst with Euromonitor

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 fate of “wrong-sex” chicks – is already looming large...