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Interview with OIE director Bernard Vallat

Interview with OIE director Bernard Vallat

By Melodie Michel

Bernard Vallat was elected director general of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in May 2000. He talks to GlobalMeatNews about antibiotics, livestock transportation and animal diseases.

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

By Carina Perkins

New research has found that nearly 6.6% of pork sold at retail in America is infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.

OIE director Bernard Vallat

OIE likely to ban growth-promoting antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is likely to ban the prophylactic use of antibiotics on livestock in the next few years, OIE director Bernard Vallat has said.

EU sets out new animal welfare strategy

EU sets out new animal welfare strategy

By Arabella Mileham

The European Union (EU) is launching a new strategy for animal welfare, as it says the current uniform approach has caused varying levels of compliance across member states that has not guaranteed the real welfare of animals, and has caused economic and...

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

By Melodie Michel

The US was the world’s biggest pork exporter in 2011, shipping 2.24m tonnes, mostly to Asia, Canada and Mexico, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed. November was a record month, with export volumes and value up 22.5% and 35% respectively...

French beef production to drop by 5% in 2012

French beef production to drop by 5% in 2012

By Melodie Michel

French beef and veal production is expected to go down by 5% in 2012, following two years of increase, the Institut de l’Elevage (livestock institute) has revealed.