Industry & Markets

EU in talks to lift Thai chicken ban

EU in talks to lift Thai chicken ban

By Melodie Michel

The European Commission (EC) is in discussion with Thailand to potentially lift the ban on fresh chicken at the end of June 2012, after eight years of suspended trade.

McDonald’s reveals expansion plans

McDonald’s reveals expansion plans

By Carina Perkins

Burger giant McDonald’s has announced it will open more than 1,300 new restaurants globally next year following a strong performance in 2011.

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

By Melodie Michel

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has replaced president of the food safety and animal health authority (SENACSA) Daniel Rojas, after questions emerged over his handling of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak that struck the country in September.

French pork processors call for change

French pork processors call for change

By Melodie Michel

The French union for pork processors (SNIV-SNCP) has called for a reform of the pig industry to maintain the country’s competitiveness on the European market.

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.