Retail

US and EU reach organic agreement

US and EU reach organic agreement

By Melodie Michel

Products certified organic in the United States or the European Union will be able to be sold as organic on both markets from 1 June 2012.

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

USDA delays controversial E.coli law

By Carina Perkins

The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will delay the implementation of a controversial programme to test beef products for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Beef segment strains Tyson results

Beef segment strains Tyson results

By Melodie Michel

US meat processing giant Tyson Foods has reported a 48% drop in Q1 net income, despite $8.3bn in sales, up 9.4% from last year.

Holstein Ham gets EU protection

Holstein Ham gets EU protection

By Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has granted legal protection to a ham from the northern German state Schleswig-Holstein, preventing meat traders from selling ‘Holsteiner Katenschinken’ unless it is made in its home area by traditional production.

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

Industry rejects EU decision on labelling

By Melodie Michel

The European meat industry has criticised a decision by the European Parliament not to introduce food labelling that would display percentages of cuts in salt, fat and sugar.

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

UK poultry sector ‘under-performing’

By Melodie Michel

The UK poultry sector needs to focus on consolidation, efficiency and internationalisation to maintain its competitiveness on the EU market, a new report has suggested.

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.

Slowdown for world meat prices

Slowdown for world meat prices

By Carina Perkins

Global meat prices started to slow down at the end of last year, reflecting sharp declines in overall food prices, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).