Safety & Legislation

Indonesia told by WTO to relax meat import controls

Indonesia told by WTO to relax meat import controls

By Keith Nuthall

Tough Indonesian import restrictions on meat and meat products have been declared in breach of international commerce rules by the World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body.

The supply policy comes after CPF introduced strict standards on antibitotics use, food safety and migrant labour

Strict supplier sourcing policy for Thai giant

By Oscar Rousseau

Vietnamese subsidiary of Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) has introduced a strict sourcing policy for more than 50 firms from which it buys raw materials, ingredients and packaging.

Meat industry reps have been critical of the GIPSA rule

Industry welcomes USDA regulation climbdown

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry has largely welcomed the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to withdraw proposed legislation on the buying and selling of livestock.

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

Food safety experts claim Russia needs to rewrite its meat traceability laws

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russian law enforcement agencies have said they will conduct a detailed investigation into criminal allegations against Cherkizovo, Russia’s leading pork and poultry producer.

FAO: Step up vaccinations or face disease outbreak

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO

By Oscar Rousseau

Eastern Europe and the Balkans risk outbreaks of a deadly cattle disease if they fail to step up cow vaccinations, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).