Safety & Legislation

Processor recall due to e.coli scare

US-based Cargill recalls ground meat over e-coli scare

By Michelle Perrett

Cargill Meat Solutions, the North American division of meat giant Cargill, is recalling over 132,000 pounds of ground beef products as they may be contaminated with E.coli that has caused the death of one individual.

India launches meat cleanliness initiative

India food safety initiative to boost meat cleanliness

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is launching a hygiene and cleanliness drive in the Indian meat industry though training, food safety audits, certification of animal feed and pushing retailers to make health and safety improvements....

AMR risk low in pork and chicken

Antimicrobial resistance levels revealed in pork and chicken

By Michelle Perrett

The risk of acquiring antimicrobial resistance (AMR)-related bacterial infections is very low in pork and chicken as long as they are cooked and handled hygienically, a new report from Public Health England has revealed.

An ad focusing on pig welfare was deemed misleading (stock image)

Advertising complaint upheld against vegan charity

By Michelle Perrett

Two complaints in the UK were upheld against Viva!, a vegan campaigning charity, by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was made by the National Pig Association (NPA).

Korea steps up import inspections

News in Brief

South Korea to enhance US beef controls

By Aidan Fortune

South Korea is to increase its safeguards and testing of imported US beef following a confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Ideas for cell-based meat jurisdiction put forward

US government lobbied over cell-based jurisdiction

By Aidan Fortune

Cell-based meat outfit Memphis Meats and the US trade body North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have joined forces to lobby the government on the jurisdiction of cell-based meat products.

A man in China has been diagnosed with avian influenza

Hong Kong reports human case of AI in China

By Ashley Williams

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has revealed that a 42-year-old man from Guangxi, China has been infected with H5N6 avian influenza (AI) after handling poultry.