Safety & Legislation

Brazil intends to fight EU restrictions on poultry imports

Brazil to dispute EU restrictions against poultry meat at WTO

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

Brazil’s agriculture minister Blairo Maggi has announced that his country, as “the world’s second-largest producer and largest poultry exporter”, wants to contest the European Union (EU)’s restrictions on poultry meat exports at the World Trade Organization...

Meat from 20 Brazilian companies has been banned from the EU

Brazil unhappy as European Commission drafts ban on meat exports

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Commission has proposed stopping 20 Brazilian companies exporting meat products into the European Union (EU), following a unanimous vote at the 18-19 April European Commission special committee of member state experts on plants, animals,...

The US believe the deal could threaten the safety of the American food system

National Beef Packing deal to be reviewed by US Senators

By Ashley Williams

The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has called for a review into the deal for Brazilian firm Marfrig Global Foods to acquire a majority stake in US processor National Beef Packing Company.

The British Poultry Council has defended domestic food standards

British Poultry Council defends UK animal welfare standards

By Ashley Williams

The British Poultry Council has pledged it will not compromise on the UK’s animal welfare and food safety standards in pursuit of new trade deals following the US Trade Representative’s disapproval of EU measures in its latest report.