Safety & Legislation

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

By Aidan Fortune

The UK pig industry has called for more action to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the country, following an admission by government that it expects an outbreak within the next 12 months.

USDA to investigate beef sector following Tyson plant fire

USDA to investigate beef sector following Tyson plant fire

By Aidan Fortune

The US beef sector is set to be placed under scrutiny for price manipulation, with the Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ordering an investigation following a fire at Tyson’s Holcomb plant in Kansas.

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

AMIC urges harmonised animal welfare standards

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has called on state and federal governments to work together to create national standards for animal welfare across the supply chain.

The ICE raids led to the detainment of 680 poultry workers

ICE raids fall-out raises immigrant policy questions

By Aidan Fortune

Almost 700 poultry plant workers in Mississippi were detained last week in a massive US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. However subsequent investigations have led to questions being asked of the country’s immigration policies.

US Senate to debate strengthening meat border checks

US Senate to debate strengthening meat border checks

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

A bipartisan bill has been proposed in the United States Senate to fill what the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has warned is a shortage of nearly 700 agricultural inspectors at ports of entry.