Safety & Legislation

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.

The Australian meat industry has condemned an alleged illegal slaughterhouse in Victoria (stock photo)

Illegal abattoir condemned by meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

The Australian meat industry has called for harsh sanctions against an alleged illegal abattoir in Victoria that has been exposed as part of an undercover surveillance operation.

Pork prices are expected to rise in Bulgaria following a confirmed incident of African Swine Fever

Bulgarian pig industry turmoil after ASF outbreak

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The price per kilogram of pork in Bulgaria could jump by as much as 50% as the country is poised to cull 20% of pigs as the results of the epidemic of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to Bulgaria’s Association of Meat Processors.