Safety & Legislation

Meat worker injury rates drop in the US

US meat worker injuries reach all-time low

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat and poultry packers and processors industry continued to make significant progress in workplace safety last year, as the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) incidence rate for non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses reached...

Canada invests in tackling ASF

Canada injects $1.6m into pork industry

By Ashley Williams

The Canadian Government has invested CA$1.6m to better equip pork producers against diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).

Russian trade sanctions escalate

Russia introduces new sanctions against US poultry producers

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has banned all transit supplies of US poultry products through the country’s territory into Kazakhstan, claiming that some of these products are being re-exported back to Russia, by-passing the food embargo....

WTO to examine trade battles

Retaliatory duties on USA meat exports challenged at WTO

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has agreed to establish disputes settlement panels to rule on whether retaliatory duties imposed by Canada, China, and Mexico on US meat exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial...

A man passed away last week from the disease

China hit with human case of avian influenza

By Ashley Williams

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has urged the public to be vigilant after a human case of avian influenza A (H5N6) was reported in China’s Guanxi region.