Safety & Legislation

US sniffer dogs help protect borders against ASF

USDA dogs sniffing out African Swine Fever

By Aidan Fortune

The US avoided a potential case of African Swine Fever (ASF) when one of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) trained detector dog sniffed out a roasted pig head in a passenger’s bag.

Avian influenza hits Russian broiler

AI strikes troubled Russian poultry business

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Nearly 300,000 chickens have contracted highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) at a farm owned by Russia’s major broiler meat producer Belaya Ptitsa in Rostov Oblast, Russia.

Animal health company bought

Carr’s acquires Animax for £8.5m

By Michelle Perrett

Carr’s, the agriculture and engineering group, has acquired animal healthy product producer Animax for £8.5m.

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).