Safety & Legislation

ABPA calls for swift solution to BRF exports embargo

ABPA calls for swift solution to BRF exports embargo

By Aidan Fortune

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) has expressed confidence that "immediate and effective solutions" will be put in place by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply in order to resume BRF exports to the EU following...

Thai poultry firm improves worker standards

CPF boosts labour standards

By Aidan Fortune

Sixty poultry farms owned by Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) have been certified Thai Labour Standard: TLS 8001-2553, the national standard for labour rights and welfare.

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

US agrees state-level regulation with South Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an agreement with the government of South Korea to place trade restrictions at the state level instead of the country level during any future highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) detections.

The European Commission is looking to take action against Brazil following further meat scandals

European Commission steps up action against Brazilian meat fraud

By Liz Newark, In Brussels

The European Commission wants to delist all companies involved in the latest cases of fraud in Brazil’s meat sector from having access to European Union (EU) markets, the EU executive’s spokesperson for health and food safety Anca Paduraru has told GlobalMeatNews....

Belgian meat plant under investigation

Belgian meat plant under investigation

By Aidan Fortune

The Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) has closed two sites run by processor Verbist over alleged fraud on labels.

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

China to scrap US broiler duties following WTO debate

By Keith Nuthall

China has said it will scrap the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it has been imposing on broiler product exports from the United States, following a long World Trade Organisation (WTO) battle over the issue.