Safety & Legislation

Korea steps up import inspections

News in Brief

South Korea to enhance US beef controls

By Aidan Fortune

South Korea is to increase its safeguards and testing of imported US beef following a confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

Ideas for cell-based meat jurisdiction put forward

US government lobbied over cell-based jurisdiction

By Aidan Fortune

Cell-based meat outfit Memphis Meats and the US trade body North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have joined forces to lobby the government on the jurisdiction of cell-based meat products.

A man in China has been diagnosed with avian influenza

Hong Kong reports human case of AI in China

By Ashley Williams

Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has revealed that a 42-year-old man from Guangxi, China has been infected with H5N6 avian influenza (AI) after handling poultry.

US farmers want origin labelling laws changed

US farmers call for food origin label shake-up

By Aidan Fortune

The US National Farmers Union (NFU) has lent its support to a campaign calling for origin labels to be changed as they are currently hindering beef producers.

Talks between Russia and Brazil are proving fruitful for the pigmeat industry

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Brazil expects Russia to lift embargo on swine meat

By Ashley Williams

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has revealed that Russia could start re-importing Brazilian swine meat by the end of August following a long-term food embargo.

Several French butcher shops have been stoned and vandalised with anti-meat graffiti

Vegan violence hits French butchers

By Ashley Williams

Butchers across France have written to the French Government calling for a police presence after allegedly accusing vegans over a string of vandalism incidents at their shops.

The pact aims to inform employees and stakeholders in Brazil of relevant anti-corruption laws

JBS pledges to public anti-corruption pact

By Ashley Williams

JBS has signed the Business Integrity and Anticorruption Pact, a public commitment undertaken by state-owned and private sector companies to spread best business practices and develop greater integrity across the market.

As many as 239,000 chickens will be culled at a Russian poultry farm

Low-pathogenic AI strikes Russian Far East

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor is to cull 239,000 chickens at the Nadezhdinskaya Ptitsa poultry farm in Primorsky Krai, in Russia’s Far East region, following an outbreak of low-pathogenic avian influenza (AI) H9N2.