Safety & Legislation

Meat from 20 Brazilian companies has been banned from the EU

Brazil unhappy as European Commission drafts ban on meat exports

By Liz Newmark, in Brussels

The European Commission has proposed stopping 20 Brazilian companies exporting meat products into the European Union (EU), following a unanimous vote at the 18-19 April European Commission special committee of member state experts on plants, animals,...

The US believe the deal could threaten the safety of the American food system

National Beef Packing deal to be reviewed by US Senators

By Ashley Williams

The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has called for a review into the deal for Brazilian firm Marfrig Global Foods to acquire a majority stake in US processor National Beef Packing Company.

The British Poultry Council has defended domestic food standards

British Poultry Council defends UK animal welfare standards

By Ashley Williams

The British Poultry Council has pledged it will not compromise on the UK’s animal welfare and food safety standards in pursuit of new trade deals following the US Trade Representative’s disapproval of EU measures in its latest report.

The sheep footage sparked outrage among the Australian industry

ALEC responds to sheep footage with strict export regulations

By Ashley Williams

Following outrage in Australia over sheep exporters allegedly not following animal welfare standards, the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has responded by proposing measures to the government to strengthen “transparency and accountability”...