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EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

EU clarifies stance on origin of ingredients

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

After initially confusing food businesses as to whether they must comply with upcoming draft European Union (EU) rules on country-of-origin labelling, the European Commission has told GlobalMeatNews that its planned new rules will be voluntary.

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the findings of a report published by Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are “very stark” for farming and food...

Brexiting Britain is key beneficiary of EU animal diseases money

Brexiting Britain is key beneficiary of EU animal diseases money

By Diana Yordanova, in Brussels

The European Commission has announced its latest funding for helping European Union (EU) member states fight animal diseases, such as bovine tuberculosis, rabies, bovine brucellosis, African swine fever and lumpy skin disease, by allocating more than...

German outfit K+G Wetter will display its suite of meat processing machinery at Anuga FoodTec

K+G Wetter showcases advances at Anuga FoodTec

By Aidan Fortune

Food processing equipment manufacturer K+G Wetter will present its improved bowl cutters range, as well as grinder solutions to improve meat processing efficiency at Anuga Foodtec from 2-23 March in Cologne, which will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors...

Is exporting live slaughter animals ethical? The practice has been brought into sharp focus recently

Brexit: Scotland opposed to livestock export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Scottish Government has warned Westminster it will not ban livestock exports, amid rumours UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to outlaw the controversial practice.

A tax on pig trotters, liver, brain and tongue has been cut by the Hungarian government

Hungary cuts VAT on pork offal to boost consumption

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

As part of its long-term policy to stimulate domestic consumption of pork, the Hungarian government has introduced a reduced value-added tax (VAT) on pork offal, taking it from 27% to 5%.

The Fairplay Movement: frozen Brazilian chicken may be thawed, reworked and refrozen before reaching South Africans

Brazil hits back at 'health risk’ chicken claim

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) is “appalled” by allegedly defamatory remarks made by South Africa’s Fairplay Movement on the quality of Brazil’s chicken.