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New rule on protected food names

New rule on protected food names

By Carina Perkins

The European Parliament has endorsed proposed new rules which will make it easier for food producers’ groups to obtain an EU quality label for food produced in a specific geographical area or in a traditional way.

EFSA role vindicated by auditor

EFSA role vindicated by auditor

By Nicholas Robinson

Successful provision of risk assessment in the food and feed industries after a decade has proven the usefulness of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), said Ernst & Young.

MEPs reject mandatory bovine EID

MEPs reject mandatory bovine EID

By Carina Perkins

Policy-makers have rejected calls to make electronic identification (EID) of cattle mandatory in the European Union.

European meat body calls for food strategy

European meat body calls for food strategy

By Arabella Mileham

The European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) has called for European politicians to treat food strategy with higher importance, saying food safety is one of the main concerns facing the world.  

South Korea dismisses EU trade concerns

South Korea dismisses EU trade concerns

By Jennifer Chang, in South Korea

The Korea Trade Commission (KTC) has dismissed fears for the future of South Korean pork processing after an indigenous company blamed falling sales on cheap European imports following a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU). 

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Farmers on "front line" of water security, says NFU

By Arabella Mileham

Addressing food and water security is crucial to Europe’s farmers, but widespread European regulation on water is not the way forward, delegates at an international water conference in Sweden were warned.

Russia's EU livestock ban raises WTO concerns

Russia's EU livestock ban raises WTO concerns

By Alan Osborn

Russia’s ban on certain live cattle and pig imports from the European Union (EU) is being used by the European Commission as a method to assess whether Russia will deliver on the commitments it made when joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Animal feed firm reports record earnings

Animal feed firm reports record earnings

By Nicholas Robinson

Netherlands-based animal feed company Nutreco has reported a continued “strong momentum” in all segments, as well as record earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITA).

Turnover rises at Hilton Food Group

Turnover rises at Hilton Food Group

By Nicholas Robinson

Hilton Food Group, a leading European specialist in retail meat packing, has seen continued growth in turnover despite tough trading conditions.

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

By Arabella Mileham

Dutch-based food and ingredients company Vion has announced more than 630 potential redundancies in its Dutch and German businesses after disappointing result for 2011 prompted the company to accelerate efficiencies outlined in its long-term strategy...

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