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ThePoultrySite Newsletter - 17 June 2010

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Editorial: New EU Labelling Regulations on the Way

This week the European parliament adopted new regulations on food labelling.

Food labels should feature mandatory nutritional information and guideline daily amounts, according to the draft EU legislation.

A clear majority of MEPs rejected a proposal by the S&D, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL groups to introduce a traffic light system, which would have required certain processed foods to bear red, amber and green values to indicate high, medium or low levels of salt, sugar and fat. They also opposed such schemes being allowed to run in parallel at national level.

Country of origin labelling is already compulsory for certain foods, such as beef, honey, olive oil and fresh fruit and vegetables. MEPs supported extending this to all meat, poultry, dairy products and other single-ingredient products. They also voted for the country of origin to be stated for meat, poultry and fish when used as an ingredient in processed food. However, this may be subject to an impact assessment.

Meat labels should indicate where the animal was born, reared and slaughtered, says Parliament. In addition, meat from slaughter without stunning (according to certain religious traditions) should be labelled as such.

The European Union has also launched a review of its animal welfare policies.

GHK Consulting Ltd and ADAS UK Ltd have been commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection, to evaluate the EU policy on Animal Welfare (EUPAW).

EU Policy on Animal Welfare (EUPAW) will be evaluated with reference to farm animals, experimental animals, pet animals and wild animals which are kept in captivity or submitted to a treatment which is controlled by humans.

In Ireland, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, announced details of two new on-farm investment schemes designed to improve the standards of animal welfare in sow housing and for poultry production.

The schemes, which are worth a maximum €29 million, are part of a €113 million targeted scheme for on-farm investment to support a number of specific categories of farmers and focused on supporting productive investment and are part of the revised Rural Development Plan 2007-2013. Yesterday's schemes follow an earlier €54 million grassland sheep scheme, which the Minister launched in April last.

This week, ThePoultrySite, publishes the second in its series tracing global poultry trends, written and researched by Terry Evans.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Asia is World's Biggest Chicken Meat-Importing Region
Continuing our series of special features entitled Global Poultry Trends for ThePoultrySite, Terry Evans explains that Asia accounts for much of the world trade in chicken meat.
Polish Agribusiness - Important to Europe
Poland is one of the EU's most important agricultural product providers, according to a new food and beverage market report from Business Monitor International, "Poland Agribusiness Report Q2 2010", writes ThePoultrySite senior editor, Chris Harris.
US Feed Outlook - June 2010
Projected U.S. 2010/11 and 2009/10 corn used for ethanol was raised this month as ethanol production continues to increase, according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates - June 2010
While the US broiler production forecast for 2011 remains unchanged, the turkey production estimate has been raised slightly, according to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates for June 2010.
Merial Trovac AIV H5
* Company News

Aviagen Expands Capacity of US's First Feed Mill
US - Aviagen has announced it has expanded its US poultry feed mill in Athens, Alabama. The expansion employs the latest biosecurity technologies while also increasing production capacity by more than 30 per cent from 24 to 32 tons per hour.
Aviagen Welcomes Belorussian VIPs to the UK
SCOTLAND, UK - Aviagen was delighted to welcome Yuri Fesin, Director of PPR Broiler, a branch of Belpticeprom, Aviagen’s GP customer in Belarus, and Dmitri Snidlovsky, Deputy Director General for Trade, Processing and FEA PO Belptitseprom.
25 Million Bird Places in Natura Aviaries
GERMANY - On time for VIV Europe 2010, Big Dutchman can announce an impressive sales success: The equipment supplier from Vechta in North-West Germany has already equipped 25 million places for laying hens with their aviaries of the NATURA product family.
Automation Aids Traceability
US - It has been rumored for nearly a decade that the Food & Drug Administration is going to require feed manufacturing facilities to be able to trace back ingredients in four hours, but adding to the pressure is customers’ desire to know where their products came from in case of a recall, which requires more from today’s manufacturers, writes Jacqui Fatka.
* Global Poultry Industry News

   General

 » BIRD FLU: New Isolation Unit for AI Vaccine Trial
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: East Asia
 » Farm Prices Rise, Food Security Concerns Persist

   Australia

 » Poultry CRC Focuses on Next Generation NE Vaccine
 » Scholarships Aimed to Keep Poultry Talent at Home
 » Australia Puts Agriculture on 2010 Political Agenda

   United States

 » Carcass Cleansing Solution Removes Pathogens
 » Pilgrim's Launches Local Chicken Brand in Florida
 » Weekly Outlook: Corn, Soybean Yields Barely Enough
 » CME: Impact of Chicken Bans in Key Export Markets
 » Weekly US Broiler Hatchery Report
 » Monthly US Turkey Hatchery Report

   India

 » India's Poultry Industry Outlook is Bright

   European Union

 » Shielding Animal Health and Ensuring Food Safety
 » Safety of Vitamin E as a Feed Additive
 » Evaluation of the EU Policy on Animal Welfare
 » European Breakthrough on Food Labelling

   Bangladesh

 » Poultry Sector Wants Insurance Coverage

   Pakistan

 » Poultry Prices Fall as a Result of CCP Raids

   Zambia

 » SA Poultry Producer Invests in Zambia

   Israel

 » Committee Hearing on Keeping Chickens Postponed

   Ireland

 » Nitrates Review Must Safeguard Existing Derogation
 » IFA: Measures to Follow Pig and Poultry Scheme
 » €29 M Welfare Schemes for Pig, Poultry Producers

   South Africa

 » World Cup Promotion for Brazilian Chicken

   United Kingdom

 » VLA: Transmissible Viral Proventriculitis in Broilers
 » Supporting Clearer Food Labelling
 » NFU Sets Out Research Priorities for Farming

   Lao

 » No New Occurence of Bird Flu in Laos

   China

 » WTO Against US Ban on Chinese Poultry Products

   Jamaica

 » Jamaica Broilers Cut Chicken, Feed Prices

   Brazil

 » Marfrig Becomes McDonald's Main Chicken Supplier

   Qatar

 » 2,000 Crates of Eggs Destroyed by Municipality Petersime - Incubator Innovator

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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