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Monday, September 01, 2014
Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology
IRELAND - Irish genetics company, IdeniGEN, has announced details of a new DNA testing technology which will offer it major advantages in the global marketplace....
Six OSI Employees Arrested in China
CHINA - Meat processor OSI Group has confirm that six of its employees in China at the Shanghai Husi processing plant have now been arrested following detention by authorities....
Friday, August 29, 2014
Study Finds Link Across Europe to Salmonella Outbreak from Eggs
EU - Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be linked by the time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates....
Meat Production Subsidies Should be Extended until 2018
RUSSIA - Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolay Fyodorov proposed to extend subsidies for the production of poultry meat and pork until 2018 at a meeting on AIC issues in Kursk Region....
Commission Announces 2015 Meat Poultry Whey TRQs
RUSSIA - On 20 August 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published Decision 131, "On the List of Goods, which are Subject to Tariff-Rate Quotas in 2015, and the Volume of Tariff-Rate Quotas for Imports of these Goods into the Member States of...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
Tyson to Sell Heinold Hog Markets Business
US - Tyson Foods and The Hillshire Brands Company have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice....
Police Arrest 38 over Contaminated Chicken Feet
CHINA - Chinese police have arrested 38 people for selling contaminated chicken feet....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea after Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
Stricter Rules for German Chicken Producers Could Affect Competiveness
GERMANY - The German Federal State of Lower Saxony has introduced stricter rules for broiler production. ...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy
NEW ZEALAND - The poultry industry says abolishing factory farming would mean a hike in egg and chicken prices for the consumer....
Ruling Party Plays No Part in Fixing Poultry Prices
PAKISTAN - Nobody in the ruling party has a role in fixing of the prices of poultry products, said Ch. Muhammad Arshad Jatt, Special Assistant to Chief Minister of the livestock department. ...
Arrests Made Over Poisonous Chicken Feet in China
CHINA - Chinese police have arrested 38 people on suspicion of making or selling contaminated chicken feet in a crackdown involving one of the country's favorite snacks....
Monday, August 25, 2014
Almost 500 Pheasants Killed by H5N6 Bird Flu in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in Lao Cai....
Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
US - A Tenth Circuit panel last week rejected attempts by Tyson Foods to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee award in an employee class action over unpaid wages for time spent putting on protective equipment....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Australian Egg Farm Exposed for Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - A farm that supplies eggs to Australia's biggest egg producer has again been accused of multiple animal welfare breaches by an animal rights group....
Poultry Facilities Recognised for Outstanding Safety Performance
US - The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programmes. The annual safety awards were...
Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk
DENMARK - Food authority Fødevarestyrelsen has ordered Hedegaard Foods to recall eggs and a number of egg-based products following the discovery of salmonella in some of its goods....
Tasmanian Egg Producers Seek Answers on New National Egg Laws
AUSTRALIA - Small egg producers are calling on the Tasmanian government to confirm it's position on the national egg labelling laws....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
How Does the Industry Recover from China Meat Scandal?
CHINA - Following the withdrawal of meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. from global fast-food chains last month, Whole Hog Editor John Strak predicts how the scandal may affect the markets....
Scotland Hosts Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have for the sector as a whole....
FAO Calls for Sustained Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
 
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