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12 October 2018
World Egg Day: HSI welcomes global progress towards cage-free production
GLOBAL - Friday, 12 October is World Egg Day and while the majority of egg-laying hens in the world are confined to barren cages for nearly their entire lives, Humane Society International (HSI), a global animal protection organisation, welcomes the progress...
RSPCA responds to second reading of Agriculture Bill, animal welfare support
UK - The RSPCA has issued a response to the second reading of the Agriculture Bill which supports animal welfare initiatives...
Canada and EU strengthen ties, create new opportunities for producers and processors
CANADA - Thanks to the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canadian farmers and food processors are seizing opportunities to diversify trade and contributing to meeting the Government of Canada’s goal of $75 billion...
10 October 2018
Leading food companies form the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Companies join forces to advance animal welfare standards throughout the global food supply chain...
Brazil's BRF says CEO to step down; asset sale push goes on
BRAZIL (Reuters) - Brazilian food processor BRF SA on Monday said its recently named chief executive would step down by mid-2019, adding that it hoped to conclude by year-end asset sales he put in motion as part of a sweeping overhaul...
USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael...
05 October 2018
European Parliament: what are the public health, environmental impacts of intensive broiler production?
EU - The European Parliament urges the European Commission to address animal welfare, environmental and public health impacts of intensive broiler farming...
Expert panel warns that Brexit trade deals may be the biggest risk to high animal welfare
Future trade deals pose the highest threat to high farm animal welfare standards and protecting British farmers from being undercut by lower standard imports, according to an expert panel at the RSPCA post-Brexit higher welfare debate...
04 October 2018
Russia's Cherkizovo finds no violations at poultry unit regulator calls unsafe
RUSSIA (Reuters) - Meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday it had found no evidence of safety violations at one of its units which Russia's agricultural regulator said was unsafe and should be temporarily shut down...
03 October 2018
Brazil's powerful farm lobby endorses far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro
BRAZIL - Brazil's congressional farm lobby, which represents the country's powerful agribusiness sector in both houses, on Tuesday endorsed far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner ahead of Sunday's election...
New trade pact between Canada, Mexico and USA gives greater access to poultry
USA - US President Donald Trump took credit for salvaging a free trade accord with Canada and Mexico. As Fred Katayama reports, financial markets rallied on news of that deal...
France adopts food bill, retailer says will lead to price rise
FRANCE (Reuters) - France's parliament gave final approval on Tuesday to a "field-to-fork" law aimed at raising farmers' income, improving food quality and fighting waste, but opponents say it will push up consumer prices and only benefit retailers...
Canadian broiler farmers relieved over new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
CANADA - With negotiations under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) complete, and despite the fact Canada’s chicken sector is giving up additional access, chicken farmers are relieved that over a year of uncertainty over the future...
Egg Farmers of Canada concerned over USMCA
CANADA - Canadian egg farmers are concerned with the outcome of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which is now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
01 October 2018
Shareholders concerned over McDonald's broiler welfare policy
USA - A Trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) wrote a letter to McDonald's chairman of the board and the president and CEO of the company, taking aim at McDonald's ...
27 September 2018
Global egg industry adopts formal position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
GLOBAL - The International Egg Commission and its members support, and will promote, the responsible use of all antimicrobials to allow for the long-term safe production of eggs, safeguarding the availability of eggs and egg products for the world’s...
Aid promised to UK farmers affected by extreme weather
Further provisions for livestock farmers struggling to access animal feed were introduced 26 September 2018 with immediate effect...
20 September 2018
Sierra Leone working to build huge pullets and egg farm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The new farm, which will be one of the largest in West Africa, will address all domestic egg needs by producing about 195 million eggs per year and will create 2,000 new jobs...
"Unmask your food" initiative: European Citizens' Initiative fights food fraud
EU - On 20 September 2018 the European Commission registered the European Citizens' Initiative "Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food" initiative...
18 September 2018
Reducing ammonia emissions: UK governments introduces new funding programme
UK - The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018)...
17 September 2018
Concern over Salmonella from Council Chief Medical Officers in Canada
CANADA - Most frozen breaded chicken products available for sale in grocery stores in Canada contain raw chicken that can cause Salmonella illness and therefore pose an increased health risk to Canadians who handle, prepare or consume them...
What's that buzzing? FDA approves black soldier fly larvae as poultry feed ingredient
USA - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended amendment of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) ingredient definition of dried black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) to include feeding to poultry...
13 September 2018
British Meat Processors Association speaks out about Defra progress
UK - The British Meat Processors Association speaks out about Defra's progress in preparing for Brexit...
12 September 2018
Post-Brexit Agriculture Bill to promote environmental action
UK - Michael Gove sets out major post-Brexit policy to invest in the environment and "take back control" for farmers after almost 50 years under EU rules...
Green Parrty denounces Gove’s live exports U-turn
UK - Speaking today in reaction to Michael Gove’s decision to back off banning live animal exports, despite Vote Leave’s claims during the referendum, Green Party of England and Wales Animal Rights Spokesperson Keith Taylor speaks out...
 
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