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Thursday, April 17, 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Crop Issues, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Call for EU Redistribution of Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A report from the European Union Committee of the UK parliament's House of Lords calls for the redistribution of wasted food to different sections of society or into the animal feed chain, where appropriate, across the EU....
Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions has been given the go-ahead by the European Agriculture Committee....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Parliament Supports Common Framework for Whole Food Chain
EU - A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain has been endorsed by the European Parliament....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Have Your Say on the EU Common Agricultural Policy
EU - The European Commission is calling for applications for groups wishing to join the new Agriculture & Rural Development Civil Dialogue Groups, which will have input into the Common Agricultural Policy. ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
EFSA Assesses Safety, Efficacy to Reduce Pathogens on Poultry Carcasses
EU - Using solutions containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA) to reduce contamination from pathogens on poultry carcasses and meat would not pose toxicity concerns, EFSA’s experts say. ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat and the sustainable management of sand-eel, blue whiting...
MSD Receives Marketing Authorisation for PANACUR AquaSol for Chickens
EU - MSD Animal Health has announced that, following a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), the European Commission has granted the marketing authorization for the veterinary medicinal product PANACUR®...
Monday, March 24, 2014
How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year, writes Chris Harris....
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
EU Audit Raises Doubts over Safety of Brazilian Poultry Products
EU - An audit of Brazil's control systems through the poultry meat production chain has raised some concerns....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
EU Ag Sector Role in Economic Crisis Outlined at Farmers' Conference
EU - The agriculture sector is key for helping the EU survive the economic crisis, speakers at a high-level European conference on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) said in Seville....
Farmers Respond on First Package of Agricultural Policy Reform Criticised
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised the first package of delegated acts for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform approved by the EU Commission this week, warning it will make it difficult for farmers to implement....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Europeans Support Ag Policy Aims, Traceability of Meat
EU - The latest survey from Eurobarometer reveals broad support among Europeans for new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and a small majority are willing to pay slightly more to have product origin information shown on milk and meat labels....
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
EU Poultry Meat Producers Call for Support to Fight Lower-cost Competitors
EU - Import levies and quotas are needed to protect the EU poultrymeat sector from unfair competition from third countries, according to a new report commissioned by the European poultry meat producers' association, AVEC....
Monday, February 24, 2014
MEPs Criticised on Vote to Impose Inspection Costs
EU - Copa-Cogeca has expressed serious concerns about European Parliaments Environment Committee vote to impose a fee on farmers and agri-cooperatives for the cost of inspections carried out by authorities as part of the new draft EU legislation on official...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Food Authority Criticised for Bacillus Safety Tests
EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been criticised by a British veterinary body over its evaluation of the safety of bacillus species in the food chain....
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling across Europe
ANALYSIS - The numbers of cases of infections from Campylobacter and Salmonella in Europe are falling....
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Policy Reform Must Respect 2013 Agreements, Say Europe's Farmers
EU - In a high-level meeting with the Greek Presidency yesterday (17th), Copa President Albert Jan Maat stressed that the EU must not go beyond the political deal on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform made last summer when drawing up detailed rules...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Vote on Proposal to Strengthen EU Animal, Plant Health Rules Welcome
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed European Parliaments vote on new legislation designed to strengthen EU animal and plant health rules and tackle more effectively pests and outbreaks of animal diseases like African Swine Fever. It is a good basis to work...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
European Parliament Calls for Stronger Measures on Food Safety
EU - New legislation to tackle outbreaks of animal diseases, such as African swine fever, more effectively, restrict the introduction of dangerous new pests and enable the EU to act quickly but responsibly in emergencies was adopted by the agriculture...
Friday, February 07, 2014
MEPs Call for Tighter Country of Origin Labelling for Poultry
EU - A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as 'reared' in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on 6 February....
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Import Levies, Quotas to Protect EU Poultry Meat Sector
EU - a.v.e.c., representing the European poultrymeat sector, has commissioned Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) to conduct a study on the competitiveness of EU poultry. ...
Monday, February 03, 2014
MEP Urges Complete Country-of-Origin Labelling for Pork, Chicken
EU - A UK Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has demanded that all meat should have full country of origin labelling, adding pork and chicken to the existing coverage for beef....
Friday, January 31, 2014
Europe Ill-serving Consumers over Animal Welfare, Say Farmers
EU - Lamentable efforts at enforcing recent animal welfare legislation means that Europe is ill-serving its consumers and undermining the excellent standards being met on those Scottish and UK farms producing pigs and eggs....
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