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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Demonstrating Halamid Effectiveness with Dipslides
GLOBAL - Axcentive is suggesting to all Halamid-authorised distributors the use of dip slides which give a simple test on the presence of micro-organisms before and after disinfection. ...
Butyrate Offers Multiple Benefits in Poultry
US - Research has shown that Diamond V Original XPC provides prebiotic-like activity in a laboratory model of poultry digestion (Intestinal Activity Modifier Model or IAMM), including enhanced butyrate production....
Randox Expands Poultry Meat Screening Range with Tetracyclines ELISA
UK - Randox Food Diagnostics has expanded its product range for one of the world’s key antibiotics, tetracyclines....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Victorian Egg Farm Recovers from Salmonella Problem
AUSTRALIA - The owners of a western Victorian egg farm are vaccinating birds for the first time, following a salmonella scare last month....
Antibiotic Resistance in Humans Unrelated to Farm Animal Use
UK - Following a recent newspaper article blaming on the development of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens on animal agriculture, an industry organisation states that carbapenems are not used in livestock. ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Dutch Food Safety Board Urges Tighter Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
Tactic for Pasteurising Raw Eggs Kills Salmonella, Egg Quality Unharmed
US - Classic Caesar salad, old-fashioned eggnog, some homemade ice cream—and many other popular foods—may contain raw eggs. Now, US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-led research has produced a faster way to pasteurise raw, in-shell eggs without ruining...
Ban on Egg Company at Centre of Salmonella Outbreak Lifted
AUSTRALIA - The Victorian Health Department has lifted a ban on raw egg products from a western Victoria farm. ...
Monday, March 31, 2014
Beer Marinade Could Reduce Levels of Harmful Substances in Grilled Meats
GLOBAL - Researchers are reporting that beer can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats when used as a marinade....
US Poultry Inspection to Focus on Microbiological Issues
US - Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack has defended the overhaul of the poultry inspection system....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Deputy PM Inspects Bird Flu Prevention Measures
VIET NAM - Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on 25 March made an inspection tour of the prevention of bird flu and cross-border poultry smuggling in the northern border province of Lang Son....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Weekly Overview: Ensuring Poultry Meat is Safe to Eat
GLOBAL - Changes are ahead for the inspection of poultry meat in the European Union and in the US so that the processes better meet the requirements of the 21st century, writes Jackie Linden. In China, there is growing support for an end to live poultry...
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Aviagen Veterinarian Presents at NPIP Workshop
US - The 2014 National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Salmonella Diagnostic Workshop was held at the University of Georgia, Poultry Diagnostic Research Center (PDRC) on 4 to 7 March. ...
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. ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Co-resistance to Critically Important Antimicrobials Remains Low
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Canadian Govt Wants Power to Fine Meat Plants for Food Safety Issues
CANADA - The federal government is proposing to give itself the power to fine meat-processing plants that break hygiene and other operating rules meant to protect human health....
Support to Centralise Chicken Slaughter in Guangdong
CHINA - About 53 per cent of respondents in a recent poll in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, support centralised slaughter of chickens and a ban on the live chicken trade in wet markets, while 31 per cent opposed such a move....
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....
Friday, March 21, 2014
Maple Leaf Foods to Receive C$5 Million for Investment
CANADA - Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture has announced a C$5 million investment to Maple Leaf Foods to purchase and install new meat processing technology that will improve the company's operating and production...
FDA Allows More Time to Comment on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an update on the proposed rules under its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), allowing more time for comment on two areas of the Act - but not on the part on animal feeds....
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Workshop Aims to Boost Poultry Plant Efficiency
US - The US Poultry and Egg Association is to hold a poultry processor workshop focusing on management techniques for increased plant efficiency....
Officials Allowed Sale of Untested Poultry Meat
VIET NAM - Black market chicken has been sold by slaughterhouse officials, despite the dangers of bird flu....
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....
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