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04 July 2014
UK Agency Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Companies
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA), in collaboration with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), has finalised agreements that further extend earned recognition to the animal feed sector....
03 July 2014
Weekly Overview: Focus on 'One Health': Antibiotic Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens
GLOBAL - In the last week, there have been several reports in the news relating to the links between animal health and human health, in particular, on antibiotic resistance and foodborne pathogens....
Halamid Brings Rapid Action Against Salmonella
FRANCE - Although outbreaks have been traced to a variety of food types, Salmonella is most often associated with poultry products and is considered a veritable scourge of our industry, according to Axcentive....
Growing Antibiotic Resistance in Some Salmonella Raises Concerns
US - Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a new report showing progress and problems among foodborne germs it tracks....
02 July 2014
Kick Salmonella off Your Premises
BELGIUM - Clean footware and clean hands are the best ways to keep Salmonella off your farm, says CID Lines....
01 July 2014
Campylobacter Causes Disease in Some Chickens: First Evidence
UK - University of Liverpool researchers have found that one breed of chickens showed damage to the gut mucosa and developed diarrhoea after an experimental infection with Campylobacter....
Davis Study Highlights Need for Better Consumer Food Safety Education
US - A new study has identified risky food safety practices in home kitchens, including under-cooking chicken and inadequate hand-washing....
30 June 2014
Chicken Industry Responds to Australian Antibiotic Resistance Study
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) says that the E.coli resistant to fluoroquinolones observed in a recent study is definitely not the result of the use of fluoroquinolone in the poultry industry....
Foodborne Disease Report Confirms Need to Tackle Campylobacter in UK
UK - A new report into foodborne disease finds that poultry meat was the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning and that Campylobacter is the most common pathogen in foods. ...
Salmonella Cases from Live Poultry Continue to Rise
US - In its latest update, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 251 confirmed infections with Salmonella in people linked to the handling of live poultry from one supplier in Ohio....
Call for Poultry Slaughterhouse Modernisation in Tamil Nadu
INDIA - The Tamil Nadu government has urged the poultry industry to focus on the modernisation of slaughter houses and thorough ante-mortem examinations....
26 June 2014
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing population’s food, space and renewable energy needs,...
Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Moy Park Introduces No Need to Wash Labelling
UK - UK food manufacturer Moy Park has introduced a front of pack label to all its Moy Park branded whole birds carrying the message ‘no need to wash’....
FAO Says Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict
IRAQ - A favourable crop forecast for 2014 is now in jeopardy as people flee their homes and farms during main harvest and amid the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the Iraq, reports the FAO. ...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
23 June 2014
Oman Relaxes Health Certification on Brazilian Chicken
BRAZIL - Oman no longer requires proof of vaccination against avian influenza for chickens imported from Brazil....
US Congress Examines Food Safety Issues over Chinese Poultry
US - Last week, Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat-Ohio) and Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey) held a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) to discuss the safety issues of processed poultry and pet treats from China....
Contentious Areas Revealed in US-EU Trade Talks
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary was in the European Union last week, emphasising the importance of agricultural trade in negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Stumbling blocks to progress appear to include GM...
20 June 2014
Danish Salmonella Infections Fewer Than Ever
DENMARK – Danish broiler meat has been free from any salmonella cases for three years in a row....
Government Calls for Stop on Antibiotics in Indian Animal Feed
INDIA - The federal government has directed all state government to stop antibiotics for animal feed fearing spread of antibiotic resistance through the food chain, writes Jagdish Kumar....
18 June 2014
Foster Farms Recognised for Progress in Poultry Meat Safety
US - On its 75th anniversary, Foster Farms has been recognised for its leadership by state and local leaders and reported significant results of its food safety initiatives....
16 June 2014
Moy Park Invests in Campylobacter Research
UK - Moy Park has announced that the company has invested over £1 million in cutting edge research and practices which could help the poultry industry reduce Campylobacter....
Food Safety Alert System in EU Celebrates 35 Years
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
Public Urged to Stop Washing Raw Chicken
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a call for people to stop washing raw chicken to reduce the risk of contracting Campylobacter, a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning....
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