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08 August 2017
Dutch Eggs Contaminated with Fipronil Delivered to France, Says Ministry
FRANCE - France's agriculture ministry yesterday confirmed that 13 batches of Dutch eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil have been delivered to two different egg-product manufacturing factories in central-western France between 11 and 26 July....
07 August 2017
Ban on Poultry Products Driving Prices Up in Mozambique
MOZAMBIQUE - The ban imposed in June by the authorities on imports of all birds and their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in those countries is driving prices up in Mozambique....
Belgium Aware of Dutch Egg Scandal but Did Not Speak Out
BELGIUM - Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation....
03 August 2017
Dutch Poultry Farms Closed Down; Eggs Recalled Following Toxic Contamination
NETHERLANDS - Authorities in The Netherlands have shut down around 180 poultry farms and recalled over one million eggs following the detection of a toxic substance in samples, reports Chris McCullough....
Israel Authorities Destroy 6,000 Eggs
ISRAEL - In an operation on Tuesday night, Israel Police officers, Tax Authority supervisors, and Egg and Poultry Board members raided several businesses who were selling unsupervised eggs....
Germany Vigilant After Massive Recall of Tainted Eggs
GERMANY - German authorities are on high alert after neighboring Belgium and the Netherlands issued a recall for millions of contaminated eggs. The scare was caused by a toxic insecticide that could adversely affect human health....
02 August 2017
Authority Discusses Challenges Facing Local Poultry Industry
UAE - The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, ADFCA, organised, in co-operation with the Food Security Centre - Abu Dhabi, a workshop entitled, "The Challenges of Producing and Marketing Poultry." ...
Gove: UK-US Trade Deal Would Mot Allow Chlorinated Chicken Imports
UK & US - The UK would back out of any trade deal that required it to accept lower standards, such as allowing imports of chlorinated chicken from the US, the environment secretary has said, deepening the cabinet split over the issue....
01 August 2017
Chicken Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies
UK - Experts in poultry health have helped one of the UK’s largest food businesses to slash its antibiotic usage in the past two years, by adopting an holistic approach to animal well-being....
Suspected Fake Eggs Sent for Examination; Govt Says Eggs Not Fake
BANGLADESH - Police on Sunday seized a large quantity of eggs which were suspected to be artificial from Patiya upazila of Chittagong and sent them to the court for examination....
28 July 2017
EU Report Shows More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
27 July 2017
Chlorinated Chickens Overshadow US-UK Trade Talks
US & UK - This week, Britain and the US commenced talks on the potential for post-Brexit trade, though the talks have been overshadowed by concerns in Britain particularly over whether Britain would be forced to lower its food standards to accommodate...
21 July 2017
High Levels of Antibiotic-resistance in Indian Poultry Farming Raises Concerns
INDIA - A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics - including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide....
20 July 2017
Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use
CANADA - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken production, Chicken Farmers of Canada has established timelines to further its strategy to eliminate the preventive use of antimicrobials...
No Specific Case of Plastic Rice, Sugar, Eggs Detected, Says Govt
INDIA - Allaying consumer fears and belying media reports, the government on Tuesday informed Parliament that no specific case of presence of plastic rice, sugar and eggs had been detected in the country....
17 July 2017
Report Says UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
Meat Factory Closed for Repackaging Out-of-Date Chicken
UAE - A meat factory that processed frozen chicken into mortadella and sausages was shut down in Ras Al Khaimah after it was found to be repackaging huge amounts of spoiled and expired chicken for sale....
14 July 2017
Namib Poultry Chicken 100% Safe, Says Company
NAMIBIA - Namib Poultry Industries this week said the avian influenza outbreak in South Africa is not known to have had any negative effect on people....
12 July 2017
HK Launches Action Plan to Regulate Use of Antibiotics on Poultry
HONG KONG - The government has launched a five-year action plan to stop farm owners from abusing antibiotics on animals in order to contain the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the city....
Identifying, Assessing Risks of Food Contaminants as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities....
11 July 2017
China, Belarus Sign MoU on Safety of Frozen Beef, Poultry Exports
BELARUS - Belarus has got the right to supply beef and poultry to China, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Deputy Minister Alexander Subbotin said on Monday....
Importance of Chain Transparency Growing in Netherlands
NETHERLANDS - The sixth edition of the "Vion Consumer Monitor" shows that consumers are very positive about the quality of Dutch meat: over 65 per cent judges this to be 'excellent'. ...
06 July 2017
RCB Seals Unhygienic Poultry Slaughterhouse
PAKISTAN - The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) on Wednesday sealed poultry slaughterhouse besides imposing a Rs. 80,000 fine on two food catering services for making food in unhygienic conditions and has served notices to five marriage halls....
05 July 2017
Malaysian Poultry Import Ban Likely to be Lifted Soon
MALAYSIA - Countries that had imposed a temporary freeze on the import of Malaysian poultry pro­ducts may now consider rescinding it, as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) is about to declare the country free of the H5N1 bird flu....
Indonesian Researcher Invents Poultry Antibody
INDONESIA - Researchers from the Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta invent an original probiotic of Indonesias organic chicken that one of its functions as antibodies to poultry in the country....
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