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05 December 2017
Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security, Report Reveals
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
05 October 2017
IFA: EU Report Finds Brazil Unable to Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
09 August 2017
Dutch Egg Scandal Spreads to UK, France
UK & FRANCE - The United Kingdom and France have said that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered their countries, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal....
02 June 2017
Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
22 March 2017
IFA Urges EU Commissioner to Immediately Ban Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
13 May 2016
EU Politicians Vote to Support Origin Labels on Meat, Dairy
EU - Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterated once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday....
23 March 2016
EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat, Milk
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
06 November 2015
Poultry Sold as Veal: Report Reveals Dishonest Meat Labelling
EU - Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices unveiled in a new report....
01 April 2015
New EU Meat Labelling Rules Come into Force
EU - New rules on the labelling of fresh, chilled and frozen meat (from sheep, goats, pigs and poultry) will apply from 1 April 2015....
13 February 2015
MEPs Call for COOL of Meat in Processed Foods
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs....
10 February 2015
Ten Years of Online Traceability for Safer Food in Europe
EU - TRACES – the European Commission’s free online system that enhances the safety of the food chain and facilitates trade – is celebrating its 10th birthday....
23 January 2015
Processed Meats Require COOL, Say EU Ministers
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case for bovine fresh meat, said Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety...
17 April 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....
25 March 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...
11 March 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....
07 February 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....
03 February 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....
20 January 2014
European Parliament Urges Crackdown on Food Fraud
EU - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called on EU countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
11 December 2013
New Rules to Set up Clearer Origin Labelling Gains Support
EU - New EU rules introducing origin or provenance labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of pork, sheep, goat and poultry gained support from a qualified majority of Member States in the Standing Committee on Food Chain and Animal Health...
10 December 2013
Commission to Investigate Feasibility of Special Labelling Scheme
EU - Around 15 per cent of farms sell more than half of their produce locally, according to a report published last week by the European Commission's agriculture department....
28 November 2013
Call for Ban on Food from Cloned Animals
EU - At their weekly meeting on Wednesday, 27 November, Eurogroup for Animals urged all members of the European Commission to stand firm and prevent the sale and import of food from cloned animals respecting the wishes of Europe’s citizens and to introduce...
14 October 2013
Commission Suggests Exclusion of 'Country of Origin' in COOL
EU - The proposal of a scheme for country of origin labelling that will not include country of origin appears to be the European Commission's solution to labelling demands from politicians and consumers....
23 July 2013
EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method
EU - At the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 15 July, the Dutch delegation proposed that meat from animals slaughtered without stunning should be labelled in future. ...
09 May 2013
Farmers Association Welcomes EC Proposals on Safer Food Chain
EU – Pan-european farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, and key stakeholders have responded to new EU Commission package on healthier animals and plants for a safer food chain....
10 April 2013
Does Having Protected Geographical Status Boost Product Values?
ANALYSIS - Having protected geographical indication status for food and drink products in the EU can more than double the prices obtained on the open market, writes Chris Harris....
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