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17 March 2015
Reminder on Safe Egg Practice
AUSTRALIA – A list of rules on correct egg handling and storing has been produced by the Australian egg industry....
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....
09 February 2015
Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington, DC, last week....
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...
30 December 2014
Dutch Government Funds Projects for More Sustainable Farming
THE NETHERLANDS - The Dutch government has announced financial support for 13 projects aimed at improving agricultural sustainability, including for better grassland management, local feed production and an expansion of the 'Beter Leven' welfare mark...
15 December 2014
New Food Labelling Regulations
UK - On 13th December, the new Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations will come into force....
09 December 2014
Turkey Welfare Label Denied by Austrian Health Department
AUSTRIA – A comprehensive farm assurance scheme tipped to save domestic poultry producers has been knocked back by health officials....
07 November 2014
New Verification for Organic Poultry Products
US - Organic meat and poultry producers can now use a streamlined process to get approval for labels verifying that their products do not include genetically engineered (GE) ingredients....
20 October 2014
Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production, according to a Washington State University study....
Australian Egg Company Fined for Misleading Claims
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Court has ordered an A$300,000 penalty after finding 'free range' egg claims to be misleading....
17 October 2014
US Chicken Product Line Certified 'No Antibiotics Ever'
US - One of Perdue Foods' product lines has been USDA process-verified for no antibiotics ever....
14 October 2014
US Chicken Welfare Labelling Claim Settled
US - Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit concerning chicken labelling, says Perdue Farms....
29 September 2014
Saudi Arabian Poultry Integrator Invests in New Software
SAUDI ARABIA - One of the leading poultry businesses in the Middle East, Arasco Foods, has signed an agreement with MTech Systems to purchase computer software for its integrated activities....
24 September 2014
Butterball Announces Expanded Corporate Citizenship Programme
US - Turkey meat processor, Butterball, has announced an expanded corporate citizenship platform that showcases its efforts to create a positive impact in all areas of operation, which includes the welfare standards of American Humane Certification....
11 September 2014
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
04 September 2014
Poultry Certification Launched in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - GLOBAL G.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa in July....
01 September 2014
Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology
IRELAND - Irish genetics company, IdeniGEN, has announced details of a new DNA testing technology which will offer it major advantages in the global marketplace....
26 August 2014
Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
22 August 2014
Tasmanian Egg Producers Seek Answers on New National Egg Laws
AUSTRALIA - Small egg producers are calling on the Tasmanian government to confirm it's position on the national egg labelling laws....
06 August 2014
Farmers Union Statement on COOL, Consumer Rights
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in "The Hill" explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense...
05 August 2014
Farm Owner Sentenced to Home Detention for False Labelling of Eggs
NEW ZEALAND - John Garnett, owner of now-defunct Northland egg producer Forest Hill Farm, has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and 200 hours community service in the Whangarei District Court today for falsely packaging and selling cage eggs...
31 July 2014
Injunction Against Country of Origin Labelling Struck Down
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson has issued a statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforce Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) by multinational meatpackers and foreign...
21 July 2014
Farmers Welcome Defra's £400-million Food Procurement Plans
UK - Following the launch of Defra’s £400-million ‘Plan for Public Procurement’, NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said the plan was a significant step in the right direction to Government backing British farming....
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....
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