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Wednesday, August 06, 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...
Tuesday, August 05, 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...
Thursday, July 31, 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...
Monday, July 21, 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....
Friday, July 04, 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....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Farmers Union Urges Keeping COOL for Independence Day
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over the...
Monday, June 23, 2014
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....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores a more sustainable system....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: US Country of Origin Labelling under Attack
CHINA - A sharp attack has been made on the US stance on country of origin labelling (COOL) by the Canadian Agriculture minister, Gerry Ritz, this week at the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Aldi Moves into Premium Free-Range Chicken
UK - Scottish shoppers can now buy locally produced, premium chicken from free-range farms at a discount supermarket chain. ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Union Statement on House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations
US - Yesterday (Tuesday, 20 May), both the US House of Representatives and US Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees marked up legislation for the 2015 fiscal year....
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Farmers Union Continues to Defend COOL
US - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard argument en banc in AMI v. USDA. While a three-judge panel had affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction on the implementation of the revised Country-of-Origin...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Veterinary Association Campaigns for Non-stun Slaughter
UK – Calls in the UK to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaughter must not be hijacked by prejudice, according to the British Veterinary Association....
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
US NFU Tells Livestock Committee Consumers Want Origin Labelling
US - Consumers are willing to pay more for their food if they know its origin....
Thursday, May 01, 2014
COOL, Competition and RFS Issues Raised by Farmers Union
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has testified before a US House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry....
Thursday, April 17, 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....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Taiwan Toughens up Chicken Labelling Rules
TAIWAN - Since 1 March 2014, it as been compulsory for chicken meat sold in retail markets to show labels indicating if the products have been refrigerated or defrosted, with fines of up to NT$1.5 million for non-compliance....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Union Policy Supports Mandatory Labelling of Food Products
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Knowledge of Vulnerability in Supply Chain to Detect Food Fraud
NETHERLANDS - Food fraud has always taken place and there are incidents on a regular basis. To combat food fraud more effectively, information is required on which factors play a role in the vulnerability of organisations and the food chain for food fraud,...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Business Analysis, Egg Processing Discussions Drew IEC Event to Close
AUSTRIA - IEC Business Conference Vienna 2014 came a close on Tuesday, as the conference sessions focussed delegates’ attention on business analysis and egg processing. ...
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....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Poultry Industry Groups Lose Latest COOL Appeal
NORTH AMERICA - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has turned down an appeal that would have placed a block on new Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) rules in the US....
Tuesday, March 25, 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...
NFU Outlines Funding Priorities for 2015
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs....
Friday, March 21, 2014
Organic Sector Continues to Grow
US - The organic sector in the US is continuing to grow domestically and globally, with more than 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different countries around the world....
 
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