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17 August 2015
Poultry Smugglers Change Tack After Nigerian Crackdown
NIGERIA - The Nigeria Customs Service has made further huge seizures of poultry products after the fifth week of the anti-smuggling operation 'Hawk Descend'....
30 July 2015
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
27 July 2015
UK Prime Minister Pledges Support to Grow British Agriculture
WALES, UK - Plans to boost productivity and grow food and farming exports by more than £7 billion were announced recently by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, as he visited the Royal Welsh Show in Powys....
23 July 2015
Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
10 July 2015
Cost and Convenience Beats Origin for UK Shoppers
UK - Consumers may say they desire food with provenance and quality but cost and convenience is driving choice, a study from Barclays bank has found....
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - A new ethical food label assured by the RSPCA has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
06 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
05 May 2015
Meat Labelling - What Does It All Really Mean?
US - Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly meat products....
30 April 2015
New Video Gives VIP Tour of Processing Plants
US – A new video is offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look at poultry processing standards in the US industry....
28 April 2015
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
20 April 2015
New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
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....
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....
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