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Monday, October 20, 2014
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....
Friday, October 17, 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....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
US Chicken Welfare Labelling Claim Settled
US - Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit concerning chicken labelling, says Perdue Farms....
Monday, September 29, 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....
Wednesday, September 24, 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....
Thursday, September 11, 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’....
Thursday, September 04, 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....
Monday, September 01, 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....
Tuesday, August 26, 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....
Friday, August 22, 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....
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....
 
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