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Friday, May 29, 2015
PGI Status for Chicken and Fish Products
EU - The European Commission has given a protected status to two regional products – a soused herring from Germany and a capon from Portugal....
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Strong Performance from Findus Group
EU - Frozen fish and food group Findus has delivered strong results in the second quarter of the financial year....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Monday, May 18, 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
Thursday, May 14, 2015
First Steps in CAP Simplification Announced
EU - A first set of concrete actions towards CAP simplification have been announced by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, on issues related to the guidelines for Direct Payments this year....
Monday, May 11, 2015
New CEO for Findus Group Southern Europe
EUROPE - Findus Group has announced the appointment of Steven Libermann as CEO of Findus Southern Europe....
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by Parliament. The ultimate aim of these efforts should be to...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Red Tape Must be Removed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers must be removed if the talks are to be successful....
Monday, April 27, 2015
European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
Private Label Growing in Europe
EU - Whereas the Private Label market share has been growing in most European markets since 2009, particularly in Spain and Poland where it has risen by 10 per cent, it remained stable in France between 2009 and 2013, according to Stephanie Lahad from...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
EU Should Allow Insects as Food Source
EU – European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed....
Friday, April 10, 2015
European Commission Makes Progress on Poultry Welfare During Transport
EU - The development of a network document for the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) at the European Commission has identified the various components of the poultry catching, handling, transportation and lairage processes most likely to impact upon the...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
New EU Meat Labelling Rules in Force
EU - New rules on the labelling of fresh, chilled and frozen meat from sheep, goats, pigs and poultry came into force from 1 April....
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Call for Defence of Agriculture in ITTP Talks
EU - The Irish Government must take a strong role and defend the interests of agriculture in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)....
Friday, March 20, 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
Effectiveness of Stunning Methods to Come Under Scrutiny
EU - The effectiveness of stunning methods and the welfare of animals are to come under scrutiny at a special technical meeting organised by the European Food Safety Authority....
Calls for Sustainable European Food System
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration with the LiveWell for LIFE project....
Harmonisation of Organic Farming Proposed for EU
EU - An EU harmonised approach could address the issue of the presence of non-authorised substances in organic products. ...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Aiming for Profitable Sustainable Poultry Sector
EU - Faced with a difficult few years ahead, newly elected Chairman of Copa-Cogeca Poultry and Eggs Working Party Charles Bourns said he would strive to ensure that there is a profitable and sustainable sector in the future during his two year mandate....
Monday, March 16, 2015
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use of electrical water-bath stunners for poultry as...
Monday, March 09, 2015
Eat Meat to Ensure Vitamin A Intake
ANALYSIS - Eating offal, meat, butter, dairy products eggs and retinol-enriched margarine are some of the best ways to achieve the recommended daily intake of vitamin A....
Monday, March 02, 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
Friday, February 27, 2015
Warning of Lower Poultry Production Standards Threat in EU-US Trade Talks
EU - British poultry producers must not be left at a competitive disadvantage by lower standard imports....
 
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