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15 July 2015
New UN Trichinae Safety Guidelines Could Improve US Pork Exports
US - A new international guidance for establishing negligible risk for trichinae in swine could significantly boost exports of US pork, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)....
Safer, Cleaner Method to Test Swine Carcasses for Trichinella
SWITZERLAND - Abattoirs and meat packers have a cleaner, safer way to test swine carcasses for potentially dangerous Trichinella at meat inspection – new PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher...
08 July 2015
Nofima Project to Help Prevent Meat Discolouration
NORWAY - Meat products can contribute to food waste, especially when food becomes discoloured, but a new research project at Norway's fish research institute Nofima aims to improve packaging and prevent...
02 July 2015
America Backs Mexican Meat Quality, Safety
MEXICO – Mexico is offering food and safety programmes that have boosted consumer confidence and certainty, a US Department of Agriculture official has said....
26 June 2015
MRSA Found in UK Pork: But Where Did it Come From?
ANALYSIS – A question mark still hangs over whether the strain of ‘super bug’ MRSA that was found recently in supermarket pork products is of UK origin or imported....
18 June 2015
Prescription Vaccines Offer Rapid Response Solutions to Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - New USDA regulations will allow producers access to more herd-specific or prescription vaccines, so a farmer can customize their vaccine portfolio to their herd that can be validated by USDA,...
15 June 2015
New Study Finds Lean Pork Can Be Included in the DASH Eating Plan
US - New research suggests that lean pork is as effective as chicken and fish as the primary protein source in a DASH diet to help improve blood pressure....
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
10 June 2015
Improvements Made to Food Chain Information in Pig Sector
UK - Improvements are being made in the British pig sector to the way information on meat inspection is collected and communicated along the food chain and back to the producer....
Not Castrating Organic Pigs is Not Economically Viable
DENMARK - No matter which scenario you follow, the production of organic non-castrated male pigs is less economically viable than a similar organic pig production where the males have been castrated according...
04 June 2015
Call for Global Agreement on EU Inspection Rules
UK - A call has been made to the European Commission to take a lead on achieving a general global agreement for the acceptance of the European-wide visual meat inspection....
01 June 2015
US Pork Checkoff Launches Summer Grilling Promotion
US - The US pork levy board, Pork Checkoff, has launched a new promotion, to encourage Americans to eat healthy, lean pork cuts on the barbecue....
08 May 2015
Pork Checkoff Supports Lean Meat in Dietary Guidelines
US - The Pork Checkoff has submitted more comments to US governmental organisations to support the inclusion of lean meat in dietary guidelines....
04 May 2015
Diagnostics at Work: Tissue Sampling
US - Tissue samples can be tested for the presence of a range of pathogens, according to Life Technologies. ...
17 April 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....
02 April 2015
High-quality Antioxidant Improves Pig Growth, Meat Quality
US - New research shows supplementing pig diets with a high-quality antioxidant optimises growth and meat quality, reports Novus....
30 March 2015
Genesus Discusses the Intricacies of Carcass and Meat Quality
CANADA - Raising pigs is all about feeding a rapidly growing human population and profitability. It is easy to identify the key components to a successful and profitable operation: sow productivity, growth...
13 March 2015
Consumer Resource Guide on Meat and Poultry Updated
US - The North American Meat Institute Foundation (NAMIF) has released an updated version of its popular Yellow Pages, a meat and poultry resource guide that provides important consumer information and...
12 March 2015
Consumers Seek Nutrition Benefits of Meat Products, New Research Shows
US - Americans value the nutrition and balance that meat and poultry products deliver in the diet according to the new research recently released by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and Food Marketing...
A Taste Of Success from Work on Boar Taint
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC research into the performance and eating quality of entire male pigs and those immunised against gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), using Improvac™, has revealed that androstenone...
04 March 2015
Incorporation of New Pig Code Requirements Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council's Animal Care Technical Group expects the incorporation of requirements of the newly updated Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs...
02 March 2015
Brussels Must Match UK Pig Farmers in Professionalism
UK - The British pig industry has made huge strides in professionalism — but in some areas it is being sold short by Brussels, said the National Pig Association chairman Richard Longthorp, speaking to...
23 February 2015
Pigs Fed Distillers Dried Grains Regulate Sulphur Retention
US - A study at the University of Illinois reveals that even distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with a high sulphur content can safely be included in diets for growing pigs....
20 February 2015
Pork is Not Over-consumed in US, Says National Pork Board
US - The National Pork Board reminds Americans that meat, including pork, is a nutrient-dense food that is not over-consumed on average in America....
11 February 2015
Pork 101: Hands-on Learning Experience Explores Quality, Value
US - Pork quality is affected by what happens to the animals on the farm, during transport and in the plant and that affects the eating experience, reports Carla Wright, Editor, The Pig Site. ...
22 January 2015
Processed Meats Require COOL, Says EU Food Safety Group
EU - Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should carry Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) as is already the case for fresh beef, says Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)...
02 January 2015
New Members Appointed to US Meat Inspection Committee
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term....
19 November 2014
Tackle Boar Taint and Control Unpleasant Odours
THE NETHERLANDS - With regulations ahead restricting castration of male pigs in a number of countries, Hypor is working on the selection of boars with a reduced incidence of boar taint....
10 November 2014
Pork 101 Education Workshop Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) will jointly host the 'Pork 101' education workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)....
30 September 2014
New Project to Measure Boar Taint on Slaughterhouse Line
UK - A new project aims to explore how technology can be used in slaughterhouses to prevent meat with boar taint from reaching consumers....
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