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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Belarus Suspends Pork Imports from Montenegro, Moldova
BELARUS - Belarus temporarily suspended pork imports from Montenegro and Moldova from 1 November, citing serious and systematic violations of the veterinary and sanitary requirements....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Value of Canadian Pork Maintained by International Trade
CANADA - Canada's minister of agriculture says expanding international trade opportunities are helping maintain the value of Canadian livestock in the face of US Country of Origin Labelling (COOL), writes...
Afghan Ambassador Meets India's Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to take cooperation between the two countries to the next level, Afghanistan's Ambassador, Shaida Moh. Abdali met Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh in Delhi last week....
Monday, November 03, 2014
EU Authorisation for FUMzyme Proves Fumonisin Biotransformation
EU - Biomin has announced the EU authorisation of FUMzyme® as 'substances for reduction of the contamination of feed by mycotoxins'....
IPPE to Host Seminar on Food Safety Modernisation Act
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a one-day Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) seminar at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia on 28 January...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Agriculture in China Rapidly Modernising
CHINA - Now that he has been back in the US for five days, Mike Brumm offers his thoughts about China and the changes he has witnessed. Words cannot begin to describe how fast China is modernising, he...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
New EU Rules on Trichinella Testing of Pork
UK - A new testing regime comes in at the end of this month as part of EU control on trichinella....
Brazilian Pork Expo Offers Information on Health, Food Safety
BRAZIL - Prevention of pig disease, meat quality and Salmonella monitoring on farm are among the key topics for the Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA) at the Pork Expo this week....
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
American, Canadian Pork Producers Would Benefit from Fixing M-COOL
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada US border and US pork processing plants continue to suffer from the effects of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Weekly Overview: Challenges to Pig Trade
GLOBAL - Two trade issues involving pigs have been discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) lately. A WTO panel has ruled that the amended Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) by the United States...
National Office of Animal Health Appoints New Chief Executive
UK - The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Board has announced that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from 11 November 2014....
Friday, October 24, 2014
Brittany Pork Company to Receive EU Pay-out
FRANCE - The European Commission has proposed to use €918,000 from its Globalisation Fund to support former workers of GAD abattoirs in France. The company went into liquidation, blaming falling pork...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organisation in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues –...
Canada Calls for US to Comply with WTO Ruling
US/CANADA - The Canadian government has called on the US to end its 'protectionist policy' and comply with the decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)....
Russia Extends EU Food Import Ban on Safety Grounds
RUSSIA - Rosselkhoznadzor as announced the introduction of temporary restrictions on the import of some meat products from the European Union....
New Director for Agriculture at EU
EU - Christina Borchmann has been appointed as Director of "Audit of agricultural expenditure" in the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development....
Thai Pork Plants Approved to Export to Russia
RUSSIA - Following inspections, one slaughterhouse and one meat packing firm in Thailand have been approved to export pork to Russia....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
WTO Finds US COOL Restricts Beef, Pork Trade
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has found that amendments made by the US to its Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) rules have made them more restrictive for countries such as Canada and Mexico...
UK Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use
UK - The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Antibiotic Usage Monitoring Spreadsheet for UK Pig Farmers, Vets
UK - A tool to assist producers to comply with Red Tractor Assurance Pig Scheme requirements effective from 1 October 2014 has been made available by Octagon Services....
Mandatory US COOL Discussed at Tri-National Agricultural Accord
NORTH AMERICA - Manitoba's minister of agriculture says there is widespread agreement in Canada and Mexico that the issue of US Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) issue needs to be resolved....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
African Swine Fever Situation Explored at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy...
World Food Day Calls for Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Russia to Increase Output of Agricultural Products by 2020
RUSSIA - In May 2014, President Vladimir Putin instructed the Government to develop and approve an import substitution plan for industry and agriculture for 2014-2015....
Copa-Cogeca Urges EU to Reject Plans to Slash Agriculture Spending in 2015
EU - Copa-Cogeca attacks EU Commission plans to slash agriculture spending in 2015 when farmers and agri-cooperatives hit by unprecedented Russian crisis ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data...
Applications Open for New British Pig Executive Chairman
UK - BPEX Chairman, Stewart Houston, is coming to the end of his allowed term and his successor is being sought....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Importance of Open Trade Highlighted at Tri-National Meeting
CANADA - Minister Gerry Ritz underscored the importance of ending the discrimination against Canadian cattle and hogs under mandatory United States Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). ...
Fund Announced for Upcoming Bioscientists in UK
UK - £18.5 million will be invested in training the next generation of bioscience leaders to tackle global challenges such as food security and animal health....
Increase in US Meat Export Value Despite Decrease in Volumes
US - For the second consecutive month, August export value for US beef and pork increased year-over-year despite declines in volume....
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