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17 January 2019
New regulations on food safety come into force in Canada
Canadians want to know that the food on their table is safe to eat and the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations aim to provide this. ...
CMC applauds new Safe Food for Canadians regulations
The Canadian Meat Council is welcoming the historic coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations....
21 December 2018
Survey reveals UK consumers want ban on all 'illegal' food products after Brexit
Of the survey participants, 67 percent agree that food produced using methods prohibited in the UK should not be allowed into the country....
11 December 2018
How is China changing attitudes to swine welfare and food safety?
Does the future of China's pig industry lie in higher welfare, more sustainable and safer production systems?...
07 December 2018
Increased soil contamination puts food security at risk
Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
30 November 2018
China buys US pork despite trade tariffs as ASF spreads
China is loading up on US pork, despite import tariffs imposed due to the trade war, as African swine fever ravages the Chinese hog herd...
29 November 2018
Paying it forward ham by ham this holiday season
Pig farmers across the US understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and Giving Tuesday was no different...
28 November 2018
China sustains efforts to improve animal welfare
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organisation's China representative...
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
26 November 2018
Xiamen Airlines puts pork back on the menu after swine fever 'misunderstanding'
China's Xiamen Airlines has reversed a short-lived ban and resumed serving pork on flights after a "misunderstanding" about the measures being taken to tackle African swine fever, the deadly disease sweeping...
21 November 2018
NPA urges caution on 'method of production' labelling
The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged caution on calls to introduce 'method of production' labelling on meat and dairy products...
Taiwan border controls find ASF in confiscated pork from China
Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travellers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday (20 November)...
19 November 2018
Pork ban poses threat to potential Taiwan-US trade deal
Taiwanese economics researchers believe that the current pork import bans between China and the US could impact the potential Taiwan-US trade agreement ...
Farmers are frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during...
08 November 2018
New scanning technique allows rapid identification of meat fraud
Mass spectrometry, a molecular identification method commonly used in healthcare, drug testing and food safety, has now proven its capacity for identifying foreign material in meat products ...
07 November 2018
14,760 pounds of pork patty products recalled due to metal contamination
Ganaderos Borges Inc, a Naguabo, PR establishment, is recalling approximately 14,760 pounds of pork patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the US Department...
23 October 2018
New inspection system to be rolled out in US pig slaughter plants
The announcement of the new voluntary inspection system for pork processing plants received both criticism and praise from the pig industry. Now the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will...
11 October 2018
Biomin sees vision, business sligned with a sustainable livestock future as it further commits to Africa
Many of the factors influencing the feed and livestock industry can be understood as a ‘mega-trend’ of sustainability—setting a trajectory that promises to shape the future protein economy, according...
10 October 2018
USDA offers some food safety tips ahead of Hurricane Michael
USA - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael...
08 October 2018
RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
24 September 2018
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
13 September 2018
What do we know about Classical swine fever's return to Japan?
For the first time in 26 years, Classical swine fever or 'hog cholera' has been identified on a farm in Gifu city, Japan...
12 September 2018
China catapulted into chaos as 15th ASF case is identified
On the evening of 10 September 2018, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center confirmed a new case of African swine fever (ASF), which was identified in Tongling City, Anhui Province. Up to now, Anhui...
11 September 2018
Red Tractor bid to become British food and farming flagship
A new million pound TV advertising campaign launched by Red Tractor will help raise its profile and that of the thousands of farmers behind the assurance scheme and the high standards they adhere to, the...
10 September 2018
Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
Steps to contain PED expected to help protect against African swine fever
The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says efforts to deal with PED will be helpful in reducing the risks posed by African swine fever...
06 September 2018
A matter of DNA: tests find some meat products are not from the animals on the label
Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to a Freedom of Information request show that spot checks are finding four cases a week in which meat is being sold illegally under false...
04 September 2018
Will plant-based diets push the meat sector to change its marketing strategy?
How is veganism disrupting the pork industry and how can pork producers positively respond to this? The Pig Site speaks to AHDB’s Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, Susie Stannard, about the most recent...
24 August 2018
Cell-based meat and poultry: top firms co-sign letter to President Trump
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) and Memphis Meats today co-signed a letter to President Donald Trump asking the Administration to clarify the regulatory framework for cell-based meat...
 
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