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19 April 2018
No-touch meat packaging for millennials
Sainsbury's has announced that it will be introducing no-touch packaging for their chicken pieces in May 2018...
18 April 2018
Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare
World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers. ...
17 April 2018
US pigs return to Argentina
For the first time in 26 years, US pork exports will be permitted into Argentina for sale and consumption....
11 April 2018
What’s on the label? Traditionally-harvested vs lab-grown
WASHINGTON – As new, alternative “beef” products make their way onto grocery store shelves, National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging federal officials to establish labelling requirements that...
10 April 2018
The way forward: Trust and transparency
The Chair of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute says trust and transparency are key to earning the loyalty of Canadian consumers at the retail grocery level....
30 March 2018
Red Tractor Assurance to launch TV advertising campaign
Red Tractor Assurance will have its own national television advertising campaign later this year for the first time in its history....
26 March 2018
Listeriosis – the biggest outbreak in history
Ian Nkala describes how the outbreak has affected thousands of people in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and how the origins of the outbreak are emerging....
Your mycotoxin mitigation strategy
After the recent conclusion of the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum, Trouw nutrition discusses the importance of an effective mycotoxin mitigation strategy....
09 March 2018
Russia managed to strengthen its position in the pork market of Hong Kong
Despite continuing sanctions and food embargoes, Russian agricultural companies do not reduce the pork production volume, which is growing, and actively increase their exports. ...
08 March 2018
Global Food Safety Initiative reveals new benchmarking requirements
TOKYO, 6 March 2018 - The Global Food Safety Initiative announced at its annual Global Food Safety Conference in Tokyo, the latest initiative in GFSI’s mission to advance food safety and encourage industry...
01 March 2018
Ractopamine-free programme: new swine movement requirements
New swine movement documents mandatory part of Manitoba’s racto-free programme....
28 February 2018
Wild pig hunters warned to adopt safe practices
With deer season coming to a close, hunters look to trap and kill wild hogs, but authorities in Texas are warning people to take precautions and look for any abnormalities when assessing pig meat....
26 February 2018
Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat
60 percent of vegans would be willing to try lab-grown meat, according to research commissioned by Ingredient Communications....
NFU President says now is the time to champion British food and farming
Now is the time for British food and farming to be championed by the British people according to the NFU's newly-elected President Minette Batters. ...
23 February 2018
Michael Gove announces legislation on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses
The RSPCA responds to Gove's announcement of mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses from May 2018....
21 February 2018
Tyson Foods pork processing facility suspends operations
Operations at the processing plant have been halted due to a “production related issue” according to Tyson Foods communications....
20 February 2018
USDA seeks comments on plans to modernise swine inspection
Spokespersons for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made the rounds at the 2018 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta to drum up support for proposed rules to modernize...
15 February 2018
Saker ShopRites, Inc. recalls empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
Saker ShopRites, Inc, a Linden, NJ. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
13 February 2018
Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
06 February 2018
PigPass: Australia’s answer for pork reporting
To continuously improve upon the country’s reputation for delivering high quality and safe pork products, Australia has revamped its national pork reporting in the form of PigPass....
05 February 2018
The 'cultured' meat movement at IPPE 2018
The North American Meat Institute questions how the lab-grown or 'cultured' meat movement, showcased at IPPE 2018, will be regulated in the future...
24 January 2018
Virkon S effective for African Swine Fever biosecurity
LANXESS offers swine producers a proven disinfectant for preventative farm biosecurity and control measures with Virkon S....
15 January 2018
APHIS gives Mexico the all-clear
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is recognising Mexico as free of classical swine fever, meaning controlled import of swine and swine products...
11 January 2018
New AHDB guides aid nutritional promotion of red meat
Guidance on exactly what health claims can be made about beef, lamb and pork have been compiled by AHDB to help retailers, processors and producers promote red meat....
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
04 January 2018
World’s first bacon without nitrites
A meat processor in Northern Ireland has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first bacon that is free from nitrites and that ‘cuts the cancer risk of bacon'....
02 January 2018
Red Tractor founder awarded CBE in New Year Honours list
David Clarke, a founding member of Red Tractor Assurance, has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. ...
22 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: African swine fever
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
19 December 2017
Red Tractor fresh produce standards to be recognised by Tesco and GLOBAL GAP
Fresh produce grown on Red Tractor assured farms is to be recognised as equivalent to two major food assurance schemes. ...
 
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