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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...
Less and better meat for the future of the industry
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably. ...
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....
12 April 2018
ASA rejects pork medallions complaint
A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)....
Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability
Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report...
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....
04 April 2018
Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for...
26 March 2018
Farm Bureau concerned about possible Chinese trade retaliation
After President Trump’s recent announcement that the US would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, farm bureaus are worried that the US will now face retaliation in the form of agricultural...
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....
20 March 2018
UK and EU agree terms for Brexit transition period
The NFU has given a cautious welcome to details of a 21-month transitional period as part of the agreement to the UK leaving the EU....
16 March 2018
A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumpling products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen
WASHINGTON, 15 March 2018 – Johnsonville, LLC, a Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin establishment, is recalling approximately 109,603 pounds of smoked pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous...
13 March 2018
Organic livestock standards rule withdrawn to detriment of family farmers and the organic label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to...
06 March 2018
Listeriosis outbreak traced to processed meat
Largest listeria outbreak ever, which has killed over 180 people, has been linked to consumption of the sausage, known as polony....
05 March 2018
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
26 February 2018
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. ...
22 February 2018
Canadian Pork Excellence important in marketing Canadian pork
FarmScape - In an interview with Bruce Cochrane, FarmScape, Mark Fynn, Manager of quality assurance and animal care programmes with Manitoba pork, discusses the importance of the 'Verified Canadian Pork'...
19 February 2018
China turns to artificial intelligence to track its 700 million pigs
Alibaba, Tequ Group and Dekon group sign multi-million-dollar deal to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to China’s pig farming industry....
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....
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....
Public benefits of organic farming need formal recognition
The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be properly recognised and rewarded by government post-Brexit, according to leading organic certifier OF&G....
05 February 2018
US opens up to pork imports from whole of Mexico
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined Mexico to be free from classical swine fever, and has therefore retracted controls on imports of pork meat and pork-containing products from the country....
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...
23 January 2018
BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
18 January 2018
NFU urges restoration of organic livestock welfare standard
The NFU board says consistency issues threaten the viability of organic family farmers so urge the US Department of Agriculture to reverse their recent withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
15 January 2018
New and improved Countryside Stewardship offers open for applications
The Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for farmers and land managers to request 2018 application packs today (15 January). The new offers are introduced to help more farmers and land managers protect...
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....
09 January 2018
Smithfield meets group sow housing goal
Smithfield makes the announcement that it has fulfilled its industry-leading commitment of providing group housing systems for pregnant sows on all company-owned farms in the United States. Smithfield...
28 December 2017
OCM sues USDA over GIPSA rule
USDA is being sued by the Organisation for Competitive Markets for withdrawing the “Farmer Fair Practices Rule”....
 
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