ThePigSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Pig Industry News By Category: Labelling & Traceability
15 November 2018
USDA sued over insufficient certification of labelling claims
Yesterday (14 November), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sued the US Department of Agriculture for its unreasonable delay in responding to a 2014 AWI petition, which asked the agency to require independent...
05 November 2018
Swine nutritionists called on to bridge the producer-consumer gap
An Iowa State University swine nutritionist suggests the nutritionist is increasingly being called upon to help bridge the information gap between food producers and consumers...
18 October 2018
Could a no-deal Brexit mean backtracking our welfare standards?
UK - Government must prioritise high welfare imports to avoid low-grade, low-welfare products arriving on our supermarket shelves...
09 October 2018
Organic sector calls for clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms
UK - The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event...
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”...
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...
12 September 2018
NFU’s food report delivered to Britain’s politicians
The NFU has today (12 September) launched a food report, 'UK: A Nation United by Food', which will be sent to hundreds of MPs around the country to open up the discussion about the future of food in Britain...
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...
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...
13 August 2018
Pork producers encouraged to engage with the public
The Chair of Manitoba Pork says it's up to the farmers who produce the food to share the story of how that food is produced with those who consume the food...
08 August 2018
Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
23 July 2018
PigTRACE: Tag prices increasing, half duplex tags available
The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) is restructuring its pricing of PigTRACE ear tags, effective 1 August 2018...
04 July 2018
Still struggling with BPS applications?
The NFU is urging the RPA to further simplify the BPS application process, increase support to applicants and address ongoing communications failures, as a survey of NFU members’ shows that for the second...
Agreement heralds development of new livestock traceability service
A new agreement has been signed between AHDB and Defra setting out how AHDB could develop a new multi-species livestock traceability service for England...
27 June 2018
British farmers are ‘better equipped than anyone’ to deliver high quality food
Secretary of State Michael Gove discusses British capacity to supply quality food products and a clean bill of health post-Brexit...
26 June 2018
Make Red Tractor the flagship for British food, then shout about it
"The Government should capitalise on growing demand for safe, traceable food in international markets by using Red Tractor Assurance as a key selling point," says Jim Moseley, Red Tractor chief executive...
25 June 2018
258,121 pounds of pork lard products recalled by Quay Corporation
USA - The Quay Corporation, a Skokie, Illinois establishment, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the US Department...
08 June 2018
Accurate Labels Act introduced
USA - Bipartisan legislation would provide consumers with clear, accurate, meaningful information on packaging labels...
31 May 2018
Pork Checkoff showcases US pork at launch of World Meat Congress
DALLAS – 30 May, 2018 – Leaders from around the globe are gathering in Dallas this week for the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC) ...
30 May 2018
Know your herd: the future of livestock monitoring solutions
The Pig Site speaks to Piers Hampson, Head of Antelliq, about their latest innovative technology solutions for keeping track of herd health, welfare and productivity...
George Eustice promises high trade standards for British farmers
The Government will not water down food safety and animal welfare standards in the pursuit of trade deals after Brexit, according to Defra minister George Eustice...
15 May 2018
Livestock in Low Input Systems 2018
Following the growing success of previous events, the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) would like to invite those from across the agricultural sector to attend this year’s Livestock in Low...
11 May 2018
CCTV in English abattoirs now mandatory
Official Veterinarians will have unlimited access to footage within abattoirs based in England...
Data can help improve PRRS control
Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome say experts from Zoetis...
09 May 2018
First pan-European UKAS accredited welfare standard raises the bar for pig welfare
In a first for pig welfare, UK-based continental meats supplier Winterbotham Darby gains accreditation for their Winterbotham Darby European Farm Partnership (EFP) pig module...
DanBred establishing multiplier in Mexico
DanBred will be establishing a multiplier in Mexico with local investors. By 2019 DanBred will have 5,000 purebred young females ready for the Mexican market...
08 May 2018
British farmers should be the supplier of choice to the UK market, says NFU
The NFU has released its vision for a sustainable, profitable and progressive future for farm businesses in response to Defra’s consultation on a domestic agriculture policy which closes today...
03 May 2018
Crowd Cow introduces pork to craft meat selection
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base...
 
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
News By Advertiser
News By Country
News By Category

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics: The Evolving Story of Our Relationship with Farm Animals