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14 November 2017
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
09 November 2017
Regulation of the 'Family Farming' seal
Following confusion over the differentiation of products from Family Farming, the Ministry of Agribusiness of the Nation have regulated, through Resolution 330-E / 2017, the use of the seal "Produced by...
01 November 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Grocers promote American Homestead Pork in a move towards ‘non-GMO and antibiotic-free’ meat.
California-based grocery chain, Raley’s, recently announced its move toward ‘non-GMO’ and ‘antibiotic-free’ meat through the introduction of American Homestead Pork products to its stores. ...
20 October 2017
Attractive Labels Stigmatise Many Healthy Foods
US - When customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often...
11 October 2017
Farmers Recognise Need to Communicate with Consumers
CANADA - An Agricultural Economist with the University of Alberta says more than ever farmers are listening to consumers when making decisions on whether or not to implement specific technologies, Bruce...
09 October 2017
HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins
VIET NAM - Pork without identification rings to trace their origin will be banned from HCMC City’s Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets from 16 October, according to the city People’s Committee....
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
02 October 2017
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
29 September 2017
Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
21 September 2017
Continente Promotes Portuguese Pork in Stores
PORTUGAL - Portuguese hypermarket chain Continente is promoting national pork meat under its private label brand in all of its 255 stores....
20 September 2017
CETA Agreement Between Canada, EU Comes Into Force
CANADA & EU - The date of 21 September represents the start of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), reports Rebecca Oborne, AHDB Pork analyst....
15 September 2017
FAO Praises High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
13 September 2017
NPPC Seeks Waiver from ELD Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council yesterday asked for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from US Department of Transportation regulations that could have negative effects on animal well-being....
30 August 2017
World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
24 August 2017
New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers...
15 August 2017
Developing Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among People with Different Views
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of...
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
09 August 2017
Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record...
04 August 2017
HCM City Seeks to Trace Pork Origins
VIET NAM - Starting Monday (31 August), only pork with traceable origins is ostensibly allowed to enter HCM City’s two wholesale markets, but inspections by authorities found that only around 13 per...
02 August 2017
Pig Premise ID Registrations Top 13 Thousand & Growing
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports over 13 thousand pig premises are now registered and have been assigned their own individual premise identification numbers and more are being registered...
01 August 2017
Swine Health Information Sharing Results in Reduction in Numbers of PED Infected Farms
CANADA - The Manager of Swine Health Ontario credits a programme where pork producers share their farm's swine health information with helping dramatically reduce the number of farms infected by Porcine...
28 July 2017
NPPC Supports Legislation to Stop States from Dictating Production in Other States
US - Stating that "pork producers, not animal-right activists, lawmakers or regulators, should make the decisions about what production practices are best for their animals and for producing safe food,"...
12 July 2017
Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award
UK - Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The awards, organised by the world’s leading animal welfare organisation, Compassion...
10 July 2017
US, Canada Vie to Satisfy China's Appetite for Pork
US, CANADA & CHINA - Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global...
03 July 2017
HCM City Tracing Pig, Poultry Origins
VIET NAM - After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allows consumers to check the origin of pork, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade last weekend announced a new plan to...
Chinese Mainland Pivotal in Hong Kong's Food Quality, Safety
HONG KONG - Food supplied by the Chinese mainland has played a crucial role in improving the livelihoods of residents in Hong Kong since its return to the nation 20 years ago, and the special administrative...
22 June 2017
Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain
NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes...
19 June 2017
Consistent Pork Quality Assurance Across Regions Critical
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork suggests, when marketing product to international buyers, it's critical for production standards in one region be consistent with those in another region, Bruce Cochrane...
Colombian Foodservice Clients Partake in US Meat Training
US - At the request of a food distributor in South America, USMEF conducted US pork processed meat training sessions for foodservice managers in three major Colombian cities. The training, held in Bogota,...
 
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