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Pulsed Electric Fields in Food Production
Food quality and safety can be improved through pulsed electrical fields, according to Dr Ingrid Aguilo-Aguayo. ...
Will the US Continue Selling Beef to Taiwan?
US government officials expect beef sales to Taiwan to remain steady despite the imposition of new beef quality checks and residue limits. ...
Food Labelling and Veterinary Involvement Key to Meeting Improved Food Chain Transparency
An examination of welfare labels and the notion of objective welfare measurement was given by a list of leading experts including Dr Francesco Testa of Bergamo, Italy. ...
Africa Offers Opportunities for Livestock and Meat Investment
Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris. ...
Mythematics: Distorting Data For Shock Value
Don't be fooled by misleading data. Government testing said 55 per cent of ground beef contained antibiotic resistant bacteria but this was the E.Faecalis which is naturally resistant to the lincomycin, used in the tests. ...
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, gave the second lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lecture series. Here he summarises the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for food production?’....
An Outcomes Model to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Escherichia Coli Vaccination in Beef Cattle
Reducing the number of 'shedders' in a herd can decrease human illness rates when combined with a lower concentration of E.Coli on carcasses, says H. Scott Hurd, Iowa State University...
Adulterated Beef Just the Latest Challenge for Polish Livestock Producers
As the horsemeat scandal has advanced across Europe, many countries have been embroiled in regulatory upheaval with the Polish meat sector particularly feeling the pinch following the ritual slaughter review that took place this new year....
No Rise in Risk Found with Visual-only Post-mortem Meat Inspection
A qualitative risk assessment carried out for the British Food Standards Agency to establish if post-mortem visual inspection of red meat (except pigs) and large game alone represents an increased risk to public health, as well as to animal health and...
A Stepwise Approach for Progressive Control of Brucellosis in Animals and Humans
A systematic four step process has been outlined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to assist controlling Brucellosis in human and animal populations. ...
Tight Global Beef Supplies Forecast for 2013
The global beef market is expected to be characterised by tight supplies amongst key exporting countries throughout 2013, according to the Global and European beef market update from Bord Bia....
Toxoplasma gondii Prevalence in Farm Animals in the United States
Toxoplasmosis is a significant public health problem in the US with more than one million people newly infected each year, according to new research from the USDA. Seroprevalence in pigs and chickens from non-biosecure management systems is high. Clinical...
Tight Global Beef Supplies Forecast for 2013
The global beef market is expected to be characterised by tight supplies amongst key exporting countries throughout 2013, according to the Global and European beef market update from Bord Bia....
Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Enterica in Air and Droplets at Three U.S. Commercial Beef Processing Plants
From the Journal of Food Protection- A team of researchers have been working to develop understanding of E.Coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in the beef processing industry....
An Outcomes Model to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Escherichia Coli Vaccination in Beef Cattle
For the cattle farmers and processors E.coli 0157 can create extra costs, legal issues and more importantly a public health concern, according to H. Scott Hurd (Iowa State University) and Sasidhar Malladi (University on Minnesota). Researchers at Iowa...

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