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12 September 2017
Biosensor Detects Adulteration of Horse in Beef Meat Within an Hour
SPAIN - The identification of horse meat adulterating others as beef meat is possible thanks to an electrochemical biosensor developed by the Complutense University of Madrid which is able to recognise a DNA fragment virtually unchanged in the more than...
08 September 2017
Report: Whole Grains Decrease Colorectal Cancer Risk; Processed Meats Increase Risk
GLOBAL - Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research...
25 August 2017
No BSE-infected Beef Imported from Alabama, Taiwan FDA Reports
TAIWAN - An inspection in July of five beef exporters in the United States determined that they did not procure beef from Alabama or slaughter any animals infected with mad cow disease, an official of Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday....
China Not on First List of McDonald's Antibiotics Cut
CHINA - Chinese diners may have to wait until 2027 to enjoy nuggets free of a certain antibiotics at McDonald's as the country is not among the markets where the chemical will be banned before that....
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 from potential health hazards during the 12th Safe...
18 August 2017
New QMS Video Highlights Health Benefits of Red Meat
UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet....
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics 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 modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
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 straight on what they do and why they do it....
07 August 2017
CETA Could Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Agri-food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half billion dollars annually, Bruce Cochrane reports....
28 July 2017
Report Reveals More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
18 July 2017
Taiwan to Conditionally Lift 16-year-old Import Ban on Japanese Beef
JAPAN - Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website....
17 July 2017
UK Not Ready for Brexit's Impact on Food, Report Warns
UK - The UK is unprepared for the most complex ever change to its food system, which will be required before Brexit, according to a new briefing paper published by SPRU, the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex....
Leading UAE Chefs Educated on Versatility of US Beef
UAE - More than 70 chefs from some of the finest hotels, restaurants and catering services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) learned how to utilise alternative cuts of US beef in a variety of ways at training workshops arranged by USMEF. Funded by the...
12 July 2017
Contaminants in Food: Identifying, Assessing Risks as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken up in certain quantities....
11 July 2017
Belarus Gets Access for Beef, Poultry Exports to China, Says Official
BELARUS - Belarus has got the right to supply beef and poultry to China, Belarusian Agriculture and Food Deputy Minister Alexander Subbotin said on Monday....
Chain Transparency Increasingly Important for Dutch Consumers
NETHERLANDS - The sixth edition of the "Vion Consumer Monitor" shows that consumers are very positive about the quality of Dutch meat: over 65 per cent judges this to be 'excellent'. ...
10 July 2017
Brazil Urges Meeting with USDA Chief to Discuss Brazilian Beef Ban
BRAZIL & US - The Brazilian government has requested a meeting with the US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss a ban imposed on the country’s fresh beef, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Friday....
04 July 2017
US Beef Proves Big Hit with Chinese Consumers
CHINA - The first batch of US beef that re-entered the China market after a 13-year ban has been popular, despite its costly price. The imported US beef, including prime sirloin, filet and rib eye steak, was sold at supermarkets and on e-commerce platforms....
03 July 2017
IFA: Shortcomings in Brazilian Meat Industry Mean Inability to Deliver EU Standards
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the mounting evidence of a lack of basic controls in the Brazilian meat industry leaves the EU with no choice but to remove Brazilian beef from the Mercosur talks....
Health Advice Group Established for Calf Rearers
UK - To reduce the costly impact of calf health problems, AHDB Beef & Lamb has formed an on-farm discussion group....
Mainland China 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 region is expected to continue enjoying high-quality,...
US Beef Returning to Chinese Dining Tables
CHINA - As Chinese and US representatives cut into a rib in Beijing on Friday to mark the return of US beef to China after a 14-year absence, customers in Shanghai also started to receive the US beef they had pre-ordered online via domestic retailers....
30 June 2017
Are People 'Rolling the Dice' When it Comes to Food Safety?
UK - A new study, conducted by a team of UK-based researchers led by the University of Liverpool known as the ENIGMA Project, has revealed the levels of bad behaviours in UK kitchens which increase the public's risk of getting food poisoning....
US Officials, Meat Exporters Applaud US Beef's Return to China
US - Visiting officials and representatives of meat exporters from the United States celebrated the return of US beef to China in Beijing on Friday, 30 June, as suppliers in both countries race to be first to fill the tables of local customers....
29 June 2017
Rush Among Retailers to be First with US Beef
CHINA - China's major e-commerce platforms are racing to be the first to put US beef under their online sales portfolio, with the arrival of the first commercial shipment of the meat and its products to China due over the weekend, marking the end of a...
27 June 2017
IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
No Need to Ban Beef Imports from Brazil, Says Ag Minister
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda says Jamaica does not import fresh beef from Brazil and therefore does not need to consider imposing a ban....
26 June 2017
NCBA Supports USDA Ban on Fresh Brazilian Beef
US - As a result of recurring safety concerns about beef products imported from Brazil, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed a ban on the products....
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