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19 August 2014
Farmers Challenge Tesco Assertions on Mixed-origin Beef
IRELAND - Farmers in the Republic of Ireland have hit out at the supermarkets chain over claims that consumers do not want to eat beef from cattle reared in the Republic and slaughtered in Northern Ireland....
06 August 2014
'The Hill' Guest Opinion on Union Statement on COOL, Consumer Rights
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson continued the fight for America’s consumers, ranchers and farmers in a guest column in "The Hill" explaining why multinational meat packers and foreign trade competitors need to let common sense...
05 August 2014
Official Cattle Traceability Scheme Started in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Cattle in the Dominican Republic will now be traced through a national system logging breeding data and health records....
31 July 2014
District Court Strikes Down Injunction Against Country of Origin Labelling
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson issued the following statement after receiving news of the District Court of Appeals’ en banc decision on a challenge to enforce Country-of-Origin Labelling(COOL) by the multinational meatpackers and...
23 July 2014
Morrisons Launches Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd Award
UK - The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake....
17 July 2014
Clear Interest for West Country Beef and Lamb
UK – Meat sold under the protected geographical indication status of West Country beef and lamb has been met with clear demand, an audience of producers has heard....
15 July 2014
Charolais Beef Receives Protected European Status
FRANCE – A French cattle breed is to enjoy a new protected status on its meat products....
07 July 2014
US Initiates Discussion on Animal Welfare in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is taking a proactive approach on animal welfare and sustainability in its discussion with importers in South Korea....
04 July 2014
Supermarket Chain Launches App for Cattle Farmers
UK – British supermarket chain Morrisons has become the first to launch a free app for cattle farmers to help simplify livestock management....
03 July 2014
Let’s Keep COOL this Independence Day, Says Farmers Union
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over the...
18 June 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores a more sustainable system....
17 June 2014
Canada Attacks US over Country of Origin Labelling at Congress
CHINA - A sharp attack has been made on the US stance on country of origin labelling by the Canadian Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz this week at the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
05 June 2014
Shelves Stocked With West Country Beef and Lamb
UK - Supermarkets nationwide have started to offer West Country beef and lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner....
27 May 2014
Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The debate, sponsored by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD),...
26 May 2014
Canadian Minister Repeats Call for End of Country of Origin Discrimination
MEXICO - Canada has renewed its call to the US to end the discrimination against Canadian cattle and pigs under the mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) regulations....
20 May 2014
Use Trade Talks to Address 'Protectionist' EU Dairy Measures
US/EU – Trade talks with the European Union (EU) should be used to address export barriers on US dairy produce, says a group of House of Representatives members....
16 May 2014
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching GSCOP
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
13 May 2014
US NFU Tells Livestock Committee Consumers Want Origin Labelling
US - Consumers are willing to pay more for their food if they know its origin....
02 May 2014
Farmers Union President Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has testified before a US House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry....
17 April 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
15 April 2014
NFU Statement Safe, Accurate Food Labeling Act
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
09 April 2014
Labelling, Ice, Snow Leave Canadian Outlook Foggy
ANALYSIS - A long arctic winter and on-going labelling disputes mean Canada’s beef outlook is hard to call this year....
08 April 2014
Appeal Court Overturns Rule on Country of Origin Labelling Injunction
US - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has overturned a previous ruling that stopped a group of meat and livestock industry organisations calling for an injunction on the implementation of the US country of origin labelling...
04 April 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
01 April 2014
Dutch Safety Board Calls for Tighter Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
31 March 2014
Industry Groups Lose Latest Appeal over COOL
NORTH AMERICA - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has turned down an appeal that would have placed a block on new Country of Origin Labelling rules in the US....
28 March 2014
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
26 March 2014
Charles Sercombe Back in the NFU Livestock Chair
UK - Leicestershire farmer Charles Sercombe has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the National Farmers Union’s national livestock board. Mr Sercombe, who has 2,000 sheep on 200 acres at Frisby-on-the-Wreake near Melton Mowbray, took over as chairman...
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