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17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
13 October 2017
IFA, Bord Bia Visit Turkey on Live Exports
TURKEY - Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year....
05 October 2017
IFA Says EU 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 misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
03 October 2017
Unknown Disease Causes Cattle Deaths in West Sumatra
INDONESIA - An unknown disease has caused dozens of cattle deaths in Siguntur Nagari, or the traditional village in Dharmasraya District, West Sumatra Province....
29 September 2017
Japanese Beef to Arrive in Taiwan After 10-Year Ban
TAIWAN - After a hiatus of more than a decade, the first shipment of Japanese beef landed in Taiwan Thursday night due to the lifting of a ban, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
28 September 2017
FAO Calls for Broader Livestock Vaccination to Keep Lumpy Skin Disease at Bay
EUROPE - FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest....
27 September 2017
Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
25 September 2017
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Bruce Cochrane...
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
18 September 2017
Contaminants in Food: Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
15 September 2017
FAO Commends 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
FeverTags Expands Team to Maximize Use of Novel Temperature Verification Technology
GLOBAL - FeverTagsĀ® LLC welcomes Jeff Baxter to its growing team of bovine professionals. Baxter joins the company as Global Sales and Marketing Manager....
Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemenā€™s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
07 September 2017
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Malawi
MALAWI - Dr Bernard Chimera, Director of Veterinary Services at the Department of Animal Health & Livestock Development has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in a town called Chikwawa....
25 August 2017
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Nepal Village
NEPAL - Dr Bimal Kumar Nirmal from the Department of Livestock Services at the Ministry of Livestock Development has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth diseases in Narayani....
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....
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...
23 August 2017
Pimelea Cattle Poisoning Researchers Collecting Samples
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant....
21 August 2017
FMD Outbreaks in Masvingo, Manicaland Province Lead to Death of Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Dr Unesu Hildah Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director at the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services in Harare has reported eleven outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Masvingo and Manicaland Province....
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...
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....
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
24 July 2017
Korea Strengthens US Beef Inspections Amid Reignited BSE Fears
SOUTH KOREA - The government said Thursday it has strengthened inspections on US beef imports following the detection of mad cow disease in the United States....
Taiwan Decides to Maintain Policy on US Beef Imports
TAIWAN - Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Friday that the current policy on beef imports from the United States will remain in place, despite confirmation of a fifth case of mad cow disease earlier last week....
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