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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....
12 July 2017
Colombia Reports Two Outbreaks of FMD in Cundinamarca
COLOMBIA - The Colombian veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD) at cattle farms located in Cundinamarca....
11 July 2017
Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Found in Dead Cows in Dungun District
MALAYSIA - After Kuala Nerus, Marang and Kuala Terengganu last month, haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) disease is now killing cattle in Dungun....
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....
06 July 2017
FMD Investigation in Colombia Ongoing; No New Outbreaks Reported
COLOMBIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported. However, the investigation is ongoing....
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....
30 June 2017
Zimbabwe Unable to Export Beef to Europe Due to Lack of Funds for FMD
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe will not be exporting beef anytime soon because of regular outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease and government does not have resources to eliminate the disease, according to deputy Agriculture Minister Paddy Zhanda....
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....
23 June 2017
NZ Cattle Blood Given Green Light for China Market
NEW ZEALAND - China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
Lifting of Ban Beefs Up China-US Two-way Trade
US & CHINA - Chinese authorities announced that the nation has lifted a 13-year import ban on some US boneless beef and beef on the bone, and industry insiders see it as a win-win result that is expected to drive the economic growth of both countries....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
21 June 2017
Romania Reports Anthrax Outbreak
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Botosani....
20 June 2017
Belarus Looking to Export Broiler, Beef and Dairy to China
BELARUS - Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said that broiler farms in Belarus plan to pass certification to supply products to the Chinese market....
Imported Cattle: No Sale Without Medical Checkup
BANGLADESH - The authorities concerned at a meeting took a decision not to sell imported cattle in any local market across the country before conducting medical checkups of the cattle....
19 June 2017
Iran Shows Appetite for Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Iran is interested in importing Belarus' dairy and meat products, as reported by Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich....
Zimbabwe to Import Beef from Namibia
ZIMBABWE - Livestock farming is now in dire straits, with Zimbabwe looking to import beef from Namibia as the country’s national herd has been severely depleted due to droughts and the foot and mouth disease....
15 June 2017
Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
14 June 2017
Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast....
13 June 2017
Ministry Urges Farmers to Tag, Trace Cattle
JAMAICA - As part of its continuing implementation of the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has intensified its national appeal to cattle farmers to ensure that...
07 June 2017
New Guide Helps Producers Reduce Livestock Losses
UK - A new guide has been developed to help beef and sheep producers use disease information recorded during inspection at the abattoir as a tool for assessing the health and welfare of their livestock on farm....
05 June 2017
Are You Testing Bulls for Trichomoniasis?
ANALYSIS - Trichomoniasis, also known as Trich, can be devastating to a beef operation. Diagnostic testing can help monitor bulls and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. ...
Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their communities through the World Rabies Day Awards....
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