Cooperation on food safety
USA, Washington The US Food and Drug Administration has extended by five years an agreement to enhance cooperation between the US and China on food safety.
Layer hen cages to be phased out
NEW ZEALAND, Wellington The most commonly used cages for housing layer hens will be phased out in New Zealand by 2022 under a new code of welfare issued by the minister for primary industries, David Carter.
Meat products are on hold until completion of testing
USA, Washington Food producers are soon to be required to hold shipments of nonintact raw beef and all ready-to-eat products containing meat and poultry until they pass foodborne safety tests, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
DSM completes Cargill business acquisition
The Netherlands, Heerlen Royal DSM said it had completed its acquisition of Cargill's cultures and enzymes business, which should boost DSM's growth plans for its food business.
European Meat Forum discusses New EU Animal Welfare
BRUSSELS The recent European Meat Forum organised by the International Butchers' Confederation looked at the latest findings regarding stunning methods and the requirements of the new EU Animal Welfare at Time of Slaughter Regulation.
Towards a sustainable and equitable livestock sector
KENYA, Nairobi One way to make livestock production more efficient is through ‘sustainable intensification’ brought about by farm activities that help close yield gaps while also reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of milk or meat produced.
FSIS updates research priorities
USA, Washington USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated its research priorities to keep pace with ever-changing issues and opportunities in food safety and public health related to the meat, poultry and egg products FSIS regulates.
Interest in organic Irish salmon farm heightens
IRELAND, Dún Laoghaire Twenty-one financiers, spanning three continents have now registered firm interest in the €60 mill. investment for the proposed deep sea organic salmon farm in Galway Bay. Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Irish seafood development agency, has applied for a licence for the development, which could create 500 jobs in the local area and generate a wage flow of €14.5 million per annum.
Tax deferrals for more livestock producers
CANADA, Ottawa More livestock producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec will have financial breathing room to help them cope with the effects of extremely dry growing conditions on forage yields. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the list of designated areas eligible for tax deferrals has been expanded.