EFTA finds shortcomings in Norway import controls
SWITZERLAND, Geneve Norway needs to improve its import control system and veterinary checks of products of animal origin coming in to the country, according to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
UK farmers first to use Schmallenberg vaccine
THE UNITED KINGDOM, London Farmers in the United Kingdom will be the first in the European Union to use a new Schmallenberg vaccine. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) accelerated its assessment of the drug to make it available by summer.
First-ever appearance of porcine virus in US
USA, Washington DC fleischwirtschaft.com - USA,Washington DC. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been identified in the United States for the first time, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
Big investment in new plant
JAMAICA, Kingston The Jamaica Broilers Group has invested more than $300 million to construct a new processing plant at Spring Village, St Catherine, to relocate its Further Processing Facility from Content, Bog Walk, in the parish.
Resistant bacteria remain an important issue
ITALY, Parma The third joint EFSA and ECDC report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria affecting humans, animals and foods shows the continued presence of resistance to a range of antimicrobials in Salmonella and Campylobacter, the main bacteria causing food-borne infections in the European Union (EU).
Extension of withdrawal of imported Dutch beef
FINLAND, Helsinki Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has ordered all beef delivered to Finland by a Dutch company to be recalled. This includes also products manufactured from this beef.
Poultry Marketing Scheme in Namibia
NAMIBIA, Windhoek The Meat Board of Namibia was authorised by the Minister of Trade and Industry to implement a Poultry Marketing Scheme as was gazetted in Notice 81/2013. In terms of this notice only 600 tons of meat derived from poultry (Species Gallus Domesticus) will be allowed for importation per month.
Enhancing Food Safety in Retail Delis
USA, Washington D C. To help minimise the public health burden of listeriosis, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have conducted a major study to better understand the risk of foodborne illness associated with eating certain foods prepared in retail delicatessens and developed recommendations for changes in current practices that may improve the safety of those products.
SFK Systems and Nawi BV announce merger plan
THE NETHERLANDS, Borculo and DENMARK, Kolding Nawi BV (The Netherlands) and SFK Systems (Denmark) announced their intention to merge and form SFK Leblanc. A letter of intent has been signed.