Import ban on German poultry products
HONG KONG fleischwirtschaft.de – HONG KONG. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced that, in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in the northeastern part of Germany, import of all poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from the states of Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany, has been banned with immediate effect for the protection of Hong Kong's public and animal health.
Launch meeting for animal health project
ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) together with the African Union (AU) held a launch meeting for the project “Vaccine Standards and Pilot Approach to Peste des Petits Ruminants Control in Africa” at the AU Headquarters in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) from 11 to 12 February 2013.
Thousands of cattle die in drought
ZIMBABWE, Harare More than 9,000 cattle have died in the last few months following poor rains in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland South Province; more than half the death toll occurred in just one district.
Horse meat crisis reaching Nestlé
SWITZERLAND, Vevey fleischwirtschaft.ocm – SWITZERLAND, Vevey. Nestlé is now suspending deliveries of all of their finished products produced using beef supplied by a German firm, H.J. Schypke, a subcontractor of one of their suppliers, JBS Toledo N.V.
IFFA with attractive new features and ideas
GERMANY, Frankfurt For many years now the IFFA has been the leading world trade fair for the meat industry and this year it's about to get even bigger with a new hall layout and supporting programme."
Readying for exports
PHILIPPINES, Quezon City The Philippines can become competitive in exporting livestock and poultry, especially with the elimination of tariffs on most farm goods traded within the ASEAN region once the region is integrated into a single market in 2015, the Department of Agriculture said.
Germany reports decline in meat production
GERMANY, Wiesbaden In 2012, commercial meat production in Germany showed its first year-on-year decline since 1997: 8 mill. t of meat were produced in 2012, which was a decrease of 1.9% or 159,500 t from 2011.
Basque researchers hone rapid pathogen detection
SPAIN, Arrasate-Mondragón Rapid diagnosis tools to identify germs on the production line are being developed by scientists at the Basque CIC microGUNE cooperative research centre.
2012 record year for US meat exports
USA, Washington US beef and pork exports set value records in 2012, according to year-end statistics compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).