Beef finally flows to South Africa
SYDNEY Exports of Australian beef have started to flow to the South African market after bans were placed on red meat products from Brazil (October 2005) and Argentina (January 2006), following outbreaks of foot and mouth (FMD) in these countries.
MEPs get tough on food label claims
STRASBOURG Members of European Parliament (MEPs) approved today tougher rules for foods claiming to provide nutritional and health benefits. They want clear definitions for claims that foods are "low energy", "low fat", "high fibre" or even "reduce cholesterol".
Sara Lee to divest European meat business
VIRGINIA/CHICAGO The consumer goods conglomerate Sara Lee Corp wants to sell its European meat business as part of an ongoing process of streamlining its product portfolio.
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BSE declines world-wide
ROME The cases of BSE have declined world-wide in past years according to the UN. In total the number of sick animals declined by 50 per cent between 2004 and 2005, the Food&Agriculture Oganisation (FAO) announced in Rome, according to data collected by the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE).
European FoodTec Award
COLOGNE The German Agricultural Society (DLG), co-organiser of Anuga FoodTec, honoured 11 companies behind the eight innovations with Gold and Silver awards at the fair in Cologne.
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