“Safer food, better business” for small retailers
LONDON (United Kingdom) The British Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching a new version of “Safer food, better business” (SFBB) for small retailers. It will be available at the beginning of June. The pilot of the online forum to discuss SFBB ends on 31 May 2006.
FAO/OIE conference to tackle bird flu controversy
ROME How far wild birds are to blame for spreading highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or bird flu, will be the key issue at a scientific conference organized here on May 30-31 by FAO and OIE, the World Organisation for Animal Health.
US Senators call for end to beef embargoes
WASHINGTON, DC Thirty-one United States Senators sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Japan and the Ambassador of Korea urging them to resume trade in U.S. beef. The letter urged Japan to resume trade prior to the Prime Minister Koizumi’s visit in June.
WHO is concerned about the situation in Indonesia
fleischschwirtschaft.de - INDONESIA. The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 32-year-old man. He developed symptoms on 15 May and died on 22 May.
Ruokatalo and Danish Crown acquire all shares in Sokolów
TURKU (Finland) Saturn Nordic Holding AB, a joint venture of HK Ruokatalo Group and Danish Crown, intends to acquire all the shares in the Polish meat company Sokolow S.A.
Richard L. Bond new CEO of Tyson Food
SPRINGDALE (Arkansas, USA) In keeping with plans for succession of its senior management, Tyson Foods, Inc. announced that Richard L. Bond has been elected by the Board of Directors as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and will report to the board.
Bird flu hits Denmark's domestic flock
COPENHAGEN Denmark has confirmed that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in domestic birds. According to “EuroNews” exports of poultry from the island of Funen were halted immediately after birds on a farm there tested positive for the virus. The flock has been culled.
Training workshop on welfare standards
HERTS (UK) The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA), the UK-based charity that promotes food animal welfare in markets, during transport and at slaughter, has been awarded a contract by the European Commission to organize and run an international training workshop on welfare standards for the stunning and killing of animals in slaughterhouses and disease control situations.
Japan likely to decide in June to resume U.S. beef imports
TOKYO According to Kyodo News Japan approved the outcome of recent safety checks at U.S. meatpacking facilities for beef exports at a three-day bilateral meeting that ended in Tokyo on Friday, a move that could pave the way for Tokyo to decide as early as June to lift its reimposed ban on American beef.