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.
Resumption of U.S. beef sales to China and Japan?
BEIJING A delegation from the U.S. and Chinese governments concluded two days of negotiations to establish a protocol for the resumption of U.S. beef sales to China.
Turkish meat processing guests at the IBC Conference
MADRID The Spanish organisation CedeCarne was the host of this year's spring conference of the International Butchers' Confederation in Madrid.
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.
News in FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International 2/06
Contents of FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT International No. 2, May 2006