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Letterbox-type practices are widespread
BELGIUM, Brussels. Tax avoidance often goes hand in hand with exploiting workers.
International Butchers' Confederation
Exerting influence at an early stage
GERMANY, Frankfurt IBC committee meets to consider current issues.
Police raid McDonald's France HQ
FRANCE, Guyancourt McDonald’s is cooperating fully with the authorities on this matter.
Advancing scientific risk assessment in the area of food safety
ITALY, Parma. Authority gives a review on their scientific conference 2015.
The pig sector would be most affected
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg. Clone offspring labelling obligation would require introducing individual identification and ancestry recording for all food producing animals.
French poultry export refunds to be set at zero
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg. EGC backed the decision to remove export refunds on selected frozen French poultry to be right.
Investment for advanced meat cultures
LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg. Chr. Hansen has won a EUR 75m fund for developing healthier products.
Canada to re-open european beef trade route
BELGIUM, Brussels. European beef producers resume exports to Canada.
Learning from each other
DENMARK, Copenhagen IBC's spring conference focuses on ways of retaining skilled employees.
Meat ingredients origin labelling causes diverging views
BELGIUM, Brussels There are still diverging views among the member states as regards the scenarios assessed by n report on the feasibility of extending mandatory origin labelling for all meat used as an ingredient, which was published in December last year.
Female quota already fulfilled
BELGIUM, Brussels Jacqueline Riedinger-Balzer from Mundolsheim in Alsace is the new Vice President of the International Butchers' Confederation.
Danish Minister supports transparency
DENMARK, Copenhagen Danish Minister Mette Gjerskov supports the publication of information regarding the beneficiaries of European agricultural funds.
Zentrag becoming more European
GERMANY, Frankfurt The Paris-based federation of the French butchers' cooperative (COOBOF) became the latest member of Zentrag, the Central Cooperative of the European Meat Trade.
EU signals WTO action against SBV-related bans
BELGIUM, Brussels The European Union (EU) has signalled it is prepared to launch World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute actions should non-EU governments impose import bans on European meat and livestock over Schmallenberg virus (SBV) outbreaks.
Statistics on the food chain – From farm to fork
LUXEMBOURG fleischwirtschaft.com - LUXEMBOURG. An Eurostat overview shows that there were just over 48 million people employed within the EU27's food chain in 2008, equivalent to more than a fifth of total employment.
Greater flexibility rather than new labelling requirements
BELGIUM, Brussels fleischwirtschaft.com - BELGIUM, Brussels. For the second time the International Butchers' Confederation (IBC) managed to persuade an EU Commissioner to address its European Meat Forum. Androulla Vassiliou, responsible for Health, gave a statement on the draft of the new food labelling Regulation.
IBC re-elects committee
BELGIUM, Brussels The general meeting of the International Butchers' Confederation (IBC) has re-elected the existing IBC committee, which has been in office for over 20 months, for a further period.
Fake ham under criticism
BRUSSELS The discussion about substitute cheese and fake ham is intensifying. Germany, Austria and Luxembourg are demanding mandatory labelling of such products at EU level.
More flexibility rather than compulsory labelling
BRUSSELS For the second time the International Butchers' Confederation (IMV) managed to persuade an EU Commissioner to address its European Meat Forum: Androulla Vassiliou,