No sign of human transmission in new bird flu appearance
CHINA, Beijing The World Health Organization says no evidence has emerged to show that a type of bird flu which has killed two Chinese men can be transmitted between people.
Poultry probiotic cuts its coat to beat bad bacteria
ENGLAND, Colney A strain of probiotic bacteria that can fight harmful bacterial infections in poultry has the ability to change its coat, according to new findings from the Institute of Food Research.
Dachser reinforces food network in Eastern Europe
GERMANY, Kempten The internationally operating logistics provider Dachser GmbH & Co. KG from Kempten, Germany, enters strategic partnership with Fresh Logistics (Raben Group) from Gądki, Poland. The new strategic alliance will enable Dachser to expand its network for temperature-controlled transport services in eastern Europe.
Study on environmental contaminants in seafood
IRELAND, Dublin ECsafeSEAFOOD is a new €5 mill. pioneering project that will address the challenge of assessing seafood safety issues relating to priority contaminants that may be present as a result of environmental contamination.
Hungarian horse meat labelled as beef
ENGLAND, London The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been informed by Lancashire County Council that it has identified 100kg of horse meat imported from Hungary labelled as beef.
Refuting claims on poultry worker safety
USA, Tucker In a white paper, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council refute claims made in a recent report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and provide facts about the poultry industry and its approach to worker safety.
British have trust in regional food
ENGLAND, London The horse meat scandal has once again put the spotlight on the sourcing of food, with concerns raised over the way in which meat from overseas has entered the UK food chain. And new research from Mintel reveals that the scandal has already made its mark on British consumers when it comes to food provenance as buying British, local and regional food grows in importance among today’s consumers.
Russian meat production increased in February
RUSSIA, Moscow The Russian production of beef, pork and poultry increased in February from a year earlier, according to government figures.