US retailPower of meat remains strong
USA, Nashville, Tenn Retail is the main route US consumers take when buying meat and poultry products, according to the 2015 Power of Meat study.
Dietary rulesHalal food grade collagen launched for the first time
MALAYSIA, Petaling Jaya A Malaysian company has released the world's first food grade sheep collagen on the market to tap into religiously observant markets for which beef or pork are not allowed.
DevelopmentArmenian poultry farmers to hike up production
ARMENIA, Yerevan The increase in production is related to the introduction of a state programme on the development of poultry farming which has been created jointly by the country's government and Union of Poultry Breeders of Armenia.
Animal diseasesCFIA confirms BSE case related to feed
CANADA, Ottawa A confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is feed-related, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported.
EU pig pricesGermany ranks 2nd
GERMANY, Damme The ice seems to have been broken two weeks ago, after the prices went up in Germany for the first time again. So, Germany now ranks 2nd in the five major pig-keeping EU member countries’ price structure.
StudyBacteria jump between species more easily than thought
SPAIN, Valencia A new study suggests that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought.
Viral infectionsCrunching genomes to boost animal health
ITALY, Rome FAO has chosen the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of the-art technology in combating dangerous viral infections, including avian influenza and foot-and-mouth disease, in farm animals and wildlife.
StudyUnravelling the complex web of global food trade
USA, Minneapolis Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it’s needed – but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production.
Animal diseasesCanadian Food Inspection Agency Confirms BSE in Alberta
CANADA, Dartmouth The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a beef cow from Alberta. No part of the animal's carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems.