Campylobacter survey results published
UNITED KINGDOM, London The FSA has published the first set of quarterly results from a new survey of Campylobacter on fresh shop-bought chickens. The results show 59% of birds tested positive for the presence of Campylobacter. In 4% of samples Campylobacter was identified on the outside of the packaging.
Japanese Wagyu export destinations expand
AUSTRALIA, North Sydney – Japan exported 92.2 tonnes swt of beef (predominantly high value Wagyu) in June, up 24% year-on-year, with product sent to 17 markets which included new destinations like Holland, the UK, Belgium and the Philippines.
A for Tyson sustainability practices
USA, Springdale Tyson Foods, Inc is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report.
Russia continues to restrict meat imports
RUSSIA, Moscow During the first half of the year meat imports to Russia fell by 37% year-on-year, while the country's own meat production rose by 4%, clearly to compensate the losses, according to data from Rosstat, the Russian State Statistics Service.
US court upholds COOL rule
USA, Washington The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld new government rules requiring Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to tell consumers where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
EU horsemeat testing shows improvement
BELGIUM, Brussels The second round of pan-European horse meat DNA tests has shown an improvement from 2013, but still saw products testing positive in seven countries.
Pakistan's poultry industry is expanding
Islamabad Growing at a rate of 12% with an annual turnover of around Rs700 bn. - according to statistics compiled by Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) - the poultry sector provides direct and indirect employment to around 1.5 mill. people.
Brazil seeks to open the Mexican poultry and pork market
BRAZIL, São Paulo The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) will promote Brazilian agriculture products in the Brazilian Embassy in Mexico City during a 29 July workshop. Mexican authorities will be in attendance as ABPA focuses on opening the Mexican market to exports pork and poultry genetic material from Brazil.
BVA will support second year of badger cull pilots
UNITED KINGDOM, London The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England. This follows Defra’s response to BVA’s call for improvements to humaneness and effectiveness in light of the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) report on the first year.