PreventionVietnam steps up measures to prevent ASF
VIETNAM, Hanoi. Vietnamese authorities conducted drills to prevent the spread of African swine fever should there be an outbreak of the disease in the country, as the risks of transmission from neighboring China increase.
AquisitionTönnies strengthens UK-business
GERMANY, Rheda-Wiedenbrück. The company buys Riverway Foods to expand the sausage business.
ExportArgentina to re-enter US beef market
AUSTRALIA, North Sydney. Argentina is now eligible to export chilled and frozen beef to the US. Argentina’s inspection systems for beef slaughter and further processing has passed necessary audits for approval by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
RegulationsSheep moratorium part of industry re-set
AUSTRALIA, Canberra. Australian livestock exporters have written to Western Australian sheep producers, advising of a new three-month moratorium in sheep shipments to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer.
StudyPublic health risks associated with food‐borne parasites
ITALY, Parma. The Panel on Biological Hazards initiated a self‐tasking mandate following the requirement of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in order to provide information on the occurrence and control of three parasites that may be transmitted via food.
NegotiationsNAMI details objectives for US-Japan trade agreement
USA, Washington. The Meat Institute (NAMI) outlined key meat and poultry industry negotiating objectives and priorities for a bilateral US-Japan Trade Agreement in comments submitted to the Office of the US trade representative.
SustainabilityMaple Leaf urges action on climate change
CANADA, Mississauga. Maple Leaf Foods reinforced its commitment to environmental leadership as one of 50 major global businesses, and the only protein company, which have published an open letter to the world's governments urging greater collaboration in the fight against climate change.
AquisitionCargill expands its global poultry business in Colombia
COLOMBIA, Bogota. The company aquires Campollo, one of the country’s leading producers of chicken and protein products.
ExportBuyers show strong interest for US Lamb’s return to Japan
JAPAN, Tokyo. USMEF launched US lamb’s return to the Japanese market with an educational seminar and tasting event.