Animal welfare is a European value
There is a high awareness of animal welfare in the EU, but are consumers prepared to pay a higher price for "animal friendly products"? This was one of the topics discussed in a hearing organised by the Parliament's Agriculture committee on the EU action plan for animal welfare 2006-2010.
New food protection centre at Danisco Brabrand
COPENHAGEN Danisco A/S has concentrated its research and development activities in the field of natural food protection in Brabrand, Denmark. Laboratories in Beaminster in the UK, and Niebüll in Germany will be closed.
Argentina will ease ban on exports
BONN The ban on exports of beef meat imposed by the Argentine government shall be eased. According to a decision of the Department of Trade and Industry the export shipment of an amount equal to 40% of the beef meat export of 2005 will be allowed from June until November 2006.
Australian Livestock with huge phantom numbers
fleischwirtschaft.de – QUEENSLAND/Australia: A big difference of about 11 million phantom cattle has been found between the existing Australian cattle population with 27 million individuals and the database registrations of about 38 million. This has been reported by the online service of Queensland Country Life.
Application of CO with modified atmosphere packaging
CHICAGO Several members of the Institute of Food Technologists (ift) have stated, that concerns about the application of carbon monoxide (CO) with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) of meat are scientifically, unfounded. Supported by the FDA declaring, that CO is a colourless, odourless, ‘invisible’ gas and therefore can not directly transfer colour to meat, they even conclude, that there is no deception for the consumer arising.
"No" to cutting farm import tariffs
SOUTH AFRICA Austrian Agriculture Minister Josef Proell said Europe should not be making another new offer on cutting farm import tariffs to secure a wider World Trade Organization deal because it had previously put forward its proposals for the WTO's global trade round, saying Europe had reached its limit. He said this during an informal meeting of EU farm ministers.
Veal as a culinary adventure
CENTENNIAL, (Colorado) A new product tagline positions veal as a versatile, culinary adventure and encourages casual-themed foodservice operators to add new panache to their menus with veal options.
Tican co-operates with Rose Poultry
THISTED (Denmark) On 1st July 2006 a new co-operation from Tican a.m.b.a., Thisted, with Rose Poultry, Vinderup, is established.
FSIS initiates small and very small plant outreach program
WASHINGTON, DC The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a new outreach plan designed to improve food safety programs at small and very small meat, poultry and egg product plants.
BSI achieves global system accreditation
LONDON BSI Management Systems has strengthened its position in the global food safety certification market by being among the first organizations to be independently accredited to deliver certification against ISO 22000, the new international food safety standard.