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15 December 2020
Brazil confirms that two meat suppliers’ exports to China have been suspended
China has temporarily suspended meat imports from two Brazilian companies over COVID-19 concerns....
No-deal Brexit could limit affordable food options for UK consumers - Lloyd's Register
Lloyd's Register, an independent quality assurance and food and beverage specialist, is urging the UK agriculture industry to work closely with retailers to ensure British farm goods remain affordable after the Brexit transition period....
08 December 2020
UK launches the Cattle Sustainability Platform
UK beef industry stakeholders unite to establish the UK Cattle Sustainability Platform. ...
China suspends beef imports from sixth Australian supplier
China has suspended imports of beef from Australia’s Meramist Pty Ltd from 7 December....
07 December 2020
EU grants market access for UK organics sector for additional 12 months
The European Union has recognised the contributions of the UK organics sector, ensuring that UK organic products will have continued access to EU markets after the Brexit transition period ends. ...
02 December 2020
New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
26 November 2020
UK Government issues new advice on ear tags for livestock exporters
The UK has changed its policy regarding ear tags for livestock exports and movements from Great Britain to the EU and Northern Ireland from 1 January. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
18 November 2020
China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
06 November 2020
UK grocer Sainsburys warns of reduced ranges in Northern Ireland without Brexit clarity
British supermarket Sainsburys says it could have to cut its range of offering in Northern Ireland unless it gets clarity on the province’s trading status after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December....
EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward
The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. ...
05 November 2020
UK dairy farmers told that future policies will be a better fit for the industry
Dairy farmers were told by UK Farming Minister Victoria Prentis the future farming policy will deliver a better deal for them going forward....
03 November 2020
UK trade ministry reports that bilateral trade talks with the US are “on track”
Britain and the United States report that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement....
Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
30 October 2020
UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
27 October 2020
UK says that “time is very short” as negotiations with EU continue
In talks between the United Kingdom and European Union on 26 October, UK negotiators said that time was very short to bridge the significant gaps remaining on key issues between the two parties....
26 October 2020
EU lawmakers to permit “veggie burger” labelling, but take a hard line on dairy labels
The European Parliament says that restaurants and shops in the European Union should be allowed to label products as “veggie burgers” or “vegan sausages” but call for tighter curbs on labelling of plant-based dairy substitutes....
20 October 2020
Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as "veggie burger"
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament....
US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
19 October 2020
Stalled Brexit negotiations threaten EU agri-food industry
Members of the EU-wide agri-food sector welcome continued negotiations between the UK and EU, but ask for greater clarity and support when planning for the future relationship. ...
16 October 2020
Mexico's consumer protection office resolves first cases in dairy product dispute
Mexico's government has begun resolving a string of disputes with major food suppliers over dairy products pulled from market shelves this week for breaches of standards, and aims to settle pending issues quickly, a senior official said on 15 October....
12 October 2020
EU leaders move to ensure tough enforcement powers in Brexit deal
The Financial Times reports that EU leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron will insist on stringent enforcement rules for any trade deal with the UK....
UK ministers move to deny MPs vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports
Reporting in The Independent states that British cabinet members will use an “obscure” rule to prevent lawmakers from voting on food imports....
09 October 2020
EU livestock organisations lobby for stricter labelling of vegan meat products
European livestock organisations are launching a campaign against the "misuse of meat denominations" for vegan and plant-based meat products. ...
06 October 2020
UK signals that it is open to Australia-style EU deal, but snags remain
As negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union reach their final weeks, PM Johnson says the UK could trade with the EU on similar terms to Australia in case no deal is reached....
USDA moves to overhaul labelling to deter organic fraud
After multiple cases of organic food fraud eroded consumer confidence, the USDA moves to strengthen its oversight of organic production....
27 September 2020
EU farming union warns that No-deal Brexit would compound COVID-19 impact
As negotiations between the UK and European Union continue to falter, Copa warns that No-deal could result in devastating blows to the Europe and Britain's agriculture sectors. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
 
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