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23 March 2016
EU Politicians Call Again for Country of Origin Labels for Meat, Milk
EU - Food safety MEPs reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labelling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. ...
05 January 2016
Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
17 November 2015
Morrisons' Milk for Farmers Selling Better Than Expected
UK - The Morrisons 'Milk for Farmers' range could generate an extra £5 million per year to be paid directly to farmers....
13 November 2015
US Food Regulators Ask: "What is Natural?"
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking consumer opinions and comments on what 'natural' should mean on a food label....
20 October 2015
Dairy Groups Urge Compliance on COOL Issues
US - US dairy industry associations have said it is critical that Congress solve the trade dispute over country-of-origin labelling, to head off damaging new tariffs on US dairy exports by Canada and Mexico....
08 October 2015
Arla Farmers Should Watch New Antibiotics Standards
EUROPE – A cooperative’s own farm assurance programme is to be rolled out across its UK suppliers this month, bringing new standards on antibiotics and medicine usage....
06 October 2015
Italians Champion Donkey Cheese
ITALY – A rare cheese has been created at Europe’s largest Donkey farm, claims Italy’s lead farming body....
30 September 2015
UK Government Pushes for More Local Food Labelling
UK - The government is calling on food producers and shops to give more information on labels about where in Britain their food comes from, as new research shows that almost 80 per cent of people see buying local food as a top priority....
22 September 2015
More Info Needed as Growing Consumer Demand for Local Produce
UK - The Government is calling on food producers and shops to give more information on labels about where in Britain their food comes from, as new research shows that almost 80 per cent of people see buying local food as a top priority....
07 September 2015
Fonterra Turns Milk Bottles Black for Rugby Team
NEW ZEALAND – A milk brand of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is being packaged in black, numbered bottles to honour the national Rugby team....
04 September 2015
Tesco Announces Winter Milk Price Deal with Processors
UK – Supermarket chain Tesco has pledged to pay its cheese suppliers more this winter providing processors distribute the extra value back to producers....
27 August 2015
Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
US - More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better....
03 August 2015
Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
30 July 2015
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
24 July 2015
Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
25 June 2015
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
21 May 2015
Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
07 May 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
20 April 2015
New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
27 March 2015
COOL No Impact on Canadian Cattle Trade, Says Report
US - The President of the US National Farmers Union recently presented the findings of a study into the effects of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) on cattle trading with Canada....
16 March 2015
Milk Lots to Learn From Branded Water
UK – Welsh dairy prices could be strengthened if marketing ploys used to sell major water brands are deployed in liquid milk retailing, an industry conference heard last week....
04 March 2015
New Zealand to Introduce New Dairy Traceability Measures
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government is set to introduce a series of new food safety and traceability measures into the dairy sector following the publication of a report by the Dairy Traceability Working Group....
27 February 2015
Dairy Sector Needs Ways to Manage Volatility
UK - The UK dairy sector needs to find ways of managing volatility, farmers heard at the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham this week....
19 February 2015
How Do We Get Consumers Buying British Dairy Products?
ANALYSIS – Dairy farmers took to the streets of Middlesbrough and Sheffield this week as part of a National Farmers Union campaign to ignite domestic demand for British value-added dairy products....
18 February 2015
Stocking Boost for Colombian Region
COLOMBIA – Colombia’s traceability drive will be accompanied by a cattle repopulation programme, says a national farm body....
17 February 2015
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
13 February 2015
2.5 Million Colombian Cattle to Be Traceable by 2016
COLOMBIA – A national cattle traceability programme is reigniting efforts to expand its database with a view to ship more bovine product overseas....
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