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01 April 2013
Russia to Develop Organic Certification Standards
RUSSIA - In the past few years, city-dwelling Russians have developed a strong interest in healthier and organic food, according to Emily Balsamo from the Moscow Office of Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
27 March 2013
Will Retailers be Responsible for New EU Meat and Food Labelling Laws?
ANALYSIS - The complexities of food labelling regulations for European food producers and those exporting to the European Union are about to become a whole lot more intricate, writes Chris Harris....
25 March 2013
Tagging Study Shows Weakness in Sytem
AUSTRALIA – Studies have highlighted the inefficacy of radio-frequency identification tagging for cattle....
12 March 2013
Ministry Presses for Welfare and Hygiene Changes
BRAZIL – Recent government efforts to improve animal welfare at transport and slaughter have been updated with a recent announcement of a new meat labeling scheme. ...
11 March 2013
NFU, Tesco Discuss Supermarket’s New Pledges
UK - The NFU has met with Tesco to discuss its commitments to ‘source closer to home’ and to build partnerships with UK farmers....
08 March 2013
Tagging and Slaughter Levy Reductions Announced
NEW ZEALAND - From today, cattle tag and slaughter levies will be reduced in accordance with National Animal and Tracing (NAIT) rulings....
01 March 2013
Brit Farmers, Growers Stand at Pivotal Moment for Food Production
UK - NFU President Peter Kendall has used his opening address at Conference 2013 to argue that the horse meat scandal shows the need for a major shift in the way food is delivered....
Shoppers Want More British Food in Supermarkets
UK - In the wake of the horsemeat scandal Welsh consumers have told NFU Cymru that they want to see more British food on supermarket shelves and in restaurants. ...
07 February 2013
Branding and Computer Technology Mix in Traceability Scheme
NICARAGUA – Livestock movement monitoring is being stepped up by linking a computer database to an iron branding system....
05 February 2013
NFU Applauds Tester, Bipartisan Coalition
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) commended a recently formed bipartisan coalition of Senators, led by Jon Tester of Montana, in calling on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to work with consumers,...
01 February 2013
Nut and Dairy Go Undeclared on Labelling
CANADA – Consumers with nut and dairy allergies are being warned about the consumption of Berry Chocolate Hearts after hazelnuts and milk were found in mislabelled Riverbend Plantation Inc. products....
22 January 2013
Mandatory GM Labeling on Packaged Food
INDIA - On 1 January, 2013, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, formally implemented a rule which stipulates that every package containing food derived from products of biotechnology shall bear at the top of its principal display...
21 January 2013
Farmers Benefit as Electronic Tag Success Strengthens Sector
URUGUAY – Electronic tagging systems have radically improved cattle traceability which has been vital for the national pride of a country that has 11 million head of beef cattle and is one of the world’s major beef exporters. ...
18 January 2013
More Specific Labelling Trials Prompted by Regional Renaissance
GERMANY – A government initiative is trialing new regional labelling for five areas areas of the country in an attempt maximise a ‘regional renaissance’ that has been observed in consumer demand patterns. ...
14 January 2013
Few Consumers Seek GM Information on Labels
UK - Consumers in the UK would like to see products from animals that have been fed genetically modified feed labelled as such....
03 January 2013
Backing for Welsh Dairy Products
WALES - Consumers are getting behind the farming industry by choosing Welsh dairy products during their weekly shop, reports DairyCo, the milk industry focused, levy funded section of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. ...
27 December 2012
Amendment to Label GE Food Pre-Filed for Consideration
US - New Mexico State Senator Peter Wirth has pre-filed a proposed amendment to the New Mexico Food Act to require the labeling of genetically engineered food and feed. ...
24 December 2012
USDA Issues Final Rule for Animal Disease Traceability
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of US livestock moving interstate....
21 December 2012
Forward Thinking Essential for Coping with Tight Fodder Supplies
SCOTLAND - Farmers short of essential feed and bedding material are being aided by NFUS with guidance on how to maximise small amounts. ...
Fonterra Welcome Food Safety Agreement with United States
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group has welcomed the signing of an agreement between New Zealand and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that recognises their respective food safety systems provide comparable assurance....
NOP Releases New Guides for Organic Certification
US - Beginning farmers and existing organic operations can find detailed information about organic certification in a series of new guides. ...
06 December 2012
Industry Satisfied with WTO Decision on US Compliance with COOL Labeling
CANADA - Following the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) decision that the United States has until May 23, 2013, to bring its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) measure into compliance with its WTO obligations, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, Agriculture...
27 November 2012
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth of the global population to reach over 9 billion by 2050 is expected to change global consumption, supply and demand patterns for food, writes Chris Harris....
21 November 2012
Movement Monitoring Scheme Gets Thumbs up from Harper Government
CANADA - The Harper Government has invested in Canadian Western Agribition to track the movement of all livestock entering and leaving the exhibition grounds as well as to promote Agribition in foreign markets....
13 November 2012
New Health Brand Uses 10 Times More Fruit
BRAZIL - Brazilian processor Batavo have watched sales of a yoghurt boom. From April-September sales increased 73 per cent. ...
02 November 2012
New Animal Database Prepared
NEW ZEALAND - Industry organisation DairyNZ says it has the expertise lined-up and waiting for a new Dairy Industry Good Animal Database, should Livestock Improvement (LIC) shareholders approve the transfer of the Core Database this month. ...
18 October 2012
Supermarket Chain Drops Red Tractor Logo
UK - The British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to phase out the use of the Red Tractor logo that guarantees products produced on UK farms to specific assurance standards. ...
16 October 2012
NFU Campaign Clarifies Labelling on Supermarket Products
UK - A new National Farmers Union campaign encouraging the public to take photos of poor food labels or merchandising and upload them to Facebook was launched Friday 12 October....
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