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11 November 2021
EFSA assessing risk of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in transport
The assessment was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)...
29 October 2021
EFSA explores AMR risks in animal transport
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is researching the risks antimicrobial resistant bacteria spreading during animal transport. ...
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's meat exports repeatedly fail safety inspections
The US FSIS has rejected 10 meat shipments from Australia last year due to contamination, and economic forecasts predict inflating food prices. ...
US sees spike in contaminated Australian meat shipments
US food safety officials have blocked a rising number of meat shipments from Australia since 2019 due to fecal contamination, straining trade relations between the two countries, according to documents reviewed by Reuters....
27 October 2021
Microplastics can accumulate in the blood of farm animals, says new research
Emerging research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam shows that microplastics have been found in the bloodstream of pigs and cattle. ...
26 October 2021
MEPs make further progress on Farm to Fork strategy
Members of the European Parliament are presenting plans to revamp the EU's food systems, to produce healthier food, shore up food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce farming's environmental footprint. ...
18 October 2021
New research shows that sustainable food is gaining more traction with consumers
The latest report from the Dutch Agrifood Monitor indicates that environmental and social sustainability will become more important for consumers. ...
UK food industry voices support for new farm antibiotic database
The UK food industry has welcomed a call to action to UK cattle vets to spearhead uptake of a national dataset for farm antibiotic use. ...
16 October 2021
How can we ensure that everyone has enough healthy food?
Researchers at Wageningen University are identifying ways for the global community to ensure that everyone has sufficient and healthy food in every corner of the world. ...
15 October 2021
UK cattle vets to spearhead crucial antibiotic data collection
Cattle vets are being called on to spearhead efforts to populate the new national Medicine Hub with farm antibiotic data....
14 October 2021
EU to propose easing checks on British trade to Northern Ireland
The European Commission will put to Britain a package of measures to ease the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, while stopping short of the overhaul London is demanding of post-Brexit trading rules for the province....
13 October 2021
ARS confirms that cattle are not susceptible to COVID-19
Researchers with the USDA Agricultural Research Service have determined that cattle cannot replicate the SARS-CoV-2 virus or transmit it to humans. ...
12 October 2021
UK reaches agreement with CO2 industry to ensure supplies
The carbon dioxide industry in Britain has struck an agreement to ensure businesses have a sustainable supply until the end of the year, even as energy prices spike, the government said on 11 October....
11 October 2021
Ireland and UK trade barbs on Twitter over Brexit border checks
Britain and Ireland argued on Twitter on 10 October after British Brexit negotiator David Frost restated his view that the EU must agree “significant change” to the Northern Ireland protocol that governs trade and border rules in the province....
05 October 2021
UK public voices support to retain food self-sufficiency levels
More than 54,000 people in the UK have signed an open letter to Environment Secretary George Eustice that calls for the UK to retain its current level of 60% self-sufficiency in food production....
30 September 2021
Opinion: Labor shortage threatens to cancel out any Brexit dividend
An analysis written by Peter Hardwicke from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that shortages of EU laborers in the UK meat industry will undermine its competitiveness going forward. ...
27 September 2021
UK warned visa plan to fix truck driver shortage will not solve crunch
Britain’s decision to issue temporary visas for 5,000 foreign truck drivers is a short-term fix that will not solve an acute labor shortage that risks major disruption for retailers in the run-up to Christmas, business leaders have warned....
“We’ll do whatever it takes to resolve trucker shortage”, says UK
The UK has vowed to do whatever it takes to resolve a trucker shortage that has forced oil giant BP to close some petrol stations and strained supermarket supply chains to breaking point....
25 September 2021
New agreements needed now to improve food systems, say UN Food Summit Scientific Group
The international community must commit to guaranteeing sufficient, affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainably produced food for all, say researchers with Wageningen University & Research (WUR)....
24 September 2021
“Don’t panic buy” UK minister tells consumers
Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on 23 September....
23 September 2021
UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
22 September 2021
Britain warns food industry: Carbon dioxide prices will rise sharply
Britain warned the food industry on 22 September that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch....
Australian farmers lobby for stricter labels on faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation is calling for "truth in labelling" at a Senate Inquiry into faux meat products. ...
21 September 2021
UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
20 September 2021
Saudi Arabia lifts suspension of Brazil meat imports from five plants
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has lifted a suspension of Brazilian meat imports from five meatpackers imposed this month after two cases of mad cow disease, according to Brazil's Agriculture Ministry and a document seen by Reuters....
10 September 2021
Australian shoppers see the health benefits of red meat, says new research
The latest consumer sentiment research from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) finds that health and nutrition are the top reasons people want to eat red meat. ...
08 September 2021
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
 
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