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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....
03 September 2015
African Partnerships to Increase Arla’s African Income Five Fold
GLOBAL- Danish dairy cooperative Arla has announced two joint ventures in Western Africa that will increase sub-saharan revenue from €90 million to €460 million by 2020....
02 September 2015
BIVI's Feeder Calf Preconditioning Program Offers Cascading Effect
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) introduced a new feeder calf preconditioning program for beef producers called Market Ready to help beef producers deliver healthy, high-performing calves while allowing management flexibility. ...
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....
31 July 2015
Taiwan Offering Grass-fed Opportunities to Australia
AUSTRALIA – Exports data suggests there is growing demand for Australian grass-fed beef in Taiwan....
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....
10 June 2015
CME: Is There a Way to Fix the MCOOL Challenge
US - We begin today with a bit more on MCOOL and prospect of a “fix” to this lingering challenge, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
21 May 2015
CME: MCOOL Retaliation to Impact Canadian, Mexican Producers
US - Three different interesting reports with a bearing on markets will be released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week, and we have also received the results of the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (MCOOL) dispute, write Steve Meyer...
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)....
05 May 2015
Beef Scam Fears Force Scottish Government Probe
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef farmers have been given government reassurance that reasons for a sudden drop in cattle prices are being investigated....
Meat Labelling: What Does it All Really Mean?
US - Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly meat products....
28 April 2015
EU Help to Promote Scotch Beef, Lamb
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch beef and lamb will be promoted across the UK and in five important European markets, thanks to funding from the European Commission (EC)....
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....
24 March 2015
Provenance Trend Will Benefit Local Butchers
UK - Food trends are seeing greater importance placed and provenance and sourcing, putting independent butchers in the driving seat. ...
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....
13 March 2015
CME: January One of Best Months Ever for US Meat
US - Federal and state officials confirmed yesterday that a case of high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has now been found in Arkansas, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
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