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13 April 2017
Saudia Dairy Wins Key Quality Certifications
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco), a leading dairy and foodstuff producer, said it has received two certifications in recognition of its uncompromising quality standards maintained across the manufacturing facilities....
Cattlemen Applaud Delay of GIPSA Rule, Call for Its Ultimate Demise
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded this week's announcement that the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is delaying the effective date of its interim final rule an additional six months to 19...
12 April 2017
Japanese Event Connects US Red Meat to Healthy Lifestyle
JAPAN - In response to a request by Spark, a leading Japanese regional supermarket chain, USMEF promoted the nutritional value of US pork and beef in a consumer event in Hiroshima. ...
11 April 2017
US Beef Gains Expanded Access to Thailand
THAILAND - Bone-in and boneless beef from cattle of any age are now eligible for Thailand, as long as the slaughter date is on or after 1 April 2017. ...
28 March 2017
Cattlemen Call on USDA to Withdraw Damaging GIPSA Rules
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association called on USDA to withdraw the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Act interim final and proposed rules, collectively labeled with the misleading title, Farmer Fair Practices Rules. ...
22 March 2017
Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected. ...
IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
20 March 2017
Arla Brand Records Biggest Growth Among UK's Top Grocery Brands
UK - Arla branded products recorded the largest growth of any of the 100 UK grocery brands listed, achieving growth of £37m in 2016. The Arla brand portfolio grew almost four times that of the next closest brand (Pepsi, £8.5m), reflecting a strong sales...
16 March 2017
China's Quality of Agricultural Products to Improve
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers....
Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies Avoidable Through Options
CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
13 March 2017
Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder
SCOTLAND, UK - The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level....
Canada Must Rally Support to Stand Up to US on Trade
CANADA & US - A Canadian-based International Trade Consultant suggests Canada will need to clearly demonstrate it's prepared to stand up to the United States when it comes to trade, Bruce Cochrane writes....
07 March 2017
Japan Industry Officials Beef up Wagyu Logo
JAPAN - The Japan Livestock Industry Association has created a new logo for overseas promotion of wagyu beef that more clearly shows the meat was produced in Japan....
06 March 2017
Halal Assurance Standards in Focus at Industry Seminar
UK - The potential development of halal assurance standards was among the subjects discussed at the AHDB Beef & Lamb halal seminar....
27 February 2017
Enhanced Access for Irish Beef to Saudi Arabia Announced
IRELAND & SAUDI ARABIA - An agreement on enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia has been announced as a major Irish agri-food Trade Mission to the Gulf region continues....
24 February 2017
IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
22 February 2017
Arla: New Campaign to Celebrate First Branded Organic Milk Range in UK
UK - Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company, is launching a new campaign, ‘The Might of Nature’. The campaign promotes its first branded organic range, which launched in November last year, with the aim to make organic milk accessible for all....
20 February 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Could Delay Canadian Beef, Pork Access to Europe Under CETA
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council fears unresolved technical issues could delay the movement of Canadian pork and beef into Europe under the Compensative Economic and Trade Agreement, writes Bruce Cochrane....
14 February 2017
More Than 46,000 Heads of Livestock Identified
KYRGYZSTAN - More than 46,000 heads of livestock were identified to date as part of the livestock identification campaign, said Chairman of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Kalysbek Jumakanov at the meeting of the parliament committee...
USMEF Updates Committee on International Outlook for US Beef
US - The Beef Checkoff Program’s Export Growth Committee met Friday, 3 February at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville. The committee’s role is to set priorities for the Beef Operating Committee and provide direction regarding export...
13 February 2017
Jamaican Govt Targeting Dairy Industry’s Revival
JAMAICA - Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Karl Samuda, says the Government is targetinga revival of Jamaica’s dairy industry....
06 February 2017
Russia Prohibits Beef Supply from Belarus
RUSSIA - Russia banned import of beef and byproducts from Minsk oblast of Belarus starting from today, 6 February, after the renewed tension between two countries. This was reported by TASS....
30 January 2017
'Made in Portugal' Stamp Approved for Milk
PORTUGAL - Portugal has been given the go-ahead from the European Union to pass a bill which requires milk and milk products to be labelled as being of Portuguese origin....
18 January 2017
2017 BDGP Selection Data and Tags Now Available
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the positive response from ICBF to the IFA request to make selection data and tags under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) available early to suckler farmers in the scheme this...
16 January 2017
Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...
12 January 2017
AHDB Seminar to Highlight Consumer Needs in Halal Sector
UK - Consumer needs in the halal sector will be in the spotlight at a major industry event next month....
05 January 2017
Indian Cows to Get Unique Identification Code
INDIA - After AADHAR, the Indian government is jumping onto the next big unique identification scheme, but this time it's not for human beings. The government is all set to assign a 12-digit identification number to 88 million cattle in the country....
21 December 2016
Welsh Govt Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
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