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04 December 2013
West Country Beef Receives European Special Status
UK - A Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for beef and lamb from the West Country is set to be in place during 2014....
02 December 2013
Beef Summit Event Brazil Deserves
BRAZIL – Over a thousand people are expected to flock to Ribeirao Preto this month to attend Beef Summit Brasil, a knowledge exchange event celebrating innovation in cattle farming....
28 November 2013
Muscle Food Trusts Red Tractor
UK - Muscle Food has become the first of its kind to stock and sell Red Tractor assured food....
27 November 2013
Farmer, Rancher and Consumer Groups Celebrate New 'COOL'
US - Following the recent implementation of new country-of-origin labels (COOL) for meat and poultry products, 15 farmer, rancher and consumer groups issued a statement....
21 November 2013
Farm Business Innovation – Growing in Different Directions
UK - Farm Business Innovation is an event in the UK designed to inspire and assist those diversifying in or out of agriculture....
Shoppers Should Know How Their Meat was Killed, Says RSPCA
UK - The RSPCA is calling for its supporters to contact their MEPs urging them to add their signature of support for clearer labelling of welfare standards on meat....
Demand for Details on Food Labels Includes Good and Bad
US - It's no surprise that labels are becoming the "go to" place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds that consumers crave more information, especially for the potentially harmful ingredients...
20 November 2013
Argentina Second Largest Beef Supplier of Chile
ARGENTINA – An Argentinian trade delegation has revealed Argentina as the second largest beef exporter to Chile after Brazil....
Nicaragua Lead Way in Cattle Identification
NICARAGUA – Cattle identification in Nicaragua will serve as the blueprint for Central America once the 'Harmonized Bovine Traceability programme' is implemented....
19 November 2013
Upscaling Impact of Certification Initiatives Unclear
NETHERLANDS - Sustainability certification is seen by many as an important means to make supply chains more sustainable. ...
15 November 2013
Veterinary Services Need To Strengthen Urgently
BRAZIL – The urgent need for coordination of veterinary services to support food production and animal health will be addressed at next month’s veterinary education conference....
Consumers Support COOL, Urge Defense of Law
US - A coalition of consumer organizations sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee members in support of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL), urging members of Congress to defend the law and reject any calls for changes. As a longtime supporter...
14 November 2013
Good Traceability Record Attracts EU Attention
CHILE – Agricultural ministers are hoping to capitalise on improvements in meat traceability by opening up trade with the European Union....
13 November 2013
Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
ANALYSIS - The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade, writes Chris Harris....
08 November 2013
CME: USDA to Start Enforcement of Red Meat Rule
US - We are now less than three weeks away from the 23 November end of the six month “education period” allowed by USDA regarding the revised mandatory country-of-origin labeling rule that was finalized in May, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
07 November 2013
Confidence US M-COOL Will Be Addressed in US Farm Bill
CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is confident the US government will address concerns over Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling through negotiations aimed at finalizing a new US Farm Bill....
Canada's Ag Minister Confident M-COOL Will Be Addressed in US Farm Bill
US & CANADA - Canada's agriculture minister is confident the US government will address concerns over Mandatory US Country of Origin Labelling through negotiations aimed at finalizing a new US Farm Bill, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Recent Attempts to Strip COOL Law Misleading Consumers
US - In the recent past, attempts were made to reverse the United States’ Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law....
05 November 2013
Jamaicans Asked to Eat Local
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
31 October 2013
COOL Defense Coalition: Legislative Interference on COOL Unwarranted
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), the US Cattlemen’s Association, American Sheep Industry Association and Consumer Federation of America sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee members expressing continued strong support for Country-of-Origin...
22 October 2013
Small Changes in Ag Practices Could Reduce Produce-borne Illness
US - Researchers have identified some agricultural management practices in the field that can either boost or reduce the risk of contamination in produce from two major foodborne pathogens....
14 October 2013
COOL Will Not Include 'Country of Origin'
EU - The European Commission's solution to honest-labelling demands from politicians and consumers, is to propose a scheme for country of origin labelling that will not include country of origin....
09 October 2013
Isotope Analysis to Ensure Scotch Beef Provenance
UK – Meat procurement experts are calling in three years’ worth of data to assemble a Scotch beef authenticity test involving isotope analysis....
08 October 2013
NFU's Back British Tour Gains Traction at JCB
UK - An NFU campaign which calls for the continued support of British farming and a reversals of declining self-sufficiency has gained traction in Staffordshire with a visit to JCB....
03 October 2013
Farmers Should Focus on Food When Communicating with Public
CANADA - The executive director of Farm and Food Care Ontario is encouraging farmers to focus on the food they produce when communicating with consumers....
02 October 2013
Processors and Producers Guided on Food Safety and Expansion
EL SALVADOR – Dairy industry representatives met last week to discuss hygeine in the dairy supply chain and processing control mechanisms to minimise food safety scares....
01 October 2013
Marts Report Strong Prices Across Great Britain as New Bonus Regime Hits Plants
Northern Ireland, UK – Little change was seen in plant quotes last week as businesses adopted new in-spec bonuses and prime cattle supplies improved....
NFU to USDA: Reject COOL Rule Extension Request
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), the US Cattlemen’s Association, Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and American Sheep Industry Association sent a letter to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman...
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