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26 June 2014
Biogas, Livestock Help Family Enjoy New Lease on Life
CAMAROON - It's hard to imagine, but 90 percent of the 59,000 people in the village of Bamendankwe in the North West region of Cameroon live below the poverty line, writes Jacklyn Carroll, Global Communications Intern for Heifer International....
FAO Says Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict
IRAQ - A favourable crop forecast for 2014 is now in jeopardy as people flee their homes and farms during main harvest and amid the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the Iraq, reports the FAO. ...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
China Serves up New Food Safety Penalties
CHINA - A revision to China's Food Safety Law had its first reading on Monday (23 June) and pledges tough sanctions for offenders, promising the strictest food safety supervision system....
23 June 2014
Meat, Poultry and Fish Account for 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the value of those losses, writes Jackie Linden....
16 June 2014
35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
13 June 2014
China Takes Further Step With Dutch on Dairy
CHINA – Further diplomatic progress has been made in the bid to put more Dutch dairy produce on the Chinese market....
11 June 2014
Cheese Makers Up In Arms Over FDA Ruling
US – Cheese has been aged on wooden boards for hundreds of years in Europe, and in recent years, many cheese makers in the U.S. have worked on their recipes to develop delicious cheese aged in the traditional manner, and often at the same time, created...
Dairy Benefits Outstrip the Bad, Say Australians
AUSTRALIA – Dairy food health benefits outweigh the health problems, according to the latest news from Australia....
10 June 2014
Health Experts Launch Investigation Into CJD Death
US – Health services are investigating a case of variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD) following an autopsy on a patient in Texas....
03 June 2014
Greater Mexican Dairy Access for Argentina
ARGENTINA – Argentina’s dairy sector is set to deliver more milk to Mexican buyers after food safety auditors granted export access to a host of dairy plants....
29 May 2014
US Agencies Join Forces for Future Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
US - Federal agencies have agreed to join their expertise during investigations into foodborne disease outbreaks in future....
28 May 2014
McDonald's: What is Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability Bob Langert attended the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting in February to talk with cattle producers about McDonald's plans for sustainable beef....
16 May 2014
Italian Dairy Leader Sticks Up For Milk
ITALY – Milk is not something to fear but something to celebrate, according to an Italian dairy leader who says six billion people cannot do without it....
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching GSCOP
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
06 May 2014
Irish Dairy Companies Go-ahead to Export to China
IRELAND - A Chinese authority audit of Ireland’s dairy sector, has shown that Irish plants fully meet the standards of China’s new food safety laws....
02 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population of nine billion projected by 2050. ...
28 April 2014
Royal Opening for Arla Chinese Technology Centre
CHINA - The Prince Consort of Denmark is to officially opened a new Arla innovation lab at the weekend, in the new “China-Denmark Milk Technology Cooperation Centre” in Beijing....
24 April 2014
Russia Blocks More Polish Milk as Safety Row Continues
RUSSIA – Products from Polish milk processing union Mlekovita have been blocked by Russian authorities due to a discovery of coliform bacteria....
23 April 2014
Top BSE Status Granted to Argentina
ARGENTINA – A southern hemisphere food standards delegation has praised efforts put in place by government bodies to prevent and monitor Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)....
17 April 2014
Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
14 April 2014
Plants Host Pathogenic Bacteria from Livestock Farming
NETHERLANDS - Disease-causing bacteria resulting from livestock farming can contaminate food products and find their way to humans....
10 April 2014
Knowledge of Vulnerability in Supply Chain to Detect Food Fraud
NETHERLANDS - Food fraud has always taken place and there are incidents on a regular basis. To combat food fraud more effectively, information is required on which factors play a role in the vulnerability of organisations and the food chain for food fraud,...
08 April 2014
West-African Livestock Farming Offers Opportunities for Dutch Industry
NETHERLANDS - By investing in livestock farming, the Dutch industry can help improve food safety in West Africa. ...
04 April 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
03 April 2014
Review Confirms Human Health Safety of Somatotropin for Dairy Cows
US - After reviewing the literature and after 20 years of its widespread use in dairy cows in the US, scientists have concluded that recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) has no adverse effects on human health....
01 April 2014
Government Urged to Tighten Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
28 March 2014
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
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