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27 March 2014
View news from European Union New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products....
26 March 2014
View news from European Union Antimicrobial Resistance Remains in Commonly Detected in Bacteria in Humans, Animals and Food
EU - Bacteria most frequently causing food-borne infections, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, show significant resistance to common antimicrobials, according to the EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and...
25 March 2014
View news from European Union EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising rules on organic farming and divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat....
24 March 2014
View news from European Union Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister for Rural Development and Food....
19 March 2014
View news from European Union EU Feed Industry Moves Towards More Responsible Soybeans Sourcing
EU - The European feed manufacturers association, FEFAC, has issued an update on its 'roadmap' for sourcing responsible soybeans, showing where progress has been made and where more needs to be done....
18 March 2014
View news from European Union EU Ag Sector Role in Economic Crisis Outlined at Major Conference
EU - The agriculture sector is key for helping the EU survive the economic crisis, speakers at a high-level European conference on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) said in Seville....
View news from European Union First Package of Delegated Acts for Ag Policy Reform Criticized
EU - Copa-Cogeca has criticised the first package of delegated acts for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform approved by the EU Commission this week, warning it will make it difficult for farmers to implement....
10 March 2014
View news from European Union Dutch and Spanish Lead Herd Increase Ahead of Quota Removal
EU - Europe’s dairy herd grew in 2013 as the industry advanced to milk quota removal, a new European Commission (EC) report shows....
06 March 2014
View news from European Union Latest EU Outlook: Good Harvests; Rising Milk, Meat Output
EU - In its latest short-term agricultural market outlook, the European Commission expects good harvests and rising meat and milk production....
25 February 2014
View news from European Union MEPs Criticised on Vote to Impose Inspection Costs
EU - Copa-Cogeca has expressed serious concerns about European Parliaments Environment Committee vote to impose a fee on farmers and agri-cooperatives for the cost of inspections carried out by authorities as part of the new draft EU legislation on official...
21 February 2014
View news from European Union Food Authority Criticised For Bacillus Safety Tests
EU – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has been criticised by a British veterinary body over its evaluation of the safety of bacillus species in the food chain....
View news from European Union Report Highlights UK TB Problem
EU - A new report has quantified the struggle UK farmers have against bovine Tuberculosis (TB) when compared to their European counterparts....
20 February 2014
View news from European Union Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling Across Europe
ANALYSIS - The number of cases of infections from Campylobacter and Salmonella in Europe are falling....
18 February 2014
View news from European Union Dairy Body Warns of EU-US Free Trade Agreement 'Price War'
EU/US – An EU-US free trade agreement, while promising for manufacturing, is of no help to dairy producers and could cause a price war, says the European Milk Board (EMB)....
14 February 2014
View news from European Union Vote on Proposal to Strengthen EU Animal, Plant Health Rules Welcome
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed European Parliaments vote on new legislation designed to strengthen EU animal and plant health rules and tackle more effectively pests and outbreaks of animal diseases like African Swine Fever. It is a good basis to work...
30 January 2014
View news from European Union Whey Included in Carbon Leakage Scheme
EU – Whey and all modified powder forms have been included in the ‘carbon leakage’ scheme by the European Commission....
27 January 2014
View news from European Union Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global food demand, the development of the biofuel sector and slow...
24 January 2014
View news from European Union Vaccine Has 'Strong' Link With Bleeding Calf Syndrome
EUROPE – A highly fatal new born calf condition has had links with a Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) vaccine confirmed by a research consortium....
View news from European Union Trends in Initial Evaluation of Veterinary Medicines in 2013
EU - In 2013, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use started the evaluation of a record number of 23 marketing-authorisation applications for new veterinary medicines, almost twice the volume in 2012...
20 January 2014
View news from European Union European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
View news from European Union European Parliament to Hold Vote on Animal Health
EU - On Wednesday 22 January, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee will vote on the draft opinion concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health. The vote presents an opportunity for Members of the European Parliament to help ensure...
07 January 2014
View news from European Union OIE Action Plan on Welfare Validated
EU - At an OIE Regional Platform on animal welfare for Europe held in Paris in December, a three-year Action Plan 2014-2016 was validated....
06 January 2014
View news from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Increased in 2012
EU - In 2012, 153.5 million tonnes of compound feed were produced by EU compounders, according to a new report from the animal feed producers association. ...
27 December 2013
View news from European Union EU Feed Industry Raises Concern over Low-Level GMOs
EU - EU Food and Feed Chain coalition has welcomed the EU's commitment to work on low-level presence of genetically modified (GM) crops....
23 December 2013
View news from European Union Air Quality Policy Will Impact EU Livestock Farming
EU – Europe’s new air quality policy will be a ‘severe blow’ for farming, European farmers union Copa-Cogeca has predicted....
View news from European Union EU Commission Progresses Research Plans on Agriculture Sustainability
EU - The European Commission has published the first set of calls for research projects under 'Horizon 2020' for 2014 and 2015. Two feed-related topics are included in the programme aimed to improve the sustainability of agriculture....
20 December 2013
View news from European Union EFSA Evaluates Molecular Typing Methods for Food-borne Pathogens
EU - Molecular typing methods are laboratory techniques, such as whole genome sequencing, that enable the classification and comparison of strains of disease-causing bacteria....
19 December 2013
View news from European Union Yorkshire Cheese Gets European Protected Status
EU – Three new products from the UK, Greece and Turkey, including a traditional cow’s milk cheese, have each been granted protected status by the European Commission....
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