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TheDairySite Newsletter - 9 July 2010

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Editorial: Focus On Food Safety

The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in Germany, regarding altered mozzarella cheese, and the production of milk products.

The Commission has said that production can resume at the affected establishment in Germany only when it has verified that these products will be safe for consumption.

New rules introduced by the United Nations' food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission have set maximum levels for melamine in powdered infant milk and in other foods and animal feed.

The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg.

While not legally binding the new levels allow countries to refuse to allow the importation of products with excessive levels of melamine.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Tuberculosis: Concerns And The Future
Steve Maddox, a dairy farmer from California, tells an audience at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, how tuberculosis (TB) has affected his business and the changes he has made to prevent future disturbances.
Veal Calves In The Netherlands
Veal is produced in the Netherlands according to stringent regulations. In 2008 the existing IKB quality scheme for veal calves was updated. IKB stands for Integrale Keten Beheersing – total surveillance of animal production. There are two separate schemes for veal calves: one for animals producing white meat and one for those yielding rosé meat.
What Do Cows Prefer - Pasture Or Barns?
Access to pasture can improve lameness, feed intake and milk yields according to researchers at the University of British Columbia.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Outbreaks Lessening in Miyazaki
 » International Experts Limit Melamine Levels In Food

   European Union

 » EFSA Clears Vitamin E As Feed Additive
 » Production of Milk-Products Can Resume If Safe
 » European Parliament Pushes for Cloning Ban

   United States

 » Cattle Quarantined After Contact With Gas Wastewater
 » Independence Day Milk Dump
 » Groups Urge Immediate Action On FTAs

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   United Kingdom

 » Native Breeds National Show At Dairy Event
 » Dealing With The Dry Spell
 » Wales Launches £3.3m Dairy Supply Chain Efficiencies Project
 » Realising the Potential of Anaerobic Digestion
 » FSA Commissions Campylobacter Research
 » Time to Champion The CAP, Says NFU

   Israel

 » Heat Stress Reduces Milk Yields

   New Zealand

 » DIAA Cheese Science At IDF World Dairy Summit 2010

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   Netherlands

 » Research Important To Maintain Dairy Production

   Germany

 » EuroTier 2010: 1,700 Exhibitors from 46 Countries

   Ireland

 » Jersey Crossbred Cows Perform Well In Study

   Australia

 » Beef Offal Prices Flat In June

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   Canada

 » Changing Attitudes Towards Manure Management

   Japan

 » FMD Outbreaks Lessening in Miyazaki

   Italy

 » Milk Prices Begin To Rise



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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