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WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

WTO to rule on China-US broiler dispute

By Keith Nuthall

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes panel has been established to decide whether Chinese anti-dumping and countervailing duties on American broiler chicken exports are legal.

McDonald’s reveals expansion plans

McDonald’s reveals expansion plans

By Carina Perkins

Burger giant McDonald’s has announced it will open more than 1,300 new restaurants globally next year following a strong performance in 2011.

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

Paraguay: animal health leader steps down after FMD outbreak

By Melodie Michel

Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has replaced president of the food safety and animal health authority (SENACSA) Daniel Rojas, after questions emerged over his handling of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak that struck the country in September.

USDA awards substantial fund for E.coli research

USDA awards substantial fund for E.coli research

By Carina Perkins

The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) has awarded an American research team a $25m grant to investigate ways to reduce the incidence of E.coli infections from beef.

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