Meat

Tensions grow as Taiwan strengthens beef controls

Tensions grow as Taiwan strengthens beef controls

By Melodie Michel

The Taiwanese government has created confusion among meat importers by increasing ractopamine controls on imported beef, two weeks after proposing to relax the ban on the controversial additive.

US red meat exports maintain strong momentum

US red meat exports maintain strong momentum

By Carina Perkins

US red meat exports have continued to increase in the first part of 2012, according to statistics from the US Department for Agriculture (USDA) and the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Canada makes further beef investment

Canada makes further beef investment

By Carina Perkins

The Canadian government has committed to investing a further C$3m to the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS), which the industry claims will help improve productivity and efficiency throughout the beef chain.

US schools given choice to avoid ‘pink slime’

US schools given choice to avoid ‘pink slime’

By Melodie Michel

American schools will be able to opt out of serving lean finely textured beef (LFTB) at the beginning of the next school year, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced.

Bolivian producers welcome opening of export market

Bolivian producers welcome opening of export market

By Melodie Michel

The Bolivian government has allowed beef, rice and corn producers to export their production surplus, lifting a three-year ban that helped the country achieve self-sufficiency.

Veal slaughtering practices to be reviewed

Veal slaughtering practices to be reviewed

By Melodie Michel

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is pointing at slaughterhouse practices to explain the high percentages of ground veal contaminated with E.coli.

Iowa undercover video ban sparks criticism

Iowa undercover video ban sparks criticism

By Melodie Michel

The passage of a law, making undercover filming on farms illegal in the US state of Iowa, has raised controversy among animal welfare organisations.

US meat bodies protest over new tax proposal

US meat bodies protest over new tax proposal

By Carina Perkins

More than 45 meat industry organisations have written to US Congress asking it to oppose a new proposal to introduce cost recovery for food safety inspection in meat and poultry plants.

Scientists discover PRRS resistance gene

Scientists discover PRRS resistance gene

By Melodie Michel

A team of US scientists have discovered a genetic marker determining pigs’ level of resistance to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

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