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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.

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

Study points to MRSA-infected pork in US

By Carina Perkins

New research has found that nearly 6.6% of pork sold at retail in America is infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

Asian FMD boosts US pork exports

By Melodie Michel

The US was the world’s biggest pork exporter in 2011, shipping 2.24m tonnes, mostly to Asia, Canada and Mexico, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed. November was a record month, with export volumes and value up 22.5% and 35% respectively...

Argentine government vows vigilance over FMD

Argentine government vows vigilance over FMD

By Stephanie Garlow, reporting from Buenos Aires

The Argentine government has promised to be steadfast in protecting its valuable beef industry in the face of a renewed foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in neighbouring Paraguay.

Positive outlook for US beef exports

Positive outlook for US beef exports

By Melodie Michel

American beef exports have reached pre-Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) levels for the first time since the disease was discovered in the country. Trade has been helped by exchange rates, and expansion to new markets, according to USDA chief economist...

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

US restricts antibiotics for livestock

By Carina Perkins

The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has announced plans to ban the use of certain antibiotics used to treat cattle, pigs, chickens and turkeys.

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