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US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

By Nicholas Robinson

A molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which does not use the live FMD virus, has been developed in the US.

Processors call on US to abide by WTO COOL ruling

Processors call on US to abide by WTO COOL ruling

By Carina Perkins

US and Canadian meat processors have called on ministers to abide by a ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body that the US is violating its international trade obligations by enforcing mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)...

California bans fois gras

California bans fois gras

By Arabella Mileham

A state-wide ban of fois gras will come into effect in California on Sunday (1 July), eight years after the legislation was signed by the then-Californian Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Antibiotics campaign targets US supermarkets

Antibiotics campaign targets US supermarkets

By Carina Perkins

A new campaign is calling on US supermarkets to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics, claiming that the majority of consumers want antibiotic-free meat.

New tool to track cattle

New tool to track cattle

By Nicholas Robinson

The US State of Louisiana has implemented a new system of animal identification that will allow officials to trace a single animal in the event of a disease outbreak or terrorist attack.

Bilateral deal sees Canada drop Korean access case

Bilateral deal sees Canada drop Korean access case

By Arabella Mileham

Canada has dropped a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against South Korea over access to beef import markets, after the two countries signed a bilateral agreement to end the long-running dispute.

Campaign to promote US chilled pork in South Korea

Campaign to promote US chilled pork in South Korea

By Nicholas Robinson

South Korea and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have started a campaign to promote year-round consumption of US chilled pork in South Korea following a decline in US imports.

JBS wins injunction against Greenpeace

JBS wins injunction against Greenpeace

By Arabella Mileham

Brazilian meat company JBS has won a court injunction against Greenpeace, following the publication last week (6 June) of a report, which JBS claimed was ‘erroneous’ and ‘defamatory’.

JBS hits back at Greenpeace report

JBS hits back at Greenpeace report

By Arabella Mileham

One of the world’s largest meat companies, JBS has threatened legal action over a damaging report published by Greenpeace, which claimed that the company was collaborating in the deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest.

E.coli testing changes cause concern for US

E.coli testing changes cause concern for US

By Leah Germain

Meat industry experts are calling the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest plan to test domestic and imported ground beef products for six different strains of E coli unnecessary and a waste of resources.

Brazil seeks easing of Indonesian beef restrictions

Brazil seeks easing of Indonesian beef restrictions

By Arief Fachrudin

The Brazilian government is calling on Indonesia to loosen policies on beef imports to allow its beef to enter the market, which has been long-dominated by Australian exporters.

Canada denies legalisation of roadkill meat

Canada denies legalisation of roadkill meat

By Melodie Michel

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has denied allegations that proposed changes to the meat inspection rules would allow roadkill meat to be served to consumers.

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

Chicken leg duty could damage US-Mexico trade, says report

By Carina Perkins

A Mexican duty on US chicken leg quarter imports would damage the US poultry industry and leave many Mexican consumers unable to afford to eat poultry, according to a new report by Dermot Hayes PhD, professor of Economics and Finance at Iowa State University.

New Zealand opens doors to US pork

New Zealand opens doors to US pork

By Melodie Michel

The US National Pork Producers’ Council (NPPC) has welcomed a decision by the New Zealand High Court to allow imports of consumer-ready uncooked pork from countries affected by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

US industry denies ‘meat glue’ allegations

US industry denies ‘meat glue’ allegations

By Melodie Michel

The American meat industry has hit back at claims that transglutaminase (TG), dubbed as ‘meat glue’, was used to form fake premium cuts from low-quality cuts, in an attempt to avoid a media scandal similar to the ‘pink slime’ controversy.

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

Brazilian beef: The China of Latin America?

By Lizzie Bonsall, research analyst, Promar International

The agricultural sector in Brazil remains critical to the overall economy per se at some 70% of GDP and employing around 30 million people.

US pork export value up 20%

US pork export value up 20%

By Melodie Michel

US pork exports rose 8% in volume and 20% in value in the first quarter of 2012, reaching 598,058 tonnes (t) and US$1.66bn, according to the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

Tyson reports increased profits

Tyson reports increased profits

By Melodie Michel

US meat processor Tyson Foods has registered a 3.7% rise in sales in the second quarter of 2012, despite “extremely challenging market conditions” in the beef segment.

Technology crucial to meat sector’s future

AMI Expo

Technology crucial to meat sector’s future

By Ed Bedington

The industry needs to get a backbone and fight its corner when it comes to using technology in meat and food production, delegates to the American Meat Institute (AMI) Expo were told.

USDA stengthens E.coli controls

USDA stengthens E.coli controls

By Melodie Michel

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new series of measures meant to protect consumers from E.coli infections.

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