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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

Indonesia suspends US beef imports over BSE

By Melodie Michel

The Indonesian agriculture ministry has announced the suspension of US beef imports from today, after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in a Californian dairy cow.

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

By Melodie Michel

Canadian factory farming has had a tremendous impact on human health, the environment, animal welfare and rural communities, according to a report commissioned by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPCA).

BSE detected in US dairy cow

BSE detected in US dairy cow

By Melodie Michel

An atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in a dairy cow in California, but the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it presented no food safety risk, as the animal was not presented for slaughter for human consumption.

USDA enhances residue controls and prevention

USDA enhances residue controls and prevention

By Melodie Michel

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new measures to prevent illegal residues in meat products, including the creation of a compliance guide, and increased testing for violators.

TPP membership crucial to Canadian food sector

TPP membership crucial to Canadian food sector

By Melodie Michel

Demand from Asia could boost the Canadian food industry after years of uncertainty, but officials must ensure the country is not left our of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreements because of protective measures, a report has said.

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

By Melodie Michel

A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) saying the practice “runs counter to American values”.

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

Brazil could meet half of global meat demand

By Carina Perkins

Brazil will be capable of supplying almost half of the world’s beef within 10 years, according to the Brazilian minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Jorge Mendes Ribeiro Filho.

Brazilian beef exports to reach US$6bn in 2012

Brazilian beef exports to reach US$6bn in 2012

By Melodie Michel

Exports of Brazilian beef are expected to reach US$6bn in 2012, up 20% from 2011 with a 10% increase in volume, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec).

US pork prices regain momentum

US pork prices regain momentum

By Melodie Michel

US pork export valued reached US$58.17 per hog slaughtered in February, up 14% year-on-year, leading to a 21% increase in export value (US$526.2m), according to data released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

By Melodie Michel

Representatives of the American meat industry have expressed mixed reactions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of a draft guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.

Cargill returns stronger Q3 profits

Cargill returns stronger Q3 profits

By Carina Perkins

US processor Cargill has bounced back after poor profits in the first six months of the year, reporting a strong performance in the third quarter.

Canada plans overhaul of meat inspection

Canada plans overhaul of meat inspection

By Carina Perkins

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published proposed amendments to its meat inspection regime, which would give meat processors greater freedom to trade inter-provincially and internationally.

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