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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.

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