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European ban on MBM may relax in future

A European Union ban on meat-based livestock feed, imposed over fears of mad cow disease, could in future be relaxed for certain types of animals,...

First BSE case in Slovenia

The Slovenian Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday a Swiss laboratory had confirmed Slovenia's first case of mad cow disease. The case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy...

EU states agree on label rules for animal feed

European Union countries on Thursday agreed on new rules on labelling animal feed, in a move to tighten existing laws after a series of food...

Japan checks all cattle for consumption

Japan's Health Ministry said on Tuesday that it planned to inspect all cattle due to be processed into food, tightening up its checks for mad...

MEP accuses Blair of betrayal over GM labelling

Welsh MEP Jill Evans recently accused UK Prime Minister Tony Blair of betraying the public's interests by rejecting EU plans to introduce stricter labelling rules...

First mad cow case confirmed in Slovakia

Tests from a German laboratory confirmed Slovakia's first case of mad cow disease on Thursday, proving fears that the brain wasting affliction has spread further...

Total ban on MBM in Japan

The Japanese government is to temporarily place a total ban on the distribution of imported and domestically produced meat and bone meal (MBM), an animal...

Tokyo admits ignoring Europe's mad-cow warning

The Japanese government made a huge blunder in ignoring a European Union report warning of a mad cow disease outbreak in Japan, the Japanese Agriculture,...

BSE: Japan faces public fears

On September 12, Japan's farm ministry began checking feed plants and asked local authorities for a nationwide inspection in an attempt to ease public concern...

Codex initiative to strengthen food safety systems

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has initiated a global facility on food safety and quality for the least developed countries, according to a press...

Meal ban forces rise in meat prices

Retail prices of livestock and poultry are expected to increase in the Philippines as local producers predict a possible rise in the prices of animal...

US states, Aventis into agreement regarding StarLink

On July 24, 17 US states said they have entered into a second agreement with the French-German biotechnology group Aventis CropScience to compensate farmers whose...

No StarLink traces in pig tests

After a round of tests on the safety of unapproved StarLink corn as animal feed, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has found...

Scrapie triggered BSE suggests new research

U.K. research published on Thursday said that an entrenched sheep disease, scrapie, could have triggered mad cow disease, whose human form has killed more than...

Protective measures to protect against BSE

Professor Richard Smallwood, Australia's chief medical officer, and Mr. Ian Lindenmayer, managing director of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) announced on July 18...

Codex meeting: food safety and consumer confidence top priorities

Two million children die each year from contaminated food and water in developing countries, the WHO chief said on Monday, urging them to upgrade rapidly...

First BSE case hits Greece

Greece said on Monday it had confirmed its first case of mad cow disease and had destroyed the herd to which the five-year-old dairy cow...

EU agreement on food law legislation reached

A political agreement to establish the European Food Authority and Community legislation on food was reached by the EU Member States on 28 June. The...

S.Korean companies imported banned corn

According to the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA), five South Korean companies used banned Starlink corn to make edible corn starch and they should...

French blame Britain, again, for mad cow

For the second time in as many months, French lawmakers are about to blame Britain for the spread of mad cow disease, saying French red...

BSE measures responsibility of all

An international conference on mad cow disease on Thursday urged all countries to take preemptive measures to combat the fatal, brain-wasting illness, including banning the...

EU fuels GM controversy

Food containing genetically modified ingredients banned in Britain is to go on sale in there with a GM-free label under controversial proposals to be presented...

Report criticises French handling of mad cow crisis

A report on the handling of risk factors in the outbreak of mad cow disease criticices France's Agriculture Ministry for dragging its feet in forbidding...

Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat

The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter Balás, Deputy...

MBM ban expected to continue

The European Commission has submitted to the Member States a working paper on the future strategy on the use of meat-and-bone meal (MBM) in Europe...

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