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Dutch tighten animal feed laws

Dutch agriculture authorities have substantially reduced the number of authorised animal feed ingredients available to feed producers. Feed companies must now operate in accordance with the code of good manufacturing...

Canadian crop contamination in the news again

Canada is looking into regulations that would force companies to use only non-food plants for producing industrial or pharmaceutical products. The purpose of such a law would be to reduce...

Parliamentary priorities for Europe include food and feed hygiene

The European Parliament will be dissolved in May, ahead of elections in June, but before this happens, it will have to agree on a number of key proposals : health...

EU eases testing on Brazilian poultry

The EU has agreed to ease strict testing requirements of poultry meat and products from Brazil for traces of the banned antibiotic nitrofuran. At present, EU Member States are obliged...

GM legal battle overshadows EC proposal

The European Commission today backed a proposal to allow imports of Bt-11, a genetically modified (GM) maize type. This represents the first step towards lifting the EU's five-year unofficial ban...

Healthy developments in feed

Research at the University of Leeds into herbal remedies in the farmyard could soon see pigswill garnished with garlic and cows chewing on cinnamon-flavoured cud. With an EU ban on...

Uphill battle to convince Japan over BSE imports

A US delegation, which is in Japan this week to convince the country to open the gates to US beef imports, may have its plans scuppered as the Japanese farm...

Stricter feed laws in the Netherlands

Legislation in the Netherlands has been passed that substantially reduces the number of ingredients that can be used in the manufacture of livestock feed. Food processors in Europe will be...

BSE: food safety key to winning back business

In a bid to win back slashed beef sales, the FDA's head honcho will travel to Japan today to discuss recent events linked to the first case of mad cow...

BSE: FAO tells trading states to tighten controls

As the United States deals with the fallout from the first case of mad cow disease to hit the country, an international organisation warns countries to stay on the alert...

Should the spread of GM be a cause for concern?

For the seventh consecutive year, farmers around the world continued to plant genetically modified (GM) crops at a double-digit pace, with the 2003 total up 15 per cent to 67.7...

Salmon safety hits the headlines

A row over the safety of farmed salmon has flared up in the UK amid concerns over the levels of cancer-causing toxins present in the farmed variety compared to its...

USDA: BSE is under control

DNA evidence suggests - to a high degree of certainty - that the BSE-positive cow found in Washington State originated from a dairy farm in Alberta, Canada, according to the...

Mad US cow from Canadian herd

The mad cow case identified in the US before Christmas originated from a farm in Canada, officials confirmed this week.

BSE in US to accelerate organic beef growth

Organic meat sales are set to surge in the United States as BSE sparks consumers' fears for food safety, reports UK research company Organic Monitor.

GM free zones to threaten US-EU trade?

MEPs last week voted to adopt a contentious report calling for rules to be established at the community level on the coexistence of genetically modified (GM) crops with ordinary crops....

Chewing the GM cud

If nothing else, the opening decade of the 21st century will go down in the annals of time as the period the world went to war over GMOs. When it...

Decision wanted on gene seeds

The EU is to take a deciphering vote next week on seed thresholds. With rules for growing gene crops and legislation on food and animal...

Suspected BSE case baffles SVS

A suspected mad cow has shocked the Czech State Veterinary Authority (SVS) by being only 3 years old. Previous cases of the disease in the...

EU to lift GMO block?

The European Union has given its first indication that it may lift its five year block on GMOs, stating that the ban could be lifted...

EU tentative on GMO crops

The European Union has given its first indication that it may lift its five year block on GMOs, stating that the ban could be lifted...

EU crack down on salmonella

European Commissioner David Byrne welcomed the Agriculture Council's decision this week on new rules to cut the incidence of foodborne diseases in the European Union....

GMO road show

The full impact of new European regulations on genetically modified foods has yet to be felt by the food industry. An EU-wide road show next...

Non-GMOs take to the road

The full impact of new European regulations on genetically modified foods has yet to be felt by the food industry. A EU-wide road show next...

EU bans growth promoters in animal feed

The Agricultural Council has made the final adoption of an EU Regulation controlling the use of additives in animal feed which specifically targets antibiotics being...

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