Regulation

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BSE case in Scotland

By Jane Byrne

The Scottish government has confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) at a farm in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

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News in Brief

Environmental risk linked to feed additive use: EFSA consults

By Jane Byrne

EFSA’s Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) has launched an open consultation on a draft guidance document for the assessment of the safety of feed additives for the environment.

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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Call to industry over carryover of veterinary drugs in feed

By Jane Byrne

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are seeking stakeholder involvement in an advisory meeting and are also looking for data to address the issue of the carryover from feed to food of unavoidable and...

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'Agriculture Bill lacks trade detail'

By Jane Byrne

Lack of details on trade and failure to acknowledge food as a ‘public good’ within the UK government’s Agriculture Bill are disappointing, said the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) a trade group that counts the UK feed sector among its member...