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.
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 scares in recent years, the European Parliament said
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
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 into Eastern Europe.
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
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 feeds due to the import ban on meat and bone meal
imposed by the Agriculture department.
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 100 people, primarily in Britain.
Protective measures to protect against BSE
As an effort to keep BSE out of the food chain, a new certification
system to determine the condittions under which beef and beef
products may enter Australia is to take effect on September 16,
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
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.
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 tape made it worse,...
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,
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...
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 which...
BSE "likely" in Eastern Europe
The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) advising the European
Commission on BSE related issues published on Monday its opinion on
the risk of Bovine Spongiform...