Cattle - beef

South Korea to allow sales of Zilmax in 2014

South Korea to allow sales of Zilmax in 2014

By Maggie Hennessy

South Korea plans to end its ban on the animal feed additive zilpaterol early next year, a senior food ministry official said on Oct. 31, opening the door to beef imports containing the growth enhancer and its domestic sale.

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

Growth of GM

World's sixth biggest GM grower, China will continue to import soy

By RJ Whitehead

As concerns grow for the security of food supplies for its billion-plus population, China—the sixth biggest producer of genetically modified crops—has resolved to continue importing GM soybeans to satisfy domestic demand.

USDA: BSE is under control

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 USDA. The department also
believes that the safeguards put...

End to OTM rule?

End to OTM rule?

Cost-cutting measures could mean an end to current BSE controls,
with the over 30 months (OTM) rule replaced by BSE testing.

Total ban on MBM in Japan

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 feed suspected of causing mad cow disease,
government sources said yesterday.