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 over Asia's first suspected case of
"mad cow" disease.
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.
China dominant soybean importer
China is the dominant destination for world exports of soybeans and
soybean meal, the American Soybean Association reports this week.
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
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,
Edible vaccine to combat E coli
Scientists announced this week that they are developing an edible
vaccine that could stop the E. coli bacteria where it starts - in
cattle and other...
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...
Eastern Europe to harmonise anti-mad cow efforts
Central and east European agriculture ministers agreed at a meeting
on Thursday to harmonise efforts to keep their countries free of
mad cow disease....
Animal feed ban across EU would cost billions
Before introducing a total ban on meat and bone meal in animal feed
the European Union must carefully consider the consequences,
European Farm Commissioner...