No StarLink traces in pig tests
After a round of tests on the safety of unapproved StarLink corn as
animal feed, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and
Fisheries has found no evidence of health risks from pigs fed on
the biotech product.
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.
S.Korean companies imported banned corn
According to the Korean Food & Drug Administration (KFDA), five
South Korean companies used banned Starlink corn to make edible
corn starch and they...
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...
Japan and Russia partially lift bans on meat
The Hungarian Government is pushing for a full lifting of the ban
on meat and food product shipments to Russia, according to Péter
Balás, Deputy State...
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....
Japan confirms Starlink presence in human food products
The Health and Welfare Ministry in Japan confirmed on Wednesday
that U.S.-grown genetically modified corn banned for consumption in
Japan has been mixed...