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26 July, 2014

Chicken scandal update: Health secretary orders factory probe

The secretary for health Jeremy Hunt has stepped into the chicken factory food safety scandal and ordered an immediate investigation at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants at Llangefni and Scunthorpe.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has done a U-turn over naming and shaming retailers and processors using results from a major campylobacter survey.

No horsemeat has been found in the latest round of industry and EU meat product testing, according to a Food Standards (FSA) report.

Red Tractor has urged licensees to get behind Red Tractor Week (15-21 September), saying it is a great opportunity to promote their own quality assurance credentials.

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Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has announced the winners of this year’s HCC Livestock Scholarship.

The 2 Sisters Food Group has called allegations printed in The Guardian about campylobacter failings “untrue, misleading and inaccurate”.

Halal Food Authority (HFA) certified products can now be exported to Malaysia again, after the Asian country stopped recognising the certifier due to the pork DNA scandal last year.

The Welsh government has announced plans to improve animal health and welfare over the next 10 years.

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is looking to increase overseas demand for Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef by starting a marketing drive in the Netherlands.

A young Devon farmer is preparing to set off on a 39-day tour of Europe to campaign for clearer poultry labelling – and she is doing it dressed as a chicken.

UK meat leaders have expressed disappointment over the reporting of a US-based study which claimed that beef production was 10 times more damaging to the environment than other livestock.

Defra has announced plans to launch a new Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) as part of ongoing attempts to tackle bovine tuberculosis (bTB). 

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FMD outbreak on South Korean pig farm

July 25, 2014 04:30:05 AM

Foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in South Korea, the first such outbreak in more than three years, it was reported.

Ukrainian meat producers, particularly poultry firms, are urgently looking for an alternative to the supply of Russian natural gas, according to the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine (UPBU). However, in the time remaining before the cold weather hits, not every business will be able to resolve the situation and some may go unde

African Swine Fever enters Polish pig herd

July 25, 2014 04:15:54 AM

A case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been recorded in the Polish pig herd for the first time, authorities have confirmed.

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