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Brazilian beef exports come under EU spotlight

Posted on April,04,2018 |

A delegation of Agriculture Committee MEPs will travel to Brazil  to examine what has been done so far to ensure safety of beef exports to the EU, following the tainted meat scandal. The delegation will meet the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, federal parliamentarians and representatives of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Institute. They will also travel […]

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Production suspended at 2 Sisters

Posted on October,02,2017 |

One of the UK’s largest supermarket chicken suppliers has suspended operations after an investigation allegedly exposed food safety breaches. The 2 Sisters Food Group said staff at its site in the West Midlands will need to be “appropriately retrained” before it starts resupplying customers. It comes after allegations that workers had changed slaughter dates to […]

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FSA to connect 220 UK abattoirs

Posted on September,27,2017 |

The Food Standards Agency has signed a deal to implement networking technology to connect 220 abattoirs around the country with its four offices across the UK.  The deal will see cloud firm Exponential-e deploy ADSL and fibre technology to provide connectivity linking the slaughterhouses with the agency’s sites in Belfast, Cardiff, and York, and its […]

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Rapid detection of meat fraud

Posted on September,26,2017 |

Spanish researchers say a new biosensor can give test results within an hour In recent years meat fraud has been a growing problem. Unscrupulous sellers have been caught adulterating beef with cheaper horse meat and swapping chicken for turkey in sausages labelled 100 per cent turkey. Now researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid say […]

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Hong Kong bans meat imports from Brazilian firms

Posted on September,22,2017 |

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday suspended meat imports from a Brazilian exporter and two producers on suspicions that health certificates had been falsified for 10 shipments of frozen chicken feet and livestock offal. Some shipments should have only been intended as pet food, Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said in a statement on its […]

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Philippines halt Brazilian meat imports

Posted on August,09,2017 |

The Philippines  government has slapped a temporary ban on meat imports  from Brazil after salmonella was detected in some of the shipments from the Latin American country. The Department of Agriculture issued the ban on Brazilian meat products, repealing the earlier memorandum stating that the temporary ban was only issued to 25 DA-accredited foreign meat […]

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Chlorine-washed chicken Q&A

Posted on August,09,2017 |

food safety expert explains why US poultry is banned in the EU   Why are people talking about chickens that have been washed with chlorine? With Brexit on the horizon, the UK is now looking for ways to open up trade with countries outside the EU. A trade deal with the US is one of the […]

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Two meat suppliers jailed for horsemeat fraud

Posted on August,02,2017 |

Two men have been jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to pass off horsemeat as beef.  Andronicos Sideras, 55, and Ulrik Nielsen, 58, were jailed at Inner London Crown Court for four years and six months and three years and six months respectively. The pair were found guilty of a conspiracy to sell 30 […]

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Abattoir Staff to face trial

Posted on July,28,2017 |

  Three slaughtermen and two bosses at an abattoir in North Yorkshire will stand trial in January next year facing charges relating to alleged mistreatment of animals. The charges relate to the treatment sheep as they were killed at Bowood abattoir in December 2014, at Busby Stoop near Thirsk, following an investigation carried out by […]

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Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences

Posted on July,26,2017 |

Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. The international trade secretary said the issue of whether the current UK ban on chlorine-washed poultry would be lifted was “a detail of the very end stage of one sector” of future talks. […]

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