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Halal controversy spreads to Quebec

Halal controversy spreads to Quebec

By Melodie Michel

Canadian Parti Québécois (PQ) deputy André Simard has asked the province’s assembly to give a public report on ritual slaughter by 23 March, arguing that halal meat is being sold without consumers’ knowledge.

EU signals potential WTO action against SBV-related import bans

EU signals potential WTO action against SBV-related import bans

By Keith Nuthall

The European Union (EU) has signalled it is prepared to launch World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute actions should non-EU governments impose import bans on European meat and livestock over Schmallenberg virus (SBV) outbreaks.

UK industry hits back at high mortality study

UK industry hits back at high mortality study

By Melodie Michel

UK meat professionals have criticised an American study linking consumption of red meat with increased mortality, saying it “should not be used to determine cause and effect”.

EU encourages US efforts to end beef war

EU encourages US efforts to end beef war

By Melodie Michel

The European Parliament has voted for the increase of the duty-free quotas for hormone-free US beef, after the American Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed to lift import restrictions on EU beef.

Irish farmers criticise animal welfare bill

Irish farmers criticise animal welfare bill

By Melodie Michel

Ireland’s new animal health and welfare bill must not be an obstacle to the farming sector’s competitiveness, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said.

EU non-stun derogation system criticised

EU non-stun derogation system criticised

By Ed Bedington

A relaxed attitude to ritual slaughter in some EU member states has led to systematic slaughtering without stunning, regardless of consumer need, according to EU welfare experts.

Campylobacter cases on the rise in Europe

Campylobacter cases on the rise in Europe

By Melodie Michel

Campylobacter infections in the EU increased for the fifth year in a row in 2010, making a 7% jump to 212,064 cases, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reported.

Marketing NZ lamb in the UK

Focus on New Zealand

Marketing NZ lamb in the UK

By Carina Perkins

In a demanding UK market, flexibility and adapting product to meet changing consumer needs have been key for New Zealand lamb.

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