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French industry responds on halal controversy

French industry responds on halal controversy

By Melodie Michel

The French cattle and meat industry association INTERBEV has released a statement to put an end to the political row started by far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on halal meat.

Red meat sector vital to UK economy

Red meat sector vital to UK economy

By Carina Perkins

A new report has concluded that the English red meat sector makes a “significant” contribution to the UK’s economy.

EU extends controls on Japanese meat imports

EU extends controls on Japanese meat imports

By Keith Nuthall and MJ Deschamps

The European Union (EU) has extended until 31 October its tough controls on imports of meat from Japan imposed because of health concerns over last spring’s nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

France faces EU pig welfare investigation

France faces EU pig welfare investigation

By Melodie Michel

Animal welfare organisation Alsace Nature has filed a complaint with the European Commission against France, pointing to “regular and systematic breaching” of the EU directive on pig welfare.

Audit slates Spanish slaughterhouse conditions

Audit slates Spanish slaughterhouse conditions

By Arabella Mileham

Spanish slaughterhouses have been criticised for poor animal welfare standards, after an audit carried out by the EU’s Food and Veterinary Office found that four out of seven slaughterhouses did not meet requirements.

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

FAO campaigns against fraudulent farm drugs

By Melodie Michel

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is campaigning for a pharmaceutical standard on Animal African Trypanosomosis drugs to be implemented in regions affected by the fatal livestock disease.

Poor profitability affects EU pig herd

Poor profitability affects EU pig herd

By Melodie Michel

High production costs and stringent sow stall legislation have discouraged many pig producers in the European Union (EU), according to a UK Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) market survey.

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