Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the golden era of Chinese relations. Image courtesy of Arno Mikkor

China to end decades-old UK beef ban in six months

By Oscar Rousseau

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s bilateral meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping has secured a major breakthrough for the meat industry: China will drop its British beef export ban within six months.

The UK aims to find markets for all parts of the carcase to sustain supply lines

UK zeros in on meat export targets

By Rod Addy

UK meat suppliers are closing on export deals with South Korea and Taiwan and building trade with the US, Japan and Mauritius after announcing a £34m agreement with the Philippines, according to levy body the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...

BfR: 'Insects as a source of food is arousing more and more public interest, so it is important to clarify how safe these foods are.' ©iStock

Young urban males keenest to experiment

Germans give insect food a definite ‘maybe’

By Ursula Arens

More safety data is needed for insects as a food and feed source a symposium organised by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has heard, with Germans more likely to accept them as a feed rather than food source. 

USDA: South African consumers now have access to high-quality US beef

US beef arrives in South Africa

By Oscar Rousseau

The first shipment of US beef has arrived in South Africa, after an “intense” and long-running trade dispute between both nations was resolved in January.

The French Ministry of Agriculture has said the case of BSE poses no risk to consumers

BSE-infected cow dies in France

By Oscar Rousseau

A cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has died in France, making it the third detected case of the fatal virus in Europe since 2015, according to the French government.

Dutch beef deal could pave the way for more US-EU beef trade

US ends Dutch beef trade ban

By Oscar Rousseau

America has ended a near two-decade embargo on beef imports from the Netherlands after the risk of mad cow disease was rendered “negligible” by US health officials. 

The decision to reopen these markets is important for the interest of Brazilian meat exporters

South Africa opens doors to Brazilian meat

By Georgi Gyton

The Brazilian government has received confirmation from the South African health authorities that it is to reopen the market for exports of boneless beef.

Ukraine producers's greatest hope for exports currently lies in Europe

Ukraine eyes an increase in meat exports in 2015

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In 2015 Ukraine aims to increase meat exports by 19.3% and reduce imports by 16% year-on-year, according to a forecast from the country’s Economic Development Ministry.

BSE is suspected but not yet confirmed

Possible case of BSE in Norwegian cow

By Georgi Gyton

A possible case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in Norway, the country’s Food and Safety Authority has confirmed.

The ABP deal is said to be worth more than €4 million.

ABP secures Japanese beef deal

By Georgi Gyton

Irish meat giant ABP Food Group has secured what it claims is the first beef deal with Japan for an Irish producer since 2000. 


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