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Germany: New Mandatory Animal Husbandry Labeling Law

In August 2023, after more than a decade of political discussions on the restructuring of livestock farming, a new German law on mandatory animal husbandry labeling went into effect.
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Turkey: Tree Nuts Annual

The “off-year” for production will push Turkiye’s pistachio production lower in Marketing Year (MY) 2023/24. The production of almonds and walnuts is forecast slightly higher but hazelnut production is expected to go down.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
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European Union: Tree Nuts Annual

In 2022, the European Union (EU)-27 imported $6.8 billion in tree nuts from the world. The EU remains a net importer of tree nuts for all products since demand highly exceeds domestic production.
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Spain: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Spanish tourism is rapidly recovering from the effects of the pandemic and reaching pre-pandemic levels. Demonstrating a definitive return to pre-pandemic normality, 2023 has seen stabilization in the growth of the Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector.
The Swedish Veterinary Institute (SVA) announced it found African Swine Fever (ASF) in 13 dead wild boars.
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Netherlands: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) foodservice industry sales in the Netherlands rebounded in 2022, valued at $15.6 billion, and exceeded the pre-pandemic (COVID-19) levels. In 2022, sales in all segments saw an increase but the limited...
Changes to UK alcohol tax rates were implemented on August 1, 2023. The UK government calls this an alcohol duty, but it is an excise tax charged at the point of production or importation of drinks of alcoholic strength exceeding 1.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) – the percentage of pure alcohol per liter of product.
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European Union: Livestock and Products Annual

Both EU beef and pork production are trending down to record lows in 2023 and 2024.
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European Union: Oilseeds and Products Update

This report updates several sections of the European Union’s “Oilseeds and Products Annual” report released in April 2023.
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Poland: Poland Officially Free from Avian Influenza

On August 2, 2023, Poland regained the status of a country officially free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
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Ukraine: Livestock and Products Annual

Ukraine’s cattle inventory is expected to remain on its historical downward trend in 2023 and 2024. Exports of live cattle and beef will remain strong as lower disposable incomes result in decreased domestic demand.