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June 25, 2020
On May 29, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) confirmed that the U.S. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system for meat and poultry is sufficient...
June 22, 2020
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has confirmed that coronavirus (COVID-19) has been detected in mink on a farm in North Jutland, after an individual associated with the farm was found...
June 22, 2020
Due to low farm gate prices in the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the challenges of COVID-19, Post has lowered chicken meat production to three percent growth over the 2019 level.
June 9, 2020
On June 5, 2020, Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) officially notified an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a 70-head pig farm in the Lubelskie Province in eastern Poland.
June 8, 2020
After a series of coronavirus (COVID-19) detections on Dutch mink farms, the government has announced its intention to responsibly cull the inventories of the infected farms...
June 5, 2020
The South Africa Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced an outbreak of African Swine Fever in a small scale setting in the Eastern Cape Province.
June 3, 2020
Since late April, six mink farms at eight locations in the Netherlands have identified mink infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
June 3, 2020
On May 29, 2020, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries opened a public comment period on the proposed new U.S.-Japan organic equivalence arrangement for livestock products.
June 2, 2020
On May 14, 2020 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published guidance for using the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) certificate...
June 1, 2020
On May 27, Japan’s Cabinet Office approved the draft of a second supplementary budget aimed at addressing COVID-19-related impacts.
June 1, 2020
After the temporary closure of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo (Gelderland), some government inspectors working at a facility in Helmond (North Brabant) tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
June 1, 2020
The temporary closure of hotels and restaurants in response to COVID-19 lowered domestic demand for high-end meats and slashed prices by 40 percent for meat products...
May 28, 2020
On May 19, 2020, the Philippines formally granted market access to U.S. bovine embryos, leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters vis-à-vis the competition in Australia and Canada.
May 26, 2020
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has suspended its inspections at a swine slaughterhouse in Groenlo after coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected among the workers...
May 21, 2020
Based on research conducted by the Dutch government, it is now believed that mink which were infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have transmitted the virus to a farm employee.
May 21, 2020
The German Government’s hand was forced to introduce higher labor standards in the meat industry after several COVID-19 infections in slaughterhouses exposed grim labor conditions.
May 21, 2020
Clusters of COVID-19 cases have been found in workers at three French slaughterhouses since April.
May 18, 2020
Four fur farms in the Netherlands detected coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink, as well as in some cats residing at these farms.
May 13, 2020
Burma's livestock sector, which has been experiencing strong growth, is expected to slow due to travel restrictions, decreasing demand, and low prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020
This report is an update to the “Beef Export Protocol to Singapore” GAIN report issued on 4/30/2019. This update provides information on the Singapore Food Agency’s new simplified procedures...