FSA in Scotland has placed restrictions on the gathering of seafood and bait from an area of Dalgety Bay in Fife affected by radioactive contamination. This is a precautionary measure, following recent surveys that have detected radioactive items.
Beef Products, a US-ammonia treated beef product, is set to close three of its four plants after mass outrage against an ammonia-treated beef product, named 'pink slime' by critics, lead to drop in sales.
SPX, a US-based technology provider, has been awarded a contract worth more than $30m from ArNoCo, a joint venture between DMK and Arla Food Ingredients, to install a lactose processing system for a new cheese plant in Germany.
Kronos Foods, a manufacturer of Mediterranean and specialty foods, has received USDA-certification as a dairy facility and plans to begin producing Greek yogurt specifically for the food service industry.
A proposal to extend country of origin labelling to unpackaged beef, sheep and chicken meat in Australia by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has received support by the Australian Made, Australian Grown Campaign (AMAG).
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to implement new regulations to accelerate the process of tracking E.coli in meat, a move which would quickly identify the source of contamination and improve food safety.
Workers at Beef Products Inc. (BPI) have launched a Facebook campaign countering attacks on lean finely textured beef (LFTB), saying they hope information about the safety of the ingredient will go viral – as misinformation did last month.
The United States government has told GlobalMeatNews that there should be no reason why countries should ban its beef imports following the discovery of its first bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case in six years, in California.