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.
New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative Fonterra plans to invest NZ$20m ($16.4m) to set up a blending and packaging plant in Indonesia, to cater to the increasing demand for dairy products in the country.
The European Union (EU) has decided to lift the import ban on fresh poultry meat from Thailand beginning 1 July, ending an eight-year ban which was imposed after avian influenza was detected in Thai poultry.
Nestlé has invested over CHF127m ($140m) in a new factory in Chile. The plant will produce a range of dairy products and ingredients for domestic consumption and for export to the US, Central America, the Middle East and Asia.