The Dutch food agency identified 5,700 possible violations in red meat and poultry slaughterhouses in the first half of 2022.

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) said this resulted in 401 written warnings or fines. Most issues found, in the more than 23,600 checks from January to

Continue Reading Dutch figures highlight issues at slaughterhouses; food safety compromised

On the 150th anniversary of the Irish Potato Famine, where starvation killed one million Irish, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a statement that was taken as an apology by Her  Majesty’s Government, for turning a potato blight into a human disaster.

The Blair statement blamed “those who governed

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Non-ambulatory veal slaughtered in the Netherlands will no longer be exported to the United States.

Dr. C.J.M. Bruschke, the chief veterinary officer for the Netherlands, has promised to keep veal calves that cannot walk from entering the U.S. food supply.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recently completed on-site audits
Continue Reading USDA completes equivalency audits for the Netherlands, Ireland and Costa Rica

A federal warning about potentially contaminated veal imported from the Netherlands has been expanded to include additional products distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in four states.

The warning from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) now covers more than 1,600 pounds of Dutch veal that may be
Continue Reading Feds expand E. coli warning about Dutch veal imported to U.S.