USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reports that since 2002, 14 states have enacted laws governing their animal agricultural industries’ pre-slaughter production practices. These restrictions to boost the welfare of farm animals may also be causingContinue Reading Challenges to growing animal welfare restrictions found ‘largely unsuccessful’
FDA warns companies over import, adulteration by new animal drugs and hazard analysis violations
As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. …
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EU agencies quiet on horse meat reports
Europol and DG Sante have remained silent on Croatian media reports that horse meat was found being sold as veal in the country.
Local media reported the findings had been made as part of Operation…
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More Than Gourmet, Inc. Recalls Beef And Veal Broth And Stock Products
More Than Gourmet, Inc., in Akron, OH has recalled approximately 6,896 pounds of ready-to-eat beef and veal broth and stock products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hydraulic oil, according to the U.S.
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FSA issues warning about safety of meat sold on Facebook
The Food Standards Agency has warned about potentially unsafe meat sold via Facebook.
Implicated meat products were supplied before Jan. 15 by an unregistered and unapproved Wiltshire-based vendor. It is understood that distribution has occurred…
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FSIS does not see need for changing veal terminology
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has denied a 4-year-old petition filed on behalf of the American Veal Association. The petition sought an FSIS rulemaking to establish regulatory definitions for veal and other…
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Sobeval partially reopens after covert video investigation
French authorities have partially lifted suspension on a veal abattoir after an investigation into an undercover video from an animal welfare charity.
Sobeval, part of the Van Drie group, had slaughtering activities halted on Feb.
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CFIA announces frozen ground veal recall after a positive E. coli test
No illnesses are yet…
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Company recalls veal, lamb because of import re-inspection problem
More than 2,800 pounds of veal and lamb products sent to three U.S. states are under recall by Quebec-based Montpak International Inc. because they were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.
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California animal confinement law will touch sales from out-of-state
California in 2020 is scheduled to begin implementing more stringent animal confinement standards for in-state and out-of-state producers who sell certain animal products the state.
The new law was overwhelmingly approved in 2018 by California…
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