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Category Archives: Pigs

Hygiene Breaches Lead to Safety Checks at Meat Plants

A¬†review is to be carried out at all cutting plants and cold stores across the UK, following the discovery of breaches in hygiene regulations at two meat processors. The discovery … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Russia-EU Pig Trade Battle Intensifies

The trade war between the EU and Russia over pig meat and pig product exports is hotting up. The EU has called for backing from the World Tarde Organisation to … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

US Administration Opposes WHO Advice on Antibiotic Use

A conflict has arisen between the US administration and the World Health Organisation over the use of antibiotics to treat farm animals. The US chief scientist has hit out at … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHO Calls for End to Routine Antibiotic Use in Healthy Animals

The World Health Organisation has stepped into the row over the overuse of antibiotics administered to animals on farms. The WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry should … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Is CIWF Crying Wolf over Brexit?

Concerns are being raised by animal welfare organisations over the potential for welfare regulations to be relaxed after the UK leaves the European Union. Compassion in World Farming recently sent … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Report Calls for Welfare Standards to be Maintained after Brexit

The greatest threat to farm animal welfare standards after Brexit would come from UK farmers competing against cheap, imported food from countries that produce to lower standards than the UK. … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

UK Not Ready for Impact of Brexit on Food Sector

The UK food sector is not ready for the changes that will be forced on it through leaving the EU. A briefing paper¬†from the Science Policy Research Unit at the … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment