Sustainable meat is better for consumers and business | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional25, July 2014
Food businesses have an important role in helping people eat healthier and more sustainable diets, and it makes business sense too
The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, intervened in the row over food hygiene on Thursday demanding that the Food Standards Agency mount an urgent investigation into the processing factories at the heart of a Guardian investigation into contamination in the poultry industry.
Lithuania on Thursday destroyed thousands of pigs after confirming its first cases of deadly African swine fever, days after it was detected on farms in EU neighbours Latvia and Poland.
On four veal calf farms in the Netherlands, many calves have to be destroyed as they have been in contact feed with the banned antibiotic furazolidone. This has been confirmed by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). 2,474 calves in total will be culled over the next few days.
The number of organic farms and the area dedicated to organic farming have grown by 50% or more. Organic area in the EU increased by about 500 000 hectares per year. As a result there are more than 186 000 organic farms across Europe, cultivating an area of 9.6 million hectares according to the latest Brief on organic farming published today by the European Commission. Based on an earlier 2013 report on organic farming, the brief provides an overview of areas and holdings, type of production and characteristics of organic farmers.
Key points in the processing of chicken, from farm to fork, that present the greatest risk of contamination with potentially deadly campylobacter
Food Standards Agency backtracks on publishing campylobacter survey results - 23/07/2014 - Farmers Weekly24, July 2014
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on its commitment to publish full details of campylobacter contamination levels on chicken in retail stores.
The government has developed a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs have warned.
Three of the UK’s leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalogue of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry.
US - More chickens are crossing the road and on to consumers’ plates, according to new research at the National Chicken Council’s Chicken Marketing Seminar in Greensboro, Georgia.