A post-Brexit trade deal with the US will lead to a “huge decline” in food safety in the UK, the chair of the Climate Change Committee has warned, reports Scotland's Holyrood current affairs magazine. Lord Deben, who served as a minister under John Major, said the British public would not tolerate the...
A worker at the Smithfield Foods plant in Smithfield, Virginia, has been accused of urinating while working on a pork production line. Local news stationed WAVY reported the alleged incident was captured on camera. WAVY was given video from the production line inside Smithfield Foods. In the video, the employee takes off...
Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson Inc. has voluntarily recalled 6,500,966 pounds of "various raw, non-intact beef products" due to an outbreak of salmonella, announced the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the recalled products may be...
French butchers and vegan groups are going head-to-head in France after a series of attacks by vegans have been conducted against butcher shops and a slaughtering plant. Butchers' and livestock farmers' representatives called on President Emmanuel Macron to halt attacks by vegan activists on the meat industry, following an arson...
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has issued an Infringement Decision against 13 fresh chicken distributors for engaging in anti-competitive agreements to coordinate the amount and timing of price increases, and agreeing not to compete for each other’s customers in the market for the supply of fresh chicken products...
Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate poultry and fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable according to new research led by the University of Southampton. The study, titled ‘Viable but nonculturable Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica Thompson induced by chlorine stress remain infectious’ has been published in...

BDCI Golf Day 2018

The UK and Ireland's charity for anyone connected with the meat industry and their families had their annual golf day fund raiser. Keen golfers from the meat industry gathered at Surrey Downs Golf Club  for BDCI’s annual Golf Day. Seventeen teams in total set out for a shot gun start. Chris...

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