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Meat and poultry recalls jumped 83% since 2013, new report shows

Meat and poultry Class 1 recalls have jumped 83% and overall recalls for food products have increased 10% since 2013, according to a new report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released on Thursday (Jan. 17).

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Consumer group urges Commission to heed auditors’ call to close regulatory gaps

Consumer organisation, BEUC, is calling on the Commission to close regulatory gaps in EU food law identified in a January 15 report from the European Court of Auditors.

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Commission presents draft mandate for EU-US trade talks

The European Commission has presented proposals for negotiations with the US on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment, the EU Trade chief has announced.

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As shutdown continues, FSIS inspectors approach breaking point, advocates warn

As the shutdown continues, food safety advocates and experts are warning that USDA meat and poultry inspectors may not be able to do their job without pay for much longer.

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CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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Deployment of digital technology will be conditional for approval of CAP strategic plans
EU chemicals agency proposes ban on microplastics in fertilisers
Commission presents draft mandate for EU-US trade talks
'No-deal' Brexit could hit Denmark for billions in lost meat sales
Day ahead – January 18, 2019: Shutdown enters day 29, China aims to develop ASF vaccine, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
EU agriculture policy diary (January 21-25): UTPs, fertilisers, CAP reform
Meat and poultry recalls jumped 83% since 2013, new report shows
Holiday notice: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Grassley continues to lay out trade, tax agenda
As shutdown continues, FSIS inspectors approach breaking point, advocates warn
Shutdown could stall rule to allow year-round use of E15 fuel
Australia's border guards uncover ASF in travellers' meat products
French authority disputes court ruling that said it erred when assessing glyphosate product
EFSA to share data on open-access platform
Consumer group urges Commission to heed auditors’ call to close regulatory gaps
Farming remains a male-dominated profession – Eurostat
NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption
Four French wines resistant to fungal infections win first price for innovation
Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint
Food safety advocates call for end of shutdown
Day ahead – January 17, 2019: Shutdown update, US authorities focusing on Huawei, Ag nominees on list sent to Congress
Commission approves three-year tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar
USDA petitioned to ban hydroponics from using the organic seal
German risk assessor rejects plagiarism charge in glyphosate assessment
Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

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French authority disputes court ruling that said it erred when assessing glyphosate product

The French food safety agency, the Anses, has contested the finding of the French Administrative Court in Lyon that the agency made an error of assessment by approving Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).

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Deployment of digital technology will be conditional for approval of CAP strategic plans

The new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) delivery model will make it conditional for member states to roll out connectivity in rural areas as a prerequisite for their approval, the EU Farm Chief has said.

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'No-deal' Brexit could hit Denmark for billions in lost meat sales

Denmark’s meat sector will face a tough period of adjustment if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. With lost sales to the UK likely to run into the billions, two new reports suggest adapting will be difficult – but not impossible – for Danish exporters.

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EU agriculture policy diary (January 21-25): UTPs, fertilisers, CAP reform

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan will defend his legislative proposals for the next CAP after Agriculture MEPs cast a crucial vote on the new rules to tackle unfair trading practices.

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Australia's border guards uncover ASF in travellers' meat products

Biosecurity checks on 152 meat products at entrance points into Australia found six which were contaminated with African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Day ahead – January 18, 2019: Shutdown enters day 29, China aims to develop ASF vaccine, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The partial government shutdown continues – now in its 29th day – with new hostility seen between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Meanwhile, China is looking to develop a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF) and US government offices and markets will be closed Monday (January 21) for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

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Holiday notice: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the US Food Policy/US Agricultural Policy websites will not be updated on Monday, Jan. 21. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
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Grassley continues to lay out trade, tax agenda

More thoughts on upcoming trade talks, the partial government shutdown and tax policy were shared this week by new Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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EFSA to share data on open-access platform

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has pledged to publish the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and many of its risk assessments on its Knowledge Junction platform.

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'No-deal' Brexit could hit Denmark for billions in lost meat sales

Denmark’s meat sector will face a tough period of adjustment if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement. With lost sales to the UK likely to run into the billions, two new reports suggest adapting will be difficult – but not impossible – for Danish exporters.

Brexit Trade Agreements

EU agriculture policy diary (January 21-25): UTPs, fertilisers, CAP reform

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan will defend his legislative proposals for the next CAP after Agriculture MEPs cast a crucial vote on the new rules to tackle unfair trading practices.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Many Norwegians not willing to change eating habits to decrease environmental footprint

A study carried out by Oslo Met University researchers found that Norwegians are generally not willing to change their eating habits in order to decrease their environmental footprint. Men are especially unwilling to make a change here.

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As shutdown continues, FSIS inspectors approach breaking point, advocates warn

As the shutdown continues, food safety advocates and experts are warning that USDA meat and poultry inspectors may not be able to do their job without pay for much longer.

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Day ahead – January 18, 2019: Shutdown enters day 29, China aims to develop ASF vaccine, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The partial government shutdown continues – now in its 29th day – with new hostility seen between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Meanwhile, China is looking to develop a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF) and US government offices and markets will be closed Monday (January 21) for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

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Holiday notice: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the US Food Policy/US Agricultural Policy websites will not be updated on Monday, Jan. 21. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
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NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

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