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Russia brings back ban on transhipment of US poultry to Kazakhstan

Russia is once again blocking the movement of US chicken meat to Kazakhstan in a move that could put fresh strains on relations within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Food Safety and Standards Trade Disputes

USDA, FDA to jointly regulate cell-cultured meat

USDA and FDA have formally agreed to jointly regulate cell-based meat, and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday (Nov. 16) no new legislation is needed to make it work.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Chinese pigmeat production in danger as ASF crisis deepens

China’s ongoing battle against African Swine Fever (ASF) took a serious turn for the worse this week as the disease reached Sichuan province – the country’s top pig producing region - and was then detected for the first time in wild boar.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Palm oil producers given one year to transition to new RSPO standard

Producers of palm oil that are certified as sustainable by the RSPO have been given one year to adapt to a new RSPO standard which the certification body says will “strengthen” environmental protection in the supply chain.

International Asia Pacific

Memory supplements found to be misbranded, adulterated, GAO finds

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found two of the three memory supplements it tested either did not contain their stated ingredients or did not contain the quantity listed on the label.

US Food Policy Compliance and Enforcement

Court urged not to dismiss Nestlé GMO labeling suit

A California consumer is urging a federal judge not to dismiss a class action against Nestlé, arguing the company has failed to refute her claims that the company's "No GMO Ingredients" seal is deceptive.

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EU eases nine-year ban on US shellfish imports

The EU is allowing two US states, Massachusetts and Washington, to export shellfish to the 28-nation bloc as the first step in an equivalency programme between Europe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

European Food Law US Food Policy

Two jailed after allergy death in the UK

A UK court has found two owners of a takeaway restaurant guilty of manslaughter following the death of a 15-year-old girl from a food allergy.

United Kingdom European Food Law

Brazil appoints new agriculture minister

Tereza Cristina da Costa Dias has been appointed as the new agriculture minister in Brazil, the country’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has announced.

Farm Policy & Programs Agribusiness
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