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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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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).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

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).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

NPA kicks up dirt on FDA’s information sharing proposal for export lists

A dietary supplement group wants to put the brakes on FDA’s request for companies to supply more data, such as inspection outcomes, for foreign governments so U.S. companies can export products.

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Nestlé speeds up shift from single-use plastic

Nestlé has stepped up its efforts to tackle plastic waste and meet its goal of make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, unveiling what it called a “broader vision and action plan.”

European Food Law US Food Policy

South East Asian banks urged to adopt lending policies on palm oil, soy, cattle and seafood

South East Asia’s banks stand to gain significant benefits if they put in place policies that effectively assess the environmental and social risks of the companies they finance in the food commodities sector, the organisation Global Canopy has said.

Asia Pacific European Agricultural Policy

Rubio introduces bill to protect Florida farmers from Mexican produce dumping

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and two other Florida lawmakers reintroduced legislation last week that would make it easier for Florida growers to petition U.S. authorities to investigate illegal dumping of Mexican fruits and vegetables across the border.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Commission not planning to review legislation on GMOs for the time being

The European Commission is not planning to re-evaluate the EU’s current legislation on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) following last July's ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), a representative from the institution has said.

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