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Traceability and Supply Chain

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Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

Traceability & Supply Chain Technology

Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever

Brazil is to step up inspection at borders to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever (ASF), which has been rapidly spreading in Europe, Asia and Africa.
EU European Agricultural Policy

The impact of limiting cadmium levels in European fertilizers – a constructive approach

In recent years, the words ‘phosphate’ and ‘cadmium’ have jointly come under the spotlight even in non-specialised press articles. On more than one occasion they have depicted scary, almost ‘doomsday’ scenarios that may come as a consequence of regulatory changes put forward by the European Commission.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

Podcast: African Swine Fever in Belgium - markets impacts and animal health

The detection of African Swine Fever in Belgium has put western Europe on high alert for further outbreaks – what could it mean for the EU pig meat sector?

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

FSIS officials discuss new catfish equivalency proposals for Vietnam, China, Thailand

Top officials at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discussed Tuesday (Sept. 18) three new proposed rules to list Vietnam, China, and Thailand as foreign countries eligible to export Siluriformes (catfish) fish products to the United States. 

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

GMO labeling advocates press court over USDA rule delay

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) has asked a federal court to grant summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging USDA's failure to meet a statutory deadline to finalize the federal GMO disclosure standard.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

USDA sends final GMO disclosure rule to White House for review

USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has sent a final GMO disclosure rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a move that suggests the much-anticipated regulation may be finalized this year.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

IEG Policy’s August Top 10: New GMO disclosure symbols, EU funds for drought-hit farmers

After courting controversy with its original designs, the USDA has submitted new symbols to certify whether or not a food contains bioengineered produce. Meanwhile, the EU will allow farmers to receive direct payments early to offset the damage caused by drought and high temperatures.

US Food Policy European Agricultural Policy
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