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    United States: Americans Debate What Traceability System will Look Like

    The argument over animal ID in the United States isn't letting up.  There is agreement that a system is needed, but the debate continues over what kind of ID is acceptable and who will manage and store the data said … Continue reading

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    PigTrace Canada now on Twitter

    PigTrace Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our new Twitter account @pigtrace. In today’s tech-savvy world, Twitter is a social-media outlet that allows PigTrace to bring together a national community interested in the Canadian pork industry and the … Continue reading

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    Industry Must Take the Reigns of Food Safety

    A commentary by Sylvain Charlebois on the current horsemeat issue in Europe and how stronger traceability systems are needed in Canada and around the world.  If we are to enhance our food traceability systems, he says, we need to do … Continue reading

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    United States : Food Recalls Hit 2-Year High in Fourth Quarter

    Food recalls in the US hit a two year high in the fourth quarter, according to a report released by a consulting firm.  That comes to an average of six recalls a day, affecting about 18.4 million products. The fourther … Continue reading

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    Australia: McDonald’s lets Aussies “Track My Macca’s”

    Consumers want to know where their food comes from, and – in Australia at least – McDonald’s is utilizing technology to tell them. The fast-food chain has launched a free iPhone app that uses the GPS in a smart phone … Continue reading

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    Scotland: Supermarkets Set Traceability Challenge on Imported Pork

    NFU Scotland has set major supermarkets a traceability challenge to reassure consumers and the industry that no illegally produced imported pork is appearing on their shelves. So far, the results are positive. Read More

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    EU to Allow US Live Pig Imports

    The European Commission has lifted a ban on the import of live pigs from the US, showing the European Union (EU) is willing to compromise over its interests in the meat and livestock sectors. Read more

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    Canada and the US Sign Agreement on Animal Disease Zoning

    Canada and the US now intend to recognize each other's zoning measures during highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreaks.  Although such outbreaks are very rare in North America this arrangements will help to minimize trade disruptions while still preventing the … Continue reading

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