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TODAY'S PIG INDUSTRY NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Investigation found all country of origin claims to be accurate
July 29, 2014
The results of and investigation published today by the Food Standards Agency has not found any misleading country-of-origin claims on United Kingdom food. The study analysed 96 food samples (beef, pork, lamb, apple juice, tomatoes and honey) claiming to be from the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

This year's Pig Fair attracted more exhibitors and more visitors
July 29, 2014
There were over 6 percent more exhibitors at this year's British Pig and Poultry Fair and nearly 3 percent more visitors. Visitor numbers have increased every two years now since 2008. Total attendance this year was 10,318. A breakdown of producers shows 42 percent from the pig sector and 58 percent from poultry. This indicates increased support from the pig sector as in 2012 the split was 40 percent pig producers and 60 percent poultry.

This could be our autumn of discontent (and
just as feed prices were starting to fall too)

July 29, 2014
Four biotech soyabeans, two maize, one oilseed rape and one cotton variety are awaiting import-and-processing approval by the European Commission — but there are now fears this won't happen until November. Asynchronous approvals of GMs—the authorisation of new varieties in third countries which are not yet approved in the European Union—signal disruption to Europe's animal feed supply.

Why Britain is at high risk from African swine fever
July 28, 2014
Britain is at high risk of African swine fever incursion because of its vast volume of trade with other countries and because it has so many residents from countries that already have African swine fever. This is one of the key findings by researchers in a European Union-funded study to assess the risk of African swine fever entry into individual European Union countries.

Improve our island defences or we're sitting ducks, warns NPA
July 28, 2014
With outbreaks of African swine fever in the European Union increasing in both scale and intensity, the time has come for government to introduce exceptional measures to prevent the disease arriving in Britain, says the National Pig Association.

WTO will rule soon on Russia's import ban
July 27, 2014
A dispute settlement panel has now been set up by the World Trade Organisation to rule on the European Union's challenge against Russia's ban on pigmeat imports from the European Union.

Poland reports first ASF outbreak in domestic pigs
July 27, 2014
Poland announced its first case of African swine fever in domestic pigs last week — following a spate of outbreaks among wild boar over the past three months.

Tests reveal 16 cases of horsemeat contamination
July 27, 2014
Sixteen cases of horse DNA were found in processed beef in the latest round of testing in the European Union. Bulgaria and Hungary recorded the highest number of incidents of undeclared horse DNA in processed beef products, accounting for eight of the 16 positive results.

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