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31st Jan 2017


Antibiotic-free labelling 'very misleading'

Antibiotic-free labels can be 'very misleading', the NPA has warned in a new briefing on the increasingly prominent topic. 

27th Jan 2017


NPA puts the record straight over use of PMSG in pigs

The NPA has written to national newspapers that printed misleading stories over the links between the PMSG hormone and British meat.  

27th Jan 2017


Retailers stocking less British pigmeat, survey shows

The proportion of British pork on supermarket shelves fell across the board towards the end of 2016, with Asda’s performance in particular branded 'dreadful' by NPA.

26th Jan 2017


NPA responds to media articles on horse blood

The NPA has issued a response to the media stories suggesting British pig farms are at the centre of a ‘cruel horse hormone torture scandal’.

25th Jan 2017


New eMB-Pigs help video published

AHDB Pork has published a new video offering guidance on uploading antibiotics data to the eMB-Pigs database.

25th Jan 2017


EU report shows UK on 'right track' to meet AMR challenge - RUMA

The RUMA alliance has welcomed what it said it was recognition from two EU agencies that UK farming was on the right track to address the antimicrobial challenge. 

25th Jan 2017


Farmers urged to check NVZ maps as more notices sent out

The second of three tranches of NVZ notices, covering the Anglian, South East, South West and Thames River Basin districts, has been sent out this week.

24th Jan 2017


EU bodies call for re-think on antibiotic use in animals

It’s time to reduce, replace and re-think the use of antimicrobials in animals, according to two influential EU bodies.

23rd Jan 2017


EU committee to re-evaluate zinc oxide decision

The evidence behind the shock recommendation to ban zinc oxide from piglet feed is to be reviewed, following a number of appeals from across the EU. 

23rd Jan 2017


Defra confirms re-appointment of FAWC

The NPA has welcomed an announcement by that the nine members of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) have been re-appointed.