World meat industry news

The Ministry of Agriculture has determined the rules of livestock products import

  • 15 May 11:11

The Ministry of Agriculture has determined the rules of livestock products import The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia has prepared amendments to the law On Veterinary Medicine. The draft law is associated with a ban on the import of livestock products by individuals from non-EAEU countries. The document is posted on the federal portal of draft legal acts - its discussion will last until June 3. According to RBC news agency, after the adoption of the amendments proposed by the ministry, the Rosselkhoznadzor receives the right to destroy part of the products seized from citizens at the border checkpoints. The bill establishes the allowable rate of imported cheeses and meat products from countries where no infectious diseases of farm animals are recorded:. Read more...

Belarus complains about meat trade with Russia

  • 15 May 10:44

Belarus complains about meat trade with Russia In Q1, just 69,000 tonnes of meat products were shipped to Russia. "If the dynamics stay in place, the annual target will be missed", say official sources. The Russian Agriculture Ministry is invited on May 15 in Minsk to discuss trade issues with its Belarusian counterpart. "In January-March we shipped 69,000 tonnes of meat products. If the dynamics stay in place, the annual target will be missed as well. Restrictions of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) on our food export are having a negative effect on the ability to hit the specified figures", declared Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the. Read more...

The government predicted a drop in vegetables, meat and milk prices

  • 14 May 11:13

The government predicted a drop in vegetables, meat and milk prices Prices for vegetables, meat and dairy products will fall in August. According to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development, the fall in prices will not be prevented by the increase in the value-added tax (VAT) from 18 to 20%, which occurred at the beginning of this year. “Deflation is expected in August, although it will not exceed 0.1 percentage points,” said in the ministry. The ministry explained that the decline in prices for vegetables, milk and meat will be associated with the onset of the summer season. The Ministry of Agriculture expects a good harvest in 2019. According to preliminary forecasts, the gross harvest of vegetables will. Read more...

The government proposed to expand the list of goods which are subject to labeling

  • 14 May 11:12

The government proposed to expand the list of goods which are subject to labeling Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev issued an order relating to the conditions in the labeling system for finished products of Russian enterprises and the list of goods which are subject to labeling, Vedomosti reported. Since 2017 the Government-authorized Center for Promising Technologies has been working on the labeling system for Russian goods. By 2019, the requirement of mandatory labeling was applied to 12 categories of goods. The order of the Prime Minister proposes to expand their list to nine more groups. In particular, the government intends to introduce the labeling of food products such as: groceries, baby food, vegetable oils, soft drinks and finished products from fish. Read more...

Miratorg opens Genomic Selection Center in Domodedovo, Moscow

  • 14 May 10:05

Miratorg opens Genomic Selection Center in Domodedovo, Moscow The facility is part of Skolkovo Innovation Center and ranks among Top 5 global genetic veterinary laboratories. Miratorg invested $67.5 million to open a Genomic Selection Center in Domodedovo, Moscow region in order to perform difficult of livestock genomic evaluation and genotyping. Over 400,000 DNA tests per year and genotyping of biological samples of various species (animals, plants and humans) can be done there due to automated equipment and highly qualified specialists, fact that qualifies the facility among Top 5 global genetic veterinary laboratories. $1.7 million were allocated for unique automated laboratory equipment, as one of the objectives of. Read more...

Non-Energy Exports from Russia Set to Reach $160bn in 2019

  • 13 May 09:44

Non-Energy Exports from Russia Set to Reach $160bn in 2019 The Russian government expects that the country’s non-energy exports will reach $160 billion in 2019, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the meeting of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects on Wednesday,accordingto Vesti Finance. “Non-energy exports are expected to increase by up to $9 billion this year compared with last year, whereas the total amount will equal $160 billion,” he said. According to the minister, a program to support producers that implement corporate competitive enhancement programs has been launched as part of the National Project ‘International cooperation and export’.. Read more...

Wild boar can be immunised for ASF using a vaccine

  • 13 May 09:42

Wild boar can be immunised for ASF using a vaccine Wild boar can be immunised against African Swine Fever (ASF) by a new vaccine delivered to the animals in their food, according to new research from Spain. Published inFrontiers in Veterinary Science, it is the 1streport of a promising inoculation against the virus. The study also provides evidence that this immunity can be passed on via contact with immunised individuals, but further studies are needed to examine exactly how this occurs, as well as the safety of repeated administration. Dr Jose Angel Barasona, a researcher at the Spanish Visavet Health Surveillance Centre, part of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Dr Barasona is also co-author of the research. He. Read more...

19 tons of Belgian pork detained at the border of the Russian Federation and Latvia

  • 8 May 10:19

19 tons of Belgian pork detained at the border of the Russian Federation and Latvia Rosselkhoznadzor Office in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Pskov regions stopped 14 tons of meat products, which were transported from Belgium to Russia. A wagon was detained at the Ubylinka border checkpoint on the Russian-Latvian border. During the inspection, Rosselkhoznadzor found that there was no record in the veterinary certificate about the meat producing country. There were also no records confirming the absence of African plague in pigs from which imported meat products were made. It is noted that the cargo was returned. Read more...

Food in law. Russia plans to consolidate the ideology of healthy eating at the legislative level

  • 8 May 10:18

Food in law. Russia plans to consolidate the ideology of healthy eating at the legislative level Russian government plans to consolidate the ideology of healthy eating at the legislative level. Experts are sure that new law will be able to restore order in the sphere of selling products. Together with the inclusion of ideology in the educational system, this should change the minds of Russians and make them healthier. "Lenta.ru," found out what officials understand as a normal diet. The idea to accustom Russians to a healthy diet with the help of a special law was pondered for the first time. According to the deputy chairman of the government Tatyana Golikova it was decided to take on this in the framework of the national project. Read more...

Genetics company asks for a global biosecurity plan

  • 7 May 09:15

Genetics company asks for a global biosecurity plan Hendrix Genetics intends to renew its biosecurity programs and to offer a global standard. Swine sector completes the first milestone. Biosecurity must be treated as serious as animal welfare issues, warns Wouter Deley, Senior Veterinarian and Health Manager, Business Unit Swine, Hendrix Genetics. A sustainable future can be secured by putting in place processes and protocols for the health of all animals. "As part of our global standards, we are working to develop a structured biosecurity plan. Once fully completed, the program will include required health status, risk assessments, standard operating procedures (SOPs), health monitoring and screening,. Read more...