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Friday 04 July 2014


France

France - OIE CIC Joint International Meeting

The OIE and the CIC organise the Joint International Meeting on early detection and prevention of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other animal health issues at the wildlife-livestock-human interface

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Monday 26 May 2014


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France - The Directors General of FAO, OIE and WHO united to tackle new challenges

Opening Ceremony of the 82nd General Session of the World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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Monday 25 November 2013


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France - Natural preservation is a trend whose time has come, says Naturex

Natural antioxidant systems are gaining momentum as more and more consumers turn their backs on foods containing artificial additives.

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Saturday 28 September 2013


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France - What are we waiting for to act?

To mark World Rabies Day, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), with the support of the European Union and International Equestrian Federation (FEI) President and OIE Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Al Hussein, has produced three short video films designed to raise awareness among the international community of the ravages cause by rabies and the resources that must be mobilised to control the disease. Rabies still kills as many as 70 000 people a year worldwide. Most of these victims are children in developing countries who have been bitten by infected stray dogs.

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Friday 06 September 2013


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France - Naturex launches a comprehensive sustainability program

Avignon, France, September 4th 2013 - Naturex, the world’s largest manufacturer of natural specialty ingredients derived from plant sources, has launched a comprehensive sustainability program covering every aspect of its activities.

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Friday 19 July 2013


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France - Gaussin extends ATT Automotive Terminal Trailer range

French manufacturer announces all-electric and hybrid power packs plus robotic unit as part of continued development for its Automotive Terminal Trailer system

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Sunday 07 July 2013


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France - Pork production research

Russia: Hog Markets

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Saturday 06 July 2013


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France - Farmers seeking government support

Agriculture is of great importance for France. Especially as livestock farmers have successfully met many challenges in the last 50 years. They are ready to meet many others, provided they are more encouraged than penalised, said Jean-Michel Lemetayer, president of SPACE, when he welcomed the French president François Hollande at SPACE. The world’s leaders need to adopt the necessary measures to meet the great challenge of feeding the world’s present and future population.

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Thursday 04 July 2013


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France - Alternative sow housing

Just like last year, the annual trade show SPACE in Rennes, France, focused intensely on the upcoming partial sow stall ban, on 1 January 2013. Companies had one last chance to display the alternative housing systems. But what will happen to those who did not manage to convert? Nobody knows as yet.

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France - Removing sow crates

Between 2008 and 2013, 3,000 pig farms requested support to comply with the new animal welfare housing requirements in the EU.

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Wednesday 03 July 2013


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France - Re-heated restaurant food

French Socialist MP Daniel Fasquelle is pushing a bill to restrict the use of the label “restaurant” to those establishments that prepare their food from scratch.

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Friday 28 June 2013


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France - SPACE 2013

SPACE 2013 will take place from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 September, in Rennes.

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Thursday 27 June 2013


France

France - Farmers take over Paris streets

Several thousand farmers took to the streets of Paris with their animals to highlight problems in the farming industry – with mounting debts and increasingly tough legislation putting their livelihoods in danger.

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France - Abattoir closure costs 1650 jobs

Protests have been dominating a part of the French pig landscape in May and June due to an impending closure of the major slaughterhouse of French independent meatpacker Groupe Gad.

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France - Cuts to farm subsidies of 50%

The European Union is set to save billions of euros over the next seven years by slashing large farm subsidy payments by nearly half.

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Wednesday 26 June 2013


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France - Sausage protection

A specialist French sausage is among four products that the European Commission has approved for registration in the list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI).

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Friday 14 June 2013


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France - Pig farmers protesting

French pig farmers formed a co-ordinated blockade of retail shops in the North and West last week in protest of farm gate prices.

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Wednesday 12 June 2013


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France - Imaxio signs an option for a license agreement

Following an option agreement by Merial in December 2012, this new agreement confirms the interest in Imaxio's IMX313 technology, designed to improve the effectiveness of human and animal health vaccines

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Sunday 09 June 2013


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France - New food safety measures

The French government has put forward proposals to prevent future scandals such as the contamination of beef products with horse meat that occurred earlier this year.

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France

France - OIE launches digital media campaign on rinderpest

The World Organisation for Animal Health launches digital media campaign for sequestration and destruction of rinderpest virus stocks

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Saturday 08 June 2013


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France - Poultry vaccines for China

French animal health company, Ceva Santé Animale has signed a scientific collaboration protocol about avian influenza vaccines with the Veterinary College of the South China Agricultural University in Wushan, Guangzhou.

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Friday 07 June 2013


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France - 81st General Session of the OIE

For its 81st General Session, the OIE had the honour of welcoming Her Royal Highness Princess Haya, OIE Goodwill Ambassador. Numerous Ministers of OIE Member Countries also honoured the Assembly with their presence at the Opening Ceremony.

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France - Meat plant closes costing 240 jobs

The company that has been placed in administration is reported to have until the middle of next week to find a buyer.

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Wednesday 05 June 2013


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France - Urgent update for Session gnerale del'oie

Given the events that will take place in Paris on Sunday, 26th May, 2013, French authorities will close all access to areas around the route of the protesters including to Maison de la Chimie on Sunday , 26th May.

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Thursday 30 May 2013


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France - Pork processing costs

A report from IFIP has found that the average gross wage of workers in pig meat processing plants in France is almost double that in Germany.

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Wednesday 29 May 2013


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France - Pig farmers protesting again

Pig producers have been protesting this week about their business losses as pig prices have failed to cover rising feed prices.

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Saturday 25 May 2013


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France - Pig farmers block the roads

French pig farmers are experiencing a major loss in earnings, they say that it is due to foreign meat making its way into the country. As a result, some farmers have set up road blocks in the West of France in order to inspect meat trucks.

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Friday 24 May 2013


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France - Pig farmers protesting again

Pig producers have been protesting this week about their business losses as pig prices have failed to cover rising feed prices.

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Sunday 19 May 2013


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France - Problems in the pork industry

French pork producers have announced they will have a major protest next week Tuesday after having organised several smaller protests in the last couple of weeks.

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Saturday 18 May 2013


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France - Pork processor in trouble

Administrators appointed to pig processor, GAD, are investigating all options to save the company

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Monday 06 May 2013


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France - More farm goods to China

Stéphane Le Foll sign health cooperation agreement that opens business opportunities for French food and agricultural sectors.

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Sunday 05 May 2013


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France - Big plans for the poultry industry

French Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forest Stéphane Le Foll and Minister of State for the food Guillaume Garot have set out a development plan for the future for French poultry sector following a meeting with the poultry industry last week.

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Sunday 28 April 2013


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France - You cannot prevent Boar Taint ask any slaughterman

A study has revealed the challenges of further processing pork with boar taint to overcome the smell.

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Sunday 21 April 2013


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France - Labelling pork

In the absence of any legal sanction, the French charcuterie industry federation FICT and the retailers' federation FCD have opposed proposals from the meat industry syndicate SNIV-SNCP to make country of origin labelling compulsory on pig meat and processed foods.

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Friday 19 April 2013


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France - Poultry and the environment

According to animal scientists, farmers could further protect the environment by breeding chickens with larger digestive organs.

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France - Saving the pig industry

The French Agriculture Ministry has set out a three pronged attack to restore confidence in the French pig meat sector, following a round table meeting with pig sector representatives, writes Chris Harris.

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Sunday 14 April 2013


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France - Everyman and his dog sending pigs to China

Nucleus has successfully exported 450 pigs to Rushan Dongfa Pig Breeding Co. (Huanshan).

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Saturday 30 March 2013


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France - 70 tons of British meat seized by health authorities

After being investigated for horse meat, French meat business Spanghero this week found itself back in hot water.

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Sunday 24 March 2013


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France - Drop in beef and lamb imports

Production of beef and lamb fell five per cent in 2012 having a knock on effect on consumption, which fell two per cent, according to Bord Bia.

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France - Time to deal with animal feed monkeys pumping drugs

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), organiser of the conference, has received the full support of the European Commission, which has placed the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on top of its priority list.

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Saturday 23 March 2013


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France - Drop in beef and lamb imports

Production of beef and lamb fell 5 per cent in 2012 having a knock on effect on consumption, which fell 2 per cent.

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Monday 18 March 2013


France

France - Solidarity against antimicrobial resistance

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) organises the first Global Conference on the prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinary medicine

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Sunday 17 March 2013


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France - Real horse meat butchers

The rumpus in Europe over horsemeat sold as beef is bringing a bonanza for France’s 700 surviving horse butchers, who are suddenly piquing consumer curiosity after years of decline.

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Saturday 16 March 2013


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France - SIMA exhibition, Paris

SIMA exhibition, Paris.

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Sunday 10 March 2013


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France - A call for honest meat labelling

Opening the Salon International de l'Agriculture in Paris, the head of state declared: "These last few days have seen a lot of questions asked and, not to put it more strongly, fraud, because there was no labelling.

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France - Pork trade in good shape

According to BPEX's Export Bulletin for week 7, France reports that 2012 was a record year for pig prices.

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Friday 08 March 2013


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France - Farm show in Paris

Billed as the largest farm show in France, the 50th International Agricultural Fair in Paris opened its doors to visitors on Saturday.

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Thursday 07 March 2013


France

France - The love of English lamb

A group of 10 delegates from supermarket chain Intermarché – the largest supermarket chain in Europe with 1,800 stores – and processor SVA Jean Rozé spent three days visiting processors, producers and butchers.

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Saturday 02 March 2013


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France - Bringing American gangsters to heel

The agriculture biotechnology giant Monsanto Company has been found guilty by a French court of chemically poisoning 47 year-old Paul Francois, a French grain farmer.

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France

France - England does nothing while France get back to busiess

The French government has allowed the company at the heart of the horsemeat scandal to restart part of its meat production operation.

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France

France - French government get real on horse meat

The French government has allowed the company at the heart of the horsemeat scandal to restart part of its meat production operation.

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France

France - Price fixing in the pork market

Five French pig-slaughter companies were fined a total of 4.5 million euros ($6.1 million) for agreeing to reduce hog purchases from breeders with the goal of cutting prices they pay, France’s antitrust regulator said.

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Sunday 24 February 2013


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France - Contaminated British horsemeat exported to France for Human Consumption

British Government "Cover Up" continues as we report; Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said six horses slaughtered in the UK that tested positive for the drug phenylbutazone were exported to France and have entered the human food chain.

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France - The French were the only country capable of solving horsemeat scandal

The French Government did in 4 days what Defra, LMCNI could not do in 5 weeks as we told you they would, as they charged 3 men today over the horsemeat fiasco.

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France - The only government honest enough to handle horsemeat sacandal

France on Thursday pinned much of the blame for Europe's horse scandal on a French firm that allegedly sold 750 tonnes of horsemeat as beef that ended up in millions of ready-to-eat meals sold across the continent.

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Saturday 23 February 2013


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France - French officials sort out horsemeat fiasco

French meat processing company Spanghero knowingly sold horsemeat labelled as beef, the French government has said.

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Sunday 17 February 2013


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France - Castration only cure for boar taint

Around 170 delegates from the pig production chain attended a conference in St Brieuc, France, in early October, on the imminent ban on castration in the European Union.

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France - Cool meat laws demanded

The meat industry organisation has written to the president of Inaporc calling on the agency to defend the words "born, raised, slaughtered and processed" following by the country of origin on labelling of pork products when it is making representations in Europe.

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Saturday 16 February 2013


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France - Findus is looking into legal action contamination "was not accidental"

One of the food companies at the centre of the horse meat controversy is considering legal action against its suppliers. Findus is looking into legal action as an internal investigation "strongly suggests" the contamination "was not accidental".

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France - France’s Findus is planning to file a legal complaint on Monday

According to a Feb. 9, 2013, CNN report, France’s Findus is planning to file a legal complaint on Monday against the unnamed Romanian business responsible for the horsemeat scandal.

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Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd