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Factoring Chinese consumers’ risk perceptions into their willingness to pay for pork safety, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare

14 December 2017
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: China, food safety, animal welfare, pig, pork

65% of consumers in Beijing [74% in Shanghai] believe that animals (pigs) treated well are safer (to eat).

70% [71%] believe that animals treated well taste better.

Is the market listening?

More details, also on willingness to pay, under http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713517304668

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EU: Brazilian meat inspection ‘compromised’

12 October 2017
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: food safety, Brazil, meat, slaughterhouse

Brazil’s food safety controls for poultry and horsemeat fall short of the standards needed to ensure produce hits EU trade rules, an audit has found.  Read the entire article here: https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/10/11/EU-Brazilian-meat-inspection-compromisedBrazil’s food safety controls for poultry and horsemeat fall short of the standards needed to ensure produce hits EU trade rules, an audit has found.

Read the entire article here: https://www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2017/10/11/EU-Brazilian-meat-inspection-compromised

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The Consensus from the Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) Conference 2017

03 October 2017
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: TAFS, paratuberculosis, MAP, milk, cattle, food safety

On March 24 and 25, 2017 researchers and clinicians from around the world met at Temple University in Philadelphia to discuss the current knowledge of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and its relationship to human disease. The conference was held because of shared concern that MAP is a zoonotic bacterium that poses a threat not only to animal health but also human health.

Read the full paper here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00208/full

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