FSSAI to tighten noose on meat and poultry industry – The Times of India

… antibiotics and growth promoters in food-producing animals/birds’ feed. “State drug-licensing authorities are empowered to take action against violators and food safety officers have also been asked to ensure enforcement under FSSAI,” said Swami. FSSAI in its previous meetings has considered proposal for a policy for addressing concerns regarding standards of meat and poultry products in Indian market. Food authority approved the proposed policy with a view to sending it to WTO …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

… from.” Multinational food companies often produce non-GMO versions of their most popular products for export to Europe, said Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project. “It’s not just feasible, it’s something they already do,” she said. When prompted, nearly every Canadian will tell a pollster that foods created through the manipulation of an organism’s DNA should be labelled, but federal authorities in the United States and Canada have shown little interest in …

Major lift in Danish organic chicken sales prompts investment

… through capital grants for stock, equipment and staff training. The government also plans to create compulsory cooperation between municipalities, regional authorities and ministries to further organic farming, in particular organic meat production. Growth in the organic chicken sector is reflected in the number of so-called registered and validated organic poultry farms in Denmark. This number has increased from six in 2008 to more than 22 in 2014. The Danish poultry sector produced around …